Ridgway, Colorado

Ridgway State ParkOther reviewers at rvparkreviews.com

September, 2015

The Lowe’s overall rating (based on value for the
money, amenities and utilities, site suitability and
what we think other RV’ers in our situation would
enjoy) = 9 out of 10 stars

Ridgway State Park

Plenty of space between sites, and most were fairly easy to access

Ridgway State Park

My site in the PA-CO-CHU-PUK campground was a bit tight to get into, but the tree provided great shade in the afternoons

Ridgway State Park

My “neighbors” were very quiet and kept to themselves

Noise level and overall “feel” of the park?
This was a nice quiet park with good spacing between sites and
a mostly mature group of campers coming through to see the
local sights (at least this time of the year).  There was some
traffic from the main road out front, but it was hardly
noticeable during the day and not enough to wake me up at
night (in this section of the park).  Although I traveled a lot
during my stay, I spent a couple of afternoons outside reading
and watching the deer walk through my site.

Road and site access/type?
Paved interior roads and paved sites with concrete pads.  Sites
were pull-through along the road.  Access into my site (#238)
was tight due to a large tree alongside, but I got the motorhome
in with plenty of room to spare for the car.  The tree was very
helpful in providing shade during the afternoon hours but could
have used a trim to keep it off my roof.

Sites spacious and/or level?  Comments?
Site spacing was spacious, due to the along-the-road
arrangement of the pull-through access.  They were plenty long
for long RV’s towing cars.  My site was very level, no jacks
required.  It was also large, with lots of open area between the
pad and table.  This was really a great site!

Utilities and WiFi/cell reception?
The full hookup 30-amp electric was strong, and water pressure
was good.  The Verizon signal to my phone was weak, but the
boosted internet hotspot worked well.

Picnic table and/or fire pit?
Both, and they were of good quality.

Bathrooms/showers/laundry room?
The large building in the PA-CO-CHU-PUK campground
contained a nice laundry room with three each washers and
dryers, and a couple of good-sized folding tables.  The
restrooms were very nice and clean, the pay showers were also
nice with hooks and benches for the goodies.

Pet and/or kid friendly?
A gym for the kids near the restroom facility, dogs were to be
kept on-leash but there was a lot of open space around where
they could probably be let free.

Bicycle/walking trails nearby?
Several trails ran through this park, some concrete and some
gravel.  I had time to check out only a couple of the gravel paths
that went down to the lake.

Groceries & other services nearby?
The nearest grocery store was nine miles south in the town of
Ridgway, a small but fairly well-stocked market.  Montrose was
20 miles north, a much larger city where other services could be
found.

Comments:
This was another very nice Colorado State Park, and the third
one I’ve enjoyed after Boyd Lake and the James M. Robb parks
up north.  Level and spacious sites with good fire pits and
decent utilities – what’s not to like?  Be aware there is another
area for camping down the road from this one, the Dakota
Campground.  I did not have a chance to check it out, but make
sure you know which one you are staying in to avoid driving into
the wrong one.  There is also a day-use-only section further
along the highway – this is a very large park.  It was a good home
base for access to the Million Dollar Highway and the Black
Canyon of the Gunnison NP – both must-do’s and especially in
the fall.