Caleb J.

Joplin, MO

Joined September 2020

Great stream and falls nearby

Good campground. Would be crowded in peak season due to proximity of sites to one another. It is very close to the creek, which is very scenic. There are some nice falls just down the road and it is a short hike

Busy, windy, but nice.

We didn’t know where we were going to camp for the night, but luckily we were able to plan to stay at this park. The visitor center for the park closes at 4 PM, but there is an after hours phone number that we were able to call for the state parks department. It was annoying that there had to be a reservation for a site, and there weren’t any walkins, but we were able to quickly make a reservation via phone. We went in early October, and whenever we made the reservation they were only two other open spots for the night. The sites were pretty close together, and so it was pretty easy to hear the other campers. It appeared We were the only tent campers at where we stayed at Piñon campground. It was also very windy. Whenever we stayed there, again which is early October, the low for the night was 36°, and the windchill was 28°. There were showers available, but you did have to pay for them.

Cute campground with wifi and showers

We were slow to find a campsite for the night and we were lucky enough to happen upon this place. There were a lot of RVs, although since we were tent camping there is plenty of room on that side of the park as well. They were showers, Wi-Fi, toilets, and firewood available. It was all a very good price as well. The worker we spoke with was very nice and helpful. She did mention that there had been some recent bear activity at the site. There’s also a nice little general store that sells coffee and snacks across the street. If you were needing more items Salida is only about a 20 minute drive.

Roomy with showers

I camped there in early October and this campground appeared to have multiple spots for campers with horses. There were numerous horse pens along with some dispersed camping area. There looked to be a trail for horse riding nearby. It was a short walk to the showers, which were nice and warm. There was only one other camper at the campground when we went.

Good campsites with good views

Little pricier than I wanted, with a $9 vehicle fee and $30 camping fee, but comes with vault toilets, fire pit, and room for our two tents. Definitely had good views of the Aspens changing colors

Not a campground, but good park

This is a city park with park hours at night depending on the season. There are no spots for camping, and overnight staying is not allowed. It is a nice park with aquatic center, golf course, skate park, basketball court, tennis court and a museum