Top 10 RV Parks Near the Colorado Springs, CO Area

Top 5 reasons why it’s a fun place to visit:

  1. Hike the Garden of the Gods
  2. Visit the Red Rock Canyon
  3. Check out the Olympic Training Center
  4. Walk the Old Colorado City Historic District
  5. Check out the National Museum of WWII Aviation

List of top 10 RV Parks in the Colorado Springs, CO area:

(Disclaimer: information is a compilation of researched info as published online and does not necessarily reflect the experience or opinion of the author)

The RV parks have been ranked and are listed from “Most Recommended” to “Least Recommended” based on reviews, feedback, amenities, and preference. Cost was not the primary ranking driver. Please note that weekend RV families with children might have different needs than full-time RV “snowbirds”.

1. South Meadows Campground

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Address: GPS coordinates: 39° 3′ 52.9999″ N 105° 5′ 31.9999″ W; directions: “From the I-25 and Hwy 24 intersection in Colorado Springs, Colorado, travel west on Highway 24 for approximately 18 miles to the Hwy 24 and Hwy 67 intersection in Woodland Park. Turn right (north) on Hwy 67 and travel approximately 5.5 miles to South Meadows Campground. The campground is on the left side of the road.” (Source: South Meadows – Pike San Isabel Nf (CO), PSICC – Recreation.gov)
Phone: (719)-636-1602 (info only, not for reservations, make reservations online)
Hours: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Website: recreation.gov
Specs
Pricing: $25-48/daily (based on site and season)
Total RV sites: 64
Hookups: none
Pool/Hot tub: No
Showers: No
Pets Allowed: Yes 
Wi-Fi: No

According to their Website, “South Meadows Campground, located 5 miles north of Woodland Park, provides a scenic spot for campers to rest and enjoy the many recreational offerings of the area. The campground attracts hikers and bikers with access to the multipurpose paved Centennial Bike Trail, as well as visitors looking for a central location for day trips to Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods. Garden of the Gods is a National Natural Landmark in Colorado Springs, featuring incredible rock formations, impressive vistas and a free visitor and nature center.” (Source: South Meadows – Pike San Isabel Nf (CO), PSICC – Recreation.gov)

What makes this park unique?

This park is nice, quiet, clean and has wonderful camp hosts. This is an affordable alternative for those travelers who come to Colorado to connect with nature and to unplug from everyday hustle and bustle. The park is at 8,000 ft elevation, located among ponderosa pines and close to the 5-acre Manitou Lake. Note: Max RV length is 30 ft. Also, Colorado State prohibits attaching hoses to hydrants to fill tanks, so please come prepared! This is a boondocking park.

What we like about it
  • Clean
  • Location
  • Campfire rings
  • Picnic tables
  • Vault toilets
  • Drinking water
Drawbacks
  • Tight turns (so please be aware of max RV length restrictions, trailers over 35 ft WILL NOT be able to maneuver in and out of the park)

2. Painted Rocks Campground

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Address: GPS coordinates: 39° 5′ 3.9998″ N 105° 6′ 19.0001″ W, Directions: “From the I-25 and Highway 24 intersection in Colorado Springs, Colorado, travel west on Highway 24 for about 18 miles to the junction with Highway 67 in Woodland Park. Turn right (north) on Highway 67 and drive about 7 miles to Painted Rocks Road and turn left (west). Take the gravel road about 1/2 mile to campground entrance on the left.” (Source: Painted Rocks, PSICC – Recreation.gov)
Phone: (719)-636-1602 (not for reservations, but for info only)
Hours: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Website: Painted Rocks, PSICC – Recreation.gov
Specs
Pricing: $28/daily
Total RV sites: 18
Hookups: none
Pool/Hot tub: No
Showers: No
Pets Allowed: Yes 
Wi-Fi: No

The Painted Rocks Campground is located a short distance from Manitou Lake Picnic Area and the Centennial Bike Trail in central Colorado. 

What makes this park unique?

According to their Website, this campground is nestled on the edge of a grassy meadow at an elevation of 7,800 feet. Most sites on the west loop are shaded by ponderosa pines, while sites on the east loop are more open and less shady. As another Colorado State campground, this park is a favorite due to its location in nature and its affordability. This park is great for backpacking and hiking. This is a boondocking park. The max RV length is 25 ft.

What we like about it
  • Clean
  • Location
  • Hiking
  • Potable water
  • Dump station
Drawbacks
  • For small RVs only

3. Mountaindale Cabins & RV Resort

Address: 2000 Barrett Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80926
Phone: (719)-576-0619
Email: [email protected]
Hours: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Website: mountaindalecampground.com
Specs
Pricing: $61.90/daily, $675+electric/monthly, based on site selection and 2 people/site
Total RV sites: 88
Hookups: full (30/50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: Yes 
Showers: Yes 
Pets Allowed: Yes 
Wi-Fi: Yes 

The park is clean and spacious, with rocks adorning every campsite. It’s about 20 min away from Colorado Springs, in nature with deer visiting the campsite nearly every day.

What makes this park unique?

This is truly a resort: from being escorted to your site to dinner delivery options to your RV, this park makes sure they take care of little details to help their guests have a most memorable time while visiting. The elevation is 6,625 ft.

Fun fact: the park map/layout resembles an anatomical shape of the human heart.

What we like about it
  • Laundry
  • Playground
  • Dump site
  • Lounge
  • Pavilion
  • Cabin rentals
Drawbacks
  • Noise from a nearby quarry
  • Military noise/shaking from Ft. Carson

4. Peregrine Pines FamCamp

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Address: Peregrine Pines Rd, Usaf Academy, CO 80921
Phone: (719)-333-4980 (Weekdays, May – Nov) – (719)-333-4602 (Nov – Apr)
Email: [email protected]
Hours: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Website: usafasupport.com
Specs
Pricing: $25-40/daily (depending on site and rank/affiliation), $650/monthly
Total RV sites: 105
Hookups: full (30/50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: Yes (on-post access)
Showers: Yes 
Pets Allowed: Yes (no more than 4 per site)
Wi-Fi: Yes (for purchase)

This is a military family camp for anyone associated with the military or sponsored by someone who is. As an extension of the Air Force Academy campus, one must present their military ID or sponsorship to stay at this camp. The visitors can access this park from the North or the South Gate, although the North Gate is closer to the park.

What makes this park unique?

This is a great place for families of Air Force Academy cadets to stay or to some back and visit later on. One can make reservations up to 90 days in advance, based on status.

What we like about it
  • Laundry
  • Golf
  • Gym
  • Shoppete/PX
  • Museum
  • Mail
  • Winter storage
Drawbacks
  • Military affiliation only

5. Cheyenne Mountain State Park

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Address: 410 Jl Ranch Hts, Colorado Springs, CO 80926
Phone: (719)-576-2016
Hours: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Website: cpw.state.co.us
Specs
Pricing: $28-41/daily (no-hookups vs hookups site), $9 park pass
Total RV sites: 61 (51 with full hookups)
Hookups: full (30/50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: No
Showers: Yes 
Pets Allowed: Yes 
Wi-Fi: No

This park is a wonderful place to stay and use as a homebase for mountain-biking and hiking trips.

What makes this park unique?

This park is in breathtaking nature with access to several hiking trails. Each season, this park offers different sights to behold. This park is still close to all that Colorado Springs has to offer. Max RV length is 55 ft.

What we like about it
  • Laundry
  • Firewood
  • Hiking
  • Picnic tables
  • Playground
  • Level sites
Drawbacks
  • The no-hookup sites are a bit pricey

6. Lone Duck Campground

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Address: 8855 W US Highway 24, Cascade, CO 80809
Phone: (719)-684-9907

Email: [email protected]
Hours: 8:00 AM- 6:00 PM
Website: loneduckcamp.com

Specs
Pricing: $55-59/daily (depending on site), based on 2 people/site
Total RV sites: 44
Hookups: full (30/50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: Yes (heated)
Showers: Yes 
Pets Allowed: Yes 
Wi-Fi: Yes 

This park is located among lush mature trees and has a fishing pond for guests to enjoy

What makes this park unique?

This park is close to many popular hiking destinations in the area; in fact, it is located at the base of Pike’s Peak at 7,600 feet.

What we like about it
  • Laundry
  • Clean
  • Friendly
  • Fishing pond
  • Gift shop
  • Game room
  • ATV guided tours
  • Splashpad
  • Playground
  • Firepit
  • Picnic table
  • Basketball
  • Common area
Drawbacks
  • Next to a busy highway

7. Diamond Campground and RV Park

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Address: 900 N Hwy 67, Woodland Park, CO 80863
Phone: (719)-687-9684
Email: [email protected].com
Hours: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Website: diamondrvpark.com
Specs
Pricing: $48-56/daily (depending on site and hookup choice)
Total RV sites: 130
Hookups: full (30/50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: Yes 
Showers: Yes 
Pets Allowed: Yes 
Wi-Fi: Yes (spotty)

This park is located at 8,500 feet above sea level, among ponderosa pines. It is in older and laid-back park with nature surrounding it all around.

What makes this park unique?

This park is close to all the Colorado Springs attractions, and it has all the amenities for an extended stay. When traveling in groups, the park even allows campers to set up a group firepit (request with office). There are deer visiting the site almost every day.

What we like about it
  • Clean
  • Bike/hike path nearby
  • Basketball
  • Firepits
  • Laundry
Drawbacks
  • Unlevel sites
  • Bad Wi-Fi (don’t count on it if you need to work)
  • Rude staff yelling at visitors (On their website it states: “Well-behaved pets and owners are welcome”)
  • Junked up sites
  • Old long-term trailers on site
  • Tight sites

8. Pikes Peak RV Park and Campground

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Address: 320 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Phone: (719)-685-9459
Hours: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Website: pikespeakrvpk.com
Specs
Pricing: $44-45/daily (based on site)
Total RV sites: 48
Hookups: full (30/50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: No
Showers: Yes 
Pets Allowed: Yes 
Wi-Fi: Yes

This park is located just a fifteen-minute walk from Manitou Springs, where one is close to shops and restaurants. The park is also next door to Garden of the Gods and other outdoor attractions such as the Manitou Incline, Seven Falls, Pikes Peak itself and more!

What makes this park unique?

This park offers a variety of picturesque views; a beautiful creek runs through the park; on the other side is a walking trail with Pikes Peak in view.

What we like about it
  • Laundry
  • Shaded spots
  • Nice staff
  • Family atmosphere
  • Picnic tables
  • Grills
  • Horseshoe
  • Cornhole
Drawbacks
  • Super-tight sites/zero privacy
  • Lots of full-timers
  • Price increase (not reflected on site???)
  • Unkept grounds

9. Rocky Top Motel and Campground

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Address: 10090 W Hwy 24, Green Mountain Falls, CO 80819
Phone: (719)-684-9044
Hours: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Website: rockytopco.com
Specs
Pricing: not listed, must call office or book to see rates, several different discounts available
Total RV sites: 60
Hookups: full (30/50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: No
Showers: Yes 
Pets Allowed: Yes 
Wi-Fi: unknown

Located in Green Mountain Falls, CO, this park is conveniently located just 3 miles from the Pikes Peak Highway and minutes away from Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Woodland Park, Cripple Creek and many famous local area attractions.

What makes this park unique?

Magnificent views, friendly staff, family owned. All these are recurring comments from those who’ve stayed there. Past visitors put this one on their list of “will come again”. This park is at 8,000 ft elevation.

What we like about it
  • Cable TV
  • Laundry
  • Kitchenettes
  • Playground
  • Country Store
  • Group Picnic Area
  • BBQ Grills Available
Drawbacks
  • Outdated facilities
  • Close to highway
  • All back-in sites

10. Cripple Creek KOA

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Address: 2576 County Rd #81, Cripple Creek CO,
Phone: (719)-799-6805
Hours: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Website: koa.com
Specs
Pricing: $45-94/daily (based on hookups and site selection), discount available
Total RV sites: 60+
Hookups: full (30/50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: No
Showers: Yes 
Pets Allowed: Yes ($5/dog/day extra)
Wi-Fi: unknown

Located on a side of a hill of an alpine meadow, this park is surrounded by pristine nature with 360-degrees of breath-taking views and amazing stargazing at night.

What makes this park unique?

At 10,000 feet above sea level, this KOA is the highest KOA in the world. The sites are gravel and mostly level.

What we like about it
  • Paved patio
  • Fire rings
  • Laundry
  • Picnic/seating area
  • Store
  • Propane grill
  • Pancakes on the weekends
  • Pull-through sites
Drawbacks
  • Expensive
  • Rude staff

TIPS TO GET TO COLORADO SPRINGS

Colorado Springs has become one of the favorite places and most traveled-to cities of the US. With the high cost of housing/lodging in that area, many visitors opt in for an RV travel stay, especially with the numerous outdoor venues that Colorado offers. When traveling to Colorado from the West, one can travel on I-70 from Grand Junction and then take the US-24 Southeast toward Colorado Springs. When coming from the South, one can take I-25 through Pueblo; the I-25 dissects Colorado Springs and goes all the way to Denver. Visitors from the East can travel on the I-70/US-24 or take the US-40/CO-94 to Colorado Springs.

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