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Address: , Alamosa, CO
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Activities: Camping, Picnicking
Description: A popular campground near the Great Sands Dunes National Monument.

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Great camping, but be sure to reserve a spot!

Being the only camp ground actually inside the Sand Dunes National Park, the camp ground fills up pretty quickly! I had a friend warn me of that so I called 2 months in advance of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Being the only camp ground actually inside the Sand Dunes National Park, the camp ground fills up pretty quickly! I had a friend warn me of that so I called 2 months in advance of the trip to make sure we got a nice spot. The camp grounds vary between tent camping and RV camping, so when you reserve your... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The campground was very nice. Our site, 63, had a good view of the dunes. Sites 67 and 69 had much better views. The bugs, mosquitoes and flies, were terrible. Be sure you have a screen room to sit outside and bring lots of bug spray and use it before going outside or hiking the dunes.

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Avondale, Arizona
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The campsites are fairly spacious, but tight together. We did not have a reservation so utilized loop 1. We got there late morning and were lucky to find an available spot...it fills FAST. Rangers patrol the campground frequently and while not exactly demonstrating a smiling helpful attitude, they were not rude either. We only spoke to them once to ask... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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116 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Ideally located, bathrooms with plumbing, shade, views- this campground has it all, including abundant mosquitoes! As long as you bring the proper bug spray and gear, you'll be golden. We used 100% deet and came out without a bite despite literally 1000s of mosquitoes during dawn/dusk. We had a thunderstorm in the night which was awesome and the animals (birds,... More 

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Tottenham, Canada
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53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I can't remember the site I had but ........ it was so nice. What I do remember it was a walk in first come first serve site. We had a small water falls right beside us, seriously I mean within a few feet of my tent and I had the pleasure of listening to this alllllll night long, (the crosses... More 

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Denver, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We stayed in site #71 (back-in) which had an ok view of sand dunes due to several trees blocking the view. Site is right next to #69 which looks down on #71 but no one on left side which was nice. No shade at this site. Bear box was convenient and pretty spacious. Site was average size - it was... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

First the good. You are as close as you can be to the sand dunes and the trails. The campground is quiet and wildlife will pass through without concern (we had a deer in our campsite). Now the bad. The campsites are very small. With a popup trailer we were still sticking out into the road (a little uncomfortable to... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We stayed on site 058 in Pinyon Flats Campground, on our way to the Aspen area. Naturally, the main attraction for the kids was the water. At the time of our visit, no one could ride down the creek, but splashing was enjoyed by under 8 year old children. The adults favorite part was driving on the dirt/sand road below... More 

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Langley City, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

If you are there to visit the sand dunes, this is the place to stay. There are clean bathrooms, though no showers on site. Not every site is suitable to tents. We made a reservation in the upper loop, so ensure we had a site (and given how far away from everything else this is, that was smart), but when... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We had never camped here before and site #34 is a back-in site with unobstructed views of the dunes. We were next to the trail that leads straight down to the creek an the dunes. The heated bathroom (with running water) was a very short distance away. Wonderful place to stay to see the dunes!

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