2 Parks near Salida, Colorado
Jul 2015 - $35.00
Stayed here for one night at one of the sites facing US-50. Road noise is definitely noticeable, but with a fan on it's fine. Price reflects a Good Sam discount on a $36.50 price.
Site itself was fine and level, sites are a bit close together but have a nice grassy median between. Dumpsters were filled to bursting, which made taking out garbage kind of gross.
I had three main gripes with this campground:
- Their dryers give you THREE MINUTES per quarter. What the heck?! I have never seen such terrible pricing. For that price, the dryer better be strong, but of course it wasn't. I put in $2.00 worth of quarters and got 24 minutes, plus clothing that was still warm and wet. So disappointing.
- Sprinklers placed directly along the edge of the grassy medians, which make it impossible to enter or exit your RV or trailer without getting soaked.
- They have a sign posted at their main entrance from the highway stating "LP Gas refilled here", however they will not refill unless you are a guest. Why have the sign there then? Have a sign inside if it's for guests only. - LanderWust
Jul 2015 - $36.00
We stayed at the Four Seasons RV Park. It is NOT a "Resort." We highly recommend NOT staying here.
Rude staff. Poor information--not given information about RV site types and cost--just "take it or leave it." We were assigned a spot in the row facing US 50 surrounded by people staying one night while we were here for three verrrrryyy long weeks.
We were not given an escort to our site and ended up entering facing the "wrong way." After three days we were forced to pull-out, drive around, and reorient during a rain storm.
The staff were snippy. Example: I told one boy we did not have a picnic table; he said we did. I said we did not. Then he looked and confirmed I was telling the truth.
Had we been offered the option of a more expensive site farther from the highway and away from the "one-nighters" we might have taken it, but we were not given an option--just given a price and confirmation of reservation.
There are restrooms but they are not very clean and they smell funny, as does the laundry room. In fact, the laundry room smells like a sewer leak overlain with mildew and dirty diapers. Most of the washers were broken...ditto the dryers. There are only 3-4 of each type, so we had to go into town to do laundry. Not enough working machines and a really foul smell.
The sites do not have concrete or gravel patio areas and are therefore constantly muddy. The sites are fairly narrow and made entirely of grass (except under the RV), and the sprinklers come on getting everything outside wet.
Children are allowed to run around after the 10 P.M. quiet hour start. Of course the staff have long since left and don't know this.
There are trees overhanging much too close to the RV roof--we could not adjust our antenna since it was in the trees, and had to climb on the roof to lower it for our unexpected move since the antenna was trapped in the trees. The trees interfere with fully extending the awning--and a fully extended awning intrudes into the adjacent site. - JC WOOD
Jun 2015 - $35.00
After entering from a very steep entry, we were concerned about heading down the road to the river spot. The road is bumpy and needing maintenance, but the sight turned out to be OK. The river was rushing by and a little scary, but it was fun watching the rafters. I feel there needs to be a little more attention to upkeep, there were weeds, trees needing limbs trimmed and other maintenance that could make this park very nice. The park has no cable, we were unable to get Direct because of hills & trees, and only 1 local channel came in on antenna. It left us wanting for info.
It served our purpose for visiting but would hope they would put some effort into making this a nicer place. Of course all parks depend upon the campers who visit. We had a older gentleman who was up early slamming his doors and yelling at his dog! Every morning starting this way was not pleasant. - rv explorer
Jul 2015 - $1.00
This is a free campground off of US-50 called Salida East Recreation Site (price is listed as $1.00 because $0.00 isn't allowed). There are some designated camping spots (with fire pits and picnic tables) but also plenty of other sites carved out with nothing around. A few sites are pull through, with the majority being back in.
There are no hookups, but there is a chemical restroom at the far western end of the campground. Just a pit toilet, no sink or sanitizer. Directly across from the restroom/parking lot is a boat launch into the Arkansas River.
We were able to get a strong Verizon Mifi signal at this location. Views of the mountains facing west are incredible. - LanderWust