Campground Reviews

Apr 05, 2021
Stayed here over Easter weekend. It's a great KOA with an amazing view, large, nice spots (all gravel/dirt) and friendly staff. The furniture provided on the patio spots are really high quality. We had a great time.
Apr 05, 2021
First time staying at this particular campground and second time overall at a KOA. Have been very impressed with both visits. Very friendly staff... well set up sites and accommodations. And you can’t beat the view
Apr 02, 2021
Excellent staff, very friendly and very accommodating. We would love to stay at this KOA again. The staff was very informative about the activities around the camp site, local eateries to eat at and fun activities around town.
Apr 01, 2021
Please never change your laid back attitude about things when no one is in the camp ground, you have a lovely attitude towards things and it was refreshing not to be saddled with a million rules. The view was beautiful and everything was working as promised. I appreciate the phone call prior to our trip making sure we were aware you were renovating. Thank you!
Mar 27, 2021
Mar 26, 2021
Very friendly, close to town and hot springs.
Mar 25, 2021
Mar 22, 2021
Mar 02, 2021
The staff (assuming the owners) were extremely nice and accommodating. They made us feel so welcomed. The site had gorgeous views and the campground was in a great location. We will definitely come back.
Feb 16, 2021
Bathrooms were unavailable due to remodel.
Jan 04, 2021
Beautiful campground and an awesome staff. Can't wait to get back to hike the trails and raft in the river nearby!
Dec 11, 2020
Great spot, friendly hosts. Really central location. Only issue was the water tasted strongly of chlorine, we had to buy our drinking water at the store. Could have been a fluke since there were very few campers there using the water system.
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
Apr 15, 2021
We were on the road in our motor home and called for availability for our 24' RV. Marshall answered and said sure! He was closed for the evening but said he'd be happy to meet me at the office to check us in. He was so welcoming, explained the campground, offered a selection of sites, all the while acting as if he had all the time in the world and it was after hours! He gave me the weather report and said we must disconnect our water hose before bed or it would freeze. Great advice for a couple of folks from sunny California. Sure enough, it was snowing next morning. Great hiking trail right off the campground, fantastic sunset views, stunning mountains.
- Val Riley on Google
Jan 02, 2021
Wonderful management. Very pleasant and professional. Great amenities. Highly recommend!!!
- Deborah Allaham on Google
Dec 07, 2020
This place is so amazing!!! We stayed several times off and on over the last week, between roughing it. The staff that runs and are updating the grounds are a joy to meet and work with. The views are spectacular and watching the deer in the early light is captivating. I cannot wait to come back to the entire Buena Vista area. Thank you so much KOA staff, we are very impressed.
- Carlene. on Google