Ridgway, Colorado

Ridgway State Park

Ridgway, Colorado



Ridgway, Colorado
Phone: (970) 626-5822

Sites: 283
Recent Rate: $26 8/2015

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) ?
  • 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) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • 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 ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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72 Reviews

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Dreaming

Review Count: 66
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $26.00
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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.

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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PtM

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

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $22.00
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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.

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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SPAR76

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $22.00
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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.

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gwalter

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $23.00
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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.

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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tobyjug

Review Count: 203
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $29.00
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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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simonsrf

Review Count: 54
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $33.00
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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.

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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TNfamily

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

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $35.00
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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.

Tips for other Campers:

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

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Cowboy camper

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $26.00
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An excellent park! There are actually 3 separate areas. Dallas Creek is a day use area. Dutch Charlie has the main visitor's center, a swim beach and boat moorings; most of the sites here are smaller and tighter. Pa-Co-Chu-Puk (Ute for "Cow Creek") has the best facilities for RVs, but also has tent sites, with a few sites having both; we stayed here. Some sites here are on a bluff over the river. Restrooms and laundry were first-class and very clean; we did not use the showers. Sites facing south have sun shelters. Activities on the weekends; schedules are posted at the Visitor's Center and the restrooms. Hiking/biking trails in the park. About 8 miles to Ridgeway, and another 10-12 to Ouray. Most of the staff are camp hosts or volunteers, and very friendly. Firewood and ice are available for purchase. There is no Wi-Fi and cell coverage is marginal. Verizon probably a little better than AT&T due to there being a Verizon cell tower on a hill at Dutch Charlie. Overall, really enjoyed the stay and would come again. We camped at Ridgway State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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PatPerry1966

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $23.00
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Ridgway State park consists of three separate campgrounds: Dakota Terrace, Pa-Co-Chu-Puk & Elk Ridge. Pa-Co-Chu-Puk: This has the full hook sites. We made our reservation in January for our July trip. I specifically reserved a site by the river. Google Earth does a very poor job of demonstrating terrain, because the river access consists of almost rappelling down a 40 foot cliff....not good. In addition to no river access, the mosquitoes were horrible to the point that we couldn't be outside for more than a few seconds before we were attacked. I think I saw a small dog sucked dry by those bloodsuckers! The park rangers said that the mosquitoes are always a problem during the summer months, and I wish I would have known that before the reservations were made. We stayed one night out of the six nights before we were able to get the rest of our reservation moved to the Dakota Terraces campgrounds. I would not stay at this campground again based on the mosquito problems. We were in site #267.

Dakota Terrace: This campground was a trip saver based on all the problems that we had with the mosquitoes at Pa-Co-Chu-Pak. The campsites were close together to see what the campers were doing, yet far enough away to where we weren't on top of each other. There were few established large trees in this campsite. The pads weren't the concrete pads that were available in Pa-Co-Chu-Pak, but rather asphalt and required a bit of leveling. The bathrooms/shower facilities were clean and well-kept, and the park hosts did a good job to keeping the place clean and well organized. Overall, it served its purpose and we would stay there again if necessary.

Elk Ridge: This is the campground you want to try to reserve in. A lot of big established trees that did a good job of allowing better privacy between campsites. While we didn't use the bathroom or the shower in this campsite, I would assume that based on the exceptional job of how well the other amenities were maintained, this one would be no different. The website says that Elk Ridge is the most popular campground and I can see why. Site #186 is the best in the park with a great view of the lake. Out of all three parks, this one offers the best seclusion.

Summary: All three parks have their strengths and weaknesses. Dakota Terrace and Elk Ridge offer the best options if traveling with kids because it allows the easiest access to the swim beach and the playgrounds. All the campsites had a fire ring and grill, all had easy access to clean showers and bathrooms and all campgrounds had a good play area for the kids. A big kudos goes out to the Colorado State Park Department for providing clean, safe and enjoyable camping facilities. We camped at Ridgway State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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TEXASBOY

Review Count: 59
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $28.00
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A very nice state park. We stayed in the loop which had full hookups. Very level sites with concrete pads. Nice bathrooms and laundry. Nice central location for many activities. We camped at Ridgway State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Brian & Corky

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $28.00
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Wide open sites with lots of room around each. Water and sewer is available but not at each site. Didn't use the showers or laundry. Problems were, half of the sites are laid out backwards. The hookups and tables are on the wrong side of the site so that your door faces away from your table and the patio and firepit? The grass is in need of mowing and we felt it was a fire hazard. All that being said, we enjoyed our stay and the folks here were great. overall nice an quiet, just laid out by someone who never stayed here. Would stay here again. We camped at Ridgway State Park in a Motorhome.

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DisneyGirl

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $29.00
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This was a very nice park. We stayed in the Dutch Charlie Dakota Terraces section. Most spots have view of reservoir or mountains. There are smaller trees at most sites. Sites had a patio with a fire ring, picnic table (some had a shelter), and shared water. Water tank needed to be filled then disconnected from water spout. The showers are $1 for 4 minutes and 25c for each additional minute. So, we just showered in our camper. The price includes the $7 entry fee. We did not reserve online. If we did that, it is an additional $10 fee. We camped at Ridgway State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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RVLife4us

Review Count: 51
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $26.00
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Can I give this park a "11" rating?! No matter what time frame you have when making reservations to visit here, plan to stay at least 2 weeks as the opportunities for incredible activities abound in and around this top-notch facility. Each site is level, on concrete, and many loops offer full hook-ups. All sites are well groomed and spaced out for real privacy. Beautiful views of the river and surrounding mountains are all around you. A birder's and fisherman's paradise with direst access to the revisor for boating and swimming. There are several sections of Ridgway State Park and many loops/locations options to choose from. Wonderful groomed trails, several large public pavilions, a playground, showers, a clean laundry facility and helpful, knowledgeable staff combine to help you feel at home. This park is located between Montrose and Ridgway and we loved it so much, we became Colorado State Park Camp hosts! We stayed here in a 37 ft 5th wheel with two dogs. We camped at Ridgway State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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bke

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $22.00
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This was our 3rd stay at Ridgway State Park. We like everything about the park: great views, very clean new restrooms, paved roads, good space between campers, great access from highway and great rates. We could ask for nothing more in a campground. We camped at Ridgway State Park in a Motorhome.

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Pamey

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $22.00
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Our first time at this park and we love it. We stayed in site 80 something, nice with trees. Electric only, no water hookups or sewer. Host's were so nice, they welcomed us as soon as we got there. We bought firewood and ice (yes, they sell ice!) and they delivered it to our site! Now that's service! We camped at Ridgway State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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