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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 21

Steamboat Lake State Park, Clark, Colorado

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $20.00
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Truly a treasure of a park. Steamboat Lake is a breathtakingly delicious location to meet a wide variety of outdoor activities for persons of all ages. From spotless camper facilities to a marina where you are rent anything from a fishing pole to a paddle or power boat, this park is a slice of Colorado's very best. Not only are the views spectacular, but the campsites are well spaced and fairly level on gravel. There is terrific birding, hiking, cycling (on and off road), horseback riding and ATV opportunities in or near at the park as it is adjacent to National Forest. Out of all the many great Colorado State Parks, this one takes the cake! We camped here with two happy dogs. We camped at Steamboat Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 66
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 21

Yampa River State Park (Headquarters Campground), Hayden, Colorado

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $22.00
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This is a peaceful park located on the Yampa River surrounded by popular trees. The sites are level and the staff is very helpful and friendly. The fishing in the area is great and the pond in front has Northern Pike that have been relocated from the river- it's quite a treat to catch a Pike on a fly line! This park is located between Craig and Steamboat Springs. There are beautiful, green hills at this State Park and a nice walking path around the perimeter of the property. Clean laundry and bathrooms, as well as educational information at the main desk. A nice place to stay and relax. We stayed here with two dogs for seven nights and were very pleased with our experience overall. Don't miss the Wild Goose Coffee Shop in town! We camped at Yampa River State Park (Headquarters Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 66
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 21

Highline Lake State Park, Loma, Colorado

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $18.00
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An island oasis in the high desert of Loma, CO. Clean and tidy as all of the Colorado State Parks, this little treasure is hard to get a reservation for, but if you can, the rewards are big! This park is the location for many bike races (the famous "18 Hours of Fruita) and other events. The park caters to those scheduled events which means getting in on weekends can be a challenge at best- that is unless you are a participant in one of the events itself. The RV camping and tent sites are all emerald green and fully shaded with beautiful, large poplar trees. The sites are pull in styled and set along a narrow, one-way only, circular, paved road that allows for some tricky navigation for a large 5th wheel- ours is 37ft. and fortunately driven by a very skilled operator! There are only water hook ups and a dump station. The cycling, fishing, boating, hiking and birding opportunities at Highline are hard to beat. Super smooth and fast, well maintained mountain bike trails make for memorable single track thrills! Highline State Park is very dog friendly and truly serene. We can't wait to visit again! We camped at Highline Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 66
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 21

Monument RV Resort, Fruita, Colorado

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $34.00
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The first thing that comes to my mind about this clean, well maintained RV park is "keep movin' folks, there's nothing to see here". Not that the area isn't stunning, centrally located to many outdoor activities and well worth hiking, biking and exploring, its just the park itself is simply a fenced parking lot with super tight, level spaces on pea gravel. The laundry room and bathrooms are very clean and the Wi-Fi signal is adequate. The location is near the I-70 and literally across the street from the James M . Robb CO State Park-Fruita Section that offers nice walking and fishing opportunities. There is also good Mexican and Chinese food in the area and you can walk out the back gate of the Monument RV Park and go to lunch or dinner. Up the road, you can take Kings View Dr. to a great off-leash area where the dogs can swim in the lake and hike the beautiful hills. Monument RV park is not dog friendly, although there is a tiny gravel dog run. The staff is OK, but you get the feeling like you are being patrolled by an angry school principal who smiles, but packs a bit of nasty side. This park is a good overnight stay if you can't get into one of the fantastic, local state parks, or, if you need a RV park for monthly use or RV storage. We camped at Monument RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 66
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 21

James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park / Island Acres Section, Palisade, Colorado

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $23.00
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Another beautiful Colorado State Park with a very friendly staff and clean camper amenities that always include showers, bathrooms and laundry. The RV and tent sites are green and many have large shade trees. The sites were well spaced, clean and very level. We planed to stay 14 nights, but only stayed for one as the park is very isolated from town and is quite a drive to the famous Fruita bike trails. The ponds are regularly stocked with fish and there is a tiny bike/hike path around both ponds. The campground is nestled right off the I-70 freeway so there is a little bit of noise. A good stop for a night or two when in the Palisade Peach area. We camped at James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park / Island Acres Section in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 66
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 21

James M. Robb-Colorado River State Park (Fruita Section), Fruita, Colorado

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $23.00
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Amazing staff, spotless facilities, lovely, paved campsites with full and partial hook ups, stocked fishing ponds, and great surrounding views truly make this park a shinning gem in high desert of Fruita, CO. This park is a mountain bikers paradise base camp that is close to the I-70 - and all the world famous Fruita trails!- yet still near the many conveniences of town but isolated just enough that you really get a chance to relax. Our two week stay wasn't long enough! We camped at James M. Robb-Colorado River State Park (Fruita Section) in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 66
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 21

OK RV Park & Canyonlands Stables, Moab, Utah

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $37.00
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For us, a really nice staff is always a welcome part of any campground as well as clean laundry and restroom facilities. This park does not email you a reservation conformation and is a bit old school in their set up, but we were greeted and assisted with a friendly smile each day of our visit. A majority of the sites have green grass- at least enough to take the dogs out to and still have enough room to set up your chairs and enjoy the outdoors at your own site. This campground backs up to the stables where there are no horses, but daily stall and corral rentals are available for use. In addition to a track, a large round pen and two outdoor areans with good footing, the indoor area is a bonus, in case you are traveling with horses and they need a safe, dry turn out area. The OK RV Park would be a perfect full hookup place to be next door to if you also needed livestock lodging. The back of the stable area also has a large ATV area where the dogs can run off leash- a big bonus for us and will also be a reason we return to this campground next time we are in Moab. This park is south of town about 4 miles and is nothing fancy. The sites are all gravel, but level. There are some back-in sites located on the back row that are larger and a bit more lush. We liked how close by the Slick rock and Mill Creek trails were to the OK RV Campground. We camped at OK RV Park & Canyonlands Stables in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 66
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 21

Buescher State Park, Smithville, Texas

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $22.00
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This is a gem of a state park. While Bastrop State Park is connected to Buescher on interior roads, this park was not affected by the big fire and is still green and lush. It is a blast to road ride the connecting 11 mile paved streets in-between the parks, but know that the hills are very challenging and ideal for training. We enjoyed the beautiful hiking trails that are well marked and shaded. Fishing is free in all Texas State Parks and this lake is well stocked with large-mouthed bass, catfish and trout. The bathrooms are spotless and offer free, hot water showers for campers. The playground is large and wide open and all of the rangers and park staff were friendly and helpful throughout our 14-day stay. This park is just 2 miles up the road from Rocky Hill Ranch, a well known mountain bike park that offers epic cycling opportunities! About 4 miles from downtown Smithville, this park is private, clean and very beautiful. We enjoyed a peaceful stay and we camped here with 2 dogs. In the next several months, all of the hiking trails in Buescher State Park will be open for mountain biking! The check-in office is lovely and many of the out buildings were built by the CCC in the 1930's and offer great historical significance. We camped at Buescher State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 21

Los Suenos de Santa Fe RV Park, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $34.00
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Understand that there are many RV parks in Santa Fe and all of them are on gravel, dirt or asphalt. You will not find grass- or at least any that you can relieve your dogs on! We have stayed at several places in Santa Fe and for us, hands down, Los Suenos de Santa Fe is where we call home for the cleanest bathrooms, laundry facilities, incredibly friendly and helpful staff. We love that there is direct access to the river bottom where the dogs can go off leash and you can easily walk to the grocery store, Sam's Club or visit a myriad of shopping and restaurant options. Just in from of the park you can pick up the transit bus and buzz into downtown for $2 per person, round-trip. The sites are well spaced, level and offer both pull-throughs and back-ins with either 30 or 50 amp and a strong Wi-Fi signal. All sites are gravel and offer concrete pads with picnic tables and provide individual, lined trashcans. The park is very clean and located just behind the front stores on Cerrillos Rd so the noise level of the traffic is well mitigated from any other RV park we have found here in Santa Fe. There is a nice playground for kids and you are in direct proximity to the hike and bike trails that go for miles on end, without the dangers of busy traffic. The park has ice and propane for sale and the staff is happy to assist with FedEx deliveries and mail service. The dog friendly aspect is great for us and we appreciate the wide open space options. This is not a fancy park, but it is as clean as they come and as quiet and friendly as we have found here in the Land of Enchantment. We camped at Los Suenos de Santa Fe RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 66
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 21

Garden of the Gods Campground, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $26.00
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Excellent staff, BBQ dinners and pancake breakfasts are just a few of the extra special features that make this campground feel like a high end resort! Clean laundry facilities and bathrooms and a great playground for the kids. The Midland Trail, paved for cyclists and walkers, extends into Manitou Springs and east to downtown Co. Springs. The outdoors activities are endless in this town and everywhere we went was dog friendly! The nights were quiet and the sites were well spaced, level and offered locations of tree shade as well as sunny pull through sites. There is something for all ages in this area and our stay at Garden of the Gods Campground was a so pleasant that we ended up extending our time out to 2 full weeks. We couldn't have been happier! We camped at Garden of the Gods Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 66
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 21

Curt Gowdy State Park, Cheyenne, Wyoming

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $18.00
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The highlight of this park is that it has a National "EPIC" rating for mountain biking excellence! It is a not to miss utopia of amazingly well marked trails and skills practice areas! The inviting cycling & hiking trails, a challenging bow and arrow course, miles of mapped running trails and clear waters for boating or fishing offer so many options for fun! This park is jam packed with stunning views and unique rock formations. There were many on-the-water sites and all were well spaced out for privacy. The Tumbleweed Section, marked as "TW, offers water and electrical. Rumor has it that by Summer of 2013 there will be several sewer sites added and more electrical hook ups. This was a wonderful park for a 2 week stay. Just be sure that if you make reservations at this park, once you enter the park, go Left. Otherwise, you will drive for miles over washboard roads that are not very well marked. This lack of direction clarification was the only disappointing fact we encountered. We camped at Curt Gowdy State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 66
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 21

Riverview RV Park & Campground, Loveland, Colorado

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $34.00
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Riverview is a lovely RV Park as described by others here on this review site. We enjoyed walks around the large property that offered shade and lush grass. Our dogs enjoyed a large, fenced dog area for playtime and river access to cool off in on warm afternoons. The sites were a bit close together and the staff was just fairly friendly. All and all, our experience was a good one and we would stay here again when in the Loveland area. We loved the cycling and hiking as well as the proximity to both I-25 as well as Estes Park. We camped at Riverview RV Park & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 66
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 21

Elk Meadow Lodge & RV Resort, Estes Park, Colorado

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $45.00
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A somewhat friendly staff and nice views of The Rockies overlooking a storage lot full of rv's and old propane cylinders simply did not make up for for the high priced facility. The dusty gravel roads and unlevel sites that are so close together were less than desirable for our one week stay. The location is very near to Estes Park and downtown, but so are many other RV options in town. The Wi-Fi is very weak throughout the park. We camped in the "G" section that is supposed to have the best "views". The pet leash law is strictly enforced. There is no area for off leash exercise except for near the fairgrounds where there is a very nice dog park. We will not return again. We camped at Elk Meadow Lodge & RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 66
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 21

Whitestar Campground, Leadville, Colorado

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $17.00
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Outstanding park with open, level sites surrounded by stunning views of Twin Lakes and Mt. Elbert. This is one of the most beautiful areas to fish, hike, bike or just plain relax! The restrooms were clean and the camp hosts are friendly and helpful. The sites are well spaced, on level gravel pads and the walk-in tent sites are a top pick with the best views in the park. Be sure to bring your own water and be prepared to pay $10 to dump. We camped here in a 37 foot rig and stayed in the Sage Loop and had no troubles at all. We did walk the other two smaller loops in the park and they were equally as nice. This park is truly in the town of Granite--about 16 miles south from Leadville and a stunning drive over Independence Pass to Aspen for a day trip or adventure. We would stay here again in a heartbeat! We camped at Whitestar Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 21

Sugar Loafin' RV Campground & Cabins, Leadville, Colorado

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $31.00
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An excellent park to soak up the beauty of Leadville, CO. Just three miles from downtown, this very charming and peaceful campground with friendly, knowledgeable staff has so much to offer. Every evening, there is a all-you-can-eat ice cream social for $1.50! The busy hummingbirds in the park are an added bonus for free entertainment. Yes, the sites are a little tight and not perfectly groomed, but this campground feels like home and it's well worth the location so close by to Turquoise Lake's myriad of outdoor activities. The tent camping sites are beautiful, perfectly level and well shaded. We found the bathrooms to be spotless and the campground store well stocked with helpful supplies. If you have dogs, this is the place to stay when in Leadville because the off leash area is vast and the campground is next door to a National Forest. We look forward to our next visit here. We camped at Sugar Loafin' RV Campground & Cabins in a Fifth Wheel.

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