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“One of the best tenting for motorcycle camping”
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United Campground
Bend, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“One of the best tenting for motorcycle camping”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

I can't say enough good about this place. So impressed that I was not hesitant to go back 2 days later after an unexpected breakdown with a friend's motorcycle. Beautiful campground, excellent showers and bathrooms, train comes through campground around 8:10 am, grass well manicured, plenty of shade, and very friendly staff. Free trolley that runs every 20 minutes into town stops in front of campground. RVs on the other side of the tracks. Store had acceptable necessities. Not only would I go back, I did! Would look forward to staying here again if in the area. Motorcycle parked next to tent.

Room Tip: Use the main showers at main building. They are a little bigger and appear less used than the one cl...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Martinsville, Indiana, United States
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124 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2014

This was my second stay in two years.
The sites are well shaded.
The pool is nice.
The Silverton-Durango goes right though the campground so everyone has fun watching the historic engines and cars go by.
The FREE shuttle stops at their driveway and takes you right downtown and can connect you with other buses that for a dollar go to Walmart and the mall.
Yes, the bathroom locks take a bit of getting used to but if I can figure it out anyone can. The bathrooms are clean and well-lit.
Deer and elk pass though the campground at times.
They have nice level pads.
I don't think there's anyplace closer to park an RV in Durango that has hookups.
As someone else said, you can bring your bicycles and load them on the free shuttle, provided the tires are those super-wide styles.

Room Tip: The lower shower house seems to get less use that the upper.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Corrales, New Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2013

Just attended the San Juan Brewfest in Durango, 46 breweries, 100 beers to sample [responsibly]. We had 2 travel trailers next to each other for Fri. and Sat. nights and really enjoyed our stay. Big trees, very clean restrooms and the added bonus of the Durango & Silverton train going through the campground twice in the morning and twice late afternoon. The campground is also on the free trolley stop running every 20 minutes right on time; 11 minutes got us to the park in Durango. We know one of the reviews wasn't supportive but we found our stay, and welcome, very enjoyable. We'll definitely be back.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tata, Hungary
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2013

We chose this campground despite the negative reviews because of the free shuttle to town that stops right at the entrance. We didn't tow a car and taking the RV to town all the time would have been a drag. The shuttle worked perfectly fine, and you can even take your bike on it (up to two bikes per shuttle) - the road from the campground to the trailheads is too busy to bike with a child.
The campground itself was very well kept and clean with nice views. The owners were really nice to us - nothing like what some of the other reviewers mentioned. The wifi worked flawlessly. We didn't use any of the facilities so I can't comment on them. The old train running through the campground was fun to watch, though the first one did come early, at 8 in the morning.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

Tent camped two nights and we were very pleased. Nice grassy tent spots, clean showers nice staff.
Very close to downtown and the free trolley stop at the campground is a plus. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2013

Needed a campground for two nights as close to Durango as possible without having a tow vehicle. Had read less than favorable review of United but chose it for location.
I was thrilled to find out that a free trolley would pick us up and deliver us back right in front of the cg. The staff was very friendly, my site looked out at a pretty valley, the showers were clean and the cg was quiet.
I recommend this cg if you want a pleasant visit in Durango.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Tucson, Arizona, United States
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2013

We chose this RV park for two reasons
1: The train comes through the RV park it was sensational and my children were thrilled
2. The free trolley stop at the RV park (We chose not to bring a vehicle with us on this trip it was nice not to have to figure out where to park in town just hop on the trolley)

We were pleasantly surprised by our stay the park is easy to get into however the spots are a bit tight but we were able to park with a 40 foot motorhome (4 slides) and small dirt bike trailer! The entire park is well kept and very clean! There were beautiful views from the RV park! We will absolutely stay here again :)

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Property: United Campground
Address: 1322 Animas View Dr, Durango, CO 81301-8931
Region: United States > Colorado > Durango
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 21 Speciality Lodging in Durango
Number of rooms: 193
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway passes right through this campground. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
United Campground Hotel Durango

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