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“Bad park rangers”
Review of Ridgway State Park

Ridgway State Park
Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in Ridgway
Certificate of Excellence
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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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Bad park rangers”
Reviewed March 8, 2014

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
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A great place to start your hiking adventures to get used to altitude”
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
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Great Base Camp for Autumn Paradise”
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
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice...”
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
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Nice place to Camp”
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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