I posted this in the family camping section and no real help.my family and I are running to the Estes park area in a month.looking for some input on resort type campgrounds.need this for my kids.need some places to go in the Estes park area.looking at the elk meadows and spruce creek,owned by the same company,but have been getting mixed reviews online.anyone have any other places and or have stayed at these 2 others real recently.thanks for any help.Oh and what about the fires,am I good to go?
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Stayed at Elk Meadows for 2 weeks last year and going back for 4 weeks this year, fires permitting. It is more wide open than Spruce Creek which seemed to be a bit cramped. We drove thru it just to see what it is like. If you're looking for a resort type atmosphere I don't think either one will qualify. Elk Meadows is a tad dusty and lacking trees for any shade, but the view of the mountains is great. Spruce Creek is greener being by the creek flowing thru town. We are just looking for a place to park while we hike the park during the day and Elk Meadows works fine. The employees are friendly and helpful. Be sure and eat at Smokin' Dave's as they have some really good bar-b-que.
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Have some friends workamping at Yogi Bear's Jellystone. They push a lot of things to keep the kids entertained. Was there with our car to visit them and the campground is built up the hillside. No way any big rigs are going to fit. Or at least not ours.
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IMHO - and lived in Estes 8 years til '03 and back 3 times since - there is not a good rv park there....... much less a "resort" type.
Used to recommend Elk Meadow which is where we stayed but it has had lots of issues and it used to be really good. Mary's Lake has been bought by the county I think - couple of years ago - and could have come up; it used to be very run down as well.
We will be thru there again this summer and staying at Riverview in Loveland.
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Been awhile since we stayed in Estes Park but a friend had a cabin booked for next month just a few minutes north of Estes. She cancelled it due to the fire. The bad thing is going to be the air quality and the smoldering from the fire still. If you decided to book somewhere I might check and see what thier cancellation policy is incase you decide not to go. Those with breathing issues should probably wear a mask outside while this is going on.