Estes Park KOA

Open May 1 - October 15

Reserve: 800-562-1887

Info: 970-586-2888


2051 Big Thompson Ave.

Estes Park, CO 80517

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Check-in: 2:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 am

Camper Rating 4.5 out of 5

Based on 1000 Reviews

General Campground Information

We want you, our Guests, to have the most amazing camping experience of your lives! Relax, have fun, stay safe, and enjoy camping at its best.

Store Hours - Peak Season

Our store and video game room are open from 7am to 9pm.

Check-in / out

Check-in time is 2pm each day. We are frequently able to get you checked-in and to your site much earlier than 2pm if the site is empty. Check-out time is 11am each morning.

Firepits and firewood

We have fire pits (fire rings) on all tent and cozy cabin sites. We also have a community fire pit just above our playground. We sell bundles of firewood in our campground store. You may bring your own firewood with the proviso that you take home all unburned firewood. DO NOT bring your own firewood and leave unburned wood here when you leave. A clean-up fee may be assessed.

Ice Cream Socials and Pancake Breakfasts

During our peak season (late June to mid August) and many other busy periods during the summer we have an ice cream social in the evenings from 7-8pm and offer an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast mornings from 7:30-9am. What toppings would you like us to put on your ice cream? ... orrr ... Would like blueberries or chocolate chips added to your pancakes?? Yummm.

Extra Cars - License Plate Info

All nigthly registration fees include an allowance for one vehicle. We charge for all additional vehicles and would like to have the license plate number of ALL vehicles registered with the front office before any vehicle may enter the campground.

Meet Your Hosts

Jim and Ruth Turner

We all have experiences where we've been 'wowed', and that is our goal - to provide our customers with a "wow" experience.

(2005) Settling in as the owners of the Estes Park KOA has been a dream come true for Jim and Ruth Turner. The fantastic location in the Estes Valley offers spectacular mountain views. They visited and camped at many KOAs over the years, and love KOA's.

The couple was ready for a lifestyle change and things fell into place, Jim recalled. They were fortunate that the first KOA they pursued was the right KOA for them. Ruth owned and managed a biological supply company and decided it was the right time to sell it. Jim was in the executive search business for 25 years. He's also done web design, development and hosting for seven years, which is something he has continued. They initially considered joining the Peace Corps, but when they discovered it would take some time for the process, they decided to pursue their dream of campground ownership.

They lived in Castle Rock, near Denver, and have always enjoyed camping, hiking and backpacking. They've hiked several "14er's." (Mountains with elevations over 14,000 feet) in the state. The opportunity to own a campground in Colorado was ideal, Jim said. The Estes Valley is a gorgeous area and a very popular destination in the summer. Majestic mountain peaks in every direction offer spectacular views at the campground.

The couple enjoys the opportunity to welcome guests, helping them feel very special. "We all have experiences where we've been 'wowed,'" Jim noted, and that is their goal - to provide their customers with a "wow" experience. They welcome campers as special guests, helping them to feel appreciated.

Their other interests include competitive duplicate bridge, camping, hiking, scuba diving and travel. Jim describes Ruth as "an A-class quilter and a major crafts person, including knitting, crocheting, weaving and quilting." She's also a voracious reader. Jim is a "computer junkie," working on web sites, developing software, writing code and working on their computer network.

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