Let me start this by saying that I am incredibly skeptical of chain campgrounds (for some reason especially KOA's). The KOA Holiday in Durango is great. I was there only a few days before closing for the season and it has snowed in much of the surrounding area so the campground wasn't too crowded. The campground is a little ways outside of historic Durango and less than an hour from Mesa Verde. The tent site I stayed in was near the showers/bathroom and laundry and in the middle of the ground but didn't feel like I was lacking privacy. The cost is basically the same as staying in Mesa Verde's campground and there's paid laundry as well as really great showers in very clean bathrooms. The staff are incredibly friendly. They have gardens on site and, because it was the very end of the season, they were giving away fresh produce for free!
The bathrooms are very nice and have two shower houses located on the campground. The breakfast is awesome and it's fun to relax in the pool they have on site. The cabins are very nice as well as the tent sites. All of the staff are great and very helpful when asking about what to do in Durango. We did the drive to Silverton that is absolutely beautiful and checked out Mesa Verde.
The campground was relatively small so nothing was too far away. Laundry facilities were nice. Lots of showers that were private stalls. Lots of activities to do. The staff was very friendly and professional. Very clean- they even scrub the heck out of the bbq grills even when they have to stand in the heat of the day doing it. Delicious pizza.
It was close to a highway- BUT it was pretty well set back so it didn't feel unsafe by any means, but there was a lot of traffic noise. Sites are packed pretty tightly and many of the tent sites are not private in the least. We got lucky and got one set back with the cabins. The pool is pretty small, but it was clean and the kids had a great time.
We didn't spend much time in this campground except to sleep. We spent 2 nights here. This is a nice KOA though. They have so much for you and especially your kids. They had an ice cream station, outdoor movie watching area, pool, playground and other things. You can order breakfast and go to the trailer where it's cooked. Washroom was nice and clean. Staff very friendly and helpful. Being that this campground is near Durango, you'll have a lot of camp patrons going in and out because of all the things to do so expect some noise from them early in the morning and late at night. The campsites were very clean and organized. The only negative that we encountered is that it's right off of hwy 160 so there is some road noise but it didn't bother us much.
Yur pretty standard Koa. Kinda pricey with lots of amenties
The campground is set just a couple miles before Durango. They have a swimming pool, laundry facilities, a small dog park, and a very basic playground. They also have a little Caboose from which they serve simple breakfast items, and a little store with a couple of Essentials. Overall the staff was friendly and helpful and our experience was very positive. It was 55 bucks for a pull through site with hookups. We were not allowed to pitch a tent in the camper campsite.
Stayed at site 78. Probably the only campground that we stayed at during 2 week trip to CO / west that we did NOT like. Not a flat thing in the entire campground, and no privacy! Very nice owners, but didn’t make up for the shortcomings. Probably a much nicer place to stay if you’re using one of their many cabins, and that’s clearly what this campground is oriented for. 2 stars, however, for tent camping experience.