14 Parks near Wellington, Colorado
Aug 2016 - $47.00
I was referred to this park by a park mgr. in Loveland, CO because their RV park was full. I reserved 2 days ahead and was told on the phone that I had to pay by credit card then and NO refund was possible as they had a 48 hr. refund policy. Soon after my arrival I noticed an awful odor in the air. I found out that there's a cattle lot close by and the park frequently smells bad. The smell varies according to the direction of the wind and at times made me nauseous. I will never, ever stay in this park again. This is unfortunate as the staff was very friendly and helpful when we checked in. - June Foster
Jun 2016 - $46.00
The park staff was very helpful. For example, a branch on a tree was too close to one of our slides; they quickly trimmed the branch for us. Every time I had a question, the staff was very happy to respond. Some have complained about the smell. There is a feedlot behind the park, and sometimes there is an oder of livestock. We found that most of the time, the smell was not that strong; it was simply a farm-smell. Every once in a while, depending on the wind, the smell was a bit stronger. I guess if you are a city person, that might be a problem, but for a country boy, even at the worst it wasn't all that bad. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again for the views, and for the great service. - MFTDoc
Jun 2016 - $42.00
This place was a disappointment, considering the owners also own the other two KOAs in the vicinity, which are much nicer. Dirty, grass not mowed, old RVs with ACs duct taped to the sides. The office staff is nice. One thing we just don't understand is the lack of adequate WiFi. What's the point of advertising free WiFi, if you can't get it in the park. Let's face it, not everyone is on "vacation from technology", plus people need to work from the road, etc. Very, very unsatisfactory.
This place might be OK for an overnight since it is close to I-25, but no longer than that. - thecampbells
Aug 2009 - $28.00
Really small. Not a good fit for large RV. Would try somewhere else next time. - I r.v for fun
May 2009 - $20.00
Worst RV Park ever. First, it's practically on Hwy 289 so it's super noisy. The only overnighter sites face the highway, and it's bright out, so you better have dark curtains. We knew this going into the place, but we were desperately tired and stopped anyway. The management was less than hospitable, and cranky. When I asked her if I could write a check she looked at me with an accusatory look and said "Is it any good?" When I asked her if she had laundry facilities, she said, "I got nothing! Just a place to hook up and dump. That's it." Going against our better judgment, we set up in one of the 3 overnight spots, and the electric hookup was a joke. It actually had old fuses instead of circuit breakers. We plugged into the box on our site, and there was no power. So we plugged into the one next to us and it worked for a bit. But the next morning the outlet was sparking, arcing and crackling (we weren't even running anything except the water heater and fridge), and when my husband went to go shut off and unplug, it sparked and almost started a fire up our RV cord. Our cord prongs are smoked. The park noise and the dumpy trailers there were bad enough, but that was the last straw. I went over to management and just told her we had to leave 2 days early. I did not say why out of fear that she wouldn't give me a refund. She kindly gave me my check back, which was nice. At $20 a night, this place is no bargain if they fry your electrical system. Stay away, and bite the bullet and pay for the pricier campgrounds in the area (we went to Johnson's Corner, 20 miles south, in Loveland). Fort Collins has squat in the way of RV parks, so the best you'll get is down the highway in Loveland, or maybe the state parks, which cost just as much as the parks, so why not go for the full hookups instead? Eeek. After 2 years on the road, we've never seen anything this bad. Boondocking at Wallyworld would've been much, much better. - LiveWorkDream
Sep 2007 - $20.00
No Showers or Restrooms which they do tell you up front. This is mostly a Mobile Home and Monthly Campground with only 2 spaces available for overnighters, the one we got was in a beautiful shaded spot, the only pull-through is part of a driveway with no shade. The park is very well maintained and the owners very friendly and helpful. Very close to town for shopping etc. They do not have any discounts, we got good internet and 4 tv channels via antenna. - mskitny
Aug 2016 - $50.00
This is the third time we have stayed in this park. One of the best KOA's we have visited. This time we had a 40 foot motor home and a tow. The only problem we have had is that their sewer lines are back a little far for our coach, but workable. - Birdhouse
Jul 2016 - $54.00
This is a nice campground with gravel streets and concrete pads. The entrance is through a manned security gate and is a large area for parking. There are grassy areas between sites and picnic tables. We had no issues with satellite or other utilities. We did found the streets to be a little narrow for a big rig because of the large trucks which overflowed some into the streets. - SMorin
Jul 2016 - $36.00
Sites are narrow with some grass lots of amenities, pool, miniature golf, Pickleball, paddle boats. Friendly staff. - Hulda
Aug 2015 - $46.00
Unlevel sites with old crumbled concrete pads. Table and chairs on raised patio stones, unfortunately you are setting on your patio with your neighbors sewer right at your table......not really what you would to have while trying to enjoy a meal or for that matter and afternoon beverage. Last time the patio site was cleaned was the last rain... Vehicle has to be parked at an angle behind your RV in an inadequate space. Quiet inside park but road noise from Hwy 287. Many full time residences. Management seemed nice and did help you park. Would not stay here again. Very poor value for your dollar. - John3508
Aug 2015 - $40.00
Stayed here for 2 nights on our way home in Denver area. This is the first time we have stayed here versus other campgrounds in the Ft Collins area and were pleasantly surprised. Sites are on a hill and gravel but there is a concrete slab in each site that is level so park on it and you just have to adjust front to back. Had to park truck sideways on site due to short length, but there are longer sites if available. And they have better water pressure per pamphlet. Ours was weak. There are trees for shade and the altitude results in a comfortable temperature. Wifi is weak at times, better in early morning or late evening when there are fewer users. There is some road noise from US highway just outside the property. Nice rural area but close enough to all the amenities of Ft Collins. We will return. - RV'er
Jun 2015 - $34.00
Sites were level with tall trees for shade. Easy in/out with 40 ft. motor home. A very clean campground in a nice rural area yet close enough to Denver for day trips. Price is for electric only site. Would stay here again. - Alfa 40
Jul 2013 - $25.00
This campground offers the ultimate in outdoor experiences plus it has electric hook ups, paved roads, pay showers and plenty of activities including horseshoes, volley ball and a playground. There is wonderful hiking, birdwatching, animal viewing and fishing. We saw 5 moose. The Visitor Center 3 miles west the campground will help you plan your activities. The hosts also are very helpful and keep the place neat. There is no cell service, WiFi or dump. If they are important to you then you might not be happy campers. These things are not important to me. MT Park is about enjoying the outdoors. If this is what you are looking for don't miss this place. Electric sites are on the reservation system. Dry camp sites are first come. This is a very busy place all summer. Make reservations for electric sites or for dry sites arrive Sunday-Thursday. Golden Pass holders get $10 off the base rate of $20. Electric is $5 for all. So I got this little piece of heaven for $15 a night. You betcha I'll be back. - NT2013
Jul 2010 - $23.00
Thanks to the review on this great USFS cg, we decided to try it out and lucked into an E site for 2 nights. You really do need to make reservations if you want the few hookups. The regular rate for E sites is $23, dry camp $18. Wonderful place up the canyon, friendly hosts. Showers were quick 25c and hot. But cell, broadband and TV won't work. Worth it to be here. - Annie's Song
Jun 2010 - $18.00
This was my best all time camping experience. This place is beautiful. There are many campsites on the river, however the electric sites are not. All thirty-three of the electric sites are reserve-able. The campground fills every weekend and some week days. There is fishing and hiking in the area and rafting a bit further downstream. You can also just go and listen to the river. There is minor traffic sounds mostly drowned out by the river. The hosts are great and the campground spotless. The only down side is the last 7 miles up to the campground. They are white knuckles. I camped in a tent but plan to bring my travel trailer next time. - NT2013
Oct 2015 - $19.00
Very clean and organized. Lovely host site and the host couple was very friendly and informative. We first met them when we mistook the pump house for a bathroom, located at the other end of the campground. Apparently they have hosted there for about 5 years. The setting of the campground is very natural along side of a winding river. Fishing top notch. Hosts showed us the best spots for trout. We plan to go back this coming season.
The spacing between lots is spacious and the lots are gravel with a covered, forested tree canopy. There is a fire ring and picnic table. - Johnco
Aug 2013 - $10.00
Ansel Watrous is the first in a series of NF campgrounds located along Colorado Hwy 14 as you drive up the Poudre River canyon from "Ted's Place". We stayed in the "upper loop" as it is more RV friendly. (The "lower loop" has a hairpin curve at the entrance that restricts access to shorter rigs.) The lower loop had 7 RV sites and 3 tent sites, and each of the sites back to the Cache la Poudre River. The lower loop was long and narrow and sandwiched between Hwy 14 and the river. Fortunately the noise of the river masked the highway noise. We were disappointed that the Young Gulch trail, located just across the road was still closed due to the 2012 forest fires, but the friendly hosts directed us to the very pleasant Hewlett Gulch and Greyrock Mountain trails located down the road. Also located nearby is Mishawaka, where we had a very pleasant meal on their deck over the river. It is also a popular venue for concerts. The campsites were level and spacious. The hosts kept everything neat and tidy. Rafters use the river, and fishing is very popular. Our rate reflects the golden access discount. - midcenturynana
Jul 2010 - $16.00
Better USFS campground than Kelly Dahl up the road, and bonus of having cell reception. Hosts were busier than at KD, kept bathrooms very clean (there are even some new ones here). Variety of sites, many reserved for weekends. Pretty wildflowers, lots of space between most sites, and some are almost level. - Annie's Song
Sep 2009 - $29.00
Very nice and quiet site to spend a restful getaway. There was a large entryway but some of the sites inside are narrow. It is a very quiet campground and we would choose it again in a heartbeat. - happycampers3a
Jul 2016 - $25.00
This is a rustic county park and the experience centers on the clear, cold reservoir. We stayed 1 night in site #S71 which is a pull-through electric only site right on the lake. Although we didn't have a water connection, there were spigots available to fill your tanks about every 4 sites and at the dump station. We could enter the water and swim from our site as well as from the adjacent sites.
It is an older park; the semicircular pull-throughs we doable but a little snug for our 31' trailer and truck. There is a new bath house one end of the reservoir which was very clean and had pay showers. The older bathrooms on the loops weren't in great shape. We had no cell reception (AT&T), but the reservoir is hemmed in by the mountains. It is a 15-20 minute drive into Fort Collins.
Please note that in addition to the nightly rate, there is an $8.75 reservation fee and a $7/day vehicle fee. - texasAUtiger
Oct 2015 - $18.00
The campground is located at the south en d of the horse tooth reservoir just west of Fort Collins. Interior roads are well groomed gravel and sites are level. There are full hook up sites but we chose an electric only site for our one night stay.
Weekends are busy so book ahead. - n2916s
Sep 2015 - $37.00
This place was just a little weird for us. It is obviously very popular and very heavily used by locals for access to the lake. Tight interior roads for large RV's. We saw several RVs just back up rather than try to make some of the tight turns. Lots of boulders to try and avoid when backing into the site. It was also really noisy. The sites themselves were level and the utilities worked great. Distance between sites was reasonable. The lake was low but there were several jet skis running around constantly. Unfortunately, we were also backed up to the maintenance area which generated it's own noise. And, wow, it's expensive for a reservoir especially with the additional fees per vehicle per day. - Free
Jul 2016 - $51.00
We were lucky to snag a 30 amp electric with water site for the first 3 nights of Cheyenne Frontier Days. This place is an interesting mix of tourist trap, a true working ranch and a roughed in campground. We happened to eat in both restaurants - unmemorable at best. Not bad - just not really good. The RV Park itself has rough gravel/mud interior roads and the spacing was very tight. But we didn't stay in that area. We drove through there to more rough terrain to park - in a field. There were a few sites on the edge closest to the real RV park with electric and water. At first it didn't look too inviting. But once I moved the very rustic picnic table out of the middle of my narrow site, backed in and got settled all was fine. Water pressure was OK and no problems operating my 50 amp coach on 30 amps. We were packed in like sardines along the row with electric and had tents immediately behind us but everyone was polite and courteous so it worked out. The worst part of the experience was I25 and pounding noise all through the night. It made windows open sleeping difficult. The people in the Trading Post which is central operations were very nice and somewhat helpful.We didn't use any of the tourist attractions so can't speak to that - not our cup of tea. I would stay again under the same circumstances but would not go back by choice just to hang around the area. - kdlee747
Jul 2016 - $42.00
This is a 1 night stay. Campground is bad gravel and scrub grass that could use a good mowing. Many old rigs with plywood additions. Utilities were fine. Claim to fame is that it is a working bison ranch with 2500 bison, camels and other livestock. Park and attractions seemed very tired. - unifan
Jun 2016 - $40.00
I gave this place an "8" based more on the fact I think there was more unusual things to do here than on the quality of the campgrounds. This place is more of a destination in and of itself!
We arrived very late and after closing, but all the info we needed and directions to our site were easy to find and right where the staff said they'd leave the packet. Located RIGHT off a major interstate there is definitely unpleasant road noise to contend with here. Interior roads are pretty uneven, mostly gravel and old asphalt, but are wide and easy to navigate. The RV sites are nothing to write home about - pull thru which was nice, but very plain, very close together, and definitely in need of some maintenance (grading, new gravel, mowing). No trees for shade anywhere in the lot, so when it hit the high 80's it was like baking in a parking lot.
But! There is lots to do here on-site and all the staff we met here were just wonderful and so friendly. Horseback rides, train rides, feeding buffalo, ATV rides, a kiddie amusement park, many other animals to see. Two restaurants are located on site - one that's just open for breakfast and the other, larger one that's open for lunch and dinner. The cost of the activities adds up for sure, but we found the restaurants pretty reasonably priced and good. - R.T.
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Rate above includes having to pay a daily admission fee to access the park. Overall, a nice place. We had an end site near a bath house that was quiet, clean, and level. Only complaint would be that there was no soap available in the bath house to wash hands with! The showers are coin-operated but have good water pressure and are hot. We didn't have time to check out the lake as we were visiting family nearby but it was nice to camp by. - calijame
Jul 2016 - $24.00
Great state park close to lots of services and amenities. We had a pull-through site with a lake view. Our site was also next to the multi-use concrete path that runs through the park. Perfect! We went for runs on this path and also rode our bikes on it for over 20 miles in the city of Loveland. Access to the path was our favorite feature of the campground. We were in the first loop, which is a short distance away from the beach area and the lake. Services were excellent. As other reviewers have noted, this campground feels more like a city park than a state park. Most sites are well shaded. As with most Colorado state parks, water spigots are shared among campsites. We would definitely stay at this park again. - tripster
Jul 2016 - $24.00
We have been coming to Boyd for a lot of years and always have had a great experience. The lake is wonderful for boating and lots of things to do.
Having said that, our trip this time was pretty good with a couple of exceptions.
We had reserved a site nearly 6 months ago (you MUST reserve early to get a weekend spot here in Colorado!) but due to work, we could not spend the first night, but opted to arrive early the next morning. We were surprised to see a tent camper in our reserved spot when we arrived! The camp hosts were not helpful and I had to call the Park Rangers. Turns out the camper was camping illegally and was issued a ticket by the Rangers and kicked out of the park. Never had that one happen before! Other than that, not a bad stay.
The Park is starting to show it's age and could use some updating, but is still pretty good. Good electricity and water spigots are scattered around. Lots of room at the dump station! Shower house was not clean, but was usable. (Lots of cobwebs).
Overall a good park, but upkeep was lacking. This I will pin directly on the camp hosts. The hosts only job appeared to be... well... camping and putting tags on the reservation markers. No campsite upkeep or cleaning was seen during our 4 day stay. It was disappointing because we love seeing how other hosts in other CO state parks maintain their sites with pride. No so much here. Too bad. I know it's dependent on the particular group of hosts and usually they are pretty good. No this time and it showed.
Having said that, we WILL be back next year! - colochoclab