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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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8 Reviews

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Review Count: 52
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

We were only going to stay one night on a change of direction due to weather north, but stayed two because we liked it so much. It is off the highway enough that you don't really have that noise and it is along the Arkansas River and in a nice woodsy setting. The spaces are pretty close and a lot of trees. There are a lot of 5th wheel "vacation/weekend" homes here but they are very well maintained and not occupied all the time. We had one on either side and didn't see anyone the 2 days. There is zero Verizon cell service but a decent Wifi. No OTA channels to speak of either, so it was a very nice disconnect from tech and connect to nature! We would definitely stay again! 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, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

If you like to white water raft or zip line there are plenty opportunities east of here. Salida is a very nice town 20 mins to the west that has stores, restaurants, galleries and such.

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 15

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

Quiet park, pretty setting among mountains and set along the Arkansas River. Sites and interior roads all dirt and many are unlevel front to back, but it was nice to have a little cement pad with patio table. No Verizon cell, no cable. Wi-Fi was OK for checking email. Fishing access in the park is limited to one spot; banks are steep and most of river is inaccessible. There’s nothing much in Howard and in this area but it’s 20 minutes to Salida along the winding but pretty Hwy 50 where there are amenities and shopping. There are many permanents but all have nice rigs, their sites are tidy and the park is clean. There is one bathroom for women and one for men with shower, sink, toilet in one room so it can be used by one person at a time, but always very clean. It’s not for us, but would definitely recommend this park for those looking for a peaceful spot in a beautiful area of the country. We camped at Pleasant Valley RV Park of Howard in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

Relatively easy off and on Hwy 50 . Right on Arkansas River Sites are tight side by side, plenty long but tight for my 41' MH. Clean, staff friendly, helps us get into our sight. Little cafe just up the street, walking distance. Nothing else for 15 miles. Will stay again when the area. We camped at Pleasant Valley RV Park of Howard in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $17.00
Overall Rating:

It is a nice park, with friendly owners. The downsides of staying here is Verizon Wireless cell service doesn't work at the park, WiFi is poor and the laundry is at the womens restroom/shower entrance. While everyone was friendly mostly seasonal people stay there, some leave their RV's there year round. If Verizon cell service and WiFi was improved we would definitely stay here again. We camped at Pleasant Valley RV Park of Howard in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 136
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

I feel that previous reviews were over-rating this place. We felt like this park was very close and crowded except if you were on the river front row. Our site was dirt but level with a concrete patio. Picnic table was smaller than normal. Some highway noise during day, then quiet at night. Lots of big shade trees. Most guests are here for the season or leave their RVs here year around and use them on the weekends. Owner was not very friendly. We would stay again only if we could get a river front site. We camped at Pleasant Valley RV Park of Howard in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

This is the second time we've stayed here and we love it! This park is in Howard, not Salida. (About 15 minutes away, scenic drive either direction with plenty of road-side, river stops for fishing, wading, etc.) The sites are a little close but the park is very clean and the owners are fantastic! Nice get-togethers during the weekend (ie: pot-luck dinners with wonderful food, Christmas in July, etc.) Nice river sites (most are back-in) and plenty of non-river sites that are pull-throughs and shaded. Strong internet signal was not as fast as we would like but usable. Although close to the highway, we could hardly hear the road noise due to the sounds of the Arkansas River. Extremely relaxing. We plan on staying again in this pet-friendly RV Park! We camped at Pleasant Valley RV Park of Howard in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 127
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

This campground is in Howard, not Salida. This is a nice park, well-maintained but very crowded. The river sites were all taken by long term, seasonal rentals and most of the sites are very close together. The laundry is small, but all the machines worked. Most of the long term residents seemed to know each other but everyone was friendly and the park was very quiet in the evenings. It's a good place to stay if you are visiting the area and we would stay here again. We camped at Pleasant Valley RV Park of Howard in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Down a county road with a narrow bridge over the Arkansas River (17 ton limit). Turn for RV park is just before railroad bridge with only a 10 foot clearing. Had us scared until we realized where the park really was. Woman and her son were very helpful and accommodating. Even offered to trim off branches of trees if needed. Right on the river. Quaint park. We camped at Pleasant Valley RV Park of Howard in a Motorhome.

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