Home Base: 
Fort Collins, CO
Type of RV: 
2007 Arctic Fox Fifth Wheel
42 Reviews
19 States Visited

Recent Reviews


It's Fine Except for the Stink and Flies

We needed a place to stay in or near Fort Collins while we looked for property, so being the cheapskate snowbirds that we are, went for this KOA instead of the Lakeview one in town.

It didn't take long to find out why the monthly (and daily) rates were cheaper.

As far as layout, side width and cleanliness, this park gets high ratings. The facilities were great, management was mostly cheerful and although it was far from downtown Fort Collins (about 20 minutes by freeway), it worked fine for us until the temperature started climbing.

That's when the CAFO stench started wafting over (CAFO=Feedlot) and the flies started showing up.

If you stay inside all day running your AC, no problem. But if you dont' want to deal with a high electric bill (and the rates ARE high), along with management's poor recordkeeping for what you actually used, you're going to have to get used to the stink and flies.

They were EVERYWHERE. They even left trails of fly poo on the outside of our rig. Tons of it. It was impossible to do anything outside.

For a night, it's fine. Maybe a week. But anything more than that, and you'll have to start naming all of the pet flies that start hanging out in your rig.

Date of Stay:
 September, 2010
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Only Decent Place in FC and Worth the Expense

We went to Fort Collins to look for property in the mountains nearby, and this was the best option to stay at. Don't mess around with any of the other parks. If you want to be close to town (the Pouder River is next to the park and you can pedal to Old Town Fort Collins), and a nice place to come home to, this KOA is worth the expense.

Mind you, we aren't normally KOA campers, but since the only other choice in Fort Collins was this or the hillbilly trailer park down the road that nearly fried our electrical system, we moved to this park and love it. Big spaces, wide streets, a pool, halfway decent workout room and elbow room. One of the nicest urban camping parks we've been to.

Date of Stay:
 September, 2010
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