David L.

Pro

Austin, TX

Joined September 2020

A Nice Area

I camped on the hill side in the Fox Run Loop. The campsites were pretty well spaced apart, but a lantern from from an adjacent campsite was able to shine into ours late at night. 

Overall, the sites are well maintained, and the bathrooms are very clean and well kept. It's near the Guadalupe river as well as other Hill Country attractions which makes this a good location. 

Remember to check in at the Ranger station over on the river side because you will need a gate code to access the hill side of the park.

Awesome Dispersed Camping Spot

This is a quiet area tucked away in Lincoln National Forest. It's not too far from Cloudcroft, NM so it's easy to resupply on water, snack, etc. You can camp right next to a creek and the valley makes for some great views. This area is basically everything you can ask for when dispersed camping. It's quiet and other than the occasional hiker, nobody else is around. There's plenty of hiking and just good times to be had. A quintessential camping experience.

Great Location and Awesome Sunset

The park is conveniently located within the park and is easy to get to. The RV section of the park basically consists of a large parking lot. The tent sites are on one edge of the parking lot. There really isn't any indication where one tent site starts and another ends. But there are fire rings and picnic table scattered about so everyone sort of claims the one closest to them. It can get busy at times so getting a site is definitely not guaranteed. The sunset is Death Valley is absolutely breathtaking. Also, since its so dry, consider leaving the rain cover off your tent to truly sleep under the stars!

A Bit Crowded But Good Location

The campsite is right inside the park if entering from the south gate. The sites can be a little close together with no real separation between groups. However, there's enough space that you won't bother each other. Another plus of this campground is how close you are to the shuttles. But you can also hike from the campground as a main trail passes right by. It's an awesome feeling camping in the valley as the sun sets and hits the rock faces. Overall a good experience and location.

Easy Access to Zion

This campground is essentially right outside of the south entrance gate to Zion National Park. They have very spacious tent sites, but it is a bit on the pricey side. There are restrooms as well as showers and the campground is usually pretty busy. Overall a nice spot if you're unable to get a camp site inside of the park.

Good Spot

This is a nice area right outside of Las Vegas. Driving or hiking around the reservoir will give you some great views. The campsites are a little tight, but there's plenty of rooms for a vehicle and a tent or two. There are plenty of trees that provide shade and each site has a picnic table and a fire ring. You won't get to see the lake from the campsites but it is just a short walk away. The campgrounds are well maintained and make for a pleasant experience.

A Nice Area

A vehicle with off-road capabilities is recommended if you want to reach this campground. While not impossible with a regular sedan, it does take navigating up some unpaved switchbacks. The campsites here are undeveloped but there are picnic tables. Also most of the sites are on some sort of slope. The area is surprisingly busy and the parking lot often becomes pretty crowded, but not full, by morning. The lake offers a good view and there is some hiking nearby. A good spot if you want some more dispersed style camping near a lake.

Secluded Spot

A nice secluded spot deep in the heart of San Isabel National Forest. You do have to drive for a while on unpaved roads to get here. The campsites are very spacious and rarely is it full. Off-roading is very popular in this area so it is not uncommon to run into all sorts of ATVs. Some campsites do have to share bear boxes. Generally not a lot to do in the area surrounding the camp.

Camping Right on the Lake

It is a nice spot a bit off of the main roads. Many of the tent sites allow you to camp right next to the lake. It's generally pretty quiet and people respect the 10 pm quiet hours rule. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring.

Great Spot

This is a nice spot right outside of Rock Mountain National Park. The campground is well maintained and there is plenty of space for everyone. It is right next to the reservoir, which makes for a great hike.

Can Be a Little Crowded

A nice campsite that is easy to access from the main road and the east side of the park. It is often fully booked, especially with how popular national parks are right now. The sites are fairly close together so you can easily see and hear other groups, but not enough to bother you. This particular campsite was a little inconvenient because it is about 30 meters from the parking spot, and it is all up hill. It can make moving coolers and other bulky items a little more difficult than usual. Overall, a decent camping spot. No spectacular views, but you are camping in a great national park.

Great views!

If you are tent camping I would try and get a site that is next to the reservoir. Makes for a great sunset view! Overall the campsite is well maintained. Each tent site has a picnic table and a fire ring. Everyone is generally spread out enough that noise isn't an issue.