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Great for fishing and hanging out

We had a large group here for a fishing intro trip and we were basically solo. We were able to hang around the water and have a safe camping space with ample space. There are tent pads and RV pull ins too. 

The bathrooms were well taken care of and the trash was picked up. There is a season for this campground so make sure it is open and it slightly snowed on us when we were out there in October.


This is a great quite place but has limited spots and fills up early. Also trailers larger than 30 feet will not fit at this campground and the tow vehicle will need to use the entire road to keep the camper from going off the edge at to loop.

Bit out of the way

Nice secluded sites up here. Out of the way. Great for ease to hike or bike to Rabbit ears or on the Devide trail. Lots of trails break off of this area. Road is super rutted and rough at top. Not recommended unless you have higher clearance vehicle.

Meh Loud

Long way up a heavily traveled road. Loud site with lots of dirt bikers and parting. Long gone are the quiet nights up Buff pass.

Just a minute outside of Steamboat

Right outside of Steamboat Springs is Steamboat KOA. This campground has so many perks. Not only is there a beautiful Mountain View but it also has the Yampa river running through it. It has Rv sites, cute cabins, and tent sites. The Rv sites are separated in areas by what you need(electric, water, sewage). The RV sites each have picnic tables and a fire ring. There are regular cabins and deluxe ones which both include tables and fire rings. The tent area is located across the river and is so peaceful. There is a general store, putt putt, propane fill, a small dog run, bikes for rent, swimming in season and the city bus comes to take you to town for free. Although it is located right off the road, it was still peaceful and I felt safe. My favorite part about this campground is the fact you can stand on the bridge or sit by the Yampa River and enjoy the beauty and sounds, and watching people fly fish.


Wow, what a beautiful place and the hot springs is the most natural one I’ve been too. Area is clean and well kept.


Great lil spot outside town, trail head right across road.


We stayed here with our popup camper for a week and loved the area. The views are outstanding, the sites (non electric) were spacious and the bathrooms/showers were very clean. This campground is a good balance in proximity to Steamboat and to the mountain bike trails in the area.

There are full hookup RV sites and as expected, they are pretty tightly spaced. That said, I would consider staying here on the RV side of the campground as well. Everyone we met was friendly and respectful of quiet times etc.

Can’t recommend for tenting

Leaving a review at 4 stars to keep the average.

We stopped in late looking for a tent spot. The only tent sites this location provides for late check in are their luxury riverside tent sites, despite their being a huge open loop of others(that other tenters had booked earlier in the day). I’m not going to get started on how horribly placed and awkward these late spots are. But I will say you’ll get charged $50/night for them.

We just booked a hotel instead.

Beautiful and relaxing

Super clean, great facilities and friendly staff!