We visited Estes Park East Portal Campground in late May 2012. We had a nice, very shady site (#A01) which was very roomy although it was sort of a split level. Our site and water and electric hookups. Although we were tent camping, we wanted to be able to plug in a heater for the chilly nights. The shower houses/restrooms were very clean. Note: When making a reservation for this campground, the website INCORRECTLY states that there are no showers. The campground hosts were always friendly and helpful. The scenery is amazing. Wildlife visits included hummingbirds, ground squirrels, chipmunks and deer. Elk grazed in a meadow adjacent to the campground.
This campground is at the end of a road and is probably 4-5 miles from town, so if you want to be in the middle of the action, then this is the wrong place for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- So close, yet feels so far away from the hustle and bustle of Estes Park. This very popular campground is located at an elevation of 8,300 feet at the end of a beautiful road just west of town. There are wonderful views of the snow covered peaks in Rocky Mountain National Park and access to the East Portal Reservoir which has ample opportunities for fishing. This double loop campground offers shady sites suitable for tenters and campers with small RVs and trailers shorter than 24 feet in length. It is especially well-suited for families and outdoor enthusiasts looking to explore nearby nature and trails in Rocky Mountain National Park. Sites at this campground open up to views of Rocky Mountain National Park and starry nighttime skies. A mature blend of ponderosa and lodgepole pines interspersed with groves of aspens makes it a wonderful home away from home. It is an ideal setting for guests seeking recreation and relaxation. The camping season runs from May 15th - October 15th. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Estes Park Campground Hotel Rocky Mountain National Park