Welcome to Echo Canyon Campground and RV Park, a full service campground in the heart of Royal Gorge Country, 8 miles west of Canon City, Colorado. Just one hour from Colorado Springs, your stay at Echo Canyon Campground is in close proximity to a variety of popular Colorado vacation activities like white water rafting, Pikes Peak, Royal Gorge camping, Bridge and Park, historic train rides, ATV tours, fishing and much more.
Echo Canyon Campground offers 46 pull through recreational vehicle sites with your choice of hook-up options including 50 amp electric and extra large sites for motor coach sized RV’s. Tent campers will enjoy Royal Gorge camping in the most secluded tent sites in the Canon City area with plenty of space for tents and vehicles. You can also choose to stay in one of our rustic cabins for your Royal Gorge camping experience which always include fresh linens and space for an extra tent if you choose. Newly remodeled, clean bathrooms and showers await our weary travelers. Our office store has food and firewood available so you can roast marshmallows and enjoy the Colorado evening by your own campfire.
We come here often - tent campers. Here’s a simple review to quickly figure out if this is a place for you!
Time of the year: Labor Day Weekend 2019
Cost to camp: $15
Sites: 33, and we arrived at midnight on Sat. There were probably 10 sites taken. On Saturday, it started to fill up, but it seemed that there at least 10 sites not taken throughout the day. We stayed at sites 17 and 18. 17 is almost 90% in the shade all day. It’s a smaller site, but we were able to stake 2 tents and park a car comfortably. Site 18 was a bit bigger, and there was a drive-thru parking spot. You could fit almost 3 cars there, but 2 tents comfortably. This site remained shaded until 5pm ‘till sunset.
Restrooms: Yes, 2 flushing toilets per gender. Bring hand soap because it’s the right thing to do! Toilet paper never seems to run low, but bring some just in case. They seem to bleach the restrooms daily…THUMBS UP FOR ME!! However, during the colder season, port-a-potties are only accessible. No showers.
Water spigot: Yes, there is one at every site. Not sure if it is pottable, but I used it to clean my dishes and didn’t get sick.
Firewood: Yes, for a donation. There are surrounding homes before and in the state park that sell bundles for like $5.
Handicap accessible: Yes, I saw one site.
Stargazing: OMG YES!!
Other: If you need to get ice, odds and ends or even go to a bar, Eagle Valley resort is less than 9 miles in the park. Take the scenic route to see the cute community in the area.
Fishing: The reservoir is really low, but that doesn’t deter the ability to catch fish. Blow up boats, float tubes and fishing from the shore are, in my opinion, a great way to catch a fish. The morning time between 6am - 9am are the best, but you can catch all day long…just takes some time. In 2 days of fishing, 5 people caught more than 30 fish in 3 hours of fishing a day.
Bugs and such: There are bugs, but they weren’t really as annoying as most campgrounds. Ants were prevalent, but if you keep your food and scraps off the ground, you will be okay. I never see snakes. There are a lot of jackrabbits.
Temperature: It seemed to be in the 90s in the day and 50s at night.
Overall, my family got 2 spots across of each other, a little walk to the restrooms, but we enjoyed the weekend fishing, eating and enjoying the great weather. I highly recommend camping here!!
Friendly staff, easy check in, easy access to amenities and short trip to the Royal Gorge.
We stayed at this campground a few years ago and got a group site. We had about 6 tents set up and there was room for a whole bunch more. It made for a really fun rafting and camping trip! The campground has bathrooms but I think there was a small fee for the showers. Dogs were allowed and fires are allowed as long as there's no burn ban in effect. The site we had included a giant picnic shelter as well. Besides that it's pretty open and Rocky with some cacti scattered around.
We stayed here while we rafted with Echo Canyon. The people were amazing and super nice. The sites were a bit rocky and uneven but you are in the middle of the high desert. The facility was clean and the 8 mile grill is worth a stop. If you are rafting the Arkansas river this is the company to go with.
My husband and I stayed here for 3 days in June. Nice area. Close to many activities and attractions. Very hot time of year. Huge black beetles everywhere. Clean showers. Utilized laundry while we were there.