This is a beautiful piece of property between Highway 50 and the Arkansas River. Yes, you can hear the passing traffic but it's no big deal. The spaces are wide, each with a picnic table, tree and grass (or what passes for grass in this neck of the woods). The pads, however, are neither large nor level. Checking in, the man in the office was businesslike but not welcoming. The park was nearly empty and he could have given us a larger more level space that was easier to get in and out of, yet he assigned us a space that was tight and tipped. Free Wi-Fi is time limited to one hour per day (with suggestions by management on how to best use that time!). A pretty spot but there are a lot of other choices in the area. Think we'll stay elsewhere next time. We travel with a 30 foot 5th wheel.
We were passing through and dry camping about 30 minutes down the road. We asked to pay to use their dump station, which they informed us was broken. We asked to pay for a full night (they had plenty of spots available), so we could use the full hookups to dump. Basically pay for a night and then continue on without staying... And they rudely refused. Headed down the road about 20 minutes to the Canon City KOA... MUCH bigger spots, MUCH nicer staff. Don't waste your time at this KOA. Rude, difficult people and disrepair.
This is from a fellow traveler on Facebook I try my best to find something good about any RV park I stay at. However, I finally found one that not only can I NOT recommend it, I actually have to give it a DO NOT STAY AT THIS ONE EVER rating. And this is sad, because it's a KOA, and I'm very fond of KOAs and as an older widow traveling alone, I depend on them to be a safe place for me to stay. Yesterday, I left the one and only campground/RV Park that I have ever felt unsafe staying in. They opened for the season on April 1, and they weren't ready. There were so many things wrong, including things like trees growing less than 3 feet above firepits (none of the trees had been trimmed and getting my rig through the park road involved a lot of tree-dodging), water connections that were broken and I had to use pliers to turn it and get water, and while their website does not indicate wifi, I called to confirm and was told that yes, they do have wifi - when I checked in I was told that no, the only wifi is at the office and at the closer sites that can pick up the office wifi because their repeaters were hit by lightning, they had the new ones but they've been busy and haven't bothered to install them yet. Fortunately, I took pictures of the problems to back up my claims of broken equipment and the dangerous firepit situation. Why is that important? When I went to the office with the problems, I was told to get out of the office or the woman (who claimed to be a manager but refused to give me her name) would call the police and have me removed. Then another camper who was in the office/"rec" area playing pool threatened me to get out because "You don't belong here. You're not one of us." Needless to say, I got out - and I'm calling the KOA corporate offices when they open on Monday to file a complaint. There are so many other nice places to stay along this beautiful stretch of the Arkansas River. But NOT this one!!! — at ￼Cotopaxi / Arkansas River KOA.