20 Parks near Silverton, Colorado
Jul 2013 - $15.00
Beautiful setting, but no utility amenities, except for one fresh water drinking faucet located beside office which can be used to fill drinking containers, or your RV fresh water tank, if you have your own hose. This is dry camping at its finest, as long as your rig is no more than 23 feet in length, otherwise, you are limited to a man-made parking lot that was cut right out of the middle of a very large hill - unless you want to pay $45 per night for one of four "premium" RV sites upon another hill overlooking the lake (yet they did not appear to be worth the cost at all). Because the basic big rig parking area is cut out of the middle of a very large hill, and the camping parking area is within the cut out, you have no view except of the hill side in front of and behind you UNLESS you are on one of the ends. On their website, this parking area is referred to as located "within a unique geological formation". That misleading description sounds appealing, but the bottom line is that this park has great dry camping IF your rig is no longer than 23' in length. Otherwise, you will be basically stuck in an after-thought parking area with no view and not close to or even really part of the real campground. - God Bless America
Jul 2011 - $18.00
This is a City of Silverton owned park. This park is almost at top of continental divide at 10,515 ft. It has some of the prettiest most breath taking views you will ever see. We stayed here in July, and all the mountains surrounding the lake were covered with snow. The sites were all very nice and clean. Since there are no hook-ups, we ran our generator and filled up with water at the check-in station. All of the sites have a great view of the lake. The site we stayed in backed right up to the water, we were about 15' from the water. The temperature is very cool here being up in the mountains, one day the high was 53 degrees and we were here in July. I think some would consider this a primitive camp site, however I have stayed at worse camp sites with hook ups. Each site has a fire pit and picnic table, the sites are all covered with gravel with zero dust. We all road bikes, fished, and hiked. I highly recommend that if you are in the area, try to at least camp here one night, might be the most beautiful campsite you will ever stay at. The mountains reflect off the water, the air is crisp and clean, and the nights are silent and peaceful. If we are ever in the area again, we will certainly stay here again. One word of caution, the rules say generator use from 8am to 8pm. We ran our generator earlier and later than those times without a problem. HOWEVER and this is a big HOWEVER, we have a very quiet Yamaha. I spoke with the guy who lives on site and runs the place, and he said no problem with this as our generator was so quiet. He did say that he does have a problem with those who have those loud contractor type generators. So if you have a loud generator, 8am-8pm. The guy who runs everything was a really nice guy, but I would not recommend pushing your luck with him either. - TXDego
Jul 2016 - $40.00
The owners of Red Mountain RV are the best! There are many choices for an RV park in this beautiful area and Red Mountain is our home in Silverton. We stay in this park every Fourth of July and the Lockey's go out of their way to make us feel like family. - OutbackUSA
Jul 2014 - $43.00
This is a pretty average campground, but probably one of the best in the Silverton area. The campsites, reasonably level on a gravel bed, are fairly narrow and arranged in a double row, back to back. The utilities all work with no problem. The campground is fairly close to the railroad track, --- only this case it is a bonus --- as one can get a good view of the narrow gauge railroad trains driven by a coal-fired engine carrying sight-seeing passengers to and from Silverton two or three times a day. There are no trains at night! I am a little chafed at the high daily rate, as we were part of a large 4-wheeling rally. When we asked for Good Sam discount, we were told no discounts were given to rally participants --- not what we usually encounter when attending rallies. Still we would stay here again as the RV park is convenient to Silverton, and in a pleasant setting; but we would probably be a little more aggressive in trying to get a reasonable daily rate. - hoppytoad
Jul 2013 - $36.00
We stayed here for the 2nd time in the last 2 years. The pad sites are a little tight but very long. We had very good 50 amp and great water. The wife loves watching the trains come and go, and they love motorcycles Jeeps and 4 wheelers here. Will be back next year for the RMAR rally. Oh and the owners found a spare set of my motorhome keys and sent them to us, great caring folks. - notsofastdave
Oct 2015 - $38.00
We were two spaces west of office. Owners next door. It was just a week before they close for the season so park was almost totally empty. They are very nice, friendly and helpful. My wife called from Ouray as both it was raining and the road was closed during the day, opening at 5 PM. We wanted to know if they thought travel over the 550 was OK and was there snow at the top. Owner said road construction tight, but passable with our 40 footer towing. We would arrive after close and they were going to be out for the evening. Owner gave wife the Wi-Fi code, which space to park. We thought that was above what other parks have done.
He did come over and shut off our water at 5 AM, again at 10 AM, which the second time I saw him, opened the window to talk. He gave me a bit of a reprimand for a dripping hose connection. Says water is expensive in Silverton, one cent per gallon (maybe it is). I cost them about $3 for the 12 hours of drip. I apologized and the rest of our stay was great. We did arrive late and in a pretty good rain storm.
Wow what views there. The Durango/Silverton steam train is right behind the park so you see and here it every day. Park is walking distance to train station, and downtown Silverton. They have no fire rings but it's OK if you have your own.
Lots and lots of grass, a bit frosty in the morning which we were told is standard all summer. We will stay there again, but for more than the three nights as this time. - Bobcat1
Oct 2015 - $24.00
We had grass on 3 sides of us which was great for the dogs. Wifi was excellent and possibly the best I have ever had. I was unable to get the cable TV to work but that was not an issue because I prefer to use our satellite. This was our first trip to Silverton and hope to come back again. If we do we will definitely stay at Silver Summit. Parking site was on level gravel, electric was good and water was fine. This is not a resort nor does it pretend to be. Able to walk to anything in town. Excellent value with Passport America. - cubadoug
Jul 2012 - $30.00
This is our second year of staying here. The owners are so nice and always take the time to make your stay a pleasant one. There are a few trees scattered about and grass growing in most of the RV spaces. This park also offers Cabin rentals, Laundromat and showers. We loved the idea that this park is located on the far east of town but is still within walking (1/2 mile) distance of the downtown area. We chose this park because of the direct access to all off road riding. We have a 40' fifth wheel toy-hauler and needed somewhere we could unload the quads and ride directly from the park. This is the only RV Park in Silverton that allows that. The trail riding in this area is amazing and the summer weather temps are perfect. I would avoid this area during the holidays because the trails can get very congested. We will definitely come back to this park again. - shelliedoug
Jul 2016 - $50.00
This park is now owned by Silverton Lakes Campground so you have to register there. I called ahead to confirm my site so I could go to A & B, unhitch the toad, and drive it to Silverton Lakes Campground to register. There is no one manning the office at A & B but we didn't need help. The nine sites facing southeast (toward Kendall Mountain) are far superior to the eight facing southwest. In addition to the views, the campground was adequate except for the WiFi, which cannot be counted on (Verizon signal was good). Cement Creek (the site of the infamous EPA spill) flows along the edge of the campground, but didn't look any different than when we stayed there a year ago. After checking out all the RV parks in Silverton, this one was the least crowded, quietest, and very close to the restaurants. - Dr. John
Sep 2014 - $40.00
This park is within 2 blocks of the main street of Silverton. Easy walk to any of the stores and restaurants and the D&S depot. At 9000+ elevation, it gets cold at night in September but the days warmed up nicely. Like everything else in Silverton, this park is a little overpriced but is quiet except when the trains arrive and depart. We will stay here again. - Delbert
Sep 2013 - $32.00
Top reasons to stay at A&B: 1) location. Located in the center of town. Sure, Silverton is small, but just 1 - 2 blocks away are restaurants, Montagna's Distillery and shops. 2) friendly folks. I have stayed here before and always feel good with these folks. My stay was somewhat open-ended and I had only booked 3 days with them but ended up staying 8 days (and my rate was adjusted to the weekly rate) but no problems! The park is not fancy but the views are great! - Nrf
Jul 2015 - $37.00
We had the same problem as the other couple that stayed July 2015. Park was packed and very difficult to maneuver RV and truck in. Luckily, on the morning we were leaving, the nice gentlemen across from us moved their trucks so we could pull out and leave. We have already reserved a more accessible camp spot for next year where we will not have this problem.
Staff was VERY nice. Location was great. Just outside of the main street. Made for a nice walk in the mornings. The roads to and from town were OHV friendly, so we could drive our UTV to the car wash and to the grocery store. They rent fire pits to you for very inexpensive, which was nice. They have 3 or 4 cabins that people without RV's can stay in.
We will be back next year but super happy we already chose and reserved our space. - 2TEXOMA
Jul 2015 - $37.00
After checking in, we had to ask around to have both an ATV and car moved because it would not have been possible to maneuver in to our site. The whole park is a muddy mess when it rains, but then again so is most of Silverton. What seemed to be the owners and their friends were being rather loud outside the main building near our site until about 11 PM. Short-term sites are very close together with slideouts practically touching. Our site was sloped up at the truck end which made detaching and attaching our weight distribution bars almost impossible due to the angle. Wi-Fi crashed and disappeared during the one time I used it. I probably wouldn't stay here again. On the bright side, the staff was friendly and helpful. - Brad & Angela
Aug 2014 - $36.00
The good: The park is a short walk into town and conveniently located. Seems to be more popular with the ATVers and off-road motorcycle crowd, as you can ride right out of the park and up to the trails. Our site was fairly level, the 50 amp power worked well and water pressure was great. There was a small grass "pet area" directly across from us that was also very convenient. The laundry room was clean although we didn't need to use it for anything more than getting a Wi-Fi signal. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The Bad: The entire park is part gravel, patches of grass here and there and mud. When it rains it's a bit of a mess so you had better have a patio rug to put outside your door. Wi-Fi signal was unusable even though we were parked within about 60' of the office. Had to go sit in the laundry room to be able to do anything. Some sites have the power and sewer on the wrong side requiring you to either park opposite direction of your neighbor or run all your hookups under your rig. This is a no frills park and it worked for our needs but I do wish they would bring in a lot more gravel to help with the mud situation. I would likely try and get into the park on the other end of town or dry camp at one of the wonderful locations that are so available in the area on our next visit to Silverton. - NwJeeper
Jul 2016 - $21.00
The most popular campground in the San Juan National Forest, and for good reason: the view is spectacular. Most of the sites are level or nearly so. All are gravel. Some sites are nicely shaded, others are in the sun.
Fills up quickly, even on weekdays. If you didn't make a reservation, you will need to get there in the morning to snag one of the first-come-first-served sites as someone else moves out. Cellular signal is too weak for handheld phones, but with a so-called "booster" antenna on an LTE router you can actually have Internet. - Old Mountain Man
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 - $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
Jul 2016 - $26.00
This is the most awesome RV and tent park I've been in. One block to Main Street and plenty of trees for tent camping. The management was super helpful and accommodating.
Many sites are right on the river and there are grassy areas. No AT&T phone reception, but that is for the whole town of Ouray. Verizon does work though. Wifi works well at times, but sometimes the only place to get reception is close to the office on a bench that is nearby.
The park is beautiful. It's busy, but there seems to be a good community spirit. Besides that, Ouray is surreal in itself. - Kathryn jacobson
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 2015 - $48.00
This park is under new ownership and they have increased the rates for the park. Not worth the value of the increase for what you get a gravel field with pedestals on the main highway. The laundry has old machines sitting around and not operational. - birdbrains
Jun 2016 - $35.00
This was our second stay here. It is down a gravel road but easily managed by RVs. The sites were a little hard to maneuver, although some look like a pull through, if someone else is in the next site you have to back in. Ours was up a hill. Once in, the sites are very beautiful with views of the lake. On our last visit we rented a jeep from Castle Lakes, (they have 2) and drove the Alpine Loop. Fishing is available without a license for $7 limit 4. We caught nice sized trout. - jem11
Jul 2015 - $34.00
This is a nice quiet family campground at 9200' along the road to Cinnamon Pass. Even though it is a great place to stay for an ATV/jeep trip on the Alpine Loop, they are not allowed to be ridden inside the campground except when leaving or returning from an excursion. That keeps the noise down considerably. The fishing lakes are great for kids of all ages, and I appreciate that this is not the kind of campground that attracts "loud partiers." We spent two weeks in July here, and used the heater nearly every night; a very welcome relief from my south Texas summer. There is no TV signal (I don't use satellite TV on vacation), no phone signal, and only a very rudimentary WIFI signal around the lodge. The beauty of the location more than compensates for the lack of electronic amenities. It is a 20 minute drive into Lake City, but the road is good and the trip scenic. - Major Dad
Aug 2014 - $35.00
(Note: The owner of this park had a serious accident just prior to our arrival. This review assumes that the facilities would be much the same or better if he was present. The cooperation of neighbors and seasonal campers suggest that the owners are good people.) The location is beautiful, mountains all around. Utilities worked fine, wifi is limited to in or near the office. Although a fishing and "off road" park it was peaceful (aside from one camper who cared less about who was bothered). A previous reviewer noted a dirt road access (CR 30). It is about the best dirt road you will ever drive in the mountains and do not be concerned. five miles past the campground is 4-wheel country. There is a lot of wildlife in the area so use caution. - gumper