Cotopaxi / Arkansas River KOA

21435 US Highway 50

Cotopaxi, CO 81223

Reserve: 800-562-2686

Info: 719-275-9308

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4.5 out of 5
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Campground Reviews

Jul 29, 2014
The staff was very friendly. The restrooms were very clean. It was a pretty location right next to the river. My kids loved the pool and the playground. We even enjoyed three rounds of mini golf. They have fun activities like making your own tie die t-shirt, hay rides, and ice cream socials. Cabins were a little close to each other but we still had a great time.
Jul 28, 2014
We had a great time. The tent sites are way too close together. There needs to be water near the tent sites. Restrooms were far away. Store prices were insane. We did enjoy our time because we had friends. I would not stay there multiple nights had it not have been for our friends and the plans we had due to how close the sites were.
Jul 28, 2014
Could be a little cleaner. Does need a little work, e.g., the pavillion is in dire need of repair. It was nice to have the hay ride and the dog park.
Jul 28, 2014
We loved it. The surroundings were pretty basic, but the other campers and the hosts made it special. A tractor ride every night, crafts for kids, ice cream social...get to know folks. The facilities were well maintained, and care was shown throughout. Thanks. Wish the COTOPAXI KOA were more prominent from the road.
Jul 28, 2014
Jul 28, 2014
Jul 28, 2014
Jul 28, 2014
One night, no issues, great stay.
Jul 28, 2014
I've been staying at this KOA for about 11 yrs. I've tent kamped, trailer kamped, and now, I've kabin kamped. The ownership and staff (Shirley and Co.)have always kept a clean, well-stocked, friendly facility. My daughters are grown now, but they loved this KOA when they were young. This is always my first choice in kamping.
Jul 28, 2014
WE stayed in a KK and the one we were assigned was very close to the on next door. It would be nice if we were with that family. The table benches are in desperate need of paint, so any time we sat on it we got up and had to brush paint chips off. The cabin itself was comfortable and the grounds were pleasant.
Jul 28, 2014
Liked the campground. People were friendly. Top sites were not full hookup which was in the info but not realized until we arrived at our campsite
Jul 28, 2014
Jul 28, 2014
Sewer connection in space 20 is too high for proper drainage!
Jul 28, 2014
Very well run and organized. Very friendly. Quiet at night dispite full campground. One of the best KOAs I have ever been to.
Jul 28, 2014
Excellent facility! Our family had a great time. Very clean, really friendly! We had a pull through spot in the center. It was a bit of a tight squeeze. We would have preferred a little more room. The tent sights along the river are great!The Deluxe sights along the river are AMAZING!!!! I would camp here all summer long if I could! Really nice facility,great staff, loved the hummingbirds!THANKYOU
Jul 28, 2014
Jul 28, 2014
Fun, clean, lots to do, always a great heated pool, and a nice getaway from our house in Colorado Springs.
Jul 28, 2014
Easy going, friendly staff. Good place to crash for the night and fine for a small group (5 of us) - showers were fantastic :)
Jul 27, 2014
Location great for rafting. Pool closed a negative also wifi did not work. Bathrooms were not as clean as most KOAs I have been to but probably due to large group at campground.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

The pool has been open every day all day from 10:00 am (usually earlier) until 9:00 pm all summer long.
Jul 26, 2014
Kinda needed to take care of some business while there, no cell service (verizon) and limited internet. enjoyed shuffle board, thought $4 was a little much, we are an older couple and not going to hurt anything.
Jul 25, 2014
Staff were really friendly. We stayed @ 1 of the tent sites along the river. It was nice, there was a bit of an incline to get down to the river. We have a 8-man tent & space for it was pretty tight. It was also gravel, no grass, so that a little bothersome. I was underprepard for the insects, flying or otherwise & as a result retired to the tent earlier than planned, but overall it was nice.
Jul 23, 2014
we were unable to get any phone service which I understand you have no control over we were treated very well and enjoyed the park
Jul 23, 2014
This was a great campsite! We were able to stay right by the river, which was fantastic. Loved that there was a courtesy phone to use since there's little to no cell service. Very clean facilities, although a couple shelves in the showers would be great!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Sorry about the missing shower caddies. They have all been replaced with new ones. We hope to see you again!
Jul 22, 2014
Amy and her staff are wonderful and very attentive to their guests. They did a great job ensuring that all our needs were met.
Jul 22, 2014
The staff was very good and were very accomadating. We all found that the pavillon was very dangerous to use. The enclosed area has a floor that everyone was afraid to walk on as you almost fall through it. Repairs were made by putting boards an bad areas and covering them with carpet. There is no running water, making cleaning up very hard as we had to carry our own water down there.
Jul 22, 2014
The location is excellent and the managers are pleasant and responsive. My average rating is solely because my campsite was infested with several giant mounds of "carpenter" ants. the management tried unsuccessfully to rid the area of them with several "bait" applications. My son and his family had a nearby campsite which was free of such pests.
Jul 22, 2014
We enjoyed the stay and the responsiveness of the staff to kill the ant hill by our site.
Jul 22, 2014
Parking lot style sites, tent site on edge of cliff which is NOT ideal with 2 young kids, partiers smoking weed, drinking, and puking next to our site 10 ft. away.
Jul 22, 2014
Àlwe have a wonderful time, been there many times and look forward to many more. Always clean and everyone is so friendly.
Jul 22, 2014
No direct access to the river, limited hook-ups, and the hook-ups you do have are potentially 25 ft. from your RV...and uphill, if you know what I'm saying. They should stop advertising wi-fi as it is practically non-existent and basically dial-up speed (or worse) with time constraints on it if you can connect. Small showers but clean. Still, it's right on the Arkansas and a decent place.
Jul 21, 2014
The reason for my rating of a (3), is because of poor cell phone connection and very poor WiFi connection. Other then that, the service seem to be very good.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

You are correct, and we regret this deeply. Unless and until service providers bring decent service to this area there is little we can do. The WiFi is actually okay; it's the satellite internet service that is so limited and we pay for an extra commercial amount. AT&T Cell is good here.
Jul 21, 2014
Jul 21, 2014
Jul 21, 2014
This is a great KOA. The staff is very friendly and they have plenty of activities for kids and adults.
Jul 20, 2014
We love the secluded location on the Arkansas River. Many family events are offered for entertainment. Great playground! They even have mini golf! Close to numerous white water rafting companies. Great trout fishing! We frequent this KOA every summer!
Jul 20, 2014
We loved Cotopaxi! Clean, walked down to watch the river. People were extremely friendly. Great hayrack ride!
Jul 19, 2014
Great camp site. Clean restrooms and friendly people.
Jul 18, 2014
I thought the price was a bit high for a tent site, but the campground is perfect for young kids, great playground, pool and nice views - it rained a lot and that made the sand a chore to clean off of everything - wish they had different pads, but overall great stay!
Jul 17, 2014
This KOA is in very poor condition, not to KOA standards! It appears the owners are using the income up rather than reinvesting in the property. Wireless network is a waste of time, so slow you cannot use. In a location like this with no cell service the wireless has to work very well and should be absolutely free. To many tent campers and no supervision on the park, kids and dogs everywhere.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We have the best (expensive) internet available in the bottom of this remote mountain river canyon. It's not good but more money won't fix it. We have a 24 hour phone free anywhere in the U.S. for guests to use. We plow everything we have back into this place and we are proud of it.
Jul 16, 2014
More bathroom/shower facilities are needed. Only three are available for the entire campground. Restrooms were very clean.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

There are six showers. We'd like to add more but it's a State/County/Septic/Drainfield issue. Six is usually enough but we had a large Boy Scout Troop here during your stay. Sorry.
Jul 15, 2014
good location decent facility nice people, what else do you need?
Jul 15, 2014
This was our first time staying at a KOA. Our campsite was clean and ready for our arrival. Loved having a grill and deck overlooking the river! Everything was immaculate and well taken care of, even the bathrooms! The staff were all pleasant, and easygoing. They even shared a pair of tweezers with me, so I could remove cactus from my finger. Definitely recommend this campground to everyone!
Jul 14, 2014
Love it as always!
Jul 14, 2014
This is the 2nd time we have been to this KOA & this stay was even better than our last one. There is something for everyone, including a hayride, crafts at the Art Shed & ice cream social. My 13 year old enjoyed the pool & playing basketball with kids he met while we were there. The campground hosts were helpful and fun as well! We will be back!!
Jul 14, 2014
Jul 14, 2014
I think a $2.00 a day charge is uncalled for my dogs. I believe that what I was charged with should have been enough. If that's the change for dog clean up. I cleaned up after my dogs.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

The charge is to recover the cost of the Barkansas River Run Dog Park. It's not value added because many people don't have dogs. Once the park is paid for, the charge will disappear.
Jul 13, 2014
Jul 11, 2014
This should be listed as a remote campground, it has no TV, no internet, and phone service is nonexistant. Spaces are somewhat difficult to get into, trees overhanging spaces and large rocks to avoid going in and out. Also, the prices in the store are the highest I have seen at a KOA. Not a good experience. One plus, there were lots of activities for kids.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We are not in town which is clear in all our advertising and why people come here. We have good AT&T Cell Service plus a phone on the front of the store, free anywhere in the US, & Satellite TV...customers get great television. Our satellite internet is slow but you can send & receive text e-mail.
Jul 10, 2014
This should be listed as a remote campground on the information for the location. It has no phone reception, no internet and no television, things we are used to even when we are camping. It seemed to be a good location for kids with lots of activities.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We are not in town which is clear in all our advertising and why people come here. We have good AT&T Cell Service plus a phone on the front of the store, free anywhere in the US, & Satellite TV...customers get great television. Our satellite internet is slow but you can send & receive text e-mail.
Jul 07, 2014

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