Campground Reviews

Oct 21, 2020
Last minute the day before they closed; i had the wrong catalog & thought they would be open another week. The view was spectacular!!! Thanks for taking our reservation.

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Glad to have you!
Oct 17, 2020
The restrooms are not clean, the same hair, paper, and dirt were on the floor during our stay.The heating vents and the fan have caked on dirt. The is mold around the sink faucets. Not a good place to stay since the bathrooms, which you pay the higher price for, are not clean. Very old and worn out rec room. The way the water is treated makes the water not drinkable. Site has beautiful views.

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Opinions on this seem to differ.
Oct 17, 2020
Loved it. Friendly quiet clean. Will be back.

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Thank You!
Oct 16, 2020
We've been coming here for years. The place is very clean, quiet and surrounded by mountains. The folks in charge are great. We are astronomers and always bring a telescope. The low lighting is perfect for long nights of sky watching. We'll be back!!!

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Thanks!
Oct 16, 2020
This KOA is beautifully situated facing the Collegiate Peaks with stunning views. Typical of high desert campgrounds...gravel, very dry, some trees, but probably at only about 1/3 of the sites. The laundry/shower area very clean. We also found the sewer hookup to be high. BRING DRINKING WATER for yourself/pets. We found the water to be so soft that it's undrinkable. Great place, we'll be back!!

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Our water is very hard, and we treat it. But it doesn't taste good.
Oct 16, 2020
Nice place!

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Thanks!
Oct 15, 2020
Beautiful location - lots of fun things to do nearby!

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Thanks!
Oct 15, 2020
Love this place. Very friendly staff. Always clean. Definitely coming back. Keep up the good work!

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Thank You!
Oct 14, 2020
Oct 14, 2020
Oct 13, 2020
Always good service. Wish the owners the best of luck on their new adventure in FL!

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Thank you!
Oct 12, 2020
Oct 12, 2020
Wife and I return time and time again! Clean campground with great views! And close to downtown! A++++++++!

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Thanks for staying with us!
Oct 12, 2020
The management was very friendly and accommodating. The park is more suitable for visitors who enjoy off road vehicles. It has good spaces for children and pets. For our personal preference, we enjoy parks with paved/gravel sites that are level. There is no cable and limited WiFi which was an inconvenience.

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Perhaps you should stay in more urban areas.
Oct 12, 2020
We had a beautiful view of the mountains and plenty of hiking nearby! Perfect fall camping!

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Glad you enjoyed it!
Oct 12, 2020
Clean bathrooms and hot water was great

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Thanks!
Oct 10, 2020
We were very comfortable. The level for our trailer was great.

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Thanks for staying!
Oct 10, 2020
The women’s bathroom was not clean. The toilets didn’t flush. Hair in the showers. The water supply at the campsite was broken . Disappointed.

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Toilets flush if you push on the handle.
Oct 09, 2020
Oct 09, 2020
What a great location. My son, his wife and two kids (9 and 7) came out and met me here. I have stayed a couple of times and this time I did a little more exploring. What views! The collegiate peaks are so beautiful. I enjoyed Buena Vista and it is only about 35 minutes to Leadville (cool town) and Turquoise Lake near Leadville and also about the same distance to Salida. Also Cottonwood Pass!

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Thanks for staying!
Oct 09, 2020
Another great stay at BV KOA

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Thanks!
Oct 09, 2020
Some of the tent sites are close together but are separate from RV sites. The views of the mountains are fantastic. The facilities are rather dated but clean. Close to Buena Vista and lot's of recreation. The staff were friendly and was told this campground was just sold. If looking for tent sites try for one on the outskirts of the loop. I had T16 and the views were awesome and little more space.

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Glad you enjoyed the site!
Oct 08, 2020
We've always stayed at this KOA when in CO, however, it needs some TLC. Sites need leveling and sewer hook-ups were too high to work correctly. Did not use restroom, but there was a bad mouse problem in the laundry room, which probably means they were also in the store with the snacks, etc. Hopefully next time the owners will take more pride in the place and things will be corrected.

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Mice have been an issue this year, no matter how many traps we put out. We do need to level, we usually do it in spring but we were forced to close, didn't have extra cash and since open haven't been able to do it.
Oct 08, 2020
We stay at the BV KOA when we go to CO. We will be back, however, things weren't quite as nice as they have been in the past. Site was not level and sewer hook-up was not in a good place, causing the sewer hose to run uphill which didn't work well. There were mouse droppings in the laundry around the microwave and a dead mouse in a washer. Place needs some TLC, but view of the mts is incredible

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Thanks for mentioning the issues during your stay...
Oct 08, 2020
It was the perfect place for the getaway I needed. The staff was very helpful. I will be back.

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Glad you enjoyed your stay!
Oct 08, 2020
Perfect location with clean bathrooms and warm showers!

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Thanks!
Oct 08, 2020
Loved my site - B09 - for it's access to a fantastic view of the Collegiate Peaks.

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Glad you enjoyed your stay!
Oct 08, 2020
Great on off access. Great safe and clean showers.

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Thanks!
Oct 07, 2020
Very nice shop and laundry. Nothing they can do about the layout I suppose but its pretty basic. Some grass or green would be cool. The location itself is nice. I recommend.

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We are water limited, so lush lawns are out.
Oct 06, 2020
Accommodating Representative and Beautiful sights

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Thanks
Oct 05, 2020
Oct 05, 2020
We really enjoyed our stay! Beautiful views and great experience! Minus the people having fires and not following the fire ban....

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We are under a stage 1 fire ban, which allows for campfires in built fire rings.
Oct 05, 2020
The Hosts and the cabin were great. I loved the view of Mt. Princeton and the location of this KOA.

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Thanks!
Oct 05, 2020
Our stay was excellent. The camp host was exceptionally friendly with special kudos to Helen who made my wife and I fell more like welcome family than just another customer!

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Thank You!
Oct 05, 2020
Cabin 3 was a great location and stay!

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Glad you enjoyed it!
Oct 05, 2020
Interesting I stayed here 42 years ago and the sewer hookup for the pull through site has the same problem. It is too high for gravity to work. I had to use the dump station to drain the holding tanks.

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The mainly cast iron sewer line in that section hasn't been replaced since built 55 years ago.
Oct 05, 2020
Bathrooms were not up to the standards of a KOA. They were old and need updating. Lots of maintenance needs done at this KOA. Trees trimmed for easy of parking.

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Bathroom upgrades are in the long term plans, they are expensive. Confused about the tree comment, as you were in a tent site that has no trees around the parking spot.
Oct 04, 2020
Oct 04, 2020
Nice and quiet and peaceful.

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Glad you enjoyed your stay!
Oct 04, 2020
We stayed one night on our way from Tetons to Gunnison. Our site had a great view and We also received a 10% military discount when checking in. The site and grounds were very clean and quiet even though the park was sold out. Great place to stay longer and enjoy the quaint town of Buena Vista, rivers, and hiking that surrounds this location.

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Thanks for staying with us!
Oct 03, 2020
Stayed here many times. Great location, dramatic scenery and hiking/biking trails abound. The water in the park is not very good. It is potable, but has a salty taste. Be sure to bring plenty with you.

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We are on a well with a very high mineral content, we use a softener but it does leave a salty taste.
Oct 03, 2020
Great stay!

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Thanks!
Oct 03, 2020
We had a great time. A very enjoyable place. The view is Gorgeous!! The owners were very nice!

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Thanks for staying with us, glad to have you!
Oct 03, 2020
The water tastes awful, our site was badly unlevel, the trash can near our site was overflowing when we arrived in the afternoon, and was not picked up until the next day. The road in (after the state part of the road) was terrible, and very bumpy. Signage in the park for which way to travel is non-existent. This place is not up to KOA standards.

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We are on a well with very high mineral content, which leads to poor tasting (but potable) water.
Oct 02, 2020
Oct 02, 2020
Very friendly hosts - but three key issues: The water is undrinkable, the laundry room is only open from 9-5pm, and the hot water heater was not working so could only do laundry with cold water...we only stay for a night at KOAs to do the laundry, typically arriving late, and leaving before 11am. So this was a problem.

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Our laundry room is open from 9am to 7pm after labor day, it is open from 8am to 9pm during the summer. The water heater was reported broken at 5pm, we had it up and running by 10am the next morning once the plumbing supply opened. We are on a well, and our water has a very high mineral content.
Oct 02, 2020
no hot water, very low water pressure, dirty bathrooms

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The water heater broke at 5pm, we had it repaired by 10am the next morning as we don't have 24x7 plumbing supply in the mountains.
Oct 02, 2020
One positive: location is great, off the highway, nice views. Several negatives: this is an old, needing to be remodeled KOA. The pads are ungrated, uneven, part dirt, part rock. Bathrooms are old, semi-clean. Picnic tables are old. Water hook-up was old and leaked. The water heater on site went out, stayed out for the day we were there. $53 is too much to pay. Would not recommend.

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We found out the water heater broke at 445pm, and had it up and running by 10am- we do not have a 24x7 plumbing supply house locally. After a very busy summer season, nearly everything on the property is in need of repair and refurbishment- it's what we do in the off season.
Oct 01, 2020
A great place, run well, and with beautiful views of the Collegiate Peaks.

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Thanks!
Sep 30, 2020
While we were only there for one night everyone was very friendly and the views were great. Helen (the current owner) was very friendly as well. Would definitely come back. For anyone reading this my only advice is to bring a way to level your trailer or RV as the sites are a little more rugged and therefore not quite level

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Thank You! Grading our sites is normally a spring project, but this year we didn't have the cash due to covid closure to do as much work as usual.
Oct 23, 2020
We love it here. We've stayed at Buena Vista for years. Most wonderful views and much to do in the area.
- Susan Gilbert on Google
Oct 12, 2020
The campground was beautiful! It has amazing views of Mount Princeton and the surrounding mountains! The gentleman that checked us in was very friendly and knowledgeable. We stayed in one of the cabins and he put us close to the bathrooms! We were very grateful for that! The cabin was really clean and super cute! I would stay here again! They also had a nice little store in the office! It had about everything you could ever want.
- Johanhun on Trip Advisor
Oct 09, 2020
Just remember it's a Journey campground. It's not going to be luxury glamping. However, there are tons of outdoor activities close by and great hiking and mountain biking trails right from the campground. The hosts are great people, but I understand they are leaving after this season. Best of luck!
- Jim Herron on Google