General Campground Information

U.S. 50 Bridge Closure

Highway 50 has an indefinite closure due to a structural issue with the bridge over Blue Mesa Reservoir. The closure is in place between US 50 Mile Point 131 (intersection with Colorado Highway 92) and MP 138. Motorists should use to plan an alternate route. There is currently no estimated time for reopening as of Thursday, April 18. Updates will be made to this website once an estimate is available.

Check-in / Check-out time:

Check In:
RV & Tent Sites: 2:00 PM
Cabins: 3:00 PM
Check Out:
RV & Tent Sites: 11:00 AM 
Cabins: 11:00 AM

Hours of Operation:

We are currently closed for the season.

General Store Hours: 
Sunday - Thursday:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm 

Laundry Hours: Open 24 hours a day for your convenience.

Quiet Hours: 10:00 pm - 7:00 am

Fire Rules:

For a full list of fire safety rules, click HERE.
Visit Ouray County Fire Restrictions / Colorado Department of Agriculture / Colorado State Forest Service for campfire additional information.

Wildlife Awareness:

Connecting with nature and wildlife. Various types of wildlife big and small may be found on and around this campground. Be alert and give them distance and respect. Keep dogs on a leash and properly store food, trash, and cooking supplies. Your safety and the future of wildlife depend on you. 
Living with Bears: Colorado is Bear Country and we need your help to prevent conflict. Please visit ‘Living with Wildlife' at Colorado Parks and Wildlife for more information.

Jeep Rentals

  • 4 Door, Hardtop, Jeep Rubicons.
  • $250 a day plus tax/fees - daily rate.
  • A $150 deposit is required to book. No refunds if canceled within 7 days of Jeep rental reservation date.  
  • Pick up at 9am on your rental date.
  • Return by 8am the next day, clean and full of gas.
  • Allowed to remove: T-tops only.
  • Pets allowed.
  • Must bring Insurance ID and Driver's license.

Recreation Rentals:

Jeep Rental Policy can be accessed at front desk.

Propane Fill:

Propone filled from 9am to 6pm.

Cancellation Policy:

RV Sites & Tent Sites: 48 hours prior to reservation $10 fee, within 48 hours forfeits first-night deposit
Cabins: 7 days and prior $10 fee, within 7 days forfeits first-night deposit.

Late Check-In

If you have a reservation and are arriving after hours, please stop by the overnight registration table where you will find a packet with your name on it.  Inside the packet, you will have the resort's map with instructions to get to your site, the vehicle tag, and wristbands.  If a cabin was booked, the key will be inside the packet as well. In the morning, following your arrival, please stop by the office to complete the check-in process.

Golf Cart Policy:

Golf carts are permitted to be driven by licensed drivers only and must be driven at a safe rate of speed.

Pet policy:

Pets must be leashed at all times. Please clean up after your pet. Pets are not permitted in any building or play area. We do have pet-friendly cabins. There is a $25 per pet per stay fee for these accommodations that are non-refundable.

Vehicle Policy:

One car is allowed per site, additional vehicles can be parked in overflow.

Number of Guests per Reservation:

For the safety and enjoyment of all guests, strict limits are enforced on the number of people who may be at the campground per each reservation. 
  • At check-in, you will be asked to verify the number of guests staying at your site.
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  • A limit of 6 or 8 people per site (depending on site type) will be enforced.  That total number includes both the number of people on your reservation and any day visitors.  If you have the maximum number of people on your reservation, day visitors are not allowed.
  • RV and Tent sites are limited to 6 people per site.

  • Camping Cabins, Deluxe Cabins, and other Lodging are limited to 6 people with the exception of the Deluxe Cabins which sleep 8, these are limited to 8 people.
  • If the number of overnight guests on your reservation allows for day visitors, those day visitors must check in at the front desk upon arrival.
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    Trash policy:

    Please place trash next to the road at your site by 11am for pickup. Wildlife frequently visits, so after 5pm use the dumpster locations for immediate disposal so the animals don't visit you.

    Speed Limit:

    The speed limit throughout the park is 5 MPH.

    Meet Your Hosts

    Jeff Smiddy

    Welcome to Ouray KOA Holiday!

    Jeff was introduced to camping as a kid and carried on the tradition with his wife, Sara, and their children. In 2019, the Smiddys sold everything they owned, bought an RV, and started full-time RVing in January 2020.

    Jeff worked at Ouray KOA for the 2022 season and then traveled to Sugarloaf Key/Key West KOA Resort before coming back to Ouray KOA as the assistant general manager. He's excited to be moving into the General Manager position after starting his KOA journey as a Work Kamper in maintenance/grounds and the Maintenance Supervisor. 

    Jeff and his family are excited to take on the adventure in Ouray. When he's not working as the general manager, you'll find him enjoying a game of pickleball or exploring the national forests in the area.