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Estes Park Campground at East Portal

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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50 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2016

This campground is on the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park. It has very nice bathrooms that include hot showers. The grounds are next to a road that is in RMNP and lead you up to a steep hike thru forest and past a creek. We saw a porcupine on that road. I would recommend a campsite on the edge... More 

1 Thank Ihavethepower
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10 reviews
Reviewed August 31, 2016

This was a great campground and very family friendly. We felt like we were in the mountains, but still close to town. The campground has a section for tents and small trailers and then a separate place for the RV's. We stayed on the tent side and were very pleased about the quiet and friendly neighbors. We are looking forward... More 

Thank Lisa E
Windsor, Colorado
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36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2016

A large gathering of family met at this location from three different states. We loved that it could accommodate RV's and tents. We booked 8 different sites for up to four nights. We booked early (April 2016) for July 2016. At that time there was little left to pick from. This is a great campground and books up fast. The... More 

Thank Terie R
Cairo, Egypt
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99 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 5 nights. 3 of those nights were at one campsite and 2 were at another. We loved both places. There is just enough shade. The bathrooms were clean. Staff was friendly. Great place to go!

Thank SamF9-17
2 reviews
Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Helpful staff, great hiking and wildlife, other campers were friendly, good for kids. We tent camped with not much grass on our lot, but that seems normal in the area in mid summer. The trails nearby led to Sprague Lake, which is tough in the beginning, but great once you push through the first 0.5 miles.

Thank Jeff L
Geneva, Nebraska
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38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2016

Camping spaces are well spaced and clean. Bathrooms are also clean with plenty of hot water for showers. Location is excellent with lots of trailheads to begin hiking upon arrival. Just a short drive from the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Forest and located outside of Estes, you get the atmosphere of camping in the wild. East Portal can be... More 

Thank Caleb W
Denver, Colorado
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37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

We are a family with small children & this campground was perfect for us. The sites are fairly close together and there is not much privacy. There are mtn views and nice amenities like showers, a playground, & wood, ice, & a few other necessities available on site. I would suggest the sites farthest back from the road/office if you... More 

1 Thank allison d
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

We had a great time during our visit, and east portal made a great Basecamp. The bathrooms were clean, and even though the sites are close together, nobody bothered us. (Except one noisy crow!) It's easy to get to and far enough away from the crowds to let you enjoy nature. 55 was the site we were in and it... More 

1 Thank Stacy B
Frisco, Texas
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I camped here six nights of an anniversary trip to hike RMNP and to enjoy Estes Park. We enjoyed our stay thanks to realistic expectations provided by other reviews. The good: great location, convenient to RMNP and Estes Park, but isolated enough to not feel close to town. Beautiful area, with lots of trees and great views.... More 

2 Thank Hik3r
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46 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2016

We had a 20' travel trailer in A15 which was almost impossible to fit into. I have a lot of experience backing a 18' horse trailer, so was able to get our trailer into the spot. It was nerve wracking. I would not choose this site again. I did walk around and find other suitable sites for the future. The... More 

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About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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 3rd. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Estes Park Campground at East Portal

Address: 3420 Tunnel Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517-8303
Location: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Number of rooms: 69
Also Known As:
Estes Park Campground Hotel Rocky Mountain National Park
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“I don't know if I really want to give this secret away, but we had one of the best sites, up and off the main road . . . . A53.”
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 of 5 bubbles JessHolbrook, Jun 27, 2016 | Read review
“A20 and A29 are the most popular campsites -- they're very secluded!”
 of 5 bubbles juliac242, May 31, 2016 | Read review
“Get there before dark to set up camp.”
 of 5 bubbles 350kims350, Oct 13, 2015 | Read review
“If you are tent camping try to get a spot in the tent-only area rather than mixed in with the RVs.”
 of 5 bubbles JCTfromDEN, Sep 14, 2015 | Read review
“Sites A-30 - A-33 seemed attractive.”
 of 5 bubbles robertwford, Aug 29, 2013 | Read review
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