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Ouray KOA

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Situated on several acres of beautiful landscape, the Ouray KOA Holiday offers several amenities such as a hot tub, pet walk, onsite restaurant, gem mining, and playground. With spacious RV sites, deluxe cabins, camping cabins, and a variety of tent sites, you can pick the pace of your travel. We offer an experience for every kind of camper, whether you're traveling with kids, pets, or friends, book your getaway today!

Location

Ouray KOA is located in Colorado

Detail location of campground

Directions

KOA sign on highway. Turn west on CR 23 off Hwy 550 (4 miles north of Ouray or 6 miles south of Ridgway).

Coordinates

38.081167 N
107.7081257 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Fair
  • Verizon
    Fair
  • AT&T
    Good
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Cabins
  • Tent Cabin
  • Yurts

Features

For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • WiFi
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • 30 Amp Hookups
  • 50 Amp Hookups
  • Big Rig Friendly

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23 Reviews

Eric S.
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2021

Expensive and not great

I stayed here because KOA’s are predictable at least. Kind of like eating at McDonald’s. It’s not great but convenient. This one though seemed to have a lot of extra rules / signage that all seemed to save them $ and cost me more. Expensive is not a bad thing if it comes with a better experience but that’s not the case with this place. Just expensive.

Site60
Month of VisitDecember
Bryan S.
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2021

Food and coffee

We did not stay here but we did come here for breakfast. My stepdad loved his coffee and our breakfast was fantastic. The woman working was great as well. Great camp store as well. Will definitely stay here when we come back with the rv

Month of VisitNovember
K
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2021

Beautiful Campground

Some of the sites are on top of each other but the sites I had where exceptional. Store, Restaurant & staff are great. Able to stream & work remotely with a strong AT&T signal. Will definitely come back.

Site75 & 102
Month of VisitNovember
  • Review photo of Ouray KOA by Kristina B., October 16, 2021
  • Review photo of Ouray KOA by Kristina B., October 16, 2021
  • Review photo of Ouray KOA by Kristina B., October 16, 2021
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GoWhereYouAreDraw N.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2021

Crowded

Very busy and lots of out of state campers at this campground. I prefer camping off the grid so this was a struggle to get used to during our weekend. Bathrooms were okay. Breakfast at the restaurant at KOA was nice! I’ve camped outside of Ouray before and prefer the other camping options way more.

Month of VisitOctober
  • Review photo of Ouray KOA by GoWhereYouAreDraw N., September 29, 2021
  • Review photo of Ouray KOA by GoWhereYouAreDraw N., September 29, 2021
  • Review photo of Ouray KOA by GoWhereYouAreDraw N., September 29, 2021
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CThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2021

Location!

The best thing about this park was the location. It is located close to Ouray and many activities in the area. The park also offers beautiful scenery and it is a wonderful Basecamp for exploring the area. There is a state park nearby with a beautiful lake and kayaking. There are hiking trails nearby and many wonderful off road four wheel trails.

The park can accommodate big rigs and we were able to get our 38 foot 5’er into the parking and into a spot, but I would not call the park big rig friendly due to tight turns and small sites.

Amenities include a nice camp store, laundry facilities, restaurant with a nice outdoor deck, on property horseback riding, on property jeep rental, hiking trails. There were bathrooms and showers at the back of the property but it was too far to walk from the front of the property so we never used them. The laundry facilities are a little small for this sized park and we weren’t able to do laundry because it was too busy.

One big problem was electrical outages during 100° weather. The electrical system in the park just cannot keep up. Luckily we had solar and were able to maintain AC until evening hours.

There is one small hot tub that was usually very busy we didn’t use that either.

There are nice tent camping spots.

Most of the people in the park Had four wheelers or motorcycles for off-road trails. The off-road trails in this area are amazing and shouldn’t be missed. We took a tour from Ouray and thoroughly enjoyed it.

We took a horseback ride from the park and had a lovely time. The horses were very safe and great for a family experience. They also offer 15 minute rides for children.

We would stay again if we were in the area.

SiteP4
Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Ouray KOA by Cheryl W., July 12, 2021
  • Review photo of Ouray KOA by Cheryl W., July 12, 2021
  • Review photo of Ouray KOA by Cheryl W., July 12, 2021
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Tammy M.
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2021

A One Night Stand, Forever in my Heart!

I was driving cross country for my daughter’s wedding in Yankee Boy Basin. Found this Gem while searching for a spot for the night. I only needed a place for the night but so wish it was more than that. The campground was amazing, the staff were awesome. The coffee in the café was divine. I stayed at the back of the grounds, not far from the showers. The camp was clean, restrooms were clean, it was a great stay. I wish I could’ve stayed more than one night and hope to someday return.

Site42
Month of VisitNovember
  • Review photo of Ouray KOA by Tammy M., June 26, 2021
  • Review photo of Ouray KOA by Tammy M., June 26, 2021
  • Review photo of Ouray KOA by Tammy M., June 26, 2021
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Doug A.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2021

Great Location

We love this campground. Our site backs up to a creek which provides amazing ambiance. Had a great stay. Will definitely return in the future.

Site61A
Month of VisitJuly
D
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2021

Undisclosed and bizarre dumping fee, and generally disappointing.

There were a lot of disappointments with the Ouray KOA, but the main reason we would never stay there again they tried to charge us a $15 fee *after* we used the dump station after our stay where we paid for a very expensive RV site.  Yes, I do mean that paying customers who stay in their RV sites are charged an additional $15 (!) fee when you dump your tank at the end of your stay.  No, that is not normal for campgrounds to do that.  And no one mentioned when we made the booking, there were no signs at the dump station, no mention in the booking email, etc.  It was basically an attempt to charge us after the fact without any warning for a service that is normally included at any normal campground.

Aside from that, at $83/night it was way overpriced.  They even added a $6 "resort" fee to our bill!  WTF.  Oh, and an extra $20 fee to choose our site, which is normally free at any other campground.  It had almost no amenities, even the kids playground was on the map but didn't exist (apparently it's on order).  They do have lots of things they can charge you for, like a camp store that is basically just a clothing giftshop, and a restaurant that charges $16 for a hamburger (more than downtown restaurants in Ouray).   It's a bit of drive out of town, and there are no hiking trails or attractions nearby.  You have to drive into Ouray to do anything.  We should have stayed at the nicer and cheaper independent campgrounds located right in town like the 4J or the Ouray Riverside Resort.

Month of VisitJuly
C
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2021

One of my favorites

Gorgeous! Our site was in amongst the trees, backed by a rapidly running creek with views of snow capped mountains. The site was large with a firepit down by the creek all set up with logs to burn. They offer a text = fire log delivery service too.

We were greeted upon arrival and shown to our site, gifted with KOA rubber bracelets too.

There was live music nightly at the cute "mountain top" restaurant. Food was ok and a bit pricey, only ate there once. Bathrooms were clean and well maintained. They picked up trash bags right from your site.

At the back of the campgrounds was Bachelors Stables, horse trail riding was offered which we highly recommend. Our daughter visited and pet the horses daily after her first ride, the owner was very accommodating. 

You can rent Jeeps

We heard a rumor that this KOA was getting a full upgrade to make them a four seasons location with heated concrete pads.

Site8
Month of VisitJune
  • Review photo of Ouray KOA by Colleen , June 3, 2021
  • Review photo of Ouray KOA by Colleen , June 3, 2021
  • Review photo of Ouray KOA by Colleen , June 3, 2021
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Brian P.
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2021

Great campsite.

The location was great the views were fantastic and the onsite restaurant had great food and good drink choices after a long day of offroading.

SiteTent site 88
Month of VisitJuly
T
Reviewed May. 31, 2021

Heaven in the mountains

Wow is all I can say! After surviving towing the airstream up Red Mountain pass, we pulled into the KOA and couldn’t be more happy. Our site backed up to a stream that sounded wonderful with running water. Each site has a picnic table and a combo fire ring/grill. They even welcome you with three large fire logs! They now offer horseback riding right from inside the KOA. They have everything from teepees to tent, cabin and RV camping. A great restaurant on site with a well stocked store and laundry facilities. This place is really well run. The only complaint is the WiFi, which is non existent, however, they are currently working on that and should have campwide WiFi by summer.

Site67
Month of VisitJune
  • Review photo of Ouray KOA by Todd G., May 31, 2021
  • Review photo of Ouray KOA by Todd G., May 31, 2021
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Light Backpack S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2020

Mountain beauty

I typically rate campgrounds as they fit into 1 of 5 categories. This campground will be rated as a Basecamp — grounds that offer a comfortable home base that you’re happy to return to after a day of exploring the surrounding area. Ratings for this category are based on: Value to cost: 5 Overall grounds: 4 Utility of sites (hookups, layout, accessibility): 5 Local Attraction Proximity: 5 Reservation Process/Ease of Getting a Site: 4 Amenities: 4 Customer Service: 5 Cleanliness: 5

Ouray is a wonderful place... tucked away in the mountains, surrounded by peaks and pines. The Ouray KOA encapsulates that vibe. It is rustic and cozy with pine trees and cabins. The new owner is very new... having taken ownership in Jan 2020. We had some time to speak with him and he is a great guy. He was explaining his extended plan for the grounds and it sounds epic, and luxury. The current vibe is nice and we appreciated the wonky nature of the sites (we were tucked in right to a border fence and pretty close to our neighbors, but not in an overly imposing way). It’ll be interesting to see what the future holds for these grounds.

At any rate, we liked the layout. There is a cafe with actually good food! We got the breakfast burrito twice. The cafe is open for breakfast in mornings and live music and dinner on most evenings. The cabins looked great. Everything was clean and basic including dishwashing area, laundry and the office. There is a nice stream running through the grounds.

Historic Ouray is 15 minutes up the road as is the town hot springs. Ridgway is 10 minutes away and Ridgway State Park another 5. We were able to hike in the San Juan Mountains and drive the Million Dollar Highway to Silverton within an hour.

The park seems popular so you might want to plan your trip to Ouray ahead of time. The sites are a bit expensive but the area commands the cost. WiFi is useless, that was our biggest problem. This place is a solid 4.5 on its way to an optimized 5, but for now, we have to round down to a 4 star place.

  • Review photo of Ouray KOA by Light Backpack S., November 1, 2020
  • Review photo of Ouray KOA by Light Backpack S., November 1, 2020
  • Review photo of Ouray KOA by Light Backpack S., November 1, 2020
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Manisha S.
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2020

KOA Ouray

As always KOA didn’t disappoint us. Ouray is such a beautiful place, and to come “home” and rest in a peaceful place was even better! There are stream sites and open gravel sites. I really enjoyed their text message service for firewoods, ice or questions..

Pro: -clean bathroom and shower -breakfast and dinner service.. although food was okay

  • open and space. I loved site #5 (water following right behind us.. it was great to hear the peaceful sound while looking at the amazing stars and skyline, in front of the firepit!)

Con: -close to the main road, especially for sites by the entrance, we could hear cars all the time. -WIFI is there but omg.. good luck catching it..

  • Review photo of Ouray KOA by Manisha S., August 20, 2020
  • Review photo of Ouray KOA by Manisha S., August 20, 2020
Laura S.
Reviewed May. 24, 2020

Charming

We got a spot by their little pond. Pleasant staff, bathroom and shower facilities available. No picnic table, but had a fire pit, plenty of shade, and quiet despite our spot being right off the road.

Rae F.
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2019

Best spot for tent, RV, & cabin!

The spots are spread out enough that you have privacy, there’s attendants around 24 hours of the day to help, and it’s hands down the cleanest place we’ve ever stayed. We rented a cabin (we stopped in on July 4th, sold out of tent spots) but they managed to accommodate us last minute. The staff is incredibly nice, and the price was right. Our cabin is the 2nd biggest option, it included: a queen, bunk beds, love seat, fridge, sink, and a microwave.

  • Review photo of Ouray KOA by Rae F., July 5, 2019
  • Review photo of Ouray KOA by Rae F., July 5, 2019
  • Review photo of Ouray KOA by Rae F., July 5, 2019
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J
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2019

Amazing, for a KOA

We usually boondock, but stopped here for a change. Great sites, lovely staff, dog park, great BBQ, band at night ... really a top notch KOA.

Month of VisitAugust
Eddie B.
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2019

No monthly stay

Love the campground but they do not do a monthly stay! Stayed a few days in camp sites and cabins!

Month of VisitJuly
Michael J.
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2018

Unexpectedly nice!

I typically frown on KOAs, but our friends were staying here, so we did too. It was a nice set up, with a creek running through the middle, good facilities and some fun camp spots for tents on grass amongst the trees.

  • Review photo of Ouray KOA by Michael J., July 31, 2018
  • Review photo of Ouray KOA by Michael J., July 31, 2018
  • Review photo of Ouray KOA by Michael J., July 31, 2018
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Jolin A.
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2018

Quiet and wooded

This is a really nice campground with lots of amenties. Hot tun wasnt working while we stayed.

Che M.
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2018

Very nice campground

Stayed the weekend before and up to 4th of July. They were kind enough to work with us last minute. Staff was amazingly nice. Restrooms were kept clean which could not be easy with the amount of people that were there.

Kelsey W.
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2018

Perfect!

Beautiful campground in a beautiful location! Wake up to Mountain Views in the distance. Quiet area, easy access. CLEAN, private showers-I enjoyed the fact that the showers weren’t separated men/women but that they were actual bathrooms with shower, toilet, and sink. They brought firewood to us, and were so friendly. Our site was big and had a nice fire pit.

Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Ouray KOA by Kelsey W., July 1, 2018
  • Review photo of Ouray KOA by Kelsey W., July 1, 2018
  • Review photo of Ouray KOA by Kelsey W., July 1, 2018
Jayne  W.
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2018

nice campground

campground is nice, lots of places to walk, close to Ouray, beautiful Mountain View’s everywhere.

  • Review photo of Ouray KOA by Jayne  W., June 13, 2018
  • Review photo of Ouray KOA by Jayne  W., June 13, 2018
  • Review photo of Ouray KOA by Jayne  W., June 13, 2018
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Chad K.
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2016

Beautiful

This is a typical KOA in a beautiful setting. They have plenty to do for the kids in the campground, from fishing to hiking to dipping a toe in the creek. The facility was clean the camp host was nice. THe sites are a little crowded but they were level for a tent site.

  • Review photo of Ouray KOA by Chad K., September 25, 2016
  • Review photo of Ouray KOA by Chad K., September 25, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Ouray KOA have RV hookups?

According to TheDyrt.com, Ouray KOA has 30 amp and 50 amp electric hookups, water hookups and sewer hookups.

What is the max vehicle length at Ouray KOA?

Ouray KOA allows vehicles up to 80 feet.

Are fires allowed at Ouray KOA?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Ouray KOA, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Ouray KOA have wifi?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Ouray KOA does have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Ouray KOA?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is fair, AT&T is good, and T-Mobile is unknown.