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41 RV Parks near Twin Lakes, Colorado
Jul 2016 - $17.00
This is a Forest Service Campground with no hookups but the views and your surrounding make up for all of that. A few spaces will accommodate up to 40" MH and all are first come so it is best to get there early in the week and early in the day. The Camp Host was very helpful and went out her way to make sure we had what we needed. - MTFF
Jul 2010 - $15.00
The park itself is very nice with shaded sites and lots of privacy. This is a National Forest campground, so no amenities, but as long as you expect this, you'll have an enjoyable time. The campground host was wierd though. He watched us alot, and on the last day he went around and changed the check out time on all the paperwork from 2:00pm to 12:00, and made sure all campers knew about it with some threats about having to pay more. Since he's a volunteer host, it may be a different person next year. - Fitzjohnfan
Jul 2016 - $0.00
We stayed here on 4th of July weekend and park was very busy. This is a free campground, so with that consideration, we really like this park. We have stayed here before and depending on how busy it is, you can select a site in the trees or out in the open. No amenities, except for vault toilets and rough fire rings built with rocks. Depending on the season, there can be large amounts of mosquitoes or none.
This stay was nice, but due to the extended weekend, there were too many large groups to make camping comfortable. Some stayed up too late with loud parties. We left the next day and stayed at a professional campground down the road. We will return, though, because the scenery is beautiful and fishing at the lake are great. You can't beat the price. - Fitzjohnfan
Sep 2018 - $25.00
We stayed here 3 nights since our in-laws were staying in one of the cabins. The RV sites have changed since last time and are in different locations. They now have better 30amp power set up which was nice when it was hot enough to warrant running our AC. Still back in sites and ours was next to the dumpster. They have laundry facilities available and one shower but we didn't use either. They are in a "garage" type building at the back which is not very convenient. They supposedly have a continental breakfast for RVs, but I don't know where this is served so didn't use this option. It's the closest place to park an RV near Twin Lakes with electric hookups but if you are looking for a full service RV park, you might want to go to Leadville or Buena Vista. It worked for our needs though and price was ok.
Not part of this review, but the cabins were ok, but dirty. In-laws spent 1/2 an hour cleaning microwave, windows, etc. Also did not have toaster or large kettle for cooking. - Fitzjohnfan
Sep 2010 - $10.00
This is a difficult place to rate because its not a typical RV park. The cabins were built first, and the two RV sites were put in much later as an afterthought. We and other relatives have been staying here for many years in the cabins, and we only found out last year that they have the RV sites. Both sites are back-in and you have to back down a small road, so I don't know if a very large rig (40'+) would make it, but maybe it could. Both sites have 20 amp electric only and no other hookups. (the electric pole wasn't working in our site, so I used the one next door) The sites are not very level, so be sure to have blocks and/or levelers. I can recommend this place for an RV, especially if you have other guests staying in the cabins, or if you need electric and want to be very close to the great fishing at Twin Lakes/Forebay, otherwise, I'd recommend either the National Forest campgrounds further up the road (summer only) or the other campgrounds in Leadville or Buena Vista. Keep in mind, we only paid $10.00/night. Note: this does not affect this review, but the cabins are clean with comfortable beds. The appliances are very dated, but functional. I would recommend staying in them if you are looking for a fully furnished cabin with showers and kitchenettes. - Fitzjohnfan
Jul 2019 - $12.00
Right smack dab in the middle of breathtaking scenery lies this campground. It perches above Twin Lakes area between Buena Vista and Leadville. We stayed 5 nights and found interesting places to see and things to do in that time. Fun area in a beautiful scenery. Dump and potable water fill is nearby in another campground near the lake. - arteacher
Jul 2019 - $25.00
The best part about Lakeview is the location. It's right next to Twin Lakes and a short drive to Leadville and Independence Pass to Aspen. The sites are between trees with a decent amount of space between parking areas. My motor home has slides on both sides that barely fit between the trees in site A12, and there was no way my awning was going out. I stepped out of my door to a slope. My friends in smaller trailers seemed to fit better, and there were better, wider sites here and there. The camp host did not clean the sites, at least not ours. Campfire rings still had burned wood in them, and there was trash scattered here and there. One day I was walking my trash to the dumpster and was told the dumpster was full like it was my fault. They were pretty upset that I had a little bag of trash to add. Most of the tables are in pretty bad shape in A Loop, and some of the campfire pits are not level, making cooking difficult. It's hit and miss. However, even though campsites are not ideal it's still a great place to stay. The weather is cool and there is lots of shade, and you can't beat the location. Without electric hookups, prepare to listen to generators all day, but that's part of the experience. I'm glad I wasn't in a tent with all of the noise, though. Even after all that, I'd recommend it for smaller trailers. - OffroadGirl
Jul 2019 - $23.00
We checked into this campground and there was only 1 other camper in our Loop C. Turns out they live about 20 minutes from us. Campground host reminded us we needed to have a 2" wide stripe on our hammock and they said a paper plate would work. You are over 9,000' above sea level here and the temps dropped close to 40 at night with highs in the 60's. A quick 3 mile drive into Twin Lakes village for a nice dinner, a stunning art gallery and a speed cop that never leaves. :-) Drive into Twin Lakes Village for a nice dinner at the Inn. The service/food was great. There is also a visitor's center across the street that has free WIFI. I had 2 bars on my Verizon LTE. The camphost had a WeBoost and had 4 bars. The mountain views with the twin lakes below were just stunning. Hiking everywhere. - Bosleys Mom
Sep 2019 - $24.00
This campground is first come only in mid September and we were lucky to find a site late on a Saturday afternoon. However, the site (22) was perfect for our 32 foot motorhome. Everything was very clean. There is plenty of room between sites. The views of the mountains were awesome and it was only a short walk to the lake. The sites have a lantern holder, picnic table and fire ring. Our site was almost perfectly level. Boondocking at its best. Wish we could have stayed longer. We will definitely return. - Donskiman
Jun 2019 - $16.00
I rated this campground a 10 because of the beautiful setting and the ease of getting in and out of the campground. There are no hookups, and nothing around the campground except beautiful scenery. There are quite a few sites deep enough to accommodate large RVs. There is no TV reception, but Verizon worked well. It takes about 20 minutes to get to Leadville. If you are headed to Leadville from the east and plan to go up CO 19, the sign that says no vehicles over 35' long doesn't apply to you, it is for CO 82 going up to Independence Pass past Leadville. I recommend taking CO 91 up to Leadville even if coming from the west - US 24 is awful compared to CO 91. It is worth driving 20 more miles to get to 91. - Thor MC
Aug 2018 - $13.00
Nice NF campground with lots of space between sites and lovely views. Vault toilets were clean. Water convenient. Easy back-in spaces. - viadelmangos
Oct 2016 - $16.00
I had a great stay here at Railroad Bridge. We visited towards the end of the season in October, so the campground was half full. The water was down, which was convenient for my kids as otherwise I hear it can be raging during peak rafting season. Not much noise from the road, the river is right down below, and it was a clean spot. The only drawback is that there isn't a huge amount to do from right there at the campground, but I'd still go back. - onedoubles
Jul 2015 - $16.00
Railroad Bridge (part of the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area) is a wonderful place to camp in the Buena Vista area. It doesn't have hookups, water or dump station but it is situated right on the Arkansas River and only a 10-minute drive to Buena Vista. There are only 8 RV spots and three of them (3, 7 and 8) are really nice long back-ins. The rest are side-of-the-road pull-throughs that are still pretty nice. This campground is also a major river access point for rafting companies and there is a large parking lot and staging area for rafters. Some might mind the traffic and people coming through, but we liked watching the rafters and all the activity was only from about 9AM to 4 PM. At night the campground was quiet (except for the river) and peaceful. The fishing is excellent and the views of the surrounding mountains are spectacular. Access is via a dirt road from Buena Vista and there are some daunting old railroad tunnels on the road, but RVs will fit just fine (at least our 12'9" fifth wheel did). This campground is an undiscovered gem worth checking out if you want to stay in the Buena Vista area. - MrSunshine
Sep 2019 - $51.00
As a retired RV Resort Director, Arrowhead RV was a terrible experience. Value for amenities, poor. Staff left electric box on unchecked upon setting up RV. Rocks or weeds everywhere. Dog area was unkempt ditch/flat along highway. Staff drove past 3 times without pleasant behavior. while we packed to leave. I'd been up every hour since 9 PM through night with sick dog taking it downhill to dog area. Tires on RV were low pressure so took time to fill to safely drive high altitude. I had hamstrings pain and finally took a time to heal and sat at picnic table. At 11:30 4 minutes before I drove RV off RV park same staff stopped to announce he was following rules to tell us checkout was 11AM. He could observe each time he scowled past us that progress was almost complete. He stated His job was to clean our site. We cleaned it as we found it. There were no other sites in RV park to clean. He was not pleasant and would not listen to our safety issue with tires. We will never tell anyone to go to this park. - SLakin
Aug 2019 - $63.00
There are several RV parks in the Buena Vista area, In fact, 3 are next door to each other. This one is a few miles out of town. The campground is mostly dirt and gravel. Check in was fast and we were escorted to our back in site. Our site was on the south side which as it turned out got afternoon shade. The hookups worked fine. The staff we met were friendly and helpful. - Recycled
Jul 2019 - $55.00
Several members of our family stayed here for our family reunion. We were mislead about the availability of the pavilion, and had to find a new location to meet for the first 3 days. When it became available, they informed us that all family visitors who were not staying there would have to pay a "per car" fee just to join us for our picnic, etc. No one thought that was fair, so we had to move all of our activities for the next 3 days. The showers (fees required) were not that private, because they had curtains only, with children running in and out constantly. We also thought that the spaces were way too close together, and mostly dirt-no grass and almost no shade. It felt more like a parking lot than a campground. Our "neighbors" were very close. We could hear the conversations on both sides. No shade, and the fire pit was practically in the road and very close to the next site. No privacy whatsoever. Our family will not go back. Too many fees, rules, and being mislead. We looked around Buena Vista and found several campgrounds that were more appealing that we will use next time. - G C Craig
Aug 2016 - $30.00
Cramped very unlevel gravel site with sewer connection on the uphill end. Adequate water pressure, and electrical connection. Spotty wifi.
Fortunately, we stay gone most of the time when we camp.
Nice people, and nice river access.
Best price I could find on short notice in the Buena Vista area.
Would not stay in the site I was in again, but would stay in CG. - wdwtx
Dec 2015 - $35.00
I was here in summer of 2015 before I joined this website and just had to correct some misinformation of earlier reviews. I lived outside Denver until last February and am now based in Colorado while "full-timing". I stay here every summer at least once while fly fishing in the area. There IS a path to the river that can be accessed from two places in the campground. I hate to let this information out, but this one of the few campgrounds in that has 1/4 Mile of PRIVATE WATER on the Arkansas River and public access all around it. The campground has a few long-term campers, but you would never know by looking. The owner meticulously maintains everything in the campground and goes out of his way to help you with whatever help you need. I have even seen him help people with maintenance issues on their rig. The wifi has always worked for me. I don't use the laundry facilities, but I can see where that might be an issue for some. The bathrooms are always clean. The road noise is the only negative, especially in the early morning, but our (new) big rig now keeps it shut out.
The previous reviewers who could find nothing to do there have never experienced the peace and tranquility of standing in the Arkansas River all day flailing the water with a 5wt. rod and a #20 Adams, or watching the owners of the mineral rights dredging for gold, or panning for gold themselves, or watching the Bighorn Sheep come to the water in the evening or splashing among big rock formations in a cold, clear mountain stream, etc.. Sure, there are no casinos, zip-lines, T-shirt shops, wax museums, trolley lines, etc.., but when you can look out your window and see the Collegiate Peaks dusted with snow and the aspens twinkling in the breeze among the pine trees - who cares? - coloradoflyfisher
Jun 2015 - $33.00
We stayed here for 3 days and the park was adequate for our needs. The sites are near the road, but we didn't notice any noise. The sites were very clean and the road looked to be "groomed" occasionally. The WiFi was free, but was very spotty. Verizon cell coverage seemed OK. Not much to do at the park, but OK place to come back to after a long day of site seeing.
It is big rig friendly. A large 45' prevost motor home parked at one of the drive through sites near us with no problems.
I asked if they had discount for FMCA, and manager didn't know what that group was, but gave me 10% discount anyway. - Fitzjohnfan