Top 10 RV Parks Near the Pagosa Springs, CO Area

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

  1. Paddle or tube the San Juan River
  2. Travel to the top of the Continental Divide on Wolf Creek Pass
  3. Pick one of three mineral/Sulphur springs spas in the area to soak in one of the thirty healing pools
  4. Sample locally brewed beer
  5. Explore the wildlife and local history on one of the numerous hiking trails

List of top ten RV Parks in the Pagosa 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”.

Pagosa Springs

1. Big Meadows Reservoir Campground

Big Meadows Reservoir Campground

Address: Creede, CO 81130, GPS coordinates: 37° 32′ 17.0002″ N 106° 47′ 46.0000″ W
Phone: (435)-245-6521
Hours: sunrise to sunset
Website: recreation.gov
Specs
Pricing: $26/daily
Total RV sites: 60
Hookups: none
Pool/Hot tub: No
Showers: No
Pets Allowed: Yes 
Wi-Fi: No

This park is in the San Juan Mountains, about 11 miles west of South Fork. Although there are some spruce trees, this park is mostly consisting of meadows, which are lovely especially in the spring and summer when everything is blooming.

Big Meadows Reservoir Campground

What makes this park unique?

This campground has several areas that are developed for dry camping. With no electrical, water, or septic, travelers should come prepared. This campsite is for active nature enthusiasts who are seeking to “unplug” from the convenience of a normal RV park life and truly want to experience all that nature has to offer. The 14-day max stay is being strictly enforced. Max length of RVs is 35 ft.

What we like about it
  • Nature
  • Access to several day hikes
  • Drinking water is available
  • Pit toilets
  • Fishing
  • Fire rings
  • Firewood
  • Host on site
Drawbacks
  • No hookups (nearest dump station is 13 miles away, advisable to use mobile dump container)
  • No reservations available

2. Cimarrona Campground

Cimarrona Campground

Address: Directions from Website: “From Pagosa Springs, CO: Travel about 15.5 miles on Piedra Road. Continue to FR 631 for about 6 miles. Turn right onto FR 640 for 4 miles to the campground entrance. It is located 2.3 miles north of Teal Campground on Forest Rd. 640, above Williams Creek Reservoir and near the end of the road.” (Source: San Juan National Forest – Cimarrona Campground (usda.gov))
Phone: (970)-264-2268 (Ranger station)
Hours: sunrise to sunset
Website: fs.usda.gov
Specs
Pricing: $24/daily
Total RV sites: 21
Hookups: none
Pool/Hot tub: No
Showers: No
Pets Allowed: Yes 
Wi-Fi: No

Located in the San Juan Mountains, this park is operated by the US Department of Agriculture. The max length of RVs is 35 ft and there are no amenities available, other than potable water.

Cimaronna Campground

What makes this park unique?

This park is seasonal (May-November, with limited services from September 1 to November). The Reservoir is stocked with salmon and trout. The sites are available on a first-come first-served basis.

What we like about it
  • Nature
  • Access to several day hikes
  • Drinking water is available
  • Pit toilets
  • Fishing
  • Fire rings
  • Firewood
  • Host on site
Drawbacks
  • No hookups (nearest dump station is 13 miles away, advisable to use mobile dump container)
  • No reservations available

3. East Fork Campground

East Fork Campground

Address: “From downtown Pagosa Springs, travel 11 miles east on Highway 160 to the junction with East Fork Road (Forest Road 667). Turn right and continue less than a mile to the campground on the right.” (Source: East Fork Campground (San Juan Nf – CO), San Juan National Forest – Recreation.gov) GPS coordinates: 37° 22′ 27.0001″ N 106° 53′ 12.0001″ W
Phone: (970)-264-5255
Hours: sunrise to sunset
Website: recreation.gov
Specs
Pricing: $24/daily
Total RV sites: 26
Hookups: none
Pool/Hot tub: No
Showers: No
Pets Allowed: No
Wi-Fi: No

Located in the San Juan National Forest, this park is about 11 miles Northeast of Pagosa Springs, off Highway 160. This campground is nestled away close to the Treasure Falls, an impressive 100’ waterfall.

East Fork Campground

What makes this park unique?

Max length of RVs is 35 ft. Since this park is for dry camping only, make sure that you have propane, water and possibly even solar to make this an enjoyable stay. The park is surrounded by beautiful nature, untouched by humans and unparalleled in scenic views.

What we like about it
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Nature/scenery
  • Vault toilets
  • Drinking water
Drawbacks
  • No hookups
  • Limited amount of sites
  • First-come first-served

4. The Last Resort RV Park and Campground

The Last Resort RV Park and Campground

Address: 256 CR-339, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Phone: (970)-264-6464
Hours: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Website: lastresortrvpark.info
Specs
Pricing: $50+/daily, $280+/weekly, $675/monthly (based on site, RV length and 2 adults plus 2 children)
Total RV sites: 28
Hookups: full (30/50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: No
Showers: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Wi-Fi: unknown

This park is located about 12 miles from Pagosa Springs on Highway 84. The campground has various amenities and many things to do for the whole family.

The Last Resort RV Park and Campground

What makes this park unique?

This park is spaciously laid out and surrounded by mountains for a spectacular view. While some sites are tighter, there are several pull-through spots available. This park is great for a short visit or for a longer stay in nature, with the luxury of full hookups.

What we like about it
  • Family-friendly
  • Volleyball
  • Horseshoe pit
  • Laundry
  • Horse stable/barn and trails
  • Fishing
  • Campfires
Drawbacks
  • none

5. Mountain Landing Suites and RV Park

Mountain Landing Suites and RV Park

Address: 345 Piedra Rd, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Phone: (970)-731-5345
Email: [email protected]
Hours: 9:00 AM-8:00 PM
Website: mountainlanding.net
Specs
Pricing: $60/daily, $365/weekly, $800/monthly (weekly and monthly has metered electric)
Total RV sites: 36
Hookups: full (30/50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: No
Showers: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

This seasonal park is open from April to November, depending on the weather at that high elevation. The park is surrounded by beautiful nature and has a relaxing atmosphere.

Mountain Landing Suites and RV Park

What makes this park unique?

This is a nice summertime vacation getaway park, surrounded by nature and mature trees. It has spacious gravel sites and nice bathrooms. The rates are based on double occupancy.

What we like about it
  • Horseshoes
  • BBQ
  • Laundry
  • Pond
  • Cabins
Drawbacks
  • Children ages 6+ cost $5/day extra

6. Pagosa Riverside Campground

Pagosa Riverside Campground

Address: 2270 E Highway 160, PO Box 268, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Phone: (970)-264-5874
Email: [email protected]
Hours: 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
Website: pagosariverside.com
Specs
Pricing: $53-59/daily, $318-354/weekly (depending on site), discounts available
Total RV sites: unknown
Hookups: full (30/50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: No
Showers: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

The campground is about 1 1/2 miles East of Pagosa Springs Colorado, between mile markers 145 & 146.  Restaurants, shopping, and the Hot Springs are only 2 miles away. The park is seasonal due to weather and elevation from April 15 to November 15.

Pagosa Riverside Campground

What makes this park unique?

This park is located on the San Juan River and offers fishing or paddling on the water. There are three cabins in addition to the camping and RV sites, suitable for family get-togethers in the mountains. The park used to offer a monthly rate, but due to negative feedback and “cleanliness”, the monthly stay is no longer available.

What we like about it
  • Fishing
  • Store (incl. RV parts)
  • Game room
  • Playground
  • Paddle boat rental
  • Laundry
  • Snacks
  • Cable TV
Drawbacks
  • Busy (difficult to book)
  • Hookups could be reconfigured better
  • Muddy/dusty

7. Wolfcreek Run Motorcoach River Park

Wolfcreek Run Motorcoach River Park

Address: 1742 East US160, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Phone: (970)-264-0365
Email: [email protected]
Hours: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Website: wolfcreekrunresort.com
Specs
Pricing: $99-1369/ daily, $665-945/weekly, $2850-4050/monthly (max 4 people/coach, $10/day extra/person)
Total RV sites: 27
Hookups: full (30/50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: No
Showers: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Surrounded by mountains and lush evergreens, this park represents the State of Colorado well. A true resort, this park overlooks the San Juan River and is designed for big rigs. A true gem!

Wolfcreek Run Motorcoach River Park

What makes this park unique?

Open from May 15 to October 15, this seasonal park is truly remarkable. Prior visitors rave about the scenery, the amenities, the layout, and the convenience of location. This is the ONLY Class A-exclusive RV park in the entire State of Colorado, and it caters to the high-end clientele that seeks out luxury and exclusive access.

What we like about it
  • Great layout
  • Beautiful scenery
  • Lots for sale (check website)
  • Laundry
  • Propane
Drawbacks
  • Some road noise
  • Very popular (challenging to book)
  • For Class-A coach vehicles only

8. Williams Creek Campground

Williams Creek Campground

Address: “From Pagosa Springs, turn north on Piedra Road (Forest Road 361.) Turn right at the intersection of FS 631 and FS 640, about 3 miles north of Bridge Campground. The entrance is approximately 1/2 mile from the junction.” (Source: Williams Creek Campground, San Juan National Forest – Recreation.gov). GPS Coordinates: 37° 29′ 42.7099″ N 107° 13′ 36.1099″ W
Phone: (970)-264-2268
Hours: sunrise to sunset
Website: recreation.gov
Specs
Pricing: $28/daily (non-electric) and $45/daily for water/sewer sites
Total RV sites: unknown
Hookups: none or partial (water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: No
Showers: No
Pets Allowed: Yes
Wi-Fi: No

This campground is very popular and is located about 23 miles north of Pagosa Springs. It offers sunny and shady sites and is surrounded by pristine nature.

Williams Creek Campground

What makes this park unique?

This is a seasonal park from May 6 to September 25 and sites are assigned on a first-come first-served basis. It is located on the banks of Williams Creek and the sites are surrounded by cedar, aspen and ponderosa pines.

What we like about it
  • Some sites have water and sewer hookups
  • Hiking
  • ATV trails
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Firepit
  • Drinking water
  • Vault toilets
Drawbacks
  • Fills up fast

9. Happy Camper RV Park

Happy Camper RV Park

Address: 9260 W Us Highway 160, Pagosa Springs, Colorado 81147
Phone: (970)-731-5822
Hours: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Website: happycampercolorado.com
Specs
Pricing: $34/daily
Total RV sites: unknown
Hookups: full (30/50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: No
Showers: No
Pets Allowed: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes (spotty)

This park is quaint and cozy, nestled in the mountains of Colorado. Since it is open year-round, one can winter-camp and experience the magic of wintertime in the mountains, as well.

Happy Camper RV Park

What makes this park unique?

This park is open year-round, has 70-foot-long sites and deluxe sites, as well. The location is the greatest asset of this park.

What we like about it
  • Laundry
  • Deluxe sites
  • Off-road trails
  • Playground
  • Cabins
Drawbacks
  • Spotty Wi-Fi
  • Close to highway
  • Dirty
  • Many long-term residents

10. Blanco River RV Park

Blanco River RV Park

Address: 97 Leisure Ct, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Phone: (970)-264-5547
Hours: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM (no late check-ins after 7:00 PM)
Website: blancoriversidegetaway.com
Specs
Pricing: $35/daily (call for weekly or monthly rates)
Total RV sites: 44
Hookups: full (30/50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: No
Showers: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes (max 2 allowed)
Wi-Fi: Yes (spotty, only close to office)

Located 10 miles away from Pagosa Springs on Highway 84, this park is right on the Blanco River, with a stunning backdrop view of the mountains, this no-frill park is a hidden gem.

Blanco River RV Park  

What makes this park unique?

Open for the season from May 13 to September 22, this park offers a lower-cost alternative to other parks in the area with hookups. It does not have all the amenities, but it makes up for it in views.

What we like about it
  • Location
  • Price
Drawbacks
  • No website

TIPS TO GET TO PAGOSA SPRINGS

Pagosa Springs is located at 7,126 feet above sea level and is about 35 miles from the New Mexico border. The roads to Pagosa Springs are somewhat windy and with incline, which makes is challenging for novice RV travelers with longer rigs or for travel during the winder months. US-160 passes through Pagosa Springs when traveling from Durango, CO to South Fork, CO. The second access road to Pagosa Springs is US-94 W when traveling from Santa Fe, NM.

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