We found South Fork in 2006 while passing through and have stayed at Riverbend every year since – in Lil’ Red cabin at first and Blue Spruce – the 3rd time will be this coming August. The cabins are clean, and, quiet nice views of the South Fork of the Rio Grande. The original ones, such as Lil’ Red, are rustic. Blue Spruce is a double-wide mobile home in good condition. The cabins are well-furnished - all you need is food. There’s none at the office. There are restaurants, grocery, ice, gas, fishing tackle and much more in South Fork 3 miles down the hill. On the way in, stock up at the larger groceries in Alamosa or Pagosa. Bring personal preference items – fan, favorite frying pan for fish, propane table-top grill or briquettes/starter. The campground is quiet, serene, and pleasant. We’ve been completely satisfied. The staff is helpful and friendly as are the other guests. There are no noisy children or dogs. Day trips to Creede, Lake City, the overlook above Wolf Creek Pass and other Forest Service Roads. Mesa Verde Natl. Park is a day’s round trip away. We go for the fishing and have limited out at Big Meadows Reservoir which is good bank fishing and has a boat ramp. Tucker Ponds is handicap accessible and has fair fishing. You can wade-fish (fly or spinner) on the Riverbend property, going either up or downstream. There’s several tent sites right along the river bank – neat. The other reviews are right-on-target (the positives anyway). It’s nice. By the way, it’s not a “resort” just fine Colorado camping.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- River front cabins and camping, 3 miles from South Fork, CO. Modern log cabins have at least one bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, gas furnace, wood burning fireplace, flat screen TV, outdoor charcoal grill and a covered deck.Bedding and linens provided, Pet Friendly, Wi-Fi, Satellite TV, Laundry, Showers, Playground, Rec hall, Game Room, Gift Shop. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Riverbend Resort South Fork, Colorado