This has been our first night stopover for the past few years when traveling from Houston west. We look forward to a refreshing dip in the pool at the end of a long hot day of driving. The sites are large, clean, and level. it is far enough from the interstate for peace and quiet.
We camped here while visiting family in early September. It was blazing hot thus we pretty much had the place to ourselves. The $55 fee was for the most expensive section of the park. The pool, all the grass, and the trees made the heat bearable. Since the AC was running nonstop freeway and train noise was not an issue.
This place is OK if you just need a a place to spend the night driving by, but not worth driving out of your way to get to. Most of the park is filled with permanent residents and the overall look of the place is a little rough. Having said that those that we talked to were nice and you do feel safe because a Highway Patrol person lives there and thus parks their patrol car there. The sites are unlevel gravel. The hookups worked, as well as the cable and Wi-Fi.
While this park has 40 sites, only about 8-10 are used for people passing through. The park is clean, safe, and convenient. There is tons of grass for walking your dog. My only negative would be the noise from I-287 and the trains. Bring earplugs and you will be a happy camper.
We used this state park campground as a one night stop over, and mid week the end of September, we had our choice of sites. We picked one at the top of the cliff overlooking the reservoir, put our chairs out between the bushes, and had a beautiful relaxing view. This park is just 3 miles from I-25 but is very quiet and peaceful. The sites are long, pretty level, mostly back-ins. The road through the campground is narrow with drainage ditches on both sides which makes backing a fifth wheel into some spots a challenge. We would stay here again if passing through.
We have stayed here for one night driving through (this time) and also for a couple days to see the area two years ago. This is an excellent campground in every way and should be a model for others to follow. It is convenient to I-70, yet quiet. The spaces are huge, private, extremely clean and most all have a view of the Colorado State Monument. The restrooms, showers and laundry are all squeaky clean. There is a super playground if you have kids or grands with you. If that isn't enough it is pet friendly too.The $27 fee includes the $7 day pass for being a Colorado SP. Staying here while in Fruita is a no-brainer.
The rate is $25 for an electrical site, plus the $7 NFS day use fee. This is our second time here, the first being a few years ago before it was clear cut due to the pine bark beetle infestation. While I do wish the trees were still there, the 360 degree view of the mountain ranges with the lake in the foreground is in a word - spectacular. It is a few miles from Grand Lake and the west park entrance.
As others have mentioned this area has been hit hard by the pine bark beetle. The campground has been clear cut which actually makes for beautiful views of the mountains, as well as super easy to maneuver in and around the campground. The sites are long level back-ins with 50amp and good space between sites. It is right off 14, but there is not a lot of traffic, especially at night. We used this campground as a base for doing several beautiful hikes in the area.
This is a great campground for visiting the east side of the park. Elk and deer came through at dusk and dawn most days. We got a walk-in site (Glacier Basin Campground was closed so they made Moraine loop B walk-in this year) and had a long level site. I knocked off 2 points for lack of any hook-ups, but truthfully it was worth dry camping for 4 days for the location of this campground.
We do not normally stay in private resort type parks because we do not use the amenities and therefore don't want to pay for them. I am glad we made an exception here and stayed 5 days. We came to Breckenridge for the hiking and biking and using this campground as a base was super. We had a wonderful spot on the Swan River with grass and a patio set perched right on the rivers edge. I did use the laundry which was convenient. We would definitely stay here again if in the area, but doubt we would pay the rate in the high season.
As others have reported the overnight spots are not clearly marked and are in a gravel parking lot with an overflowing dumpster. On the positive side it is convenient, safe, and if you are traveling through in the summer, the pool is refreshing after a long days drive through the desert.