Garden of the Gods Campground
Park Features & Amenities
Pull Through Sites:
Full Hookup Sites:
Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover
Utilities & Amenities
Power: 50 Amps, 30 Amps
Additional Pet Information:
Nice clean, quiet campground! Convenient location for all sites! Wifi worked sporadically! It was awesome to wake up and be looking at Pikes Peak and have coffee! ?
Garden of the Gods
This was a great stop. Bathrooms are clean, everyone was very friendly and helpful. There is so much to do in the area, hiking, biking, shopping.
Garden of the Gods RV Park
Large well run family friendly park. Lots for kids to do. Walking distance to some nice Colorado sights.
Best in Area
We stayed two weeks in April 2015. What they call a premium space is actually a tight squeeze back in. We have a 35 ft motor home. Don't expect to pick up direct tv if on your roof because of the trees that block. Hard to get internet not strong enough. Free wifi is not really free since you can't pick it up. Would have paid for wifi if offered. Ended up going to Safeway down the street and Starbucks. Wonderful laundry room. Didn't use the bathrooms. Great walk path nearby and near all the tourist type activities.
This is an OK park if you are just staying for a night or two. If you are a big rigger, the spaces can get very cramped. Some are bigger than others, but they allow tents, so you get a lot of people jammed in every nook and cranny.
We booked this place for 10 days and am sorry we didn't look around before staying longer. But we will drive around to find other parks that might fit our lifestyle better.
The location is great if you are seeing the Garden of the Gods, or want to check out Manitou Springs, which is a cute little town.
But for the price you pay, $40+, I expect to have a little more space to move around in. I probably booked a little late, but I am in a end spot with tent trailers very close behind me in my big rig.
The people at the desk are very nice and efficient. The store has gift stuff but not much food to buy other than candy. They have a BBQ stand where they serve very good food 3 or 4 days a week.
I will definitely NOT come back. That is if I find something better.
Not up to it's price
I heard good things about Garden of the Gods, but our stay didn't live up to them. After being very clear during our reservation that we were a 45’ motorhome and towing, and we would rather go elsewhere if they didn’t have an appropriate site, we were assured their “executive pull-through” sites would be fine. When we arrived we asked if we should unhook our jeep, but were told it would be no problem to tow it to the site. The site turned out to be between two trees which the guide waived us into only to find that a motorhome does not bend in the middle. We stopped before doing any damage to the coach, but the hitch was solidly crimped and could not be released. The attendant tried to help by stamping on the release lever and bent it flat. After sending him away and much subsequent effort to unhook, back out, and re-enter from a different direction, we found that the site was far too sloped to be able to level (it was off by feet, not inches). The space between rigs was so narrow that our picnic table had to be partly underneath our neighbors slide. And after being hooked up for about 30 minutes, one line of our 50 amp service failed and turned all of our electricity off. With the August heat our pets would have been in real trouble if we had been away. All this I might have expected for a $25 park, but our charge was $57 per night. Water and sewer were fine and the in-house barbeque was good. But we won’t stay again.
Great location, needs better amenities
we had a great site just behind the office. We got a site that had cable but found out that it was limited to maybe 9 channels and did not have all major networks. Not what i expected. Wifi was unusable while we were there even though only 50 feet from office. The dog park was a welcome plus but really needs some grass of any kind. Very, very dusty. If you are going to bother to have an off leash area make it appealing.
Garden of the Gods
The good news is this park finally got cable! The bad news is that red stuff on the "decorative red gravel" gets all over your RV and it's hard to keep clean! The red gravel is a nuisance! As for the cable, currently it is installed in rows B and C. The cable is limited, just some networks, Travel, CNN, Discovery, Weather, and some "who cares" channels. Each RV spot has a picnic table and fire ring. The spots in Row A are against the fence which backs up to a busy road. Those spots appeared quite narrow and small. I was in Row B (considered a "Deluxe" site, also "back in"), and I could still hear some road noise, but it was not too bad. At the time I checked in, I was told that the "pull through sites" were not available. That would be Rows D, N, and M. Those sites are "Premium" and are extra long. At the time I was there, it appeared to me that their "Premium" sites were being converted to "back to back" sites because there was evidence of "recent ground disturbance" down the center of Rows D, N, and M, dividing the rows in half. In those rows, the electrical poles had two sides with two connections, same with the water spout. A contractor was there doing some "sewer work" on Row D. Who knows? There are two laundry with rest room areas, but at the time I was there, only the one near the office was being used, and it required a code. The one on the other end was locked, did not appear to require a "code", and appeared to not be in use at this time (off season). The washers in the office area have three different prices, depending on whether you want cold ($1.25), warm ($1.75), or hot ($2.25) water. However, the washers were those great front loaders! The dryers were those huge commercial type ones. The sign says you get 5 minutes for each quarter, but that wasn't true. It was actually 5 minutes for the FIRST quarter. Subsequent quarters added 10 minutes. $1.25 gets you 45 minutes and I dried three washer loads on that. However, some of my clothing got a bit "fried" when I used the "hot" setting on the dryer. The price I am showing is for a "Deluxe" site during the "off" season. The park has a pay phone if you need one. I was told WiFi is free if you come in the office, if you want it at your site, it's through Tengo and you pay. However, from my site in the upper part of Row B, I was able to detect an unsecured wireless on a sporadic basis. I'm not sure if this unsecured wireless belonged to the park. When I couldn't get that signal, my Verizon Aircard worked well. There is a public transit stop with frequent service right outside the gate for those that don't tow a car. The campground staff told me that Enterprise delivers rental cars to the campground for those who need that option. It was good value for the money during the "off season." I don't think I'd want to be here during "high season."