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Carbondale / Crystal River KOA, Carbondale, Colorado

Date of Stay: July, 2006 - $35.00
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Though advertised as a family resort (with photos on the website that match the advertising), as daylight approached (we got there late 30 June 2006) it seemed more of a junk yard and work camp. Along with a large population of what seems to be migrant workers in RV type trailers, there are many hazards abound – old automobile engines, 5 gallon containers of corrosive, poisonous chemicals (clearly marked as such), buckets and drain pans of used oil laying about, and invasive overgrowth blocking views of many of the “riverfront” sites. After approaching on-site management for 2 days about the lack of cleanliness in the bathrooms and shower house, management took it as personal affronts and told us to buy a better motor home so we would not have to use their bathroom/shower house, indicating that our standards must be higher than theirs. As we attempted to explain our position (management did not verify the conditions the first day), we were again told to buy a better motor home and “Get our s$%& and get the %$%% out!” along with being told that the cleaning staff’s primary focus was the cabins and that if there was any time left over, they clean the bathroom and showers in the RV area. Several other RVers in the campground had stopped using the bathrooms and shower house. . Redstone National Park is approx 10 miles further down CO 133 and has water and electric hooks up available at many sites, along with spotless bath and shower accommodations – even on a busy holiday weekend. In 25 years of RVing, I can not remember a worse experience! We camped at Carbondale / Crystal River KOA in a Motorhome.


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