8.6 Excellent
     
Ridgway, Colorado

Ridgway State Park

Ridgway, Colorado



Ridgway, Colorado
Phone: (970) 626-5822

Sites: 283
Recent Rate: $30 7/2016

Latitude: 38.2476176427021
Longitude: -107.764892578125

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $1.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 1.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $1.50 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.50
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina yes
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Another fantastic Colorado State Park. Plenty of room for the largest rigs and easily navigable roads throughout the park. Easy hook ups, and everything is clean. Our reserved site unfortunately had the table and fire ring on the wrong side for our trailer, but that did not stop us from enjoying our site. This park is a great deal, and a great park with a beautiful lake, river, hiking, biking. . .and lots more. Very close to other amazing sights and attractions as well. We camped at Ridgway State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
PA CO CHU PUK G 269
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 56
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is my third time to stay here at Pa Co Chu Puk, the only section with full hookups. Each time I enjoy it more and more. The $30 per night reflects having the annual Colorado State Park pass, otherwise there is a $7 a day entrance fee as well. I bought the annual pass for $75. It's well worth it and paid for itself the two weeks there, as well as the many other state parks we stay at in Colorado. We had a spot next to the river and it was absolutely beautiful. There is plenty of spacious area between campsites and trees for privacy. There are beautiful nature trails right in the park being in the foothills area of the San Juan mountains. The camp hosts do an outstanding job keeping things neat and orderly. Proximity to Ouray and Telluride is another great feature. I wish Colorado State Parks would let you stay more than two weeks at a stretch, I would stay here all summer I'd they would allow it. Make your reservation well in advance (up to 6 months ahead) as it stays full during the summer months. There usually is no camping available here without reservations, and it stays full all the time. We camped at Ridgway State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
G259
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If you are not afraid of heights, take a guided Jeep tour over the rugged San Juan mountain passes from Ouray to Telluride. We used Switzerland of America Jeep Tours in Ouray--great way to spend the day.

Also the True Grit Cafe in Ridgway has great food and friendly service.

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Review Count: 68
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

I can see why people like this state park, but our experience wasn't the best. We were in the Pa-Co-Chu-Puk campground, where there are full hookups (but only 30A power). I had made a reservation five months in advance, and specifically selected a north-facing site, so we would have afternoon shade on our patio. When we arrived at the park, there was a seasonal employee in the reserved site. I contacted a campground host, who said we had been assigned a site across the road. Of course, this site was south-facing, so we had hot sun on our patio side. Sometimes when this happens we will sit on the driver's side, but on this side there were large, thick bushes that came right to the side of our coach. It also didn't help that this site was right next to the paved path to the other side of the loop, where kids rode their scooters all day. We camped at Ridgway State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at PA CO CHU PUK (Cow Creek) for 5 nights. Located next to the Uncompagrhe River (a Blue Ribbon Trout Stream) it is a gorgeous location. You can fish in the river (catch and release) or the two ponds. The mountain scenery is second to none, especially at dawn or dusk. A herd of 12 mule deer grazed next to our camper while we too grazed on our dinner. Magic!!! As all other Colorado State CG's it was pristine with respect to cleanliness and staff service. Go here. You won't be disappointed. We camped at Ridgway State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
214
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If you need to do some provisions shopping head up to Montrose which is about 20 miles north. Much better selection of stores and prices much more reasonable than down in Ridgway. The only food store in Ridgway other than the Dollar General is the Mountain Grocery store which is ridiculously overpriced. Even the locals joked about their pricing.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We spent a week in the full hookup section (Pa Co Chu Puk) and 3 nights in the Elk Ridge section which is electric only. Both were very nice, but the views from up on Elk Ridge were awesome! This state park has so many fun things to do like a swim beach and playgrounds for the kids and miles of hiking and biking trails. The views from the bike rides were some of the most beautiful views ever. It's also en easy drive into Ouray, Telluride and Montrose. Lots to see and do in this area! We loved this campground and would definitely like to return again someday.

Some other information to know is that Verizon did not have a very strong signal at the Pa Co Chu Puk section, but with our booster it worked much better. At Elk Ridge we didn't even need to use the booster, we had a strong 4G signal.

A couple of cons about this place is they don't seem to ever mow the grass. The grass at our sites (especially at Pa Co Chu Puk) was very long. Also as with all CO State Parks they charge an expensive $10 reservation fee, plus either $7/night extra state park fee or you must buy the $70 annual pass. It makes camping at these state parks more expensive than other states we've been to. We camped at Ridgway State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
263 and 168
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 56
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

As with most Colorado State Parks, this is great, love them all and bought the annual pass for $75.00 which eliminates the need for $7.00 a day park fee. Although the G and F loops have full hookups, I prefer the B Loop at Dakota Terraces in the Dutch Charlie area with electric only because of the view of the mountains. We will return! We camped at Ridgway State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
47 Loop B
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Telluride, Ouray, Montrose close by. True Grit restaurant in the town of Ridgeway is a must! Great food.

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Review Count: 93
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites are spread out. There is a lot of privacy some sites have picnic shelters. Grass was uncut except for a 1 foot swath around the paved parking pad. With slides out it meant you had to walk through the tall grass to access water and electric compartments. We camped at Ridgway State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Loop f 216
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

There are so many things to do that we plan to come back again! We did a jeep tour out of Ouray and visited Black Canyon of the Gunnison.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Another great Colorado State Park. It hasn't been updated as recently as some Colorado State Parks and for example does not have WiFi. We were in the full service campground below dam.

Having stayed here two years ago in site 163 next to the river we found site 221 very satisfactory with better satellite reception due to lack of nearby trees. With a forty foot rig our jacks missed the concrete pad by 4 inches but it was not a hindrance as there is asphalt on the roads and lead-ins to the sites. The outer sites on this loop had sun/rain shelters if that is important to you. We camped at Ridgway State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
221
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

22 south of Montrose and its Super Walmart. 14 miles north of Ouray and some the best Jeep trails in Colorado. Great fly fishing a walk from your camping site. Ridgeway reservoir available for swimming and boating down the road 3 miles where a second Ridgeway State Park is located along with the park Visitors Center.

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped at PA CO CHU PUK G Loop for 10 days. The $26.00 per night fee does not include the $10.00 transaction fee that reserve america charges or the daily entrance fee. We had purchased a Colorado State Park Pass for $70. This campground has full hookups which we enjoyed considering the length of our stay. The hookups are towards the back of the back-in sites so if your sewer is located midway on your trailer instead of the back you will probably need extra hoses (I had to connect 3 hoses). I would have rated the park higher if more of the grass around our site had been mowed. I understand leaving things natural, but I was in knee high weeds to access the hookups. I feel a foot or two on the side of the pad near the hookups is not too much to ask, all sites were like this. On the sites that were pull through it looked as though some of the bushes/under brush needed to be trimmed back as it might have been touching peoples slide outs. AT&T cell coverage was spotty and my Verizon PC card coverage was weak. Coverage seemed to be better during the day. Water pressure was good. The attendants at the gate were great and helpful with information as where to go. We used this park as a base camp. The fly fishing on the river was good too. Next time I would make the length of the stay 14 days as 10 days is not enough time to do everything in the area. There is an onsite Laundry Room, which was very clean and very reasonable considering the location. We would definitely camp here again. We camped at Ridgway State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Loop G
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Be sure to check out Box Canyon in Ouray, and some of the hikes around Ouray. The visitor center in Ouray is very helpful. It is an easy day trip over to Telluride. There is a grocery store in Montrose plus a WalMart.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed in Dakota Terraces (accessed at Dutch Charlie). Asphalt sites with electric only. Water hydrants are everywhere, many are close enough to fill RV tanks while parked on site. Very clean pay showers at the campground services building. Stable electricity measured at 121v in daytime with lots of people running AC. Many sites have covered patio and picnic table. Open and scenic; one of the nicest state park campgrounds we've seen in Colorado. Very nice swim beach and fishing access adjoining Marina in Dutch Charlie complex. Two-lane dump station with fresh and nonpotable water. Park is situated between Montrose and Ouray, about 17 miles either way. Montrose is more of a small rural town with a Walmart and most services--Ouray is a quaint tourist trap with boutique shopping. Note: Colorado State Parks charge a per-vehicle daily access fee in addition to the campsite fee that is not reflected in the price when making a reservation. We camped at Ridgway State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
Dakota Terraces
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 53
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our first stay in a Colorado state park. The online reservation system was very easy to negotiate. You also have to pay a $7.00 per day park access fee. We were in the Elk Ridge section of the Dutch Charlie Area of the park. The spaces are paved, although not real level. We had a concrete pad for the patio area and were very close to the camper services building that had the bathrooms, showers and laundry. The bathrooms and showers are clean. The showers cost $1.00 for 4 ½ minutes. The laundry cost is $1.50 for wash or dry. There was no highway noise. There is a swimming beach at the lake, but we didn't use it. It's a short drive north to the Pa Co Chu Pak campground which has access to the great tail water trout fishing below the Ridgeway dam. We camped at Ridgway State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
Loop D 110
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Ridgeway is a great base for exploring the area around Ouray or going over the Dallas summit to Telluride.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed 4 nights in Pa-Co-Chu-Puk loop F. There are full hookups and a concrete patio and walk on the site. The staff was friendly and helpful. This is a great location and great views of the Mts. surrounding this area. Our site was one of the closest to the highway and some traffic noise during the day, but not noticeable at night. We camped at Ridgway State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
204
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Telluride, Ouray, and Black Canyon of the Gunnison are all within easy driving distances each day. The lake and the river below both offer good fishing.

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Review Count: 233
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 34

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

What a gem! This is a very well maintained State Park. Staff were very helpful and friendly at check in. The road around the campground was paved. Our paved site was a very spacious and level pull through and big rig access was good. Very quiet with plenty of privacy and space around our RV, space for our towed too. Shade trees, plenty of grass, concrete patio with barbecue, fire pit and picnic table. There were wonderful views from inside and outside our RV of the surrounding mountains, and the deer wandering through the park was an extra treat. The bathrooms were spotless as was the laundry which had 3 washers and 3 dryers. Pet friendly with doggie bags, but dogs must be on a leash. AT & T data was spotty. Ridgway is 8 miles away and has a small grocery store, and of course the wonderful True Grit Cafe. Montrose is about 17 miles from the park with plenty of big food stores, Walmart etc, as well as lots of places to eat. Sightseeing was fantastic, so much to see and explore. We would stay here again. We camped at Ridgway State Park in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
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Review Count: 63
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in a full hook up site. The site was very narrow to accommodate our four slides. We had to walk in the mud to get around the motorhome, and duck under a slide to get to the utilities. The 30 amp power was as bad as we have ever seen as fulltimers. The water pressure was fantastic. Sewer connection worked fine. The sites were far enough apart to give privacy. We find it silly that only in Colorado State parks do you have to pay for the site, and THEN pay for a daily entrance fee to get into the park. If they added the fee on to the site charge that would be one thing and then we could decide if it was worth the money, but to try and disguise this extra fee as something it should not be and then tack it on at the end, is disgusting. I would much prefer those who have a valid Colorado Parks pass get a discount instead of the way they do it now. We will in the future avoid all state parks in Colorado. We camped at Ridgway State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Loop G 244
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

This park is expensive for what you get, the only redeeming quality is that it is close to Telluride, Ridgway and Ouray, and cheaper than anything comparable in the very immediate vicinity. There are several RV parks near Montrose. I would suggest you stay at one of those, and do the extra driving for the sites.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Great location and very nice park. No sewer at site, so I could only give it a 9. Otherwise great. We camped at Ridgway State Park in a Motorhome.

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Tips for other Campers:

Ouray hot springs. Close to Telluride. Close to Black Canyon of Gunnison.

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