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Pleasant Valley RV Park of Howard

Howard, Colorado


18 County Road 47
Howard, Colorado 81233
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 55
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 38.43118
Longitude: -105.81265

Elevation: 6636' (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 ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
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 ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access ?

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18 Reviews

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

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

Super nice owners. Very clean campground and well kept. Sites might be a little close but it was never a problem. A good bit of long term rentals but none that looked like permanent residents. Just local folks using it for the weekends.

You have to walk your trash to the corner of the back lot to place it in the dumpster. but the CG is in bear country so who wants their trash in the campground. We stopped for a night when passing thru and ended up staying 4 nights.

Salida is a fun town with tons of restaurants, bars, art galleries and antique shops. Plenty to do in the area. Lots of back country roads to explore. We plan to return in September if we can. We camped at Pleasant Valley RV Park of Howard in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than 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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Plan to spend some time in Salida. Also, it's only an hour to Montrose, Black Canyon and Royal Gorge. Lot's of stuff to do in the area.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Park is located about 10-12 miles SE of Salida but easy to find. Park is located across Arkansas river away from the main highway and the sounds of the river mask most highway noise. Good fishing is available right outside your door! Not much to do around the immediate vicinity, but good location if you're willing to drive a few miles or you want a quite restful location. Most campsites have grassy areas and are shady, and have concrete pad with picnic table. Owners/park managers very friendly and hosted Labor Day barbeque the weekend we were there. We would stay there again in a heartbeat! We camped at Pleasant Valley RV Park of Howard in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

This was our second time staying at Pleasant Valley RV Park in Howard. We had a waterfront site and yes your neighbors our close, but you have a concrete pad for picnic table and green grass. The site we had was beautiful as there was a view of the river and the mountains from our site. Did not hook up the satellite, because of the trees it may be hard in some of the sites to get reception. The laundry room is always clean and very reasonable. The staff is awesome, and you are led to your site and assisted with backing in to the site. There are a lot of repeat campers here and some have left their units there, but they are like a family and will invite you to their potluck. My favorite place when I need to veg and relax. We camped at Pleasant Valley RV Park of Howard in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Salida and Buena Vista are in easy driving distance. Rafting and fly fishing in the area. There is a WalMart in Salida for groceries.

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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

I would have given this campground a 10 except the water and electric hookup for our site #7 was on the wrong side. However, I loved the site as it had more space compared to other sites and it was a waterfront site. Staff friendly and helpful. As others have mentioned there are many seasonal campers and locals who leave their campers. Wi-Fi was great! My Verizon PC Card did not work there except for one night. AT&T cell coverage good. We were able to get Satellite TV at the site. The only downside is location, as it's a 20 to 25 minute drive to Salida. Compared to other campgrounds in the area it's the best we found. We would camp here again. We camped at Pleasant Valley RV Park of Howard in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 77
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Great park and quiet off from Hwy 50. Lots of folks come there and stay for 5 months. Friendly and campground is clean. They have campfires with smores on weekends. Sometimes the rec hall has events. We found it a good location for driving to Salida and Royal Gorge and Canon City. No Verizon but there is ATT at the campground. We had no problems parking. Plenty of space between rigs and has cement pad with grass. We would stay here again. They are new owners and are working very hard to please. WiFi worked great. We camped at Pleasant Valley RV Park of Howard in a Fifth Wheel.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

This is a wonderful park. The owners are gracious hosts. With expert guidance we very smoothly backed into our site right on the edge of the Arkansas River. What a gorgeous view & setting. Tall shade trees, cool breezes off the river, long concrete patio with well groomed green grass. This park provided the few days of full tranquil relaxation that we wanted! Other campers very friendly & helpful if needed. Convenient full hook-up's. Clean restrooms, showers & laundry mat. Nice central meeting facility with large outdoor patio for pot lucks & other social gatherings. Wi-Fi was great. No cell phone service available via Verizon. No TV service, unless you have a satellite set-up. Not a lot of activities for small children, however many attractions near by via car. Would definitely stay here again. We camped at Pleasant Valley RV Park of Howard in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed for one night with a 40 foot rig. Easy access off Hwy 50. One lane bridge and entrance to the park looks intimidating but is easy to access. Campground roads are wide. We had a beautiful site with nice grass and shade. The new owners are very friendly. Quiet, peaceful, and lots of friendly people. Nightly camp fire by Arkansas River. Would definitely come back and stay longer. Farm roads to ride bikes. ATV trails and lots of beautiful mountain views. A nice oasis near Salida. Great restaurant within walking distance. We camped at Pleasant Valley RV Park of Howard in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

A new owner, but very friendly and helpful. A great park to sit/lay back and recharge your batteries. The Arkansas River flows by with deer almost every day in the area. They are working on cell phone service. Great spaces with grass to walk on and enjoy life. My 37.5 foot 5th wheel can fit in any space. The closest town is Salida, CO. and is about 12 miles to the west. I would tell everybody to stop by and enjoy the stay. We camped at Pleasant Valley RV Park of Howard in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $29.00
Overall Rating:

We were welcomed by a very friendly staff/owner. Nice pull-through space, good Wi-Fi. Cell phone reception is spotty for Verizon but usable. Less expensive than staying in Salida and more trees. Lots of full-timers just leave their units here for the winter but there were plenty of transient spots available. We camped at Pleasant Valley RV Park of Howard in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Pleasant Valley is a GREAT RV park. The only thing that keeps it from being a 10 is that there is no cable. The temp. is great with a nice afternoon cloud cover that really keeps it cool. The staff and RVers are friendly and always have something going on. Your just a few steps from the Arkansas River which is a real plus for the fishermen. I'm thinking about coming back next year and staying for a month or two. I would tell any and everybody that this is a great park with a great location. If ya have kids, you might wanna keep on traveling. We camped at Pleasant Valley RV Park of Howard in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

The owners have a wonderful campground. The grounds are well kept, grass is nice and green, staff is very friendly and helpful. This is our second stay this summer. We WILL be coming back next summer to this lovely spot. We camped at Pleasant Valley RV Park of Howard in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

Second best RV park we ever stayed in. River front sites allow you to listen to the flowing water all night long. The park is very well maintained by polite and respectful people. Has social events on most days. There is a crowd that comes back every summer, and know each other well. Only one negative: WiFi was not consistently available, and weak when present. Bandwidth problems prevented an entertainment download more than once. We camped at Pleasant Valley RV Park of Howard in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $31.00
Overall Rating:

GREAT, GREAT: the only thing missing is a pool. But there is the Arkansas River flowing by the sites. Combination Colorado desert-like setting with lush green grass between sites and snowcapped mountains around. Sites are offset for more privacy. Staff and park residents could not be friendlier. A small park with views of snow covered mountains in June. We would come back in a heartbeat. WiFi is excellent and free. No TV unless you have a satellite dish though: but we didn't miss it viewing/listening to the Arkansas River flow through with rafters, canoes. They have this place well landscaped with a western flair. Great place to stay on our way to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Actually located in Howard though, but Salida just down the road. Wish we had time for more than two days here. Refreshing!! We camped at Pleasant Valley RV Park of Howard in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 151
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: April, 2010 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

In 20 months of full-timing, this is the prettiest park we have ever stayed at. Price is for 50A and a river front site. Excellent county road behind, for dog walking. Fishing is right on the river. It is across the river well off the highway, so there is no noise. The train tracks right behind the park appear to be in disuse. Hookups and WiFi worked flawlessly. Salida is a cute western town, 15 miles west on hwy 50. Gravel roads and sites are reasonably level and drain well in heavy rain. If it had paved roads/sites and a hot tub/pool, we would give it a 10. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Pleasant Valley RV Park of Howard in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

This a a very clean and well maintained campground. The sites are close together, but each has a concrete picnic area and a grassy little lawn. The sites that back up to the Arkansas River are very nice. The Wi-Fi and satellite availability is very good, however, Verizon Cell service just doesn't work here. They have strict rules about dogs, but it is reasonable. There is a nice forest service road nearby that is a great hiking/dog walking place. The staff is friendly and accommodating. No credit cards though!!! A find!!! We camped at Pleasant Valley RV Park of Howard in a Travel Trailer.

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