Cotopaxi / Arkansas River KOA

21435 US Highway 50

Cotopaxi, CO 81223

Reserve: 800-562-2686

Info: 719-275-9308

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Campground Amenities

Amenities Overview

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 75' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi ($)
  • Pool (5/23 - 9/20)
  • Snack Bar ($)
  • Propane ($)
  • Fishing
  • Mini Golf ($)
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion

Unique Amenities

  • Motel and Kitchenettes
  • Planned Activities Available

Campground Activities

White Water Rafting Photo

White Water Rafting

The Arkansas River is number one in river rafting. More than 300,000 boaters took trips down the river in 1996, more than any other river in the U.S. or the world, for that matter. What makes the Arkansas River so popular are the: Number, size and technical nature of its rapids, length of season, length of river available for rafting, and unsurpassed beauty. Outfitters say the Arkansas offers more excitement per mile than any other river in the west. From family adventure to extreme adventure there is a trip waiting for you.

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Fishing Photo


The Arkansas River is a noted brown trout fishery. Dozens of creeks, streams and lakes and literally hundreds of smaller beaver ponds offer quality rainbow, cutthroat and brook fishing. Colorados Division of Wildlife stocks many streams and high mountain lakes with rainbow, cutthroat and other species of trout.

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Gold Panning

Bring your pan and on a hot summer afternoon walk to the river, put your feet in the water and maybe you will find some gold. If you dont know how, just borrow our "how to video" and you will be ready in 30 minutes.

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Biking and Hiking Photo

Biking and Hiking

Mountain biking and hiking enthusiasts find: great trail variety, some of the top biking/hiking trails in the nation, mild climate and scenic beauty.

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Pool Table Room

Great fun to be had in our rec room.

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Campground Events

Listing Calendar
Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend: Photo

Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend:

May 22 - Sep 7, 2015

During the summer months our heated pool is open from 10am to 9pm everyday. We have a free Hayride every day of the week except Tuesday and Thursday and on Saturday evenings we have an Ice Cream Social. Year round activities include horseshoe pits, playground, hiking, fishing, mini-golf, game room, shuffleboard, ping pong, gold panning, bird and wildlife watching and guided crafts in the art shed Saturday afternoons from 2-5pm.

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Annual Pig Roast Weekend Photo

Annual Pig Roast Weekend

Sep 11 - 12, 2015

Join us for our annual pig roast on Saturday. We will have many activities planned and big store discounts for the whole weekend.  Weather permitting, the pool will still be open!

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Octoberfest! Photo


Sep 25 - 26, 2015

Welcome the fall with us! We will have all things German this weekend. Local crafters will bring their wares and harvests for a bountiful time. Fall crafts in the art shed too!! For dinner we will serve a German feast of Brats, German potato salad, red cabbage and German chocolate cake with dark root beer.

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Sugar Skull Weekend Photo

Sugar Skull Weekend

Oct 2 - 3, 2015

This weekend we will prepare for a sugar skull exhibit  Fremont County Arts Center hosts each year in Canon City by making sugar skulls and a series of crafts that celebrate Dia de los Muertos. You may take your sugar skull crafts home or you may leave one or more  for display at the center and return during our  Halloween weekend to collect them in time for Dia de los Muertos on November 1.

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40 Shades of Fall Photo

40 Shades of Fall

Oct 9 - 10, 2015

Join us to identify more than 40 different types of trees and shrubs around the campground.  We will then have "tree related"  crafts and treats in the afternoon.  Fun for all ages!

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Campground News


Water off in sites 1-49

Water may be off at sites 1-49 in April and October if freezing. There will be water by hose at the store and the bathrooms will be open. Please call for updated information.

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Meet Your Hosts

The Burnham Family

"Lots of our campers have known us for years. When the same customers come back, something is being done right."

In May of 1999, James and Amy Burnham made the decision to have a child. This decision became a catalyst for them to purchase a KOA campground and work from their home. At the time, Jim was an attorney, and Amy was a landscape architect - stressful careers in a fast-paced corporate world. With this particular job change, both of them could now raise a family and build relationships at the same time.

The campground is located on the river, surrounded by vast mountains, and an ideal place for a weekend away from home. Each and every customer is important to James and Amy, and their KOA is often host to reunions, parties, and other large gatherings. "A lot of our customers have known us for years," said Amy. "When the same customers keep coming back, something is being done right." As a family-oriented campground, James and Amy focus on showing their campers a fun, safe experience while treating each of them like their own family.

In her free time, Amy likes to do crafts; she enjoys working on a pottery wheel and with ceramics. James is a hunter and owner of a new Harley Davidson Fat-boy Low. They spend their winters catching up on family time with their son Thunder, and they all love to ski.

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