Sitting near the Rocky Mountain National Park entrance, Estes Park is the gateway to what the alpine wonderland has to offer.

With an impressive all-year-round event calendar, you can visit anytime. Not to mention with the 200 shops and restaurants nearby, the city is a standalone attraction. We have sampled some of the RV Parks in Estes, which can make your vacation memorable. You can read more about them in the guide below.

Peak to Peak RV Park 

The Peak to Peak RV Park is in the Colorado town of Nederland, off the Peak to Peak highway. Local convenience stores, coffee shops, gas stations, eateries, and historic buildings are easily accessible.

Campers can indulge in activities nearby, such as biking, sightseeing, hiking, and fishing.

Liquor stores, gift shops, and laundromats are but only a few blocks from the RV Park.

Travelers are guaranteed a comfortable distraction-free stay surrounded by local attractions, which include:

  • The Carousel of Happiness
  • Caribou Ranch Open Space Park
  • Kathmandu Restaurant
  • Crosscut Pizzeria and Taphouse
  • South Boulder Creek and Interpretive site
  • James Peak SmokeHouse and Brewery
  • Mud Lake

The Baker Reservoir is only a stone’s throw away. You are welcome to go fishing, but boats, canoes, and kayaks are not allowed. Berthoud Reservoir and Lefthand Reservoir are also close by. The 30-minute drive to Casinos in Blackhawk and Central City is smooth, and the road is never busy. If you hunt in areas 20,29, and 38, Peak and Peak RV is a great place to stay. Other attractions are mountain biking and backpacking trails which access pristine mountain lakes.

Management of the Park reserves the right of admission. Their rules and regulations govern the campers’ stay at the park, so everyone can feel safe. Failure to observe the rules can result in violators being asked to vacate the grounds.

Amenities 

  • Sewer hookups
  • Water hookups
  • Dirt roads
  • Pets allowed
  • 50amps
  • Back-in RV sites
  • Gasoline nearby

The Peak to Peak RV is suitable for all cadre of Campers, including families on vacation.

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park of Estes 

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park of Estes is close to Estes Park, Colorado. The campsites offer full hookups and are big-rig friendly, which can accommodate RV’s of up to 40 feet. Most of the sites are pull-through accessible.

Free Wi-Fi and a dump station are available, whereas pets are allowed on the grounds.

The closest attractions to the RV Park are:

Activities such as laser tag, hiking, fishing, biking, and wildlife viewing are available.

The park sometimes hosts scavenger hunts, karaoke nights, and movie nights.

Amenities

  • Two playgrounds
  • A basketball court
  • Mini-golf course
  • Picnic tables
  • Fire circles
  • Grills
  • Restrooms with hot showers
  • Laundry facilities

The whole campground is built into the Mountain, and the sites are level. The idea of doing this was to make it easier to access by vehicle.

The park provides impressive views and is a 10-minute drive to downtown Estes Park and the town’s National Park.

Base Camp Family Campground 

Base camp at Golden Gate Canyon is in Black Hawk, Colorado, at an elevation of approximately 10,000 feet. The Denver Metro area is within one hour drive away, and it features 31 full hookup campsites. Big-rigs can access the Park with ease.

All the exciting attractions Denver has to offer are accessible to Campers. Some attractions include Union Station, 16th Street Mall, breweries, and the Gilpin Country Community Center. The center features a pool with water slides for both kids and adults.

Visitors at Base Camp Family Campground can indulge in a variety of activities. They include backpacking, beer/wine tasting, biking, fishing, hiking, hunting, swimming, and wildlife viewing.

All rules and regulations issued to campers by management upon admission must be followed. This ensures a smooth stay for everyone with no serious incidents.

The rules give guidance on how to handle many scenarios. You will know how to deal with pets, trash, disposal of drain water, washing dishes, smoking, campfires, tree cutting, vehicles, speed limits, visitors, and liability as a result of accidents or losses from any cause.

The camper must obey the rules or risk ejection from the campground. No refunds are given if a situation like this occurs. 

Amenities 

  • BBQ/Grill
  • Cable hookups
  • 30/50 amps
  • Community Restrooms
  • Community showers
  • Community Water fountain
  • Dump station
  • Firepit
  • Fitness room
  • Pet friendly
  • Trash service
  • Free Wi-Fi.

Paradise on the River 

The campground is on 1836 State Highway 66 in Estes Park, CO.

Activities on offer are hiking, wildlife viewing, and fishing.

Amenities

  •  30 amps
  • Cable hookups
  • Community Restrooms
  • Community Showers
  • Laundry facilities
  • Pet friendly
  • Sewer hookups
  • Water hookups
  • Free Wi-Fi

Elk Meadow Lodge and RV Park 

Elk Meadow Lodge and RV Park sit on 30 acres outside the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. It is only one mile away from the charming Estes Park.

The uninterrupted views of Rocky Mountain National Park as a backdrop are amazing. This RV Park blends scenery and history for a breathtaking outdoor experience.

Visitors have access to many shops and restaurants. Once you finish, there are galleries, museums, and recreational activities to enjoy. Some of these include the Historic Stanley Hotel, Trail Ridge Road, Eldora Mountain Resort, and Snowy Peak Winery.

Amenities 

  • Golf course
  • Beer and wine bar
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Playground
  • Game room

Ridgeway State Park 

Ridgeway State Park neighbors Ouray town nicknamed the Switzerland of America. Ridgeway State Park reservoir is 5 miles long and a major attraction to this Park. Dakota Terraces Campground is the only one in the Park offering year-round RV camping sites.

Nearby attractions include Box Canyon Falls, Ouray Hot Springs Pool, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, and San Juan Skyway.

This Park is famous for wakeboarding, water skiing, windsurfing, boating, biking, birding, canoeing, rafting, kayaking, fishing, cross-country skiing, wildlife viewing, hiking trails, and swimming.

Amenities 

  • Restroom facilities
  • Boat dock
  • Campsite Dump Station
  • 30 amps
  • Firepit
  • Full hookups
  • Gift shops
  • Group meeting rooms
  • Handicapped parking
  • Pet friendly
  • Playground
  • Water hookup

Fort Collins Lakeside KOA

Fort Collins Lakeside sits within the Roosevelt National Forest, less than an hour away from LaPorte, sitting in the NW corner of Fort Collins. It is an hour from Laramie, Cheyenne, Boulder Estes Park, Denver, and Rocky Mountain National Park.

The RV sites are Big-rig friendly. Nearby attractions are Red Feather Lakes, New Belgium Brewery,  and the Cache La Poudre -North Park scenic byway.

Activities on offer are mini-golf, bumper boats, paddle boats, a jumping pad, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, wildlife viewing, and rafting.

Amenities

  • 50/30 amps
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Swimming pool

All the above offer an insight into what to expect when you next visit charming Estes Park.

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