22 Parks near Ridgway, Colorado
Sep 2016 - $26.00
Nightly rate does not include daily use fee of $7. We ended up buying the annual state park pass for $70. We camped in Dakota Terrace above the reservoir. Elk Ridge area is higher up on the hill. Our site was a fairly level, pull through with 30amp. Some sites are back-in and some have covered picnic tables. There are plenty of water spigots; they allowed us to fill our tanks. A dump station is available. The campground hosts were friendly and helpful and sell firewood $5 and ice$2 There is a laundromat in the park. The visitor center is nice with lots of info about hiking/biking trails in the park and things to do in the area. This park is a good base for Ouray, Ridgway, Telluride and Montrose. We would camp here again. - mohocamper
Aug 2016 - $26.00
There are three sections at Ridgway, each quite different. Elk Ridge is quite high up and heavily wooded. Dakota Terraces is at lower elevation and mostly grass and small shrubs. Pa-Co-Chu-Puk is a few miles away and is very close to the highway, but has full hookups (the others only have 30A electric). We stayed at both Elk Ridge and Dakota Terraces in our motorhome. Both areas have great views and spacious sites, however we found Elk Ridge to be much more attractive than Dakota Terraces. Unfortunately both these areas had the most un-level sites we've encountered in the more than 100 campgrounds and RV parks we've visited, making it impossible to get level even with many blocks under our wheels. We were also disappointed in the shower facilities. Most electric-only public campgrounds we've visited offer very good free showers, but Ridgway charges $1 per four minutes. We knew this going in, but were surprised how poorly the showers worked, considering we had to pay for them. There was very low water pressure, with several of the showers we tried just drizzling water out of the shower head. To top things off the campground was full of mice during our visit and quite a few made it into our motorhome. We checked with two difference camp hosts and they each said they'd caught more than 30 in their RV so far this season. At Elk Ridge we had very good AT&T data but poor Verizon. At Dakota Terrace both were poor and we needed our booster to get Verizon data to work (we never got AT&T data to work at Dakota Terrace). We found the campground to be beautiful and enjoyed walking the trails and lake with our dog, but the disappointing showers, un-level sites, and mice mean we likely won't return. - LifeRebooted
Aug 2016 - $34.00
Price does not include park access fee of $7 per day.
I stayed here for a week and had to move a few times due to unavailability of a site for the entire stay. Sites are roomy and some are situated so that you have a feeling of privacy. Sites were fairly level. Camp hosts were friendly and helpful.
There is some noise from 550 but it quiets down at night.
Cell phone coverage is poor but it works. My Jetpack worked occasionally. Satellite reception was okay but receiving HD was iffy. - jnateg
Jul 2015 - $20.00
This is a great setting for a park. The sites are spacious. They are electric only sites and although there is a water hydrant, it isn't very easily accessible. We had some water on board so did not use it. Also, if you want a dump station you have to drive about 6 miles west to another park entrance and up a dirt road about a mile. The park is fairly well kept. It is sad to see all the beetle kill that has taken so many of the trees, but there isn't much that can be done about that. Also didn't care for the fire pits which were so deep, you really couldn't feel the heat from the fire. I'm sure this is to protect from wildfires, but just not very usable. - jacknpeg
Jun 2014 - $17.00
Due to beetle kill, the campground has few trees but lots of nice grasses. Nice trails available. Pit toilets, no showers. Nice lake with good fishing but lots of mosquitoes especially in the evening. Found a nice geocache. To see moose, get up early and take the Gould trail that leads to a meadow. No dump station at this campground; one is located at the North Michigan entrance. Be sure to visit the Moose Center...you can hike to it from the campground. - katinfoco
Jun 2013 - $20.00
This used to be a favorite but now the trees are all gone and the service is not what it used to be. Evidently, since the Dept. of Wildlife took over the Colo. St. Parks, sevice and upkeep have gone downhill. The only amenity is electricity and firepits. One outhouse and one water faucet is all there is. We found out from a camper that the fish had all died of winterkill and the DOW had not re-stocked it yet. We won't return! - number one
Jul 2016 - $48.00
The good is the people were friendly, the grounds were clean and the restrooms were very clean. Otherwise this campground was not spectacular. The sites were all gravel except for some patches of grass. All sites had a table and firepit. There are lots of trees, and scenery is beautiful. Internet was strong but so slow. There was no pool - unusual for a KOA. There was no cable TV - sad, but not unusual. They have breakfast everyday - worth avoiding. They have BBQ on weekends - just so-so. Pizza on Mon/Tue was decent. They have music on weekends - bring your cowboy hat and boots and expect to dance and have fun. I rate this place average. Many KOAs are better, but there is little competition any better in the area; and there are several, Their rates are pricey by about $15. I would try another campground if I visit again. - Scot671
Jun 2016 - $44.00
CG 5 miles north of Ouray actually. Typical KOA with lots of amenities - meals for purchase, recreation areas, etc. Large bathrooms with plenty of showers and stalls. Very nice staff. Lots of trees. Wonderful to hear the creek/river running near our site, although our site was a little tight. We would stay again. - Jolly Out There
Jun 2016 - $54.00
This is the best rv park in Ouray. The others are just parking spaces right on the highway. This park is beautifully situated among trees with mountain views, and is off the highway. It is fairly quiet, especially at night. Sites are a bit close, but we had a patch of grass next to our site. No pool and no cable tv. WiFi is hit or miss, but Verizon signal was consistent. In my opinion, it's just overpriced. - Arizona Nancy
Aug 2016 - $48.00
This is a great park if you want to be very close to Ouray. The best thing going for the park is its location, just a mile from the main part of town. It's a quick drive to get there, or you can walk along the riverwalk trail which runs right along the RV Park. The park is also right along the Uncompahgre River. The views from the park are wonderful, though the tall mountains to the east mean that you won't see the sun until two hours later than official sunrise! The free WiFi worked quite well, Verizon worked well, but AT&T data was very slow. The park is on the expensive side (we paid $54/night after tax), and is mostly just a gravel lot with hookups with very little in the way of landscaping. It's also fairly noisy since it's right on Highway 550. We might stay again, but would try to find something a little less expensive nearby first. - LifeRebooted
Jul 2016 - $40.00
Overall very good, very crowded. But summer in Ouray is expected. Has large, wide, long spaces. Was gravel only, but easy access. - papa2
Jun 2016 - $55.00
One of our favorite parks ever. Friendly and super helpful owners and staff, and the greatest location. We chose a premium site which is right by the Uncompahgre River, and you can hear the rushing waters this time of year the moment you open your door. Great wifi, clean facilities, and within walking distance to town. We walked along the river several times a day as we made our way to the cute little town of Ouray. No bugs, AMAZING scenery, full hookups, close to town (about a 12 minute walk). Sites are gravel and fairly level. I can't say enough good things about this place, and we look forward to returning! - MikulasGoneAgain!
Sep 2016 - $35.00
This is a funky campground with a strange layout. The main section has the usual line of RV spots but across the (public) street are a line of E&W and non-serviced back in sites. We were in one of them. Had a tough time finding one that was level, but worked it out with blocks. We actually liked the site because it was very wide and had trees for privacy. The "riverside" sites weren't very impressive to me since the river is more like a canal running along the park with condos right on the other side. I certainly didn't think it was worth paying extra for them. The restroom and laundry room were clean and modern and showers worked well. The washers/dryers were a bit expensive but ok otherwise. There's also a folding table and a couple chairs. The best part of this place, as all others have mentioned, is that it's just a couple blocks from the center of town so no need to move your rig or unhook your tow/towed to go out for dinner etc. Nice. Wifi was mostly useless but Verizon worked well. I'd stay again. - Pdxjoanne
Aug 2016 - $45.00
We stayed in 4J for two nights. best place we stayed but mainly because of the location. We were able to walk into town, which was rare for most campgrounds.
The sites are very close together, have to juggle to put the awning up and have it over your picnic table, trying not to be too close to the sewage outlet! However the facilities were good and clean, showers free. WiFi very patchy and sometimes nonexistent.
Saying all that we would come back to the site, as it gave us everything we wanted. - Singaporeally
Aug 2016 - $40.00
The staff are very friendly and helpful. It's also nice that it's on the edge of town so everything is walking distance. (We are in our thirties to put it in perspective.) Parking in the small town can be a challenge. The town in nestled in a small valley surrounded by massive mountains! The views here are spectacular and every time you walk out of your RV your breath will be taken away.
The spots were nice, but a bit close for my comfort. A motor home pulled in beside us and their pop out prohibited us from placing the picnic table outside out door. We had to move it toward the front. The sites are very long however, so there is plenty of room in front/back. WiFi works pretty good in the middle of the night or very early morning. Most times I could not even log.
Facilities are nice. Laundry is about average, with about 5 of each machine (washer/dryer). One thing I could not understand is that the laundry facility is locked at 8 pm. This really made no sense to me considering the amount of people who come here to spend all day in the mountains hiking or offroading. These few downsides are minor however and I would certainly stay here again in the future. - Super58d
Sep 2015 - $11.00
There are some sites that are suitable for small trailers -- not big rigs. Campground is very well located, directly above (literally) Ouray. Great views. Shady and cool. If you are not sure you can fit in here, better to scout the sites without your trailer first. - Prof Dan
Aug 2016 - $38.00
This is a great park to visit Montrose, Ouray, Telluride. I like the layout. Large deep and wide sites. When you sit outside you are not looking at your neighbors sewer line and other hook ups. There is a nice grassy area between you and the other facing coach. The sites are deep so you do not but up against the neighbor on the utility side. The coaches are back to back - no issue with slides looking at each other. Great staff. Only issue is the sites closest to the highway get road noise. The streets and sites are all gravel, but no issue with dust. We will be back and stay longer. - cmwb
Jun 2016 - $38.00
Stayed 4 nights. Very central to see Montrose, Ouray, Silverton, and Telluride. Would definitely stay again. This park is right off Hwy 550 so is fairly noisy during the day. But by sundown the traffic drops to near zero so is great to sit outside and enjoy the evening. We noted 2 negatives. One being the daytime traffic noise, but this could be reduced by requesting a site near the back. The second is that all lots are paired so that you face your neighbor. We just do not care for this layout and would not have stayed here except that since they were not busy they gave us a site with no one on the opposing side. Staff was very friendly, gave us an escort to our site, and checked back after we had hooked up to see if every thing was OK. - HR650
May 2016 - $27.00
We really enjoyed this park. Nice level and long gravel sites. The way it is configured is that you park side to side but not looking into your neighbors rig. Nice size grassy area with picnic tables. The park only had about 10 other people there at this time of year so that made it even better. Wifi was excellent. Only OTA TV and very few stations. The park is about 10 miles from Montrose which is a perfect size town and has everything you would need. Ridgway State Park is 5 miles away and the town of Ouray is about 10 more miles past that. - akeller156
Jul 2016 - $52.00
Like others have said, very basic, no frills rv park. Sites are uneven and leveling took some time. We were put in an area very far away from anything. After awhile it appeared all pet owners were in this are which is ok.
What irritated me most was the check in. The employee read all the rules line by line and had me sign at the bottom. Felt like I was in 3rd grade again. To make it worse, her husband drove up the next morning and handed us some rules about the speed limit again. When advised we had the briefing, he smiled and blamed the rules on the park owners who were in the park that same time. Not a problem, just demeaning.
The best part of the park wss the location. We were minutes from area attractions. Probably will not stay here again. - sfretts
Jul 2016 - $48.00
This park should not be a Jellystone Park. We travel full-time all over the country and have visited many Jellystones. They tend to cost more than other places we stay, but usually the cost is justified by the fun amenities they offer. This park is just a regular, no-frills RV park that is not at all like other Jellystones. The worst part was they didn't even have a pool open until 6/24 while most parks have a pool open from Memorial Day to Labor Day at a minimum. The week we were there the temps were in the upper 90s yet no pool to cool off in. Since we travel full-time and typically stay at state parks where we are not usually able to receive packages, we always look forward to catching up on our mail and deliveries when we stay at an RV park because they typically allow you to have packages delivered. Not this one! What a disappointment to find out I could not get caught up on deliveries while staying there, especially considering the price we were paying to stay at this "no frills" park. We were there with a rally of other traveling families, and one of the families helped the manager get the laser tag guns working. We thought that since they did not have a pool or anything else for us to do, maybe they would at least get laser tag working. Then we find out they are going to charge extra to play that. Seriously? The park is already overpriced for what you get, the pool wasn't open despite the heat, and now you're going to charge extra for laser tag? No thank you! Like I said before, we've been to many Jellystone Parks, and several had laser tag, bounce pads, waterslides, splash pads, etc., and they didn't even charge extra for those amenities. It was all included in the price we paid to stay there. Well for some reason this Jellystone doesn't see the need to provide any amenities and if they do, they want you to pay extra for it. If you are looking for a park with lots of fun things for your kids to do, look somewhere else. - Love2Camp777
Mar 2015 - $48.00
If you come here during times that night temps are below freezing, you must bring winter protection for THEIR spigots and pipes. They do not protect their own water spigots from freezing. If you do not have this they will turn off your water. This is an expensive park, and I really don't think customers should be required to provide winter protection for their equipment. - Judi D
Jun 2013 - $46.00
This CG is now a Jellystone Park campground. Clean facilities and well laid out. Close proximity to Montrose. The hosts went out of their way to include our children in camp activities (hay rides, nature walks, crafts, etc. Very nice people for sure. Clean laundry facilities, showers, and bathrooms. Game room was more my speed- pool tables, ping pong, shuffleboard (not a bunch of video games) kept the kids busy. The pull through sites are easy to get in and out of. Most of the trees are fairly young and will take a few years to provide large amounts of shade. Most of the sites are wide open which was ok. It seems like new ownership and they are working hard (and doing a good job) of keeping the place up. Nice clean playground with picnic areas. Unfortunately a fire ban was in effect so no campfires, but they do have community set ups for it. My only gripe was the pool water temp. I presume it was early enough in the season and they had not gotten the system up and running at full speed. Water temps were 68-69*F. Rather chilly by my standards, but the kids still put up with it. Plenty of things to see in the surrounding mountains, kept us busy for a week. Would come here again. - scottykrug
Jul 2012 - $37.00
Friendly staff, clean bathrooms and showers. The pool and hot tub were also well maintained. We stayed and attended the Night Vision festival in Olathe, CO. We will stay again for next year’s festival. Rate was with AAA discount. - Bayfield Family Campers
Jul 2010 - $31.00
New owners trying very hard to improve this park. From long term residents I understand that previous owners let the park deteriorate badly. We found the owner to be friendly, the sites were very large, WiFi worked, got a few local TV stations using our rig's antenna. Conveniently located for anyone who wants to see Ouray, Silverton or Telluride but doesn't not want to take their big rigs to those locations. We hope that the new owner is successful in building back the clientel who used to enjoy this convenient location. We would stay here again should we ever return to the Montrose area. - lonroberts
Aug 2015 - $40.00
Side by side sites, host was very good on assigning you site as long as there was a space open did not place a camper nest to you. Is a quiet campground locater north of town. Spent two days at campground. Need to pay by check or cash does not take credit or debt card. Has a large area for family reunions cabins available. Would stay there again. - Roger from boise
Jul 2015 - $16.00
Rate shown is monthly and electricity was added to this. The location is great if you want to be close to town (which is why we chose it)...and it's nice to be on the river. The sites are all gravel and extremely tight, even sharing the water line. There is no office, just one of the full time residents that checks you in. Those folks are nice, but the owner is quite a difficult person. The park is just minimally maintained. Bring cash or check, as they don't take credit cards. - silverqueen
Jul 2015 - $40.00
No office, but a golf cart mobile check-in. As discussed by phone, cash or check only.
Friendly guy on duty escorted us to our small site (side-by-side). We had to share one picnic table with one neighbor and one sewer connection with the other. I hate side-by-side sites with strangers, especially when door-to-door distance is about 15 ft.
Only ten sites are available at the actual river side, rest of the sites are situated on one big gravel 'parking lot', with trees providing some shade.
No restrooms and showers.
Park is nearby highway, but quit day and night and situated along a nice fast flowing (at this time anyway) stream.
Wi-Fi excellent, strong signal and fast.
We found the price of $ 42 high, compared to other camp grounds in Montrose with more and better amenities. - Bluesbirdy