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“Bad park rangers” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Ridgway State Park

Ridgway State Park
28555 Highway 550, Ridgway, CO 81432
970-626-5822
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Ranked #5 of 13 Attractions in Ridgway
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Camping, Fishing, Motor-boating, Hiking
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Owner description: Park that has a little bit of everything, from camping and boating to hiking and fishing.
Grand Junction, Colorado
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Bad park rangers”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

One of the park rangers is on a power trip and the rest are very quick to over enforce rules. This makes for a very unenjoyable vacation. We will never go back to be harassed by over zealous park ranger's. I hope all of the Colorado parks are not run this way.

Visited July 2013
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Tampa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“A great place to start your hiking adventures to get used to altitude”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

This is a really nice state park that not many people go to. There are a large number of camp sites and RV sites. We just went there for a warm up hike since it is well below all the other hikes in the Ouray area. Nice lake to walk around. Pretty much a well marked trial so not an adventure hike at all. But if you are not used to the altitude and want to have a very pleasant hike and not be worried about bears (kidding) this is the place. They have a nice but not spectacular ranger station and the lady that was there when we were there was really exceptionally helpful. I will return the next time I have flat lander guests visiting who need a semi-gentle yet outdoors hike to warm them up. We also met some very nice folks on the hike. It is the type place where you want to stop and chat with total strangers. Dogs are welcome on leash.

Visited October 2013
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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88 reviews 88 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Great Base Camp for Autumn Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Great starting point for various well known roads and areas for fall leaf peeping. Full hook ups available into October (water will be turned off at night if freezing temps are forecasted). Layout of campsites gave you privacy. State Park staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Looks like it would be a great place for spring and summer camping also. Lots of trails around the campground. Easy to access fishing areas. Highly recommend.

Visited October 2013
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Casa Grande, Arizona
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Nice...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Nice, clean and quiet. Stayed in 28 ft Rv. Would definitely visit again. Easy access and had a nice river view.

Visited July 2013
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Sanger, Texas
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Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Nice place to Camp”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Beautiful view and nice facilities to take a break from "dry" camping in the National Forests. We hiked, biked and kayaked.

Visited July 2013
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