There are many loops and almost 400 sites in Morefield Village Campground. I get the feeling that the park is far less occupied and busy than it used to be at its peak, whenever that was, since we were there in July up to the weekend and it was probably not even 1/3 full. This is also obvious by the vast number of uninhabited sites, many of which are overgrown/unused or even "abandoned" looking. These sites tend to be the totally exposed, small and close together spots near the beginning of the loops, and likely due to lack of demand have become overgrown as they are the least desirable. The nice thing about that is you have your pick of the more separated and or shaded sites with more vegetation, and can space yourself out among your neighbors. Some of the loops restrict your tent to a specific area, which in my opinion was a little small and restrictive but again, you can pick and choose spots depending on the size of your tent. Flush toilets that were stocked with toilet paper regularly, and faucet outside each building. Deer come visit frequently to snack on wild berry bushes growing around.
The campground store was perfect. Cute giftshop, good selection of beer, snacks and any other creature comforts you may have forgotten or didnt realize you would need (for a high markup of course). Showers and laundry - at least when we went - was free, which is very nice. But there is just the one location for them; next to the store. Also a cafe with seasonal pancake breakfast which we did not have the opportunity to check out.
The campground is the furthest away from the actual sites and ruins which was a little bit of a pain - driving 30 min to get to each place each day we were there, then back at the end, but what can you do about that? There is a gas station by the store which is great if you are staying there for multiple days burning gas and dont want to run out.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Morefield Campground offers Single & Group Camping. The 267 Morefield Campground sites are located amid native Gambel oaks and wild flowers in a spectacular wooded canyon that’s popular with deer and wild turkeys. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Morefield Village Campground Hotel Mesa Verde National Park