Great for overnight stop

Right off of I-80, this campground is great for an overnight stop. Clean facilities, plus a nice and helpful staff. Well worth the dollars when you’ve been on the road and just want your stop to be easy!

Great for a quick stop

This site is conveniently off of 191, and was just what we were looking for as we stopped for a night on our way to Yellowstone. Gravel road was in good shape - a little washboardy in places, plenty of level sites, some with fire rings and tables. A few vault toilets that were clean and well-stocked. The sunset was great! As other reviewers have said, it is buggy. Nothing that bites-just make sure you keep your tent or vehicle closed for a more enjoyable experience. Right by the water, too!

Surrounded by Saguaros 🌵

This campground was great. We were only there one night passing through, but found everything we needed. We were on the west side and had a great view of the gorgeous sunset. There were a few tent sites but overall it seems oriented to RVs/vans, etc. Great facilities, too. While we weren’t working those days, there was a good AT&T signal. I would definitely stay longer if in the area!

Wonderful site

We stayed here two nights and this place is very well laid out and maintained. Sites all seemed to have ample space- we were in 65. There were others around but it felt private. It was fully packed when we were there, and given how nice it is and the proximity to the greater Phoenix area, I can see why it would be popular. Facilities were clean and convenient. Water and electric hookups at site. There are a ton of hiking trails in the park, and ample places to bike. I highly recommend!

Great for overnight off I-25

We stayed for a night on a road trip and was just what we were looking for. Lots are spaced out, even, and easy to access. Others commented that the road had potholes but that wasn’t our experience (maybe further in that’s the case-we didn’t explore much). Excellent sunrise and sunset views, no noise from interstate. No amenities but there were fire pits.

Very nice campground

We stayed for one night in early October, at site 159. Level parking, and although we were somewhat close to our nearest neighbor to the east, it seemed like most sites offered privacy. As other have said, most if not all sites have covered picnic tables which are certainly nice in the Colorado sun. There are very nice paved trails for biking or walking. Well maintained facilities overall. Don’t expect shade at any of these sites. If we return, I would try to stay at some of the sites farther away from the entrance and closer to the water. Overall I definitely recommend this campground.

Nice campground, beautiful views

I didn’t know what to expect but this was really a great campsite and park overall. We stayed in site 54 in early October. This site and many near it had very good lake views. The facilities, walking trails, biking trails, playground, etc. were all very well maintained. Well marked hiking trails, which I always appreciate. Outer loop sites seemed best, but if you have young kids, consider that some outer loop sites with water views have a very steep drop off. Piñon trees throughout offer some privacy but not much shade. As other have said, good wifi signal. We will definitely be back!

Very nice!

We stayed for 2 nights in late July, in the Sunrise Vista, Arnica loop (site 16). Next time we will try for other sites in sunrise that have wonderful views of the lake & surroundings (not in the inner loop right next to the vault toilet 😃). Well maintained. Sunrise is a moderate-long walk from the Marina, so if you are there for a lot of water activity, Dutch Hill might be more desirable. Nice hiking trails, also. We were hoping to get in a little work while there, but lack of WiFi prompted us to head to Steamboat Springs when that was needed. Don’t expect a lot of shaded spots-very few options that we saw. Overall, highly recommend this place!

Fun find!

We stayed for 2 nights, changing plans from mountain camping to avoid wildfire effects. The lake (even with low water level) was great to play and swim in, especially with small kids. We stayed in Pelican Bay in a site by the water. Yes you will likely experience bugs, but nothing that deterrent doesn’t take care of. (When you have camped in the Midwest or Southeast US, these pests are nothing!). Well-tended sites and facilities. I recommend sites that have a bit of shade, which many of the ones we saw in Pelican Bay had. Nice pull-through sites that were spacious. Check it out for a close to Denver non-mountain, water alternative!

Nice primitive spots

Spent one night there at the spot at the very end of the gravel, pretty well maintained road. Our location was excellent, with a small pond nearby and trails. We had no one nearby. Bonus for the closeness to a rest stop (water and flush toilets) and trailhead non flush toilets. Very quiet and easy access. Not that I needed it, but I had 4 bar cell signal available.


Plenty of spread out spots with trees. Spots near the stream are awesome, and plenty of great hiking trails from here/nearby.