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  • Meagan Butler

Ouray, Colorado KOA

KOA, camping, Colorado, Ouray, T@B

I rated this RV Park:  5/5

RV Park: Ouray KOA Location: Ouray, Colorado Proximity to town: 5 minutes outside of Ouray Cost: $48.00 a day Dates: June 1-3 2017

Space: Even though we were taking the T@B on this trip, we reserved a large pull-through site. The T@B would have fit perfectly in a smaller space or a back-in site, but we like the ease of a pull-through site. We also love to have ample space between our camper and the campers next to us, so we usually reserve the larger spaces. Should we have brought the 5th wheel, we would have been able to open up both the side awnings and the back awning, but putting down the back patio would have been tricky in the space provided.

Facilities: The bathrooms and showers are clean and well-kept. Guests can walk into an individual changing area before taking a shower. I always like a dry space to get changed after my shower! I loved all of the mirrors and sinks along the long counter space in the bathroom. There was plenty of room for more than one guest to get ready for the day.

Amenities: We came to the park the weekend before this KOA opens completely for the summer, so the Creekside Cafe wasn’t open for the season yet. From mid-June through Labor Day guests can enjoy breakfast and a BBQ dinner at the Creekside Cafe. I peeked into the kitchen and dining area, and it looks like a comfortable and fun place to dine! I walked around the park, and there is a hot tub, a game room, and even a teepee that guests can rent out for the night.

The Hosts and the Office: I always love hosts who are kind and friendly. This KOA made us feel right at home. The office staff greeted us with enthusiasm and were helpful anytime we went into the office or gift shop.

Practice what you park: The KOA is everything the website advertised. Our favorite part? The RV sites sit in the pine trees. I love when I feel like I’m in nature at an RV park. We enjoyed a camping experience here–complete with the smell of pines and the rushing creek right next to our camper.

Ouray, KOA, Colorado, RV, Camping

Other information (road noise, etc.): The Uncompahgre River runs parallel to the KOA entrance. Instead of hearing cars on the highway, we heard rushing water! Also, if you are interested in renting a Jeep to traverse the mountain passes close by, you can rent one directly from the front desk.

KOA, Camping, Colorado, RV, Ouray, Ouray, Colorado KOA

My experiences: I was extremely apprehensive about camping with Pat (and our puppy Theodore) in my T@B trailer. Why? Pat and I aren’t little people. I am 5.10, and he is 6.6. The T@B is a perfect space for me, but putting two very tall people inside a smaller teardrop trailer just didn’t seem feasible –let alone comfortable. Plus, we usually travel together in the very large 5th wheel toy hauler with all of the comforts of home. The first night in Ouray, it rained. Thankfully, we have a little awning for the T@b which made sitting outside and cooking dinner a breeze. Once it got too cold outside, we set up the bed and nestled in for the night. Pat, Theodore, and I were quite cozy inside the camper, and once we figured out the best way to move around one another. Bundled up in bed, watching a movie, and listening to the rain on the camper is what camping is all about, right? The second night was even better than the first. We realized that the smaller space called for some modifications, but once we got those hammered down, we learned that camping was just as fun in the T@B as it is in our 5th wheel–it’s just a different kind of experience. Would I go back to Ouray? Yes. Would I stay in the same place? Of course. I highly recommend the Ouray KOA. As we were driving back to Denver, we already started talking about the next time we could go back and explore more of the western sections of Colorado.


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