- Planned Activities Available
Ice Cream Socials
We have ice cream socials on most nights during the middle of the season and many weekends early and late in the season.
Local area activities include fishing, bike rentals, horseback riding, boat rentals, golf, go carts, hiking, aerial tramway and more. Here is a family taking a family bike ride around Lake Estes
We have a tournament quality horseshoe pit on site with horseshoes available for use from our campground store.
We have lots of fun without Karaoke nights sprinkled throughout the summer. If while you are here, you would like us to set up our Karaoke equipment to have some singing fun, just let us know.
We frequently hold a bingo night during the summer. Some are candy bar bingo... where you buy in with a candy bar and winners then win candy bars... or we will provide the prizes and there is no buy in. It's lots of fun either way. Come join us.
Added to Google Maps street view
We have been added to Google Maps street view program. Now when you are on Google's street view you can click on "See Inside" to follow the arrows onto and around our campground with a Google virtual tour. Look around in our store, go into a sample cabin and cottage.
Estes Park KOA chosen as one of very best campgrounds
Congratulations to all the winners in the 2013 Estes Park Trail-Gazette Reader's Choice Best of Estes contest, more than 366 valid ballots were received through the voting process which began on June 5 and ended on June 20 at 5 p.m. The contest was promoted through Facebook, eptrail.com, and in several printed articles in the Trail-Gazette. Paper ballots were printed in all issues of the Trail-Gazette from June 5 - June 19 2013, and in the June 14 issue of the Estes Inside & Out. An online survey was begun on June 12 and extended through June 20 at 5 p.m.A total of 366 ballots were cast by Estes Park Trail-Gazette readers in the 2013 Best of Estes contest.It is the Trail-Gazette's goal to accurately represent the newspaper readers' choices for their favorites in food and beverage, retail, and services, and to help celebrate our fine local businesses by providing them with recognition.Best RV Park/Campgrounds1. Jellystone2. Estes Park KOA
"All Fixed" .. Rain damages have been repaired
Well, a quick update... we are rapidly getting everything repaired from last September's rain. Both Hwy 34 and Hwy 36 have been fixed and reopened for traffic. Sewer systems are fully repaired. Our Lake Estes is a flurry of activity as big equipment quickly restores our lake to its original luster. We will be opening our 2014 camping season as normal on May 1st 2014 with all systems go. Look forward to seeing everyone again.
National Geographic list us top 21 world trip destinations
National Geographic Traveler Magazine (Nov 2013 issue) listed our Rocky Mountain National Park as one of top 21 world's best trip destinations for 2014. National Geographic is just telling everyone what we have always known. We are in a world class location here.
Meet Your Hosts
"We all have experiences where we've been 'wowed', and that is their goal - to provide their customers with a "wow" experience."
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 camped there many times 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.
Jim has two daughters, Ruth has two sons, and they have three grandchildren. Jim recalled hosting a family dinner with their children and close friend, and walking through their decision process, which all were excited to learn about.
Their other interests include competitive duplicate bridge, camping, hiking, scuba diving and travel. Jim describes Ruth as "an A-class quilter and a major craftsperson, from knitting, to crochet to needlepoint." 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.