This campground is great. My family and I stayed in the main part of the campground. Nice sites. Very friendly hosts. Clean bathrooms. Plenty of shade.
We originally had a tent site in Elk Ridge, but our friends with an RV couldn't get a site on that side of the park for the same dates. Rather than have the 8 kids between us so far apart, we decided to get a tent site in Pa-Co. We got #294, primarily because the tent sites are about 50 yards from the parking lot, and with 6 of us we haul a lot of stuff. 294 was one of the closest to the parking lot, with the downside it was also closest to the pit toilet. If it was just two people with a couple backpacks this is a great location as you don't have any car noise and you're not hauling much, but for us it was a pain.
It was a beautiful view of the river from the site. Sites are small and fairly close together but it was a quiet campground. The bathroom wasn't a problem except for a couple of hours when it seemed like someone left a door open and the wind was blowing our direction.
Our tent is massive, and too big for the 10x10 space for tents at the site so we had to do some moving around but made it work. I'd bring our smaller one next time. The tent campground is well maintained and quiet, and the weather is great in the summer as the river keeps it cool. The RV site our friend has didn't have a lot of trees and was close to the highway, so for just hanging out ours was preferable.
Unfortunately the showers at the shower house about 100 yards away were closed due to COVID, but the weather is cool and dry mostly so not a big deal. The shower house and laundry were very well kept, and the campground hosts were very friendly. Firewood was $5 and I believe ice was only $1.
The park overall was great. We drove to the other parts to rent paddleboards and had a great time - very reasonably priced. It worked well as a base for side trips, as Ouray and Ridgway were easy to get to, as was Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP.
Went during a fireban last year which made it tough. I had taken my trusty tripod grill and left Coleman burners at home… Fish were very good at not staying on hook. Nice reservoir nearby within a few miles drive. Overall good place but lacking trees in campground. There was 'lil walk down a hill to fishing in a creek and small pond from our campsite which is optimal for the fishing enthusiast. Nearby reservoir has space to have company over or host a party with amenities such as enough space and picnic tables, bathrooms and playing space for young kids. There were kids riding bikes on paved walkways and some trails throughout the well maintained park. Nice waters @ the nearby reservoir. Enjoy!
Stayed in the Elk Ridge "E" loop across from the site "host" who were great people. This is high desert so it does get hot during the day and cold at night. the sites are all set up well, easy access, water and electric if you want. There are showers (.25) and washers and dryers if you need. Nice paths down to the lake and around but the lake level is still low. The towns of Ridgway is about 10 minuets South and Montrose is about 40 minuets North both will have needed items but Montrose is much larger.
Ccampground is large with big spaces. Swimming is close by. Quiet and peaceful. Was fall so not a lot of people.
Absolutely loved staying at this State Park! The site was big and a real short walk from the car. It was nice that the road didn't go next to the campsite like usual so it cut down on noise. The views of the lake were amazing and is so close to beautiful Ouray!
Arrived in the evening so it was a little dark and hard to figure out where the tent sites were. But we found our site, perfect spot, awesome morning views. You have to wheel your stuff in, but I like that they provided carts to bring in your things. Also loved the convenience of fly fishing in the morning. Nice walking path to follow along the river
In addition to plenty of tent and RV sites, Ridgeway SP also has three heated and furnished yurts for those seeking an enhanced comfort level. Each unit includes a fridge, futon type beds, dinner table and chairs. Bring your fishing poles, hiking shoes, water craft and dogs, cause they're all allowed.