Mike H.

Oceanside , CA

Joined July 2019

Convenient campground

I stumbled across this campground while looking for a nearby spot to set my tent up under some trees. The campground is beautiful with lots of old big trees, several hiking paths, a small pond that is stocked with fish and a nice valley to stare at the stars.

I’m not sure if you can make reservations during the summer but everything was first come when we went (February). Just be warned that many of the spots require you to park either below or above the actual campsite and walk a short distance. This isn’t a problem if you are tent camping but if you have a rooftop etc it can limit you to the Rv spots.

Overall an awesome campground with friendly rangers and amazing views. Only downside would be some of the spots are close together and the one restroom inside the camp can be a little bit of a walk from some of the campsites. On a good note though the bathrooms are well maintained and flush plus have paid showers.

Zion in a Tent

This campsite is conveniently located inside Zion Park. It is nice because unlike the other campground it is on a two week rolling reservation so you don’t have to plan 6 months out—downside is it fills up quickly. We camped in a tent spot right by the trail and a short walk to the virgin river. Pros: decent shade (for Zion) and easy access to the water. Cons: ridiculous amounts of ants (from what I could tell most of the spots near the trail/river have that problem). I was stoked to wake up under the red cliffs and be able to relax in the river for sunset. Ants were definitely a headache but considering the views we made the most of it. Also plenty of deer roam through the campground adding to its beauty.

Good Option if you cant go Dispersed

Awesome little campground just outside of Telluride. Best part is you can drive just up the road and catch the Gondola into town or all over the mountain. Camp host was awesome and really friendly and pit toilet was really clean. There was a bear in the campground—we didn’t see it—but you’re camping in the mountains so you should expect it. Beautiful aspens but marsh area might result in some extra mosquitos. Overall great way to stay near telluride for $20 a night!

Close to Sedona but worlds apart!

Stopped here on our way back to California from Colorado. It was the middle of August so we were looking for somewhere with some water and shade and we found both. It is definitely a popular campground with lots of families but if you can get a spot it is an amazing little retreat. We were tent camping and had plenty of shade and only a short walk to the creek (it is a creek not a river but still nice to put your feet in and cool down). Put toilets but they were well maintained for how crowded the campground was. Despite the crowds, a lot of the campgrounds are decent size and even if not secluded give you some space. Not my favorite destination but for the area and price it was amazing.