Buena Vista KOA Attractions

Local Area Attractions Near Buena Vista KOA

Rafting on the Arkansas River
Rafting on the Arkansas River

Raft with River Runners! They are Arkansas River specialists, and provide a 10% discount on all rafting trips if you mention you're staying with us!

24070 County Rd 301

Buena Vista, CO 81211

719-395-2466

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Hiking Collegiate Peaks
Hiking Collegiate Peaks

We have twelve 14,000+ ft mountains in our county! Feel free to ask the front desk for some smaller hikes around the area!!

San Isabel National Forest
San Isabel National Forest

You can go horseback riding, hiking and biking into the San Isabel National Forest. You'll find lots of old mining areas.

St. Elmo Ghost Town and Winfield, Vicksburg and Turret Ghost Towns
St. Elmo Ghost Town and Winfield, Vicksburg and Turret Ghost Towns

A trip out West is not complete without an outing to one of the region's ghost towns. St. Elmo, southwest of Buena Vista, is the best-known ghost town in the region but Turret, Winfield and Vicksburg are worth noting. On roads through the backcountry, you may also find relics of old towns that no longer exist on present-day maps, monuments to boom and bust mining cycles of the past 120 years. Virtually all the old buildings are privately owned. Please leave the buildings as you found them.

Chalk Cliffs Rearing Unit Trout Hatchery
Chalk Cliffs Rearing Unit Trout Hatchery

To see trout at all stages of their development, plan a visit to a trout hatchery. It is open to the public year round.

Mount Princeton Hot Springs
Mount Princeton Hot Springs

When your body's ready to relax after a mountain hike, bike ride or raft excursion, take it to the hot springs. Hot springs pools are available at Mount Princeton Hot Springs located at Nathrop. Soaking pool, lap pool and creekside pool as well as upper pool and water slide are available. The soaking pool, lap pool and creekside pool are open year round. The upper pool and water slide is open daily Memorial weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Fly Fishing
Fly Fishing

Ark Anglers is a certified and registered Colorado Outfitter with permits for the Arkansas River, parts of the South Platte River, Spinney and Eleven Mile Reservoirs, and other State Wildlife Areas.

517 South Highway 24

Buena Vista, CO 81211

719-395-1796

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Buena Vista Heritage Museum and Buena Vista Model Railroad
Buena Vista Heritage Museum and Buena Vista Model Railroad

Both are located in the historic Old Chaffee County Courthouse on East Main. Buena Vista Heritage Museum offers a bit of history on the town and its people. Artifacts include old clothing, antique furniture, a rock collection and Buena Vista school pictures from when the courthouse was a school.

511 E Main St

Buena Vista, CO 81211

719-395-8458

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South Park City and Fairplay
South Park City and Fairplay

South Park City and Fairplay are located about 32 miles from the campground. It takes about 45 minutes to make the trip. South Park City Museum is an outdoor museum representing a Colorado mining town between 1870 and 1900. Thirty-two authentic buildings, along with a wide variety of up to 60,000 authentic artifacts inside, portray most of the economic and social aspects of boom town life. The log, batten, clapboard and stone buildings contain period room settings and exhibit areas illustrating the professions, trades and industries that contributed to a 19th century mining town in Colorado. The mining district known as "Fairplay Diggings" was established in 1859. The term "Fair Play" came from the opinion that here every man would have an equal chance to stake a claim. This settlement was also known as Platte City, Fair Play and South Park City. Fairplay was the accepted spelling after 1874. Fairplay is centrally located to provide easy access to some of the best fishing, hiking, camping and skiing in Colorado.

100 4th St.

Fairplay, CO 80435

719-836-2387

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