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DThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2021

Nice place but where is the camp host?

This is the second summer here. Lovely except no camp host. The toilets are all in need of tending. Already end of June. And full. People are coming up here putting tickets on first come first serve without occupying the space. That should not be allowed nor should putting a fake tent down.…

Site14
Month of VisitJuly
DThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2021

Love love love!!!

Great campground at 9000’ with trees all around and wonderful view of the valley below. Hosts were great. We easily got our 40’ coach into a very level site. Definitely will be back!

Site24
Month of VisitJuly
Maria L.
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2021

Pretty Good campground Overall

Some are PRIMO spots but if you don't book those ahead, you're stuck with the non shade ones and sun is brutal Creek nearby, super peaceful at night.. trails everywhere for a hike.

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Site6
Month of VisitJuly
Madison K.
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2021

Red and relaxing!

My husband, two friends, and I road tripped all the way from Indiana to camp at Red Canyon Park. The views were so beautiful, they looked fake! The mountains were gracefully uplifting the sun as it shone down on the beautiful canyon. There were plenty of views to take in and sights to see.…

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Month of VisitJuly
Nicole C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2021

Clean and nice views

We had a great time! The site fit our 38' RV just fine, the camp fire set up was clean and offered seating on the rocks with great views! The park was recently taken over by the city and is now $20 a night. Good hiking and biking trails.

Site7
Month of VisitJuly
Jason W.
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2021

Nice Campground- Close Proximity to World-class Fly Fishing

This is not exactly our type of campground, which is the only reason I give it 3 out of 5 stars.  It is a little too exposed to sun and wind (see pics), but there are some sites that are tucked away a little more comfortably than others.  I suggest looking at a site map before choosing your…

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Month of VisitSeptember
GThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2021

Great stay

I’m in a wheelchair and I was able to get around ok. The staff was awesome and they have huge pull thru sites. No cell service with ATT but don’t mind so much. Disconnect is not so bad

  • it’s about 5 miles up the road
  • San Isabel lake 2 Miles down the road  not at campsite
  • bishops castle 2 miles up the road  must see
Site35
Month of VisitJuly
K
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2021

Great secluded area

Very cute and quaint. Host was friendly and nice.

Month of VisitJuly
Keri P.
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2021

Beautiful!!

This was such a beautiful and peaceful campground! We were lucky to get there before dark so we could see everything. Nearby there is a military base that plays music in the evening and morning. Very easy to find our site and get setup. We loved it here!

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Site32
Month of VisitJuly
J
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2021

Not for campers

Camp area was more for unhoused people in the area. I was camping in my car and the site was a walk-up, so I couldn't use it luckily. The facility did work with me and put me in a non-working RV site by the tent area, but someone pulled on my door during the night. The sink in the shower area was…

Month of VisitJuly
Mike D.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2021

Great, Secluded, Quiet

We had a great time with our family camping here for a long memorial day weekend.  really friendly staff, clean facilities, and very close to Salida! Was a perfect weekend.

Site17
Month of VisitJune
M
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2021

Gorgeous views but some drawbacks

The valley this campground is in, is flat out gorgeous.  Amazing boulder mountains and tall pines make for stellar views.  Sleeping with the sound of the river was also awesome for the whole family.  But, it isn't perfect (depending on your site).  We reserved site 21 b/c it was right next to the…

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SiteSite 21
Month of VisitJuly
Jeanie P.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2021

Close to trails and Salida

We stayed here early-mid June. There are dispersed sites along silver creek as mentioned in one review, but there are more sites and larger sites if you continue along Marshall Pass Rd beginning about 1/4 mile past the junction to O'Haver Lake. Road is generally easy to pass with 2wd. Tons of…

  • campsite we claimed, would be a great group site
Month of VisitJuly
Jeanie P.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2021

Close to trails and Salida

We stayed here early-mid June. There are dispersed sites along silver creek as mentioned in one review, but there are more sites and larger sites if you continue along Marshall Pass Rd beginning about 1/4 mile past the junction to O'Haver Lake. Road is generally easy to pass with 2wd. Tons of…

  • Marshall Pass rd past turn off for O'Haver
  • view from Rainbow Trail,  access from hwy 285 or from Silver Creek Rd
Month of VisitJuly

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