Estes Park is considered the Gateway to RMNP. It has lots of shopping and great restaurants. The famous Stanley Hotel sits over top of the town in all its glory. F.O. Stanley, famous for the Stanley Steamer, built this hotel in 1909. KOA IS ONLY 1.5 MILES to downtown Estes Park.
Fishing and boating are just some of the things to do. There is a marina on the lake where you can rent a fishing or a paddle boat. Also there are bike rentals and you can even rent a surrey for something different. If you like to walk or jog there is a path around the lake. Located ACROSS THE STREET from KOA.
We have a wide array of local attractions that continue to wow our visitors and keep them coming back time and again to our wonderful area. While you are here you will want to visit our world famous Stanley Hotel. Built in 1909 by F.O.Stanley of Stanley Steamer fame, to be the most modern 5 start hotel of it's day. The hotel has drawn more recent notoriety from the fact that Stephen King got his idea to write his book "The Shinging" from the time he stayed at the Stanely. You will want to be sure to include the ghost tour at the Stanley while you are here.