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: $2
Number of Sites: 51
Pad Type: asphalt
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 7516 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

15 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

4bars
Verizon 3G
3bars
Verizon 4G
3bars
AT&T 3G
2bars
AT&T 4G
1bars
Sprint 4G
3bars
T-Mobile 3G
5bars
T-Mobile 4G
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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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5bars
AT&T 4G
3bars
Sprint 4G
4bars
Verizon 3G
3bars
T-Mobile 3G

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StoryChasing.com

25 Winnebago Spirit
6 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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3bars
Verizon 4G

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5 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!

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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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Noise
1bars
AT&T 4G
0bars
Sprint
2bars
Verizon 4G
4bars
T-Mobile 4G

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PhotoTrippingAmerica
Buena Vista, CO
29 Rexhall Aerbus
2016 Subaru Crosstrek
2 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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4bars
AT&T 3G
2bars
Verizon 4G

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Airstrada
CA
28 Airstream Flying Cloud
2017 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro
5 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

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The Free Five

40 Newmar All-Star
9 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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2bars
AT&T 3G
0bars
Sprint 4G
3bars
Verizon 4G
4bars
T-Mobile 4G

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Rich Travels

40 Fifth Wheel
13 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3

Rich Travels would stay here again

“Great stay!”

Reviewed Aug 03, 2017

Overall Rating

This used to be a State Park but is now a State Wildlife Area. It was very quiet while we stayed here. At first there was only one other rig. Then in the evening more came. It accomodates everything from tents to large rigs (we have a 40' fifth wheel). I don't know how many sites there are but quite a few. We had a great view of ... more

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3bars
Verizon 4G

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Van-Tramp
Longmont, CO
27 Airstream International
201 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 18

Van-Tramp would stay here again

“Can't beat the price with power ”

Reviewed Jul 24, 2017

Overall Rating

Yep, it is free camping with electric hookups! Great views of the mountains and dunes and a whole lot of peace and quiet.

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1bars
Verizon 4G

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Yogalebrity
Las Vegas, NV
17 Coachman Viking
2012 Nissan Xterra
27 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 15

Yogalebrity would stay here again

“It's real. Free electric!”

Reviewed Jun 30, 2017

Overall Rating

I got the skinny about what is up with this campground. It's free because of some political stuff involving the water not passing a use test and the cost of getting the water potable was too high so there's no water anymore. The state decided to turn it into a free campground. What a shame! For them. This campground is extremely well p... more

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1bars
AT&T 4G
3bars
Verizon 4G
5bars
T-Mobile 4G

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Nathan @ Wand'rly

14 Volkswagen Bus, Champagne Edition, Riviera Campwagen
266 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 46

Nathan @ Wand'rly would stay here again

“Free as in not a state park anymore...”

Reviewed Jun 26, 2017

Overall Rating

"Hi I was wondering if you have any availability?" I ask a few hours before we plan to arrive. "Oh yeah, tons of spots," the voice of an older woman chimes in across the line. "Should I make a reservation?" I inquire. "Yeah, you better. Let me tell you though, this is no longer a state park. There's no water, so bring your own... more

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2bars
AT&T 4G

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Essentially Strea...

30 Airstream International Serenity
2016 GMC Sierra 2500HD
5 reviews
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 5

Essentially Streaming would stay here again

“Interesting area and very close to the Great Sand Dunes! ”

Reviewed Jun 24, 2017

Overall Rating

We drove into the park at about 3 am. The entrance station looked abandoned to us but we drove on in. The roads are gravel/rock but nice enough for any rig to drive down on. As another reviewer posted, the camping/rv loops are very odd, and wind around a lot. Mind you, we pulled in at 3 am so it was harder to navigate a new place in th... more

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1bars
AT&T 4G

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Boyink

34 Wildcat 312 BHS
4 reviews
Nightly rate: $24
Days stayed: 11
Site Number: 31

Boyink would stay here again

“Beautiful but Slightly Oddball”

Reviewed Jul 29, 2016

Overall Rating

My first impressions weren't great. The roads coming into the park were bumpy. The state park main road is gravel and *very* washboarded - I drove 5MPH going in. The check-in gate looks abandoned. Park signage is horrible and the loops meander and split like they just paved the rabbit trails. We drove around several loops trying to ... more

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2bars
AT&T 4G
4bars
Verizon 4G

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17 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 2

scooter1079 would stay here again

“Great space for class A RV...”

Reviewed Jun 16, 2016

Overall Rating

You can't get into the Sand Dunes Camping area with a class A so this is a good location and it was nice. The animal sactuary was closed for the season and it would have been nice to walk around there but incredible views of the sunrise!

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Nosh Bus

35 Itasca Solei
2012 Jeep Rubicon
18 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 20
“Great State Park a few miles from Sand Dunes National PArk”

Reviewed Oct 27, 2015

Overall Rating

Located in Southern Colorado The Mosca Campground is located in the low dunes west of San Luis Lake. All the campsites feature a panoramic view of the lake (seasonal – check the website for lake level), the surrounding mountains and the Great Sand Dunes.

This park is big rig friendly considering the National Park limit is <30'

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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
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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