Campground is a little run down. RV sites are extremely close to one another. We stopped here for a day pass to use the hot pools. Hot pools are great! $10/person. The park does have WiFi and staff are very friendly. Convenient location near Hot Springs State Park.
Stayed in a dispersed site. Road is washboard and had some big potholes.
Overall beautiful site very close to Grand Tetons and Yellowstone.
Several campgrounds to choose from at Boysen State Park. We camped at Brannon, site 104. This was a beautiful spot right on one of the Reservoir inlets.
- large Reservoir perfect for paddle-boarding and kayaking
- clean vault toilets close by
- great little marina with cute restaurant
- Brannon is one of the north campgrounds, which puts you closer to Wind River Canyon and Thermopolis, Hot Springs State Park
- low light pollution, makes for beautiful star-gazing at night
- can be hot and very dry
- super windy
- a little buggy at times
Love this campground.
This is a city campground on a beautiful lake! $10/night without hookups and $15 for electric sites. The electric sites are a little close together so we opted for a non-electric site right on the lake front. Campfires allowed. Vault toilets available, but could use a little maintenance. No reservations, first-come first serve. AT&T cell service is strong at the campground.
While you are here, go to Bella’s for the most unexpectedly amazing Italian food and phenomenal wine list. Visit Hobo Hot Springs, the free hot springs in town.
Saratoga is a great small town with really nice people. It seems that masks are optional as we have only seen about 30-40% of people in town wearing them (August ‘20).
Small campground near Bailey. Road is a little bumpy getting there, but manageable. Sites are on the smaller side, probably best for tent camping or smaller RVs. Lots of trees.
There is access to a beautiful hike within the campground. You can hike it all the way to the Fourmile campground, another beautiful spot. If I was choosing between Horseshoe and Fourmile, I would lean that towards Fourmile because of the views. You might want to check that one out as well. Bathrooms (pit toilets) were not very clean.
We saw a lot of boondocking options close by as well. Overall, just a gorgeous area.
Wow! This is like the Disneyland of campgrounds.
As of July 2020 this campground still has some construction and development happening in the immediate area.
PROS This place has it all! Pool, hot tubs, bar/restaurant, general store, arcade, mini bowling alleys, lake for paddle boarding, access to fishing on the Colorado River. Views are beautiful and a very easy drive from Denver. Staff is super friendly and helpful.
We booked on a package and received a golf cart included in our stay. Glad we had the golf cart, as the resort is quite large. Kids enjoyed activities - popsicle eating contest, t-shirt tie dye, and donut decorating. They also loved the clean and well-lit basketball courts.
Lots to do close-by but we never left the property. So many fun things to do right here. RV spaces are nicely sized and we enjoyed being right next to the water. Fire pits and picnic tables in great condition.
CONS If you like a budget campground, this isn’t the place. You are paying for all the amenities and the price tag reflects it. It’s a very large place so if you are looking for isolation, you’d be disappointed. All that said, we felt it was worth the money and weren’t bothered by other people because we had so much fun.
OVERALL Bring your kids here! They won’t want to leave! Come for at least a few nights, if able, so you can make the most of it. I can’t wait to come back.
This is a great spot if you want to camp and have some fun and conveniences all in one place!
Location is great and is close by to Mt Princeton Hot Springs, rafting on the Arkansas River, hiking, and the town of Buena Vista.
- Variety of accommodation options: cabins, tent sites, RV sites
- Large pull through spots available for RVs
- Well stocked KOA store with groceries, souvenirs, and camping essentials
- Very friendly and helpful staff
- Fun indoor game room with air hockey, ping pong, darts, and a pool table
- While we stayed here, the camp hosts had an ice cream social which was also a fundraiser to send kids with cancer to camp
- I prefer more isolation when camping, as you would expect for a KOA the sites are close and there are a lot of people and people sounds
- The bathrooms were a little stinky
- This is a very dry area, so it can be a little dusty at times
My kids think this is the world’s greatest campground, which overcomes any negatives!
Wow! This is a beautiful spot. The lower campground is for tents and smaller RVs, but is definitely the spot to be if you can swing it! This campground has cabins, glamping tents, tent pads and spaces for RVs. We camped in spaces 17 and 18 in the lower campground right by the river. The “resorts has a rafting company, zip line, and restaurant/bar on premises.
- Easy to access off of I-70, but you feel a million miles away
- Gorgeous scenery all around
- Very easy access to the bike/walk trail through Glenwood Canyon
- 5 to 10 minute drive to Glenwood Springs attractions - Hot Springs, Gondola, downtown shopping a land restaurants
- Spaces are EXTREMELY close together
- The train runs by, which is very nice to see and experience as it runs through the canyon, but at 5 am, that sucker is LOUD
- It’s a pricey campground, but could be worth it if you take advantage of all the amenities and it fits in your plans
Overall, this is a great campground. I might save it for a mid-week stay or slightly off season so you aren’t stacked on top of your neighbors.
Super friendly staff, clean, short drive to downtown Estes Park. Spaces are VERY close to each other. Kids loved mini golf and the pool. I appreciated the pull through-site and proximity to activities. If you want to feel “remote,” maybe look at one of the other campgrounds in Rocky Mountain National Park or other sites nearby. This campground is convenient, clean, and well-maintained but very crowded.
Visited this RV Park over a weekend with my family. Even the premium sites are extremely close. There was a sewer-type smell near the front office. While we stayed there, the entire site was surrounded by road construction sites, which made it difficult to get in and out.
There are two pools and an arcade, which my kids enjoyed quite a bit. The location is accessible to Garden of the Gods, Manitou Springs, and a number of other popular activities close by.
Overall, I was unimpressed and would not stay here again. In looking for photos of the campground for this review, I realized I didn’t have any as there was not much to take pictures of. Overall, not my favorite and I would not stay here again.
Spent a few days at Junction Creek campground over Labor Day. Tough to get a reservation, but checked daily until there was a cancellation and was able to snag a great double site (Loop E #14) with electric hookups. The double site allowed us to put our 24-foot trailer across both spots with our front door facing the back of the campsite with nothing but beautiful national forest behind us! 🌲🌲🌲
Practical things: Double site has two picnic tables, two RV/trailer spots, two electrical hookups, a fire pit, and a tent pad. Separate men and women put toilets are very clean. Loop E is the only one with electric hookups. There are no water or sewer hookups here, which was perfect in my mind.
Important things: Sites are nicely spread out so you feel like you have privacy and space. It’s extremely quiet and we enjoyed the sound of crickets and campfires at night. Very close access to hiking on the Colorado Trail. You’ll pass by one of the Trail entrances just before you enter the campground. Only 5 miles out of town, so it’s easy to grab the necessities you need from City Market or enjoy dinner out in historic downtown Durango. Highly recommend this campground.