RV Parkwrite a review 13030 County Road 501
Bayfield, CO 81122
GPS: 37.3794, -107.5818
|Number of Sites:||150|
Cowgirl Kathi would stay here again
“Great Place to Spend the Summer!”
Reviewed May 12, 2018
I first went to this RV park as a workcamper in late April 2017. While the gig didn't work out for me, I returned at the end of August and stayed until the park closed on Oct. 1. This year (2018) I will be staying here from about mid-June until the weather turns chilly sometime in September.
The park is on 22 wooded acres; a mix of RV sites and park models. There are also several cabins for rent. No pool -- but a huge hot tub! Showers were a bit semall for my liking, but were always very clean with plenty of hot water! Laundry facilities (2) were also very clean and there is a huge table for folding! The camp store offers a variety of necessities and clothing with the Vallecito logo on them at reasonable prices.
This is a great location for boaters, kayakers and fisherman -- very close to the marina on Vallecito Lake and there are plenty of hiking trails nearby as well.
For the most part, this park is quiet and offers an absolutely gorgeous view of the Milky Way! While I was not there during some kind of motorcycle week, I did hear that the noise of all those Harleys going up and down County Rd. 501 was very annoying. Fortunately, most of those people stayed elsewhere, but had to pass by on their way to and from Durango.
Beginning Memorial Day Weekend, Friday nights are PIZZA NIGHTS! Dave Lipsea (owner/manager) makes the BEST brick-oven baked pizza I've ever eaten with a big variety of toppings available. You just place your order before a certain time on Friday and choose the time you want to pick it up whether you wish to eat in the large pavilion or take it back to your site.
There are also numerous breakfasts and pot-luck dinners throughout the season, together with other planned group activities. There is a large lending library in a separate building and a selection of movies on DVDs at the office (free - honor system).
The biggest drawback here is the lack of park-wide WiFi and cell phone signal. There is a spot over by the dam everyone calls the Phone Booth! There are a number of chairs in that location so you can sit down and make your calls. This lack of "modern" convenience would be problematic for those who are addicted to their phones.
I do not know the nightly rate, but they DO accept Passport America and offer a special at the very beginning and end of the season. Monthly rates are $650 plus electricity; Seasonal Rates (May 1 - Sept. 30) are $1,595 - $2,095 depending on the size you require. I was able to negotiate a very good rate for a 4-month stay this year and was lucky to get a spot! This park fills up fast and has quite a large number of folks who come there every summer!
This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com
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- 50 Amp
- 30 Amp
- 20 Amp
- Full Hookups
- wifi: yes
- big rig
- picnic table
- pull thru
- dump station
- restrooms: onsite
- rv storage
- Good Sam
- Passport America
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