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Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake

Estes Park, Colorado


2120 Marys Lake Rd
Estes Park, Colorado 80517
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Sites: 200
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 40.34698
Longitude: -105.53255

Elevation: 8068' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails no
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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Review Count: 81
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: September, 2019 - $48.00
Overall Rating:

If you park in the bottom row and it rains you’ll be in mud. And when it rains it pours! The 35 foot slots are just that 35’. They’ll measure you if they think you are too long. Better to stay in the upper sites (lower numbered sites). The layout of the back ins allows for any neighbors to be too close. Too close to your outdoor area at the rear and on the side of your patio. Other than that the hosts were polite and friendly, the manager not so much. It’s too bad the city doesn’t even make an attempt to improve the drainage. We camped at Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake in a Fifth Wheel.

Site Details

Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Stay in the pull through sites for a better experience.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

You don't stay in this park to get to resort experience. This is a slightly overpriced gravel lot with FHUs at a price that's robbery anywhere but in a place like Estes Park. We were tempted to splurge for some spots that were more scenic, but most of those were almost or more than double the rate here. Besides, we didn't come to Estes Park for the CG. We came for Rocky Mountain National Park. With that mentality, this place is just fine. It has some nice amenities like a heated pool, nice playground, cornhole and horseshoes pits, etc. The kids enjoyed riding their bikes as the speeds were pretty well regulated and it was nice to come back to the rig after a long day of hiking and take a long shower instead of a dry camping navy shower. My one gripe of the layout is where your driver's side neighbor's fire ring sits. It's too close to your site so the music, chatting, smoke, etc find their way into your rig. Any time we come back to visit RMNP, this is the first place I'm looking for vacancy. We camped at Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

We made reservations here in spite of some not-too-great reviews, because the Estes Park Campground at East Portal was full. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the bathrooms and showers are kept clean. The showers are $2 for 6 minutes, which is plenty of time for most people, and the hot water was plentiful. Our site had electric and water hook ups and was one of the sites surrounding a dirt and gravel lot. Unfortunately, when the wind blew, which it did with a vengeance, dust blows! Even with the windows and door closed, our RV was full of dust. There were a couple sites below a small hill that many have been better sheltered from the dust, but the campground needs to be at least covered with gravel or paved. Perhaps there are plans to do that, as the lot looked somewhat like a work in progress. The full hook-up sites were gravel with cement patios but no trees at all. Tent sites were more shaded. All sites have a picnic table and fire pit. The location is great - easy to get to town and Rocky Mt. National Park. There are views of the mountains. There is no WiFi here, but the WiFi was good at the Estes Park Visitor Center. We camped at Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
M109
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park is spectacular. Drive Trail Ridge Road. Sites M129 and M130 might be a little more sheltered from the dust. None of the sites are real level. I posted several photos of the campground.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $60.00
Overall Rating:

We missed the turn off because it is not well marked. By the time we saw it we were too late to turn in. Our 5th wheel is 32' and our site was a back in for a 35'. It was an extremely hard back in. There was a drop off in front of many sites, ours included. I doubt a bigger unit would fit. We did not enjoy this campground and will not be returning. We camped at Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
39
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my 5th wheel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Mixed feelings on this campground. First, we found all of the campgrounds in Estes Park to be expensive; this park was no exception. We stayed in a 50amp pull-through site. They had two rows of pull-through sites, probably a total of 20-30 sites in those two rows. We would stay in a pull-through site again however, the back-in sites had zero privacy, so we would not stay in one of those. The pull through sites are gravel with a cement patio, a nice fire pit and a large picnic table. Decent space between sites. No cable. The tent sites looked pretty rough. Amenities: Nice, but very small, pool. Nice playground area for the kids. Bathhouse was very clean. They do charge for showers ($2 for 6 minutes)....that was a new one for us, but we figured that they do this, as so many dry camp in the area and probably come on property, to use the showers. We had no problem with the roads into the campground, fit just fine pulling our 40' fifth wheel. We camped at Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
M3
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Very close to downtown and Rocky Mountain National Park. Poppy's pizza is very good. Our service was just okay...but the pizza is excellent.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Nice park, clean warm pool. Near state park. We camped at Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

The employees are friendly. The park is run by the fed govt. That says a lot. Spaces are very close. You have to like your neighbor's radio station and conversation. Showers are $2 for 6 minutes of cold water. Very unpleasant. I would gladly pay $5 for a good shower. Just Mickey Mouse to feed quarters for a cold shower. They don't care. Will not return. Stay away. We camped at Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
26
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 146
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 36

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $49.00
Overall Rating:

First off I missed the turn into the campground as it is poorly marked after you make the turn off the main road. Roads are dirt. The patio at my site was covered with mud that had run down from the site behind and above mine. Had to share the water faucet with a neighbor. However, some sites have new gravel.

As with most things: Estes Park in the summer the CG is expensive. We camped at Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

The staff were very nice and helpful. The campground was a lot bigger then expected. Not all of the sites were equal. As someone said, if you were in the top two rows, there was plenty of room, lower then the two and you were crammed in to a very tight space, it appeared to have back to back spaces. Good for multiple RV families, but not so if you do not want to share a common area. It appeared a lot of construction was going on as there were piles of gravel and painted wood around. The playground for the kids appears to be fairly new. Fishing in Mary's Lake could have been better. I think all that were there were fingerlings. Better fishing to be had near the visitors center in town (I am not kidding). Would I stay there again. Sure, for us the experience was favorable, the location to the park close enough. Have fun. We camped at Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Row Two
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Note, of you are coming in on Highway 36, you do not have to go through town to reach the campground. There is a short cut that goes south about the middle of Estes Lake , with one right turn off this road at the correct location and you end up passing going just north of the campground with the entrance at the "T" in the road. Use this same road if you need a grocery store or gas station.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Now operated by Estes Park, with lots of improvements. Full hookup sites were level and well positioned. Staff very friendly and helpful. New restrooms near full hookups were great.

Rather windy location, but definitely less expensive than other RV campgrounds. We camped at Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
M016
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Easy access to Rocky Mountain National Park without driving through town.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

While the Estes Park Campground at Mary's Lake is a relatively nicely kept campground with good customer service, it is very much a family campground with very tight spaces. Fine if you have kids and are looking for family friendly. Not quiet and peaceful, though. As seniors looking for peaceful evenings, we might return in a pinch: if we could get a space away from the playground area, but only if nothing else was available. Campers next to us had 10 people in their campground when stated limit was 6 persons. We camped at Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
M38
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Avoid the lower level by the playground if you want a relaxing stay.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

The entire operation is clean and well organized. The hosts were friendly. Trailer sites were level and well-drained. All of the utilities were in good order. Pool is small, but the kids enjoyed it. Fishing on Mary's Lake was fun. Good access to the main entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park. We camped at Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
MO15
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Have pizza at Antonio's Real New York Pizza. It is great. The place is small so get there early to get a table (or carry out). If you eat there, you get to watch them toss the pizza dough in the air (kids loved it)!

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

I found this park neither as good nor as poor as previous reviewers. We had to split our stay between two sites in order to spend a week. Our middle row site was longer and wider than our back row site. Both were adequate for our 40 ft motorhome with toad parked alongside. It is very dusty and can be muddy in rainy weather. Most sites seem to slope substantially downward, so bring blocking,even for a motorhome. The staff is working to improve the base, but there is more work to do. Wifi is still poor: it unpredictably goes from OK, to slow, to gone, and back. The work campers try very hard to keep the place clean, but there's a lot to be done. Many customers light fires in the evening; it can get very smoky. We camped at Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Estes Park has a fine off-leash dog park.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

We came here for a wedding at Mary's Lake Lodge (a beautiful setting) and had a group of for spots. The last row where we were at, has a nice view of the mountain. The spots are not terribly narrow. That is the best I can say. The price is outrageous for what they offer. We had a heavy rain during our stay. The camp had rivers running through it. A worker stopped by the front of my motor home to look at the trough that had formed. Nothing was done. For the price they charged, i would expect better water control, at least paved roads. A shelter would be nice, since there is not a tree in the RV area. There is a patio on this loop, but, the mud just overran it from the rain. This park really could have so much potential. But, the price they charge does not justify the amenities. We camped at Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
36
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If you have kids, take them to Cascade Creek Go Kart, VERY reasonable, and a fun break from the majesty of the mountains.

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Review Count: 60
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Campground is conveniently located but is kind of dusty and semi-suburban, with some vacation homes nearby. Good views of the mountains. The management is excellent -- Zenda and Kay are currently (as of 2015) running things for the town of Estes Park and are cheerful, efficient, helpful, and competent. We camped at Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
76
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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