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

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After travelling for three weeks, this was the last campsite we visited. Compared to the other sites we visited, it was nice. We showed up late at night and got one of the last... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2015
Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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133 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

After travelling for three weeks, this was the last campsite we visited. Compared to the other sites we visited, it was nice. We showed up late at night and got one of the last two campsites available. We tent camped and stayed for two days and thoroughly enjoyed it. The fire grate was low, almost too low to cook a... More 

1 Thank Smmills1981
Albany, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

My family of two adults and three kids (3, 5 and 11) stayed just one night in mid-July. We had reserved site #64 and had a beautiful view of the dunes. The stars were just amazing at night. All the visitors seemed polite, and it was very quiet. The rangers made their rounds often. Lots of deer wandered through the... More 

1 Thank Kristin S
Denver, Colorado
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55 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

My husband and I visited Great Sand Dunes for a weekend and camped at Pinon Flats. I gave this campground 3 stars because there are some positives as well as negatives... First the positives. The location of the campground is amazing. Most of the campsites have some kind of dune views (we were at site #45 and still were able... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

The campground was beautiful, close to the dunes, easily accessible and reasonable. The sites are too small for any trailers over 34 feet or so. We barely fit our 25 foot in with the tow vehicle backed in a little sideways in our campsite. Clean bathrooms, no showers, no hookups, but potable water available outside the bathrooms. There is a... More 

Thank CStogsdill
Denver, Colorado
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63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

Thank mautimlipstick
New Orleans, Louisiana
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23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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.

1 Thank Vivian F
Avondale, Arizona
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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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124 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 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 

2 Thank Rachel P
Tottenham, Canada
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85 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 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 

2 Thank Travis M
Denver, CO
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94 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 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 

1 Thank maven5645

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