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“Happy Campers!!!”

James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park
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Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

This park has four parts . . . We visited three. Two sections we saw while biking along the river on a tandem. Interesting and Attractive. Lots of Birds, so many views of the CO River, and Clean Facilities. After a bike tour in Grand Junction, we tent camped in Fruita. The rangers were kind, helpful, efficient. The entire space is clean and well-cared for in all aspects. Two Thumbs Up!!!

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Reviewed April 4, 2014

Returning from our first RV adventure in the Southwest, we stopped at the visitor center in Fruita and saw on their webcams that the mountain passes were snowpacked and icy. We decided to wait for the next day and sunnier weather to continue our eastbound journey. Fortunately, the Fruita section of this Colorado State Park was just off the exit. Because of the cold weather, we had no water hookup but we did have electric so were quite cosy. Clean, comfortable and convenient; we spent the afternoon taking the Rimrock Drive through the Colorado National Monument which was just down the road. By the way, you can ignore the height limit on the sign outside that park as we were able to go through the tunnels easily (The park website has better information.) For us, finding this park with quick access to the interstate, nearby restaurants, and a national park was a stroke of luck.

Thank PatMaine50
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

I always loved this place, it used to be called Island Acres. There used to be 2 buffalo there, but one killed the other and then died himself. Now it is a Colorado state park with more trees and very well laid out. One night I saw a large grey fox leap running through the west side of the park near the ponds. I have seen deer in this park at dawn. I have also seen beaver and raccoons at this state park. It has very nice facilities. It is a combination of wild nature and modern convenience camping or picknicking.

1  Thank Nancy N
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Watch out for bears. But it is peaceful and pleasant to visit . Fruita is smaller, and island acres is bigger.Can;t get cell phones in isle acres because of mts all around you.

Thank Joyce F
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

We camped one night at the park on our way to Colorado Springs. It is conveniently located just off Hwy 70, but you never felt like you were that close to the highway. There are train tracks right near the park, so we did hear the train a couple of times during the night. The sites are level, paved and spacious. There are showers (I think it was $1.00 for 4 minutes). The showers were clean, as were the restrooms. There is a large laundry room in the same building as the showers and restrooms. There are a couple of playgrounds and access to the river. The ranger program that night was good and informative. We also had full hook ups. It's not a bad little campground. You can also walk to the Journey of the Dinosaur museum and its not far from the Colorado National Monument. One note - we booked and paid on line, but when we arrived, we were informed that we also had to pay the park entrance fee. It wasn't much, but I wish they had just added it to the campground fee when we had booked.

3  Thank KMR96
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