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Pagosa Riverside Campground
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 June 2013

Let me start by saying that I fulltime rv and rarely stay in RV parks. I like space, privacy, quiet. When I do stay in one it is for the following reasons and because I can't find another option in an area. The good about this place is that the person at check in, probably a work camper, was friendly and helpful. It has frontage on the San Juan river which is a huge plus. One can fish, or hang out, or wade in the river. There is also a pond which is apparently stocked with fish. The restroom/shower was clean and well maintained. The laundry was good and cheap. Those are all the reasons I stayed there and it was worth it for $32/night. As usual with rv parks the adjoining sites were 10 feet away and the guy next to us parked his jeep about 3 feet from our rig. Our space was gravel. They allow campfires. Thankfully the people next to us did not have a fire as the fire grate was about 2-3 feet from my front tire and probably would have damaged the paint or something on our rig. Got a look at some other parks here that looked terrible and cost more. This is probably the best of the bunch and if in the area again I would stay here.

Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

...took the grandkids camping for the Memorial Day weekend just outside of town. Had checked it out the day before and was quite pleased. Since we were taking a tent, wanted something soft to sleep on.... There are several types of tent sites - near the San Juan River - in the trees - and in the grassy area near the lake. I decided on the grassy area. Wise choice. No rocks !!!

The lake is small but nice - you can rent paddle boats for $3 a half hour. The grandkids loved that - They spent quite a bit of time out there, and the staff didn't charge for any overages!!!! You can fish on the lake. No one had any luck tho... and you can spend time looking for crawdads! And they are there, too.

The facilities are clean - the bathrooms were very clean (only complaint, the water in the shower was lukewarm, burr). If you need anything at the store, they are reasonable.

There is a playground there for younger kids and a small pool - but it wasn't open yet. They do have cabins if you prefer....

We had a great time.... and oh, the staff is great! They are really helpful and pleasant. Didn't have any issues at all. Highly recommend this for a weekend getaway.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 May 2013

I fell in love the moment we met. The sites were clean and it was early in the season, which meant we had the whole place to ourselves. We dame without expectations and left feeling like part of the family. The San Juan River was beautiful and many species of birds living at the pond were a delight to watch in the early a.m. Overall, I'd stay here again and again. I imagine that it will be quite busy during the Summer months, as folks come up to escape the heat. Thanks for a beautiful stay.

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Reviewed 24 September 2012

This is a great place to stay when visiting Pagosa Springs. It's on the east end of town. It's quite yet close to everything. The owners are friendly and helpful. We stayed in site 66 which is on the end of a row. Their WiFi works well in that site. They have full hook-up with cable TV. It's right on the San Juan River. Very nice. We would stay here again.

Room Tip: Look for a site close to the electric transformer for best electric service
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 May 2012

Friendly owners from Texas but this place is old, antiquated and in need of a good cleaning. The pool looked like a scene out of the original "Vacation" movie...full of leaves and worse. They must own the antique port-a-let that sits in the tent area; it was filthy and in need of a dump...the urinal was up to the rim in urine. I should have taken photos but then again, why relive the experience! The shower rooms were clean but small and smelled of mold.

Tent and most trailer spots are very, very small. There are a few along the creek that were larger. The owners take you around on a golf cart to pick out your site if you did not specify one when you made your reservation; a clever method to get you to be the one to chose your small site!

Room Tip: If you are in a tent you are much better off staying in the national forest campgrounds.
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Additional Information about Pagosa Riverside Campground

Address: 2270 E Highway 160, PO Box 268, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147-9741
Region: United States > Colorado > Pagosa Springs
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #11 of 17 Speciality Lodging in Pagosa Springs
Number of rooms: 94
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pagosa Riverside is a Rocky Mountain Campground along the San Juan River. This people friendly campground is located at 7200' elevation on the banks of the San Juan River with mountain views and 1200' of private access to excellent trout fishing. Quiet, convenient off-highway location with cool evenings. The private pond has campsite's snuggling its bank and free fishing for kids of all ages. Be sure to try the paddle boats for a fun time on the pond. FREE WI-FI THROUGHOUT THE PARK. Large RV sites, grassy shaded tent sites in the trees and beside the small pond. All sites have picnic tables and fire rings and there are BBQ grills throughout the park. Park amenities include: Cable TV, Laundry, Playground, Game Room, Paddle boats. The Camp-Store has groceries, marshmallows, snacks, ice cream, fishing supplies, firewood, ice, and the largest selection of RV supplies in the area. Near hot springs, horse rides, Indian ruins (Chimney Rock), rafting, and championship quality 27-hole golf course. ATV, Mountain Bike, and Hiking Trails are only a short distance from the park. Primitive Camper Cabins. LOCATION: On US Highway 160, just east of the city of Pagosa Springs, between milepost marker 145-146, 1-1/3 miles east of Highway 84. 2270 East Highway 160, Pagosa Springs CO 81147. ... more   less 
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