Small, quiet park. Great for an overnight stop or even longer to explore the area. The hosts are in site #1 and very friendly. All sites are shaded, spacious, and back-in only. We enjoyed our overnight stay and would stay here again if in the area. This is a Passport America park, but the rate is not available on weekends.
We enjoyed our overnight stay here. Off the beaten path and a short drive from I-70, it was quiet and peaceful. The friendly manager met us at the office after a quick phone call and took us to the open sites. We had our pick of sites and the one we chose was fairly level. Huge pool and many lakes around the park and it's a pretty place overall. We did not get a chance to use the pool or amenities. We would stay here again and the rate reflects the Passport America discount.
Good for an overnight stay or two, but this is really just a wayside park on the side of the highway. That's all we needed. We pulled in around sunset and left at 7am so we saw no one in the office. Clean, but close together, pull through sites. Well laid out hookups. We would stay here again.
We had a very nice stay at this park. There was some minor road noise, but it was minimal. The park itself is well cared for and very well groomed. The sites are ample, shaded and level with watered grass in between. This is a 2009 KOA award winner and all staff appear to take great pride and are fully engaged. The pool was closed for the season, but we knew that already. Good location to explore the area. We would definitely stay here again when in the area.
I echo the review two below this one. Beautiful location, lots of activities and good food. Bathrooms and showers were clean and most of the staff was nice. The female co-owner, however, is overly aggressive, nastily rude and simply should NOT be in this business. When we arrived she was loudly berating a female customer who wanted to exchange sites with another customer and both parties were in agreement. She loudly complained about the extra paperwork, etc, etc. It didn't matter who was in the office, she just kept going. When one of the Dads in our party went to check out the store with his son, the son picked up one of the animal hats and tried it on, she yelled at the kid to put it back. When the Dad explained he was trying it on to see if it fit, she said he had to buy it first. Who buys a hat without seeing if it fits, he asked. You heard me, she yelled back. She left no opportunity to be mean and nasty untouched. As nice as this campground is, we won't be back because of her. She just put a damper on the entire weekend and there are other places in the area with great owners who know how to treat their customers.
We stayed at this park for four nights and while I agree with the reviews below, the "stalls" are extremely tight. The front sites are just that, gravel between split-rail fencing and we had a grand total of 4 feet of space between us and the neighbor with our one slide open. The view of our neighbors sewer line was all we had. The park is nicely kept, has a dog run, family-owned, showers and bathrooms clean, but the "sites" are just too tight for more than a night or two stay. We will look elsewhere when we next visit the area.
A huge RV park. We stayed in the Base Camp. A fairly busy area, but well kept and we had a very roomy site, #217. Everything is a bit of a hike from the other areas, but nothing wrong with that. We did not use the showers or restrooms as they are near the main building. Pool was great, office was helpful when asked and the store is a bit expensive which is not surprising. We enjoyed our stay and would stay again.
I echo the other comments. This is one of the top State Park campgrounds ever, in our experience. Make sure to spend at least a week to take in the local sights. Stay away from the first week in August unless you own a motorcycle! Overall, very clean, well laid out with lots of room and shade. You can do all booking on the Internet and it all works. We will be back again, just not the first week of August though!
This is a fantastic CG. The staff is just great and responsive to every request. The pool was super, the restrooms and showers were spotless. Good shade at most sites and plenty of room. WiFI was very good and cell service is strong. The camp store is more like a small boutique than what you usually find. Very strong DTV with 42 channels available. This served as our base camp for Mesa Verde and 4 corners and we had a wonderful time. Being there for the 4th fireworks was also a big plus as you have a front row seat. This park is a KOA President's Award winner and it shows. All KOA parks should be judged by this standard! We would be back in a heartbeat.
While this is a pretty location and a decent KOA, there were some major issues that our party ran into during our stay. The Pro's: next to the Arkansas river with good fishing and rafting nearby. No cell service available. Fairly level sites for most sites. Fire rings and picnic tables available at each site. Fairly roomy sites with shade trees available. Premium sites are next to the river and fill up early. Pool was clean and available. The Con's: Bathrooms and showers were dirty. Wi-Fi was very week and they charge $2 a day for it. No cell service available. Route 50 is 10 feet away and road noise is fairly constant. They advertise an Ice Cream Social and did not tell us it lasted 15 minutes, so our kids missed out, however the entire staff did not. When one of the Dad's in our party asked to stay 30 minutes after checkout time so he could pick his family up from the local rafting company, he was told he needed to pay an additional $50. This is despite the stated policy on their website of a $10 "late charge". The CG was almost empty at the time of the request. When I went to pull out and dump my tanks 30 minutes prior to checkout, there was a truck parked in front of the dump location. When I asked if the truck could be moved so I can dump, they stated that they didn't know whose truck it was and that I would just have to wait. After 15 minutes, I left as it was apparent this was to discourage their customers from using the dump on their CG. We will not be back.
We always have a great stay at this park, whether for a weekend or a week. The owners are definitely very nice and helpful, in our experience. They have always guided us to our site, and even help set up, while chatting and filling us in on local events. I can't imagine hearing a cross word from either of them. We enjoy hiking up to the top of the park and taking in the spectacular mountain views. Our kids love the stream going through the property, the trails, and the playground. The pool is not available, but we knew that because we asked ahead of time. I hope one day that it is, but we still had a good time on the Upper Arkansas, 10 minutes away. Lots of local events and possibly one of the most beautiful locations in the lower 48.
I would echo the other comments below. We also had the added adventure of torrential thunderstorms that left our two sites (27 and 28) under 6 to 8 inches of standing water. While the ownership was not responsible, they never asked how we were doing either. The Wi-Fi also never worked and they seemed to tire of being asked why. It appears that they have been waiting on "the network guy" to come out to fix it for quite a while. Maybe all summer. If I had to stay a night here, I would, but no longer than that.
This is a large, beautiful park. Lots of sites, but very popular. Reservations recommended. All the sites we saw were electric only. Fresh potable water is available. There are dumps available at the exit. The sites are large, shaded and have picnic tables and fire places. We really enjoyed the water slides nearby. There are two stores in the park and expect higher prices, but you can find most of what you need. We really enjoyed our 4 day stay and would stay again.
Absolutely fabulous small park. Marv and Heather have created a little piece of heaven here. Well managed, very clean and friendly place. Honor system is in use and everyone participated that I saw. Washrooms and showers are very clean. Easy in and out to the highway with little road noise. We had a Very nice stay for a week and would not hesitate again.
We were looking forward to this CG based on the website, but it is misleading. The owners were very nice, but this is just another parking-lot-on the grass-CG. Open your slide and you cover the next site's picnic table. There are pull-through rows available and we got one, but that was a mistake. When we got up to leave at 7am, the other campers had beached their trucks and toads all over the lane and we had no way to get out! We would have had to wake at least 6 campers to get them to move their vehicles off the lane, so we did not tell the owners or wake the camp. We finally backed up 100' and went over an open grass field to get out of the park. The CG lanes are also littered with "speed bumps", which are not needed as the road is bad enough to provide many of them my itself. We would not stay here again.
This park is a great stop. Full hookups with pull-throughs for under $20 are rare and the owner was very friendly and helpful. Located at the intersection of 85 and 212, you can't miss it. We would stay again in a heat beat.
The new owners are really serious about upgrading this CG. Based on customer feedback, a new cell tower and internet tower were scheduled to be put up within the last couple weeks, after we left. All that should be done by now. The rest of the CG is a clean and friendly as always. This was our second trip and we will be back. Lots of activities on their web page. They also arrange pick up and drop off for local outdoor activities. We took the rafting trip to Browns Canyon on a lark and ended up having one of the best family outings ever. Just let them know what you want to do. We are already ready to go back.
This park is completely overgrown with weeds and very poorly maintained. When I read the other reviews, I really didn't understand how bad the weeds were. The tumbleweeds at our site were knee-high or taller and all over. Yes, they are native to the area. Whopee. We couldn't even walk around the rig. We got in late and had to setup in the dark and that it made it worse. Trees also need trimming and made it difficult to park. In the morning, we saw the trash left over from the last campers. No picnic table. The roads are also rutted and we lost a few dishes when we came in. Unless you get a pull-through, you're in the back-in slums. The sites looked like they hadn't been maintained in years. The only saving grace is the staff is friendly, it's close to downtown and has good highway acess or our rating would be a zero. No WiFi unless you were in the staff building. Good phone signal. We would not stay here again.
Now known as Arrowhead Point Camping resort and under new management. The new owners are trying hard and it shows. Very nice family-oriented campground with a playground, putt-putt golf and arcade. Spotless showers and toilets. Port-a-potties even have deodorizer and hand sanitizer. RV sites are not cramped and some have shade. Great views of the Collegiate range and close to great fly fishing on the Arkansas.
We had a really nice stay here. The sites are very well maintained and we got an escort to the site and help backing. The staff were very friendly and the store had all the little things we needed. The bathrooms and showers were the cleanest we've ever seen. They do charge for the showers, but it beats ours in the 5th wheel. The CG is also well located to explore the local attractions like St. Elmo, stables, and great fly fishing.