A stay at this KOA puts you on one of the most popular stretches of the Arkansas River for fly-fishing, kayaking and whitewater rafting. The first weekend in April, the campground hosts the annual Royal Gorge Anglers fly-fishing school. From mid-April through mid-May. an amazing caddis hatch produces incredible dry-fly action. Arkansas River Tours can put you on a raft on tame stretches of water near KOA or take you for a wild ride through Royal Gorge, 23 miles east. Swimming, hayrides, a game room and mini golf keep kids smiling. Everyone will love the art shed and craft classes. Enjoy the deluxe sites (overlooking and near the river) with concrete patios, fire rings and patio furniture, or the deluxe tent site with its own deck overlooking the river. Or stay in the Lorna Linda Motel (duplexes with private baths. some with kitchenettes). You're near the old mining town of Cripple Creek and Royal Gorge Route excursion train. Pool: Memorial Weekend - Labor Day Weekend. Max pull thru: 65 ft. Your hosts: James, Amy and Thunder Burnham.