General Campground Information

Early Check in

Early check in may be available if the site is vacated and ready. Early check in between noon and 2pm is a $15 fee, and before noon is a $30 fee. Please check with the office for availability.  Late checkouts may also be available for a fee that will be based on guest's need and site availability.


Our neighbor to the West is a really nice rancher. Please respect his private property by not trespassing on the West side of our campground. Please respect all signs, fences, and other indicators of his private land. If you really need help getting back to the campground the rancher is willing to direct you, just please do not harass his animals.

All visitors to the campground must check in at the office. Overnight guests are permitted for a fee. All guests are expected to respect campground policies, including but not limited to pet policies, quiet hours, and smoking policies.


Parking is only permitted within campsites and in designated parking lots. Absolutely NO parking in the roads. You can find parking lots marked on the Kampground Map. Due to renovations we have very limited overflow parking. Please take all trailers and additional vehicles into account when booking.

Internet Access/WIFI

We do provide access to our WI-FI, but please note:

We are part of the Beta Test of Starlink Internet and still upgrading the system, which will increase wifi coverage. At this time wifi is only available at the front office and in the laundry room.

Alcohol and Smoking

Public use of alcohol is prohibited outside of individual sites. There is no smoking, vaping, or drinking allowed inside any of the KOA buildings. Please make sure all smoking products are disposed of in the proper receptacles. Remember, only you can help Smokey prevent forest fires!

Quiet Time

Quiet time is 10pm to 8am. Violators will be asked to leave without a refund.

Clothes Hanging

No clotheslines or hanging clothes, towels, or anything outside RVs, tents, or vehicles of any kind. Particularly from the trees, they are very fragile.


Generators are not allowed to be operated on the campground at any time of the day.


Absolutely no hanging of hammocks from the trees. The pinon pine trees you will find around the campground are very delicate and can take hundreds of years to grow, please respect the environment around you! Remember, leave only footprints and take only memories.

Pet Policy

Pets must be kept on a leash and with a responsible person at all times. Pets may not be left unattended. Please make arrangements to take your pets with you when leaving the campground. Clean up after your pet!
There is a $8 per reservation pet fee for the cabins, and $15 per reservation pet fee for the Deluxe Accommodations. Pets are not allowed in the tent cabins. No pets are allowed in any of the KOA buildings. There is a two pet limit for all of the cabins. Absolutely no pets are allowed on any of the mattresses in the cabins - you will be charged for any and all damages.
All well behaved dogs are welcome, we do not have any breed or size restrictions. Allowing your pets to bark uncontrollably day or night will not be permitted and you may be asked to leave if you are not able to control your pet. If at any point your pet becomes aggressive, we reserve the right to ask you to leave the property without a refund.
Service and Emotional Support animals are welcome at our campground, however, these animals must follow leash restraint policies and may not exhibit aggressive behavior.

Check In and Check Out Times

Check In is after 2:00PM. Check Out is by 11:00AM. Please make sure that the campsite is clean of trash and personal items prior to leaving.

Speed Limit

The speed limit on the campground is 7 1/2 mph. Please do not speed. The campground has children, pets, bicyclists, and wildlife crossing the roads at all hours. Please be aware of your surroundings when driving in the campground.

Respect your Neighbors

Please do not walk or drive through campsites!


All water at our campground is potable but please conserve water!! We are limited to the amount we can use each year. Washing of vehicles is not allowed on the campground, there is a car wash in Buena Vista that will accommodate RVs.


Visitors must sign in at the KOA Store. At sign in they will receive parking instructions.


We recycle plastic, glass, aluminum, and cans. You can find the bins near the Trash Dumpsters.

Dish Washing

Dishes may be washed in the utility sink found behind the bathrooms. Please do not use the utility sink in the laundry room or the sinks in the restrooms.


There is firewood for sale in the KOA store. No cutting or harvesting of timber is allowed.

Fireworks and Loaded Firearms

Fireworks and loaded firearms are prohibited within the campground.

Rock Climbing and Hiking

Use caution when climbing rocks on the campground and in the surrounding area. Be aware of mine shafts and other potential hazards while hiking the surrounding area. Please stay off the rocks on the West side of the campground, this is part of our neighbor's property. There are no trespassing signs.

Motorcycles and ATVs

Motorcycles, dirt bikes, and ATVs are not to be ridden for recreational benefit anywhere on the campground. ATVs are to be towed to riding areas.

Meet Your Hosts


Chris and Amanda are passionate about the revitalization of Buena Vista KOA.  Stay tuned and watch for all the continuing improvements.