- Children & Adult's Playground
- Family Reunions
- Fitness Center (no charge)
- Heated Pool
- Hot Tub (Adults Only)
- Motorcycle Clubs
- Planned Activities
- RV Clubs & Rallies
JOIN US FOR "HOLIDAYS REVISITED" THIS SUMMER Summer ends, we put away the RVs and camping equipment then when spring rolls around we realize we have missed celebrating the winter holidays with our campground family. So, get your RVs and tents ready and join us this summer as we revisit the holidays! See the full list of activities under EVENTS.
- Enjoy our heated pool (open May 1-Sept. 30) or Hot Tub (open year round)
- Work out in the fitness center
- Play a game of mini-golf, or join us for a Nacho Ordinary Mini Golf Tournament
- Participate in our planned activities--scavenger hunts, crafttime, bingo, water wars, site decorating contests and
- whatever else we happen to conjure up!
- Don't miss the BBQs, breakfasts, dessert socials, tailgate parties, campground potlucks, happy hours and our
- chocolate fountain socials
- Meet us at the group campfire for a Smores Party
- We have the facilities and provide equipment for horseshoes, hillbilly horseshoes, croquette, lawn bocce, bean bag toss, tic-tac-toe, basketball and volleyball
- There's air hockey and other video games in the arcade
- Watch our Campground News for a listing of our theme weekends, all with special planned activities--Come
- Camp and Share with Us, Death by Chocolate,.Skygazing, Hot Air Balloon Festival, Halloween Fall Festival, Christmas in the Valley and this year's Passport to a Summer of Fun with our eight different International Weekends of fun, facts, activities and foods of Belgium, Italy, France, Ireland, USA, Mexico, China and Germany.
OR, just relax in the shade of your campsite or one of our park areas, and enjoy incredible views of the Rocky Mountains. Located in the Greenhorn Mountain Valley, the campground is a great place to escape the big city surroundings to a quiet mountain atmosphere. Spring, summer and fall days are warm to hot, but evenings are always cool and enjoyable. Don't miss our gorgeous evening sunsets and nightly light shows with a 360 degree view of the stars.
We welcome groups and reunions, and offer the use of our covered pavilion or indoor social room to hold your own activities.
BBQs, DINNERS AND CAMPGROUND POT LUCKS (May through October)
On weekends and during special events, dinners/BBQs are served at either our outdoor pavilion or indoor social room. Join us and enjoy your choice of hamburgers, cheeseburgers, salmon burgers, hot dogs, polish sausage, BBQ pulled pork, grilled chicken sandwiches, grilled chicken salad, New York steak sandwiches and our famous Colorado City KOA Slopper! Specials of the day may include grilled pork steak, BBQ country style ribs, grilled chicken breast dinner, 12 oz. New York steak dinner, lasagna or pasta with meatballs and sausage, fried chicken, and pork roast with egg noodles. When we aren't serving food, bring a dish and join us for our campground pot lucks!!!
DESSERT SOCIALS (May through mid-October)
Join us at the Pavilion or Social Hall for our evening Dessert Socials. Enjoy freshly baked fruit pies, cream pies, cakes, ice cream sundaes and A&W Rootbeer floats, while you socialize with your fellow campers!
CONTINENTAL & SERVED BREAKFASTS (May through mid-October)
Items for a Make-Your-Own Continental Breakfasts are always available in the campground office at the Coffee Bar--regular and flavored coffees, cappuccino, cocoa, tea, juice, muffins, pastries, fruit, and on some mornings we have freshly baked pastries! On weekends and holidays, you can enjoy our cooked just for you pancakes, Belgian waffles, French Toast or biscuits and gravy all served with bacon or sausage, tropical fruit, assorted juices and hot coffee. New this year, Create Your Own Omelet with hash browns and toast.
NACHO ORDINARY MINI GOLF TOURNAMENT
Don't miss your chance to enter this tournament! It's definitely Nacho Ordinary Mini Golf tournament as you will see as you swing your way through the 18 hole course. Our tournaments are not professional by any means-we only host them for the fun of our campers and local people. There is always a prize waiting for the winner, and our famous "you stink" award is presented to the person who does not play so well! And, of course, Nachos for everyone, win or lose!
Campground EventsListing Calendar
HOLIDAYS REVISITED - SUMMER 2015
SUMMER ENDS, WE PUT AWAY THE RVS AND CAMPING EQUIPMENT THEN WHEN SPRING ROLLS AROUND WE REALIZE WE HAVE MISSED CELEBRATING THE WINTER HOLIDAYS WITH OUR CAMPGROUND FAMILY. SO, GET YOUR RVS READY, YOUR TENTS OUT OR MAKE A RESERVATION FOR A CABIN AND JOIN US THIS SUMMER AS WE REVISIT THE HOLIDAYS.
JUNE 12-14 - VALENTINE'S DAY
We're celebrating Valentine's Day this weekend and also Death by Chocolate! It doesn't get any better than a camp-out with your special mate, kids, & chocolate too! Friday night, snuggle around the campfire while you make chocolate-peanut butter s'mores. Join us for chocolate indulgence on Saturday afternoon--chocolate fountain, a buffet of chocolate treats and chocolate wine tasting. End the day on Saturday by treating your favorite girl, guy, or kids to a candlelight dinner with your choice of NY Steak, Hamburger Steak, or Grilled Salmon. Following dinner, participate in a newlywed game take off of "How Well Do You Know Your Mate?" with prizes for the winning couples followed by "How Well Do You Know Your Brother or Sister?" for the kids. Don't miss the chocolate pudding eating contest! Stop for breakfast before you leave Sunday--we will be serving chocolate, strawberry and whipped cream topped pancakes or waffles along with our regular menu selections.
JULY 3-5 - CELEBRATE THE 4TH OF JULY HERE
Let's celebrate the 4th of July together. We will start on Friday evening with an All American Favorite--hot dogs and apple pie!!! Join us at the "Wenie Wagon" for a Hot Dog Bar. Take your dog and fix it the way you want--there will be lots of toppings and recipes/suggestions to make some great hot dogs! Finish off with apple pie and ice cream.
Bring your patriotic decorations for the site decorating contest! Kids & adults, decorate your bikes, decorate a box you can wear, decorate yourself and join us for the 4th of July parade on Saturday afternoon with Billbo the Clown. There will be prizes for the best decorated site and the best parade entries. Saturday night we will serve BBQ ribs, hamburgers and other favorite foods with watermelon and ice cream for dessert while you enjoy our annual fire work display at the pavilion. Finish off the weekend with red, white and blue pancakes for breakfast Sunday morning.
JULY 24-26 - CHRISTMAS IN JULY
Christmas was 211 days ago, but we're celebrating now! The Johnson family has been known for their Christmas decorations dating back to 1956 when Papa Joe Johnson lit up Mesa Road in Colorado Springs. The tradition has been passed down to the next two generations, and that is why in December there are always more than 100,000 lights and over 80 figurines here at the campground. We won't have them all out, but we will set up some for the weekend. So, pack up your Christmas decorations and join in the the site decorating contest. Friday night will be the "tree lighting" with wassail, cocoa and finger foods for everyone.
While out on the weekend, see how many Santa hats you can find. Winner gets 1st Christmas gift of 2015. Saturday is the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party. Wear your ugly sweater, or being that it is July, wear your ugly T-shirt, to the campground pot luck. Santa and Mrs.Claus may join us for the evening. Bring a small gift for the gift exchange after the dinner.
Meet Your Hosts
"You're a camper here only once--then you're family!"Owning a campground for the Johnson family was a dream come true. They had a chance to try campground management before purchasing Pueblo South/Colorado City KOA in March of 1996. "We were avid weekend campers and became good friends with the owners where we camped. We helped them with various activities at their campground and decided that this was fun, and we had to have a campground of our own."
Both Tim and Elena come from lodging backgrounds. Tim's family owned a motel/restaurant in Colorado Springs, Colorado while Elena's grandparents owned the first motel/campground in Trinidad, Colorado back in the 1930's. Her parents also owned two motels in Trinidad.
Before becoming campground owners, Tim worked in landscape design and was a substitute teacher in the Pueblo School Districts. Elena was an administrative assistant/ticket manager for Colorado State University-Pueblo Athletics and later worked for CSU and the State Department of Local Affairs. She also was a substitute teacher in Pueblo.
Their boys, Todd and Jeff, both attended Colorado State University-Pueblo, majoring in Marketing and Business Administration. Todd has become a full-time partner in the daily operation of the campground in the summer and works at the Pueblo Community College Testing Center during the winter months. Jeff recently married the campground's Activities Director, Crystal Sebastian. He is now hardline/floor manager for Pueblo Sports Authority, and Crystal is teaching in the Art Department at Central High School.
"Our campground is definitely a family operation, with a little help from our friends. Our goal is to provide a fun, pleasant and relaxing experience for everyone who stops here. We want our guests to feel like family - not just another camper."
"Although there isn't much free time for us, we do still try to get away once in awhile." When that happens, you will find the Johnson's out on Todd's fishing boat chasing after the rainbow trout and mackinaw. When they can't get away, the guys take a time out on the golf course.