San Luis State Wildlife Area

State Park

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Ln 6 North
Hooper, CO 81136
719-378-2020
719-587-6900
Official Website

GPS: 37.6772, -105.7331

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 51
Pad Type: asphalt
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 7516 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

18 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Location
Cleanliness
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Cell Phone Coverage

3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
4bars
Verizon 3G
2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
3bars
AT&T 3G
1bars
Sprint 4G/LTE
4bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE
3bars
T-Mobile 3G
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Hebardstravels

41 Forest River Cedar Creek
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD LTZ
3 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 6

Hebardstravels would stay here again

“Incredible Views, Quiet, Relaxing”

Reviewed Jun 10, 2018

Overall Rating

Great Views all around, you can see the sand dunes in the distance and the reservoir in front of them, mountains behind them. Close to Zapata Falls hiking path, and 10 minutes to the dunes. Camphost was very kind. You do have to buy the state parks pass which is $70 annually but the sites are free with good 50amp service. There is no w... more

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Noise
2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
2bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


13 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 6
Site Number: 39

Lilmsnomad would stay here again

“Almost boondocking”

Reviewed Apr 18, 2018

Overall Rating

Where to start? The site is free if you have a small-game hunting or fishing license OR a SWA permit. We went to Walmart to get a Colorado SWA permit on our way thru Alamosa. (SWA=state wildlife area) $36 and like blm land it’s 14 day max. Sites have electric. No potable water. No sewer, but there is a dump station and trash rece... more

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


6 reviews
Nightly rate: $1
Days stayed: 0

Fanrgs would stay here again

“Still FREE for 2018, but . . . ”

Reviewed Apr 09, 2018

Overall Rating

This great SWA will still have FREE electric hookups and an RV dump, but no water for 2018! However, to legally camp there you will need a valid Colorado fishing or hunting license. This is a new Parks & Wildlife Division policy for 2018 and applies to camping at all CO SWA's, not just this one. So, "know before you go."

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This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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beckytalksparks

14 SunCruiser FunFinder
6 reviews
Nightly rate: $2
Days stayed: 3

beckytalksparks would stay here again

“Free Campsite close to the Sand Dunes”

Reviewed Nov 11, 2017

Overall Rating

It doesn't get much better than this. It was an absolutely free electric campsite just 20 minutes from Great Sand Dunes National Park. We arrived mid-week with only 1-2 other campers in the entire park. There were hundreds of campsites, although some were blocked off. We were pleasantly surprised to see the restrooms were open. ... more

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Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
5bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
3bars
Sprint 4G/LTE
4bars
Verizon 3G
3bars
T-Mobile 3G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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StoryChasing.com

25 Winnebago Spirit
7 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4

StoryChasing.com would stay here again

“Free dump and amazing views - What more could you ask for?”

Reviewed Nov 07, 2017

Overall Rating

Easy to get to from the highway and plenty of sites at different elevations so each site has a beautiful view. Most sites are pretty level. Some are back in and most are pull-through with a covered picnic table and fire pits. Road coming into the park is dirt/gravel, but smooth and in the campground it's paved except for the sites a... more

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Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


9 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
“Free Camping with Mountain Views in every direction”

Reviewed Oct 12, 2017

Overall Rating

Jumping jack rabbits! We loved this place, the sunset was gorgeous. It was a short drive to the Sand Dunes National Park. Easily accessible with our airstream, nice level spots with FREE 30 amp hookup. Did I mention that it was free?! Very remote and scenic, would definitely recommend!

Access
Location
Cleanliness
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3bars
Verizon 3G

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Geekstreamers

25 Airstream Flying Cloud
2015 Ram 2500
44 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 18

Geekstreamers would stay here again

“Best Deal in Colorado!”

Reviewed Oct 10, 2017

Overall Rating

NAVIGATING: Easy to get to. Gravel road once in the park. GETTING SITUATED: This is a former state park that has been changed to a wildlife area. There are three loops for camping. No reservations - just show up and find an open spot. It was not very busy when we were there (September 2017) - maybe 5%-10% of the spaces in use. The... more

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Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
1bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
0bars
Sprint
2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
4bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

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PhotoTrippingAmerica
Buena Vista, CO
29 Rexhall Aerbus
2016 Subaru Crosstrek
3 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 1

PhotoTrippingAmerica would stay here again

“Fabulous Views, Level Sites AND Free Electricity!”

Reviewed Oct 09, 2017

Overall Rating

The San Luis Valley is renown for their potatoes and UFO sitings. But if you're headed to one of the most unique national parks in the nation, and don't want to spend money on a campsite, San Luis Lakes State Wildlife Area is perfectly placed to enjoy everything the valley has to offer! Access is very easy from Highway 17, which th... more

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Location
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Site Quality
Noise
4bars
AT&T 3G
2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Airstrada
CA
28 Airstream Flying Cloud
2017 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro
10 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7
“Spectacular views and free electricity ”

Reviewed Oct 01, 2017

Overall Rating

Great location near the Sand Dunes National Park with free electricity. Large pull thru and back in sites. 20 mins from SDNP 30 from Alamosa for Walmart visits. If your plans take you into Piñon Campground in Sand Dunes-you must have an RV less than 25ft. Verizon signal 3 bars.

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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The Free Five

40 Newmar All-Star
14 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: 3

The Free Five would stay here again

“Great Free Campground”

Reviewed Sep 17, 2017

Overall Rating

As other reviewers noted, this area changed from a State Park to a State Wildlife Area recently, so it is still listed in many guides as a State Park. This campground has undergone some changes since we were last here in 2009. The only staff presence here now is the campground hosts who stay in the centrally-located administrative ... more

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Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
2bars
AT&T 3G
0bars
Sprint 4G/LTE
3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
4bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • Partial Hookups
Recreation:
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • firewood
  • laundry
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
Pets:
  • pets

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