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09/2008
rating [ 2/10 ]
I rated this park so low for one reason only and that is the ROAD NOISE. This was literally (no embellishment)the loudest place we ever camped at. All other aspects of this park I would rate a very excellent 9-10. First and foremost is it is located right along side of Interstate 70. Sites 64-74 are no more that 5-15 YARDS from the Interstate itself. The site we stayed in(#78)was about 40 yards from the interstate. The vehicle traffic, in particular the heavy semi-truck traffic, was so loud (24-7)you literally could not carry on a conversation while outside. Having a hard sided trailer brought no relief. It was impossible for us to sleep. We tried fans, and music to no avail. We even checked out the road noise from the farthest campsites 55-60 (located along the Colorado River) and it was still very loud. The sites along the river had to also deal with train traffic as the tracks run on the opposite side of the river. The campground is located in a canyon and the road noise reverberates off of the walls. What is an absolute shame is the fact that this campground is very well maintained, the campsites are laid out and maintained in excellent fashion. The sites along the river are some of the best around. The scenic beauty was incredible(again except for the incredible proximity of I-70.) I spoke with the park personnel about why the campground was located so close to I-70 since they are well aware of the terrible road noise. All they could say is that it has been there a long time and it didn't use to be this way. It is apparent a lot of the truck traffic is associated with all the natural gas drilling now taking place all the way to Parachute, CO and of course the always present interstate trucking. Anyway, we tried to switch to the Fruita section (17 miles away) with no luck. Too bad, since it is another very nice campground and located sufficiently away from I-70. Bottom line, our three day visit was an incredible disappointment and next time we visit in this beautiful area we will stay in the Fruita section.
09/2008
rating [ 2/10 ]
First, this campground is actually one of five sections for the James M. Robb – Colorado River State Park. Those sections are: 1. Island Acres Section 2. Corn Lake Section 3. Colorado River Wildlife Area Section 4. Connected Lakes Section 5. Fruita Section. I rated this park so low for one reason only and that is road noise. All other aspects of this park I would rate a very favorable 9-10. First and foremost is it is located right next to Interstate 70. Sites 64-74 are no more that 5-15 YARDS from the Interstate. The site we stated in #78 was about 40 yards from the interstate. The vehicle traffic, in particular the heavy semi-truck traffic, was so loud (24-7) you literally could not carry on a conversation while outside. Having a hard sided trailer brought no relief. We even checked out the road noise from the farthest campsites 55-60 (located along the Colorado River) and it was still very loud. The sites along the river had to deal with train traffic as the tracks run on the opposite side of the river. The campground is located in a canyon and the road noise reverberates on the walls. What is an absolute shame is the fact that this campground is very well maintained, the campsites and laid out are excellent. The sites along the river are some of the best around. The scenic beauty was incredible (again except for the incredible proximity of I-70.) I spoke with the park personnel about why the campground was located so close to I-70 since they are well aware of the terrible road noise. All they could say is that it has been there a long time and it didn't use to be this way. It is apparent a lot of the truck traffic is associated with the natural gas drilling taking place all the way to Parachute, CO and, of course, the always present interstate trucking. Anyway, we tried to switch to the Fruita section (17 miles away) with no luck. Too bad, since it is anther very nice campground and located sufficiently away from I-70. Bottom line, our three day visit was an incredible disappointment and next time we visit in this beautiful area we will stay in the Fruita section.
07/2008
rating [ 8/10 ]
We stayed here one night here in a travel trailer. As many who stay at KOAs they seem to be either a hit or miss experience. This campground was a hit. Overall, this campground was well maintained and the facilities were clean. The employees working there were very friendly and helpful. The spaces were adequate size and well landscaped As far as location, if you are headed to Yellowstone it is in an excellent location. If you are traveling the interstate be prepared to drive an additional 8 miles to get there.
06/2008
rating [ 10/10 ]
We stayed at this campground for one week in a travel trailer. I can second all of the previous positive comments about this park. In particular, the layout,cleanliness (showers & bathrooms)and quietness of this park. This park is centrally located to get to Glacier National Park or shopping and dining.
05/2007
rating [ 9/10 ]
This state park is located within a one hour drive from the Denver area. There have been many site improvements in the last couple of years and the facilities (shower & laundry) are first rate. There are several tent camping areas that are located in a remote section of the park. The roads and the RV sites are all paved (not the tent camping areas). There are hiking trails galore and the mountain views are excellent. Since this is a state park it is patrolled regularly by state rangers (quiet & orderly atmosphere). Overall, this is a great place to stay near the Denver or Blackhawk area.
07/2007
rating [ 7/10 ]
We stayed here one night and found this to be one of the better KOA campgrounds. The children we had with us really enjoyed this place. This KOA is very large but well maintained. The only negative was the incredible volume of "yellow jackets" wasps in the park. We attempted to eat twice in the outdoor dining area and each time had to leave because of the constant attacks on us and our food by the wasps. Overall a very nice place to stay.
08/2007
rating [ 4/10 ]
We stayed here for three nights and my overall impression mostly negative. The shower faculties are poorly designed and coupled with the fact they were poorly maintained and always dirty. This park just seemed to be worn out from use and in serious need of being refurbished. The campsites were poorly maintained and overrun with weeds. On the positive side the camp personnel were pleasant and helpful with facilitating our tour packages. We found that there were much better RV parks in this area (Salt Creek.)
08/2007
rating [ 8/10 ]
We just stayed here for one night and overall were very pleased. We stopped here after travelling all day on the interstate. This park was very well maintained and clean throughout. The staff was exceptionally friendly towards us. We ate dinner at the casino buffet and it was fine and inline with most other buffets you find at these type casino resorts.
08/2007
rating [ 2/10 ]
I can verify the previous reviewer's comments. The beach area was very nice. Sad to say with their "no rules" for this park it was not a pleasure at all to stay here. There was a large contingent of surfer people (beach bums) who were for the most part collectively vulgar, drunk and incredibly loud. The people working at check-in convenience store were the most rude indiviuals "don't like it then leave" I have come across in all my stays at RV parks. If you are a party person than this place is definitely for you.
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