Carbondale / Crystal River KOA

Open All Year

Reserve: 970-963-2341

Info: 970-963-2341


7202 Highway 133

Carbondale, CO 81623

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Camper Rating 4.5 out of 5

Based on 1000 Reviews

Tent Reviews

Aug 11, 2017
This is an excellent commercial campground, a very clean, well run operation. All of the staff were polite and extremely helpful. They provided help charging my deep cell batteries for use with my CPAP sleep apnea machine, even carrying the very heavy battery in their vehicle and by hand into their office/lounge area. The facilities are beautifully maintained and easily accessible. Great place!
Aug 09, 2017
I loved the camp ground but was very disappointed with my time there because of our neighboring campers. The group behind us was up until 2am drinking, playing loud music, shouting and hollering. I was disappointed no KOA staff came and dealt with it, especially because the group was saying awfully racist and crude comments. I ended up sleeping in my car. I would've left if I had a family.
Aug 09, 2017
The site was amazing. It did storm that night, which made the walk to the bathroom and forgetting the code a nightmare, but overall an enjoyable experience.
Aug 08, 2017
Clean. Friendly. Great location
Aug 07, 2017
Our tent site on the river was amazing! We enjoyed the sound of the river and the beautiful trees. The bathrooms were well maintained as well. Loved our time there!
Aug 06, 2017
Our first night, we had a huge loud crass drunk party happening right behind us that was incredibly disturbing. We asked the KOA person on duty to do something about it and he simply said "We've never had a problem before," and did nothing. The only way we could sleep a little better was by moving into our car. A refund would be awesome.
Aug 05, 2017
Clean, nice amenities and beautiful site.
Aug 05, 2017
Great Stay!!! Right on the river in the tent was AWSOME
Aug 05, 2017
Best KOA we have stayed at so far. We had a tent site on the river with a view of the mountains. Peaceful sounds of the river made for a great nights sleep. Everything at this campground is perfect.
Aug 04, 2017
The staff was very nice, but the overall KOA campground is so incredibly close to a major road that is really detracted from the entire camping experience. There is constant highway noise all night long.
Aug 04, 2017
Great campground! Our tent spot was raked when we got there, the showers and restrooms were clean and the kitchen area to prepare food was fantastic! Definately one of the best campgrounds we have stayed at in the States.
Aug 04, 2017
Very clean facilities. Nice foljs that work there.
Aug 03, 2017
Aug 02, 2017
Campground was very clean and very well maintained. The staff was very accommodating. We will definitely be back!
Aug 01, 2017
We had a great stay in a tent site with a small pop-up camper - right by the river. Good-sized site, clean and new bathrooms, and lots of stuff on site for the kids to do (e.g., badminton, swimming).
Aug 01, 2017
Great people, lovely campground and a HOT shower after hiking all day plus a pool! BEST in the area by far!!
Jul 31, 2017
Very well maintained campground.
Jul 31, 2017
Enjoyed our stay at this koa very much
Jul 30, 2017
Jul 29, 2017
Friendly staff Friendly co-campers Neat and clean facility Easy last-minute reservations on the internet
Jul 23, 2017
Jul 19, 2017
Was great, very clean. Couldn't understand the reasoning behind the fire ban.


The fire ban is due to the extreme dry conditions and the inability of many campers to be careful with their fires. We find that a great number of campers do not put their fires completely out. When the county places a fire ban, we follow suit and institute one here.
Jul 17, 2017
Jul 14, 2017
Great KOA, very well maintained. Clean and green. The staff was super friendly and helpful. The bathhouse is in excellent condition and the wifi works well.
Jul 14, 2017
This was my 1st stay at a KOA & it was very nice! I had a tent space at the farthest end of the camp which is the most private from all sights. Great bath house & nice hot shower. Nice river sound. The cows mooing in he evening was pleasant. However it sits right next a busy highway & that was quite annoying; for this reason it gets a 4 star. I will go back! Very nice office personnel as well!
Jul 13, 2017
Everything was clean and manicured. Lots of activities for two little girls. It was our first experience at a KOA. I cannot imagine all KOA's being as awesome as this one was with very friendly helpful staff. Great experience!!!
Jul 13, 2017
This campground is a heresy place to stay. Everything is clean and the staff is friendly. However, other guests leave trash onsite and sometimes even pieces of metal on the ground. I got a punctured tire.
Jul 11, 2017
Great location. Only drawback is that grounds roads are a bit dusty-laying down gravel would help.
Jul 10, 2017
The Crystal River KOA is in a beautiful location! The pool is nothing special, only 3 feet deep all around. The only negative about the place was the fact that they have one bath house, with only 2 toilets and 2 showers, for the entire campground. Sometimes it was a long wait for the shower.
Jul 10, 2017
One of the best campground. Very clean and very well kept. Beautiful site with the river running by. Will be back
Jul 10, 2017
Jul 10, 2017
Jul 09, 2017
Great tent spot on the Crystal River. Clean showers. Shade. Fenced dog play area. Ice cream. Bike trail to Carbondale. Best KOA and run by the nicest folks.
Jul 09, 2017
Jul 09, 2017
Everything was very good. The staff was fantastic. A few suggestions, 1- when customers are checking in, it would be nice if the staff spoke on the importance of the 5 mile an hour speed limit. Anything over that creates alot of dust flying from the roads within the camp ground. Also with the traffic on hyw 133 , a bigger entrance sign would make finding the entrance much easier,


Thank you for your comments! We will continue to mention the 5 mph speed limit throughout the park and we would love to increase the size of our entry signs as well, unfortunately, Pitkin county will not allow such changes. Thanks again and come back to see us again!
Jul 08, 2017
Great tent sites, right next to the river. Bathrooms are great as well! A very nice area!
Jul 08, 2017
Great facility!! Clean and family friendly environment!! Will definitely be going back!
Jul 06, 2017
It was great! Just wish the bathrooms were cleaned more often.
Jul 05, 2017
The managers/owners were friendly and attentive. Tipi was modern and clean, but too close to the road (noise). River tent sites looked very nice! New showerhouse is lovely. Campground is right along the bike path to Carbondale, a beautiful 5 mile ride! Overall a nice campground, close to great places.
Jul 05, 2017
The campground is beautiful with the most picturesque river running along the edge. But even more important, the staff was outstanding. We experienced a mechanical issue with our RV during our stay and they were so helpful and understanding and supportive. I couldn't recommend this campground more!
Jul 05, 2017
I was nervous about camping in a tent for the first time in 30 years, but this KOA is so lovely and customer-friendly, that we had a great experience! Thanks!
Jul 04, 2017
Jul 03, 2017
Really peaceful. We had a spot right on the river. This was the best KOA ever!!!
Jul 03, 2017
we loved it . what a beautiful place and great jumping off point for daytime excursions. the staff was helpful, bathrooms clean, and fellow campers friendly. keep it up Carbondale koa
Jul 03, 2017
We had a Beautiful tent site on the river.
Jul 01, 2017
New and clean bathroom. Accommodating personnel. Good location with nice view
Jun 30, 2017
Great stay, beautiful ground. Loved staying on the river for our last night! We will definitely be back!
Jun 29, 2017
This place is totally amazing. Spotless bathrooms, very clean pool, super friendly posts. We had a great time.
Jun 28, 2017
Calm and low key lots of kids and families. River bank seemed to be limited to only the sites directly ON the river front otherwise no river access. Needs more and better dish washing facility for tenters nters in order to keep sites clean.
Jun 27, 2017

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