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Arkansas River Rim Campground
Missouri
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17 reviews
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“Can't wait to go back!”
Reviewed 9 July 2012

We picked this RV park without knowing anything about it and we really lucked out. The location was so convenient. We parked the RV there and went riding ATV trails in the area everyday- it worked out perfectly. The Huffs made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. We had room for a nice fire and seating next to the RV. I was sorry when we had to move on to a different park after three nights- the next campground was not nearly as nice. Arkansas River Rim Campground was clean, convenient, and comfortable and we will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 August 2010

My wife and I stayed at Arkansas River Rim Campground recently for two nights. Our main event was a rafting trip on the Arkansas River.

All in all not a bad place. This is more of an RV park and while it does have accomodations for campers, the actual camping "section" is right next to RV row. Their website may talk about the views and it does have views, but the RVs are blocking your view of the neighboring Collegiate Peaks from the tent sites.

We had campsite D, which we were told was one of the best. It is not. If you camp here, make sure you ask for A-C. Otheriwise, you will feel very crammed. Campsites A-C appear to have much more room to breathe and you're not sleeping next to your neighbor. Campsites D and E are perfect if all you have is a small tent and no screenhouse.

I also want to point out that this is not a quiet campground by any means. The tent sites are literally 150 feet from Highway 24 and even though it is a 2-lane highway, it still sees a good amount of traffic at night.

There are *free* showers onsite which are really not that bad as far as cleanliness goes! Reason I emphasize free is because the campground about 5 miles south of Buena Vista charges to take a shower. Arkansas River Rim has the free showers thing going for them. Plus, the restrooms are fully cleaned daily. Only complaint is there was no hand soap available for hand washing.

Jeff and Margo, the owners, are very nice people and very approachable (if you can get past the cigarette smoke smell that welcomes you as you walk into their office). But if you need anything, they are always there for you. Jeff hooked me up with tent pegs after ours went mysteriously missing after we arrived. It would be nice if they would sell more stuff at the office. There are always those campers who either forget something or run out of propane or something.

Also they advertise views of the river. There are no views of the river from the campground. You can definitely hear it, and see pieces of it if you're looking in the right place, but it's definitely not an obvious view of the river.

All in all, it's not a bad place to camp if you can get past the RVs looking over your shoulder and the highway noise and hope you don't get stuck with a very tiny campsite.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Arkansas River Rim Campground
Address: 33198 Highway 24 North, Buena Vista, CO 81211
Region: United States > Colorado > Buena Vista
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Ranked #8 of 18 Speciality Lodging in Buena Vista

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