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Tall Texan Campground

Gunnison, Colorado


194 County Road 11
Gunnison, Colorado 81230
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 109
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 38.58055
Longitude: -106.91984

Elevation: 7784' (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 yes
  • 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 yes
  • 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 no
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails no
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • 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 no
  • Water Access Water Access no

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $47.00
Overall Rating:

We had a lovely spot by the pond. Very friendly staff and fellow campers. Super convenient to Almont and Gunnison. We camped at Tall Texan Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
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
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

I did not give it a 10 for only a couple reasons but I will get to that. We parked a 33 foot rv in site 84 Not room for our truck so parked across from us in an empty spot. Plenty of shade and next to a pond with wood ducks feeding all day. GREAT wifi if you are working or streaming. Negative was some road noise late afternoon. Pit bull that bit my husband. He is now being kept in his RV as far as I can tell. No one is parked on either side of rv and not sure why they allow this dog here. I have only encountered nice dogs on 6 foot leashes and this one was on a 20 foot cord and made its way to us. He was out to kill and luckily we didn't have either of our 3 dogs with us or they would have died. He is in site 34 if you come soon. I think he is a long term person. Other than that the place is very nice and would come back if in the area. Front desk was helpful and garbage pick up at your rv. Lots of people staying several months . sites are not all in a row in the part we are in they are staggered. lower number sites are in a row. Again nice shade here for the area. We camped at Tall Texan Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
84
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Close to Gunnison and plenty to see in area; crested Butte, black canyon nat park, Telluride.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Site we reserved was not available when we got there. I was told our ATV in tow would be accommodated. When we got there I had to pay extra for "overflow parking". Site too small to park tow vehicle. Overflow parking was not managed- by 4th night I couldn't even park there. Full timers have furniture and fixtures that make the cramped spaces very difficult to get out of. Gave us an old brochure with the wrong wifi password and never answered the phone to correct. Take your life in your hands trying to get on and off the highway to this one. We have stayed our first and last time. We camped at Tall Texan Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
45
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my 5th wheel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Eat at Palisades Restaurant

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

Site 28 was a mud put, while most all other spots were dry. We paid for two nights up front as insurance if we could not find a National Forest campground up the canyon. We stayed one night and move on. I asked about a refund, even partial for not being there the second night, and they answer was NO. Didn't use the showers, bathrooms or any services besides full hookup at the site. Paid $3 for cable and it worked and had a bunch of channels you'd expect at home. As everyone said the sites are on top of each other, many of the sites are full timers and have junk everywhere stacked around their trailers. The water had so much chlorine in it the steam of the shower burned your eyes. The back flow adapter at the facet leaked, which only added to our mud pit. Maintenance is lacking. My 90degree elbow almost got stuck in the sewer because I couldn't un-screw it, as it was not glued on and just turned. Cable TV wire was just strung across the ground, in the MUD. Some gravel in these mud holes would help. At least there was a picnic table and a concrete pad for it, but that doesn't overcome the mud. We asked for a fire ring (free, they deliver and setup) but they were out of firewood, which I honestly think was BS as they probably don't order it so they have less to do/clean up. After 4 days in the canyon with no shower, we chose to not even come back to Tall Texan for a shower (went to another campground instead), even though we paid $40 for a night never used, that they filled after we left (I called to check availability). Take a chance, drive on by, go up to ANY of the Forest Service Parks. There are many options for camping up toward Taylor Reservoir, most don't have full hookup, but the scenery is much better and you aren't parking on top of each other. There is a public dump station (free) by the airport (look closely for the signs on US50 West). We camped at Tall Texan Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
28
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Palisades Deck is Dog Friendly, so is Almont's restaurant. W cafe has been solid for 40 years, but they don't allow dogs.

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Review Count: 99
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

As mentioned, weird layout. Older campground with a section full of long term campers. Our pull through site over looked the pond, though the water level was very low and it was full of green algae; ducks didn't mind, though. No dog area, just posts with poop bags. Intermittent wifi, and weak signal. Good cable reception. The thing that I didn't like was parking under cottonwood trees. Our trailer and truck were covered with droplets of sap. Washing your rig is only allowed up next to the office, but I broke the rules and washed my trailer the night before we left; I saw others washing their rigs at their site so I didn't feel guilty. Staff were friendly & helpful. Many Texans were here as a regular group make this their Summer residence. Wish I could refer you to another nearby CG with full hookups, but we weren't impressed with them, either. Bring your bucket, sponge, & car wash soap if you're going during the sappy season. We camped at Tall Texan Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

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

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Enjoy Gunnison.

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

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $47.00
Overall Rating:

Strange place!! Never stayed in such a "discombobulated"RV park as tall Texan. RV "sites" placed all over the campground with seemedly no thought out plan as to RV placement for the comfort and privacy of the customers. Some placed back to back/back to side 3-4 feet apart, makes you feel like you are having dinner with you neighbors. Don't expected to have wi-fi. We were there for 4 days and never was able to logon. Management's answer was "guess everyone else is using it". Won't be going back to this place. We camped at Tall Texan Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
81
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $47.00
Overall Rating:

We were towed here from a campground up in the mountains to await emergency repairs on our towing vehicle. When I checked in for one night, I explained the uncertainty of our situation and that we may need two nights. We were told that our site would not be available for two nights unless we paid for both nights at check in. So we did, and our truck repairs were done early the following morning. But Tall Texan would not give us any kind of refund or credit. I felt a little "strong armed" into paying. On top of it I was ill and we needed to get back home as soon as possible. This is a crowded, campground. The cottonwood trees made a mess everywhere, and there is only cable in some sites. The sites are extremely small and difficult to get into because of the trees at the driveway corners. The sites are positioned very close together, and you will hear your neighbors conversations. We will not be visiting again. We camped at Tall Texan Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
80
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

Have you ever gone to a restaurant where they sat you at a really small table when there were lots and lots of larger ones? No one ever came in and got those tables, but the owners were more interested in a hoped for surge than satisfying the people who were actually there. This campground stuffed us into a small site and we had to cram our tow vehicle perpendicular to the trailer. But larger spaces were all around. Fair number of long term RVs with much stuff on their sites. Lots of trees, somewhat narrow roads make towing through the park difficult for some rigs. It is right next to a county road and some sites may be noisy because of it. Cable TV available at some sites for an extra $3 (lots of extra charges for guests, etc.). They never told us the WiFi password and it is not on the paperwork. We forgot to ask. At around $43 per night, this campground is simply not worth it even though the trees are nice. Next time we'll check out another nearby even though it is near the airport. A lot of campgrounds listed under Gunnison are actually west of town near Blue Mesa reservoir and fairly far. Getting something right near town is not easy. We camped at Tall Texan Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 52
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

One of the best small parks we've stayed at, nestled in among beautiful trees. Appears to be quite a few long term residents but everyone we met was very friendly and the park was immaculate. We'll definitely stop again if in the area. We camped at Tall Texan Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
25
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Some of the roads inside the park are a little tight but manageable.
About 2 miles from Gunnison which has plenty of shops, restaurants, etc for most people.

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Review Count: 168
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 64

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

This part would have rated a "10" if the lane ways had not been so muddy. The whole place needs a load of gravel. GPS spell out "county road" In their address. The sign for the turn in is Very easy to miss. If you cross the river, you've gone too Beautiful mature park. Most folks are there all summer long and have been returning for years. They set up beautiful flower gardens around their rigs with lots of bird feeders. Hummingbirds every where. There is a small pond at north end of the park. Really huge trees on every site. Really nice stream runs along the entire southern border of the park. Lanes are dirt that get very muddy with the rain. Sites are dirt and very close to each other. This park is in a cottonwood forest. Everyone very friendly. There is a wonderful bike/walking path. No planned activities and no pool. Good cable TV and typical RV park WIFI. No planned activities. We would love to return and spend the entire summer in the future. We camped at Tall Texan Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my 5th wheel
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Nice little old town with shops and cafes. Short drive to the historic main street with many shops and cafes. Good grocery close by. About a 45 minute drive to the ski town of Crested Butte with lots of cafes and shops to browse.

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

Many well-maintained cottonwoods in the park so good shade. As stated in other reviews, Wifi was very spotty, whether from coverage or folks streaming videos when I only wanted to check weather, stuff to do, or restaurants: frustrating. Restrooms/showers probably undersized for the size of the park but very clean. Park is very convenient to Crested Butte and everything in the Gunnison valley. Very limited fire rings which was great - no smoke haze hanging over the whole park. Sites were tight but we tend to get out and stay away all day anyway. We camped at Tall Texan Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Garlic Mike's is a great Italian restaurant only 0.3 miles away. One can walk there and stagger home. Mario's Pizza in town is a great hole-in-the-wall. If there is a rainy day, go to the pioneer museum in town - great local history. Beer selection is better at Safeway than Citi Mart.

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Review Count: 87
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

This is an older park and the site we had was very hard to maneuver into and out of. Utilities worked fine but internet was not good so don't count on it. It appears half of the park is okay and the other half is not great. I would suggest asking for a spot on the left side of the park as you come in. Park needs updating and maintenance. Owner very nice. Water pressure not good. Internet non-existent unless you go to office area. We camped at Tall Texan Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
68
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $46.00
Overall Rating:

Good, quiet location on edge of town--away from highway and on road leading to Crested Butte and beautiful Colorado back country. Pull through sites seem very dense--close together and short with somewhat narrow roads, but enough room to open awnings and use slide outs. All spaces have picnic table and concrete patio. We recommend the dry camping tent area or full hook up sites by the pond--considerably more spacious. Campground has nice added feature of large indoor space--kind of a clubhouse with tables and chairs for informal gatherings. Also has a nice outside covered picnic area for groups. Extra charge for a third adult and another extra charge for an extra vehicle. We camped at Tall Texan Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Created Butte and the surrounding area is well worth a visit of several days.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed 30 days, we were flooded the first night by rising water and poor drainage. The cottonwood trees was shedding cotton every day and dripping sap on the motor home and we were not allowed to wash the outside. The owner would not even listen to a complaint and was very rude. At one time it was a very nice park and the former owners were very nice. The new owner is a real jerk and very unreasonable. The roads are all dirt and dusty, he does not oil the roads anymore and the area is getting run down. Lost power several times and the water pressure was very low for a good shower and took forever to get a sink of water to wash dishes. We will never go back because we don't need the confrontations by the owner. We camped at Tall Texan Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
53
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Eat at the W cafe down town.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice park with cottonwood trees for shade. Lots are very close but quiet. Has propane gas for sale. Concrete patio, but the site wasn't very level. Not a real problem though. We camped at Tall Texan Campground 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
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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