Carbondale / Crystal River KOA

We invite you and your family to enjoy one of our 13 authentic old-west log cabins, 24 RV sites and 15 tent sites! An intimate Rocky Mountain campground set on the banks of the Crystal River just south of Carbondale, CO.

We are located on Colorado Highway 133, only six miles from the sophisticated town of Carbondale and its fine restaurants, 19 miles from the many activities of Glenwood Springs and 35 miles from the world-famous resort town of Aspen.    

This is a place so beautiful that you won't want to leave, and you'll find so many nearby attractions and activities that you'll want to make time for them all. From your cabin, RV or tent site, you will enjoy spectacular views of 12,965-foot Mount Sopris and a half mile of frontage along the truly beautiful Crystal River, where you can stroll along the banks and watch for birds and cast a line for trout.You can access the paved walking/biking Crystal Valley Trail right at the campground entrance and follow it to the Rio Grande Trail that runs from Glenwood Springs to Aspen. Hiking, hunting, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, jeep tours, golf, and fly-fishing are favorite activities.

CARBONDALE/CRYSTAL RIVER KOA makes a great base for exploring the western slope of Colorado. Scenic drives on excellent roads will take you to Glenwood Springs and its famous hot springs and many other family activities; to the world-famous ski/resort town of Aspen; to the quaint town of Redstone, with its famous castle; to the historic mining town of Marble that supplied stone for many Washington DC buildings and monuments; and to the lively town of Paonia, with an intriguing mix of wineries, orchards and art galleries.

Accent Photo

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 110' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pool (6/1 - 9/9)
  • Hot Tub/Sauna
  • Fishing
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
  • Bike Rentals ($)
  • Dog Park
More About Amenities

Ways to Stay

KOA Holiday

KOA Holiday Campgrounds

Whether you’re exploring the local area or hanging out at the campground, KOA Holidays are an ideal place to relax and play. There’s plenty to do, with amenities and services to make your stay memorable. Plus, you’ll enjoy the outdoor experience with upgraded RV Sites with KOA Patio™ and Deluxe Cabins with full baths for camping in comfort. Bring your family, bring your friends, or bring the whole group – there’s plenty of ways to stay and explore.

KOA Holidays Feature:

  • RV Sites with a KOA Patio™
  • Deluxe Cabins with full baths
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Group meeting facilities

KOA Blog: Latest Stories

  • Tops Tips for Making Hiking Family-Friendly

    Hiking with kids can be a great way to introduce them to the great outdoors. Use these tips to make your hiking trip with your kids go off without a hitch.

  • Why You Need a Portable Air Compressor Just for RVs

    The tires on RVs are designed to support the entire loaded weight of the vehicle. That is why it’s important to have the correct air compressor. Learn more about portable RV air compressors and see which one our expert recommends.

  • Campfire Mango Salsa

    This fresh take on salsa is sure to please your camping buddies no matter what you put it on! Try our tasty campfire mango salsa the next time you’re camping – or at home.

Local Area

Historic Glenwood Springs

Historical Glenwood Springs is located at the confluence of the Roaring Fork River and Colorado River, offering vacationers diverse natural amenities, most particularly the hot springs; also offering various recreational activities including, white water rafting, kayaking, biking, jeeping and hiking trails, shopping, dining and visits to historical sites.

Website

More

Maroon Bells

An adventure to Aspen, Colorado isn't complete without a visit to its main attraction. The Maroon Bells, a series of distinctively bell-shaped, wine-colored peaks towering 14,000 feet above the pristine, glacial Maroon Valley, remain the most photographed mountains in North America and offer some of the most spectacular natural views in the world. From meadows of vibrant wildflowers, to airy groves of Aspen trees, to summit-based alpine tundra, the Maroon Bells promise a variety of natural habitats and a diverse, vivid representation of the wild Rocky Mountain range.

Website

More

Campground Awards and Programs

Oh My, There's Nothing Here!

That doesn't mean this area has to always be empty. When you start reviewing camping options, your history will display here to help compare sites and find the best stay. You will be able to share your stay information with friends or family and save it for a later time if you have a KOA.com Account.