Standard (tent/RV)
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Estes Park Campground at Mary's Lake

This campground with 89 RV sites and 28 tent sites is the perfect destination for all types of camping enthusiasts from retired big riggers to families who enjoy the simple comforts of tent camping.

$30.00 - $55.00
Drive In
Walk In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Estes Park Campground at Mary's Lake is located in Colorado
40.347 N
-105.5343 W
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23 Reviews of Estes Park Campground at Mary's Lake
Close to RMNP

Close to town and RMNP. Beautiful views. Elk in the area. Clean showers/bathrooms, though have to pay for showers. Propane fill on site. Small store. Have stayed there twice.

Awesome Campground!

Very nice campground and clean facilities (note: you must pay to shower)! Woke up to elk outside of the tent! Such a cool experience. The campsite is close to town, which is very nice too!

Great family camping

The views are beautiful, the facilities were very clean. Frequent wildlife visits. There’s access to a small playground for kids. The pool looked nice, the lake is right across the road. Overall a good campsite. The location is nice but there is still highway traffic and also some houses around, not completely “away from it all” but still very beautiful views of the mountains with great amenities. I’d visit again.

Nice family campground with strict rules

This was a very nice, clean campground with lots of amenities. We stayed in a tent site and all tent sites have a fire ring, table and bear box. The bathrooms and showers were very clean and well maintained. Our site was on the very edge of the campground so we had some great views and saw plenty of deer and an elk. 

The one criticism is their very strict 2 tent max policy. We had a group of 5 people (under the 6 person max) and set up our three 2-person tents but were told to take one down. We didn't understand why we couldn't have three tents since we were under the 6-person maximum. There were sites with a single tent that was much larger than our three small tents combined!

No shade

There is no shade here. It would probably be ok in fall or spring, but in July it’s hot! The shower/bathroom facilities are clean. The sites are level. And it is close to Rocky Mountain NP. There is a small store. Plus, there are Mountain Views.

Very busy

Packed with rv’s and campers and large groups of people

Nice place

This campground was pretty ok. If you don’t have a mattress pad watch out though because some of the sites have very rocky tent pads. Some sites have raise platforms with a sand pit in the center, which is obviously way more comfortable. The showers are clean and fine. The camp store has everything you need.

The campsite doesn’t give you the feeling of being “camping” it has more of an RV park feel but it did the trick if you’re looking to stay near the national park but not in a hotel

If you can’t stay in RMNP this is a great option

RMNP was all full so we ended up here. Great spot close to town and the park entrance. Showers and bathrooms are super clean and the staff is very nice. It is a bit open in spots, but there are some nice site options. If you are just tenting it, I highly recommend site 135. A little pricy though, so 4 stars instead of 5.

Booked two nights, only stayed one

We had planned a two-night stay at Mary's Lake, but for various reasons we cut it to one night. Here's the story…

EP Campground at Mary's Lake is in a good spot, just far enough from the taffy shops and tourist traps of Estes Park. The staff were nice and welcoming, but the park itself just doesn't measure up.

It's pretty much just a big gravel parking lot, with sites packed in along various loops and paths. There are hardly any trees where we were, so we were completely exposed to the wicked winds. The picnic table at our site was a nice thought, but when your view is of a gravel parking lot, sitting at the table just doesn't hold much appeal.

The bathrooms are nice and clean, but the showers are coin-operated. Now, I don't mind paying for a good shower, but when you're already paying forty-five bucks a night, throwing eight quarters into a machine for six minutes (if that) of hot water seems a bit like robbery. There's a sign that says you can add a quarter for 30 additional seconds but you have to do it before the six minutes is up. um, I don't wear a watch in the shower.

If all you're looking for is a parking lot with hookups to stow your RV while you explore the park, this place might work for you. But when we're done hiking for the day, we like a place that has some amount of charm, and sadly Mary's Lake doesn't deliver.

Great Location Nestled in Estes Park

The staff at the campground are the best around. The sites seem somewhat level but I was not so lucky. Needed alot of leveled to get the stability in the camper. All of the spots are very close to your neighbors. Parking is not the best either as we had to move our camper into a tight spot while navigating around someone's truck as it was partially in out spot. Water service is great. Cell service is iffy but its camping. They have a game delivery service where they will deliver corn hole boards to your site free of charge. Firewood delivery and the price reasonable. Crystal clear pool although its filled with kids. Very close to town and RMNP. No more than a 10 minute drive.