The best campground by far. Horses within the ranch roam free and will come right up to you. Could do with another set of bathrooms, only one is all the way up front. If you are in the back, it is like a half-mile walk every time you need to go. However, I wouldn’t call this a deal breaker in any way.
We got here September 29 and the RV park closes for the season Oct 1. We stayed two nights and were pleased with the services. Full hookups and lots of space at the lower numbered full hookup sites. Nice and quiet. A couple hiking trails here to see some creeks and ponds.
Lots of activities to do. Loved the petting zoo and stream to swim in. Also really enjoyed the horseback riding and ATV ride. Would definitely go back.
Winding River is an awesome campground as a Base camp for the West entrance to RMNP as well as centrally located for visits to Grand Lake and Grandby CO-both of which are cute small towns centered around large reservoirs. The campground itself is on beautiful property and off the highway-aka-no road noise. There are two sections of the campground-the "bottom" portion and the "top area". As a personal preference we preferred the 'bottom area' with our Travel Trailer. This area has more spaced out spots with a bit more privacy but only W/E hookups. The top area is great, just a little closer spots, and no trees aka not much privacy but full hookups.
Make sure to do a visit to Shadow Mountain Lake and Grand Lake Main street-very cute area.
A lovely wooded campground literally on the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park - we even saw moose from the back window of our RV! Options for everyone from cabins, to FHU RV sites (limited and not the ideal locations, but still nice), water/electric sites and tenting areas. Even Conestoga wagons! There is horseback riding on site and we loved watching the horses run in and out each morning/evening and you just have to cross the road for a pretty hike along the Colorado River in RMNP (no dogs on the trails). We camped with our Great Dane - very dog friendly with bag stations around the park. Friendly and helpful staff, a small shop with supplies and souvenirs, a cute little petting zoo with goats, sheep, and pigs.
Not only is it located inside the south side of Rocky Mountain Nat park, but a wonderful RV facility. A+ on staff/store and bathroom/showers. Many activities to choose from. Horseback rides, jeeping tours, biking and rafting. Not to mention all the great hiking trails. Definitely recommend for families.
Although this site is a no water/ electric site and next to the horses, we had a blast! Especially the kids. The site was a great size! We went horse back riding, hung out by the river, had s’mores, and even went for an ATV ride!! I was most impressed by how clean the bathrooms were, especially with the current COVID situation! Thank you Winding River Resort for keeping the place clean!
I’ve tent camped at Winding River Resort twice and both times really enjoyed it. It’s a little more expensive that some, but has lots of amenities that make it totally worth it. If you love real bathrooms and showers, this is your place! There’s a wonderful petting zoo area, playground, basketball courts and much more. They offer all sorts of activities such as horseback riding, ice cream social, chuckwagon breakfast, square dancing, cowboy church. Some do have an additional fee. You may bring your own horses here too! There a several lodging options including camping, full RV hookups and cabins. The location near Grand Lake and Rocky Mountain National Park can’t be beaten! So much to do in the area. There’s a separately owned, but very convenient onsite place where you can rent ATVs, bikes and snowmobiles. There’s even a small store onsite with necessities, T-shirts, souvenirs, etc. The campsites are large and trees and wildflowers abound.
We recently visited winding river from Ohio. The staff was very friendly and made you feel welcome. Great things to explore and see around the area.
Winding River Resort is a hidden gem. There are plenty of campsites and a few cabins. All spaces are well laid out with plenty of space between each spot. The facilities are clean and provide everything you need for a great stay.
Be sure to book a horseback ride and get to the cowboy pancake breakfast on the weekends. (Pro tip: Bring a couple eggs for the cooks to throw on the griddle while cooking your pancakes!). If you enjoy trout fishing, be sure to explore the North Fork of the Colorado River that flows through the southend of the property. If you have a disc golfer in the group, bring the discs to play a round or three on the 9-hole course throughout the campground.
Moose have a tendency to wander through the campground toward the evening and the local elk herds like to eat with the horses. There are bear in the area, so take the proper precautions with your food and cooler storage.
Winding River is close enough to Grand Lake to get out and explore for the day and you have easy access to nearly all amenities between Grand Lake and Fraser, in case you forgot something. The cabins look great, but we have not stayed in them during our visits.