I wasn't expecting much due to the previous reviews so I wasn't too disappointed with this park. It served out needs as a place to stop with full hookups, but that's all it did. Upon check in I was advised that the bathrooms and showers were out of order, but we could use the porta-potty provided. Also, the WiFi was out and would not be repaired "until summer". We were placed in our site which was a two-site drive through meaning we drove through the first site to park in the 2nd. The patio was cracked and broken concrete to the point of being a trip/fall hazard. Our site had a picnic table which appeard to be repaired recently, but many of the sites did not have any. The sewer hookup had a concrete block around it making it higher than ground level making hookup difficult. This place was acceptable for the price we paid, but it could be downright depressing if it was busier or if we needed more amenities.
We stopped here one night, late on a Friday. Although all the regular sites were taken, another camper let us know that the camp host told them, if the group sites are not taken, they could occupy any group sites available. Check calender on website to verify the group site has not been reserved. Although the website says it will accomodate small campers, I saw one large u-shaped pull through, and the group sites can accomodate very large rigs. Very nice, clean campground next to the river with picnic tables and fire rings.
With many mediocre RV parks, you see the phrase "OK for an overnight stop, but not good for long term". I would say the opposite about Balboa RV park. We were greeted every day by very friendly and helpful management, and the bathrooms and laundry were clean and functional. The problem is that this park was designed in the 1940s and really cannot accomodate the larger rigs of today. The sites are situated in rows where you need to back into each site making a couple of 90 degree turns in the process. Add to this cars parked along the roads from the numerous permanent residents, and you really require the assistance of the helpful management to get parked. Add to this the cable TV hanging from trees, very high water pressure. The Wi-Fi was spotty, it worked OK on one side of the park, but not on the other. If the price was less, it would get a slightly higher rating.
Very nice campground with clean sites and clean bathrooms. To correct previous review, people staying at the park do have access to the pool. Just show your reciept to the hotel front counter to get card key for pool and hot tub access. Water was alittle cool. Movie theater, food court, and other extras are also available. Nice feature is that you can call for shuttle (golf cart) to pick you up at your site and take you to the casino. Electric, water, and check in was fine. Site was ok for our older rig with no slides, but newer ones might be cramped unless they pay extra for premium site. Great price for what you get.
We stayed here just for a quick weekend getaway and enjoyed ourselves. The park was nearly empty with only 5 other rigs and one was the park host. We did not look at the bathrooms since the ones close to us were closed for the season. The bathhouse in between loop E and F were open, but we didn't look in them. The lake is still very low due to drought, but the fishing was good from shore. Not much privacy between sites, but most are large pull throughs which should accommodate most rigs.
Nice campground right off the highway, but with no noticeable highway noise. Pool was clean, sites were level, and the staff was friendly and helpful. Price reflects a pull through site with two kids and water/electric only. A few minor maintenance issues were present; like, none of the video games were working, the jumping castle they have was broken, (they say they will be getting it fixed) and the steps into the office seemed rickety. We would stay here again.
The park is clean, well maintained and the park staff is as helpful as they can be. The pool is clean and the sites are level. We tried the Wi-Fi on my sons PS3, but it didn't work, but it did work fine on my wife's laptop. Not a big issue. The only thing I have a problem with was that they charged $4.00/additional for each child. I will do my homework in the future, but why can't they charge the same rate for 1-4 people and an additional rate for groups larger than 4? This seems to be consistent among KOA's.
This was a nice park with wide, level spaces, and the large trees gave us welcome shade. The lady at the counter was business-like but not overly friendly. Wi-Fi was free and very fast. The pool was clean and the laundry facilities were great. $1.50/wash and $1.25/dry and clothes were completely dry. The only real complaint was how they seemed to nickel and dime you for everything. $4.00/each child, $3.00/per person to play mini-golf, etc.
Nice campground with great views of the lake and surrounding countryside. Clean level sites with picnic table and fire ring. The ladies at the sign-in desk were professional, but not friendly. I got more information from the electronic kiosk than from them. Price reflects family of 4 and full hookups . Overall good experience, though.
This campground is a nice place to stay for a weekend getaway. The sites are primitive with no hookups. Some sites have great views of the lake and some do not. Some are long curved pull throughs with sites at either end, which would be good for two units to share, but if one RV is already there, it would not be a pull through. We stayed here for a weekend and enjoyed the hiking trails and some good fishing. Stores and fast food are about a mile away if needed. Price for sites are really $12.00/day + $7.00 daily entry fee, so if you stay onsite, you can save some $$.
We spent 4 nights here and had a great time! We originally had reserved 3 sites for family/friends, but asked if we could merge into two sites and the hosts were very accommodating. They even called the office and got us a refund for the other sites without us even asking, and when the refund wasn't enough, they called again to get the correct amount. Bathrooms were cleaned frequently (more than once a day), showers were hot, even at peak hours. Ranger talk was informative and entertaining, and the whole park was quiet, even though it was full. 1 point taken off because our site was not level and took lots of blocks & levelers to get comfortable, but we would definitely stay here again.
This is a difficult place to rate because its not a typical RV park. The cabins were built first, and the two RV sites were put in much later as an afterthought. We and other relatives have been staying here for many years in the cabins, and we only found out last year that they have the RV sites. Both sites are back-in and you have to back down a small road, so I don't know if a very large rig (40'+) would make it, but maybe it could. Both sites have 20 amp electric only and no other hookups. (the electric pole wasn't working in our site, so I used the one next door) The sites are not very level, so be sure to have blocks and/or levelers. I can recommend this place for an RV, especially if you have other guests staying in the cabins, or if you need electric and want to be very close to the great fishing at Twin Lakes/Forebay, otherwise, I'd recommend either the National Forest campgrounds further up the road (summer only) or the other campgrounds in Leadville or Buena Vista. Keep in mind, we only paid $10.00/night. Note: this does not affect this review, but the cabins are clean with comfortable beds. The appliances are very dated, but functional. I would recommend staying in them if you are looking for a fully furnished cabin with showers and kitchenettes.
When I originally called two weeks before arrival, the only reservations we were able to get were in a different campground. When we arrived, the Xanterra people where very accommodating and quickly changed our reservations to Bridge Bay to one of the first come/first served sites. Site was not level and required lots of wood and levelers to get rig level. I can see where many sites are too small for larger rigs and not level enough to be corrected at all, but the check-in office seems to know what can fit where. We had a great time for the 3 days we were here, and having 50 bison stroll through the campground was an added bonus. Sites were clean and they cleaned out the fire rings while we were there. Evening programs were very enjoyable and educational. Secret: if you need firewood, go over to Fishing Bridge campground just to pick some up. Cut wood is everywhere there since no fires are allowed.
This park is clean and well maintained. The roads and sites are well covered in gravel, so even when we arrived in a rainstorm, there was no mud to speak of. WiFi was usable and free, the playground was well maintained, but my older boys (9 & 14) got bored quickly. The park was crowded, but all the campers were well behaved. Keep in mind that this is 16 miles from Colorado Springs and not close to any stores/services, but this keeps it quiet. The semi-permanant residents kept their sites very clean. Price is for water/electric only. We would camp here again.
The park itself is very nice with shaded sites and lots of privacy. This is a National Forest campground, so no amenities, but as long as you expect this, you'll have an enjoyable time. The campground host was wierd though. He watched us alot, and on the last day he went around and changed the check out time on all the paperwork from 2:00pm to 12:00, and made sure all campers knew about it with some threats about having to pay more. Since he's a volunteer host, it may be a different person next year.
Stayed here on a very busy weekend (4th of July) and had a great time. Activities were fun and the people running the park were very accommodating and friendly. One even brought my wife a sewing kit from home to help mend a shirt. Only negatives are that the showers are small and need updating and they also had a dinner that was overpriced for what we got. Sites are small and many have only 20 amp hookups. This was OK for our needs, but should be updated for newer, larger rigs. Earlier comments about uneven sites were also accurate. If you want to get away from cell phones, internet, cable, etc. its a great place to stay, but if you need these things to enjoy your camping trip, you may want to find another park close to town.
Nice resort with clean showers, bathrooms, and park area. We only stayed the night so didn't get to enjoy any of the amenities. Only negative is that there are alot of permanent/semi-permanent residents, but they seem clean and well behaved.
Nice park with almost all sites somewhat shaded. It was very clean and the lawns were mowed. The rate was reasonable for the amenities they have available. The playground would be fun for young kids under 5, but mine enjoyed the basketball court and pool instead. I don't know the condition of the phone / cable TV / Wi-Fi, but I know you have to pay for them. Some tight turns; I had to back up one time with my 33' rig.