Top Campgrounds and RV Parks in Mesa Verde National Park

For over seven centuries, the Ancestral Pueblo people constructed vibrant communities atop the mesas and within the cliffs of Mesa Verde. Today, this park serves as a custodian of the cultural legacy of 26 Pueblos and Tribes, providing visitors with a mesmerizing glimpse into the ancient past. Spanning approximately 52,000 acres on the Colorado Plateau, Mesa Verde, meaning "green table" in Spanish, has earned recognition as both a World Heritage Site and an International Dark Sky Park. Its diverse landscapes harbor over a thousand species, some of which are exclusive to this unique terrain. The habitats within Mesa Verde foster a rich tapestry of wildlife, encompassing resident and migratory mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, and invertebrates. Thanks to its protected status, Mesa Verde serves as a refuge for many plant and animal species that have either vanished or are seldom spotted elsewhere in the region. Among these are breeding pairs of peregrine falcons and Mexican spotted owls, while rare plant species, such as the Cliff Palace milkvetch, thrive within the park's safeguarded boundaries.

Within Mesa Verde, several restaurants operated by the park concessionaire cater to visitors seasonally, offering a variety of dining options amid the stunning natural surroundings. Additionally, for those yearning to immerse themselves in the embrace of nature, the park provides one campground where adventurers can experience the tranquility of sleeping beneath the starlit sky. Whether exploring the ancient ruins or marveling at the diverse wildlife, Mesa Verde National Park offers an unforgettable journey into both the past and the present, inviting visitors to connect with the rich cultural heritage and remarkable biodiversity that define this extraordinary landscape.

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Morefield Campground

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Each campsite at Morefield Campground is equipped with a picnic table, a gravel tent pad, and a fire pit/BBQ grill, ensuring comfort and convenience during outdoor stays. While RVs and trailers up to 46 feet long are welcome, reservations are highly recommended, particularly for larger vehicles, due to limited availability. The campground offers 15 full-hookup sites to accommodate RV campers, further enhancing the camping experience with added convenience. Moreover, guests can enjoy evening programs hosted at the campground amphitheater, offering educational and entertaining activities during Memorial Day to Labor Day weekends, adding a touch of enrichment to their outdoor adventure.

Why You’ll Love Morefield Campground

Situated just four miles from the park entrance, Morefield Campground offers 267 scenic campsites nestled within a lush canyon adorned with Gambel oak, native flowers, and abundant wildlife like deer and wild turkeys. The campground's serene setting provides a perfect escape for visitors seeking a tranquil retreat amidst nature's beauty. Essential amenities are available at the camp store, where campers can register, purchase food, and acquire necessary camping supplies. Nearby facilities include provisions for firewood, gasoline, showers, and a coin-operated laundromat, catering to various camper needs. Additionally, a kennel service is available for those traveling with pets, ensuring a hassle-free camping experience for all guests.

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Mesa Verde RV Resort

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Mesa Verde RV Resort is a top-rated Good Sam RV Park near Durango, CO. It is just minutes from Mesa Verde National Park. There is a wide variety of outdoor recreation options in the locality

Why You’ll Love Mesa Verde RV Resort

Mesa Verde RV Resort is a clean campground with a good dog park. The main attraction for RVers staying here is probably Mesa Verde National Park with its ancient ruins and amazing rock formations. The park is near hiking and mountain-biking trails, whitewater rafting adventures, golf courses, fishing spots and off-roading areas.

What People Are Saying About Mesa Verde RV Resort

“Loved the hot tub and laundry services. After off-grid camping, this was a sweet escape. Reasonable prices and close to Mesa Verde.” – Chelseigh, Google Review

“Love this spot! Outstanding bathrooms, hot tubs, location. prices and helpfulness. You will not be disappointed.” – Christy, Google Review

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This park located in the Kremmling area is an outdoorsman’s dream, with a wide variety of outdoor activities available within only a few miles, including the best RV dealers in Colorado. Offering RV and boat storage, a playground, horseshoe pits, and beautiful views, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery anyway you want.

Why You’ll Love Red Mountain RV Park

The Kremmling area is definitely not lacking in the way of entertainment- fly fishing, water sports, snowmobiling, and fossil hunting are just the beginning! Red Mountain is the perfect RV camping spot to use as a home base while exploring

What People Are Saying About Red Mountain RV Park

“This is a very nice park, various size sites for any size rig and all are level. Tons of hiking and off-road trails to explore plus great fishing…” – Michael, Google reviews

“Paved RV Spots for easy setup. All services at each site. Top-notch Wi-Fi. Clean showers and bathhouse. Trash can at each campsite. Relaxing.” – Cris, Google reviews

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The Views RV Park & Campground ARVC Logo

Overlooking scenic vistas in Southwest Colorado, this park is home to 42 acres of beautiful forest. Everything is lively at this park, with a freshly remodeled bathhouse with showers and laundry facilities, free Wi-Fi, and an overall clean and simple, yet rustic campground.

Why You’ll Love The Views RV Park & Campground

You’ll be able to watch the sun rise and set from the comfort of your roomy RV site, then head into town to see the sights during the day. Explore the many historic sites and museums, head to local wineries for some wine tastings, or spend the day hitting balls at a golf course. Or you can simply explore the Colorado trails in the 42 acres at the campgrounds!

What People Are Saying About The Views RV Park & Campground

“We had a fantastic experience here! The owners are awesome, and the facilities are beautiful. I would absolutely stay here again without any hesitation at all.” – Mark, Google reviews

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Echo Basin Cabin and RV Resort

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A large resort in Colorado, Echo Basin offers spaces for RVs and campers of almost any size. The resort also has several cabins available for those who don't have these vehicles but still want to enjoy the quiet atmosphere, swimming in the lake, and other family-friendly activities that are available. Several events are held during the summer months as this is the most popular time for camping at the resort. 

Why You’ll Love Echo Basin Cabin and RV Resort

Campers and cabins are hidden among tall pine trees at the resort. Guests can stay connected with free Wi-Fi. Sites have a picnic area and a fire ring, and each cabin features basic linens and cooking utensils. Shower rooms are available, too. Banquet facilities are available for special events and are popular for weddings in the spring and summer. Guests can get creative by going to the Painted Turtle Studio or visiting Dave Sipe's Folk Art only a few miles from the resort.

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B & L RV Park and Storage

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B & L RV Park and Storage is located about 5 miles north of downtown Farmington. With miles of trails for riding as well as hiking and biking, this campground is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. It is in the heart of the Four Corners area and provides easy access to the local attractions.

Why You’ll Love B & L RV Park and Storage

This campground in Farmington, New Mexico, is nestled on 9 acres of land. It is the perfect location for exploring the Native American culture or enjoying the wealth of local outdoor recreation. Mesa Verde National Park is only one hour away.

What People Are Saying About B & L RV Park and Storage

“Simply the best in the area! Beautiful views, large spaces, Wi-Fi, cable, and privacy fence at every site. Close to Jackson Lake. More so than any site feature, the owner Lee, stands out as the best part of the park. He jumped right in to help us many times and is very knowledgeable. It is clear to see that when you stay here, Lee considers you family. He is professional yet personable- a true gem! I would absolutely recommend this park to anyone staying in the area!” – Ginger, Google review

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The Working Man’s RV Park

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The Working Man’s RV Park is located near Shiprock 12 miles northwest of Farmington. As you might guess by the name, this campground caters to working people. However, it also welcomes travelers needing a place to rest for a while.

Why You’ll Love The Working Man’s RV Park

The Working Man’s RV Park is a privately owned campground where the owner continually upgrades the facilities. If you’re interested in a short-term stay to break up your New Mexico road trip, you’ll be welcomed with open arms at this campground. It is near Aztec and Salmon Ruins, Pinon Hills Golf Course and Four Corners Monument.

What People Are Saying About The Working Man’s RV Park

“The owner is the best! He and his helper were very helpful. They helped us set up (first time we experienced this) and when we didn’t have the right things, he accommodated us. Lovely place, clean, and quiet.” – Lynshell, Google review

“This is the greatest RV park that I have stayed in yet … Bryant the owner will help stage you get hooked up do a follow up with check your trailer while you are away just a great man thank you Bryant.” – Mike, Google review

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Homestead RV Park

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Homestead RV Park is just 11 miles northwest of Farmington. Since it is a newer RV park near Farmington, you can expect pristine amenities. If you have an ATV, be sure to ride the miles of trails north of the park.

Why You’ll Love Homestead RV Park

Homestead RV Park is a highly rated Good Sam RV park near Farmington, New Mexico. It is a good base for all the Four Corners attractions, including golf and casinos. Guests also appreciate the park’s impressive list of amenities and features.

What People Are Saying About Homestead RV Park

“Wonderful place to stay. Very nice owners and cleanest bathroom and showers ever! And we’ve been traveling 3 years now. I was also impressed with their Wi-Fi signal. Many say they have it but this is the first time it worked perfectly!” – Chalice, Google review

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“Very nice and quiet, showers and restroom very clean and updated. We checked in after office hours but did call ahead. Just filled out the payment voucher and slip in door slot. Will stay there next time in the area.” – Sharon, Google review

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Sundowner Mobile Home & RV Park

Sundowner Mobile Home & RV Park is the only downtown RV park in Farmington. It is located on the west side of Farmington, which makes it close to shopping, restaurants and local attractions. If you’re interested in city life, this is the Farmington campsite for you.

Why You’ll Love Sundowner Mobile Home & RV Park

Sundowner Mobile Home & RV Park is very convenient if you have business in Farmington or would like to rest there on your travels. It has on-site activities such as billiards, ping-pong and darts. The clubhouse features a TV and lounge.

What People Are Saying About Sundowner Mobile Home & RV Park

“This is a wonderful Park with very special owners that outshine any we have ever met. Their goal is to ensure your visit is the best that you have ever experienced. The Park is maintained like it was your own home. You will be doing yourself a favor by choosing the Sundowner for your Farmington visit or destination. We will be back…!” – Harley, Google review

“Nice RV park, very clean, and the manager, was very nice. We definitely stay there again, nice location, nearby police station, airport and mains street, lots of restaurants and shopping.” – Lynn, Google review

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Lightner Creek Campground

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This campground in Durango, CO is family owned and operated. It comprises 27 acres, and a clear mountain stream runs through the park. It’s 5 miles to downtown Durango from Lightner Creek Campground.

Why You’ll Love Lightner Creek Campground

The park is close to downtown Durango, the Silverton-to-Durango train, Mesa Verde National Park and the Million Dollar Highway. The park has basketball courts, horseshoes, a heated swimming pool and a pet park on-site. Lighntner Creek Campground provides a quiet retreat on the banks of a trickling stream.

What People Are Saying About Lightner Creek Campground

“We are full-time RVers and had the great fortune to spend 16 days here in April–May 2018. The family who owns and runs this park is just outstanding. They care so much about their guests and are constantly working on keeping the park in top shape.” – Donna, Google Review

“Very nice wooded quiet campground and all workers were very pleasant. Clean shower room. I would give this five stars if the sites had a little more privacy and fire rings. We camped here later part of April in a small travel trailer.” – Jessie, Google Review

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Bluffview RV Park

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Bluffview RV Park offers travelers short-term and long-term stays. Since it is located near Aztec Ruins tiol Monument, this Farmington, New Mexico, campground is ideal for sightseers. The new ownership is working hard to make the guests comfortable.

Why You’ll Love Bluffview RV Park

Bluffview RV Park is a no-frills Farmington campsite that provides easy access to the town and local attractions. The owners get high praise for upgrading the park. If you need to be in the area for some time, this is a nice and inexpensive option.

What People Are Saying About Bluffview RV Park

“Full hook ups, relatively good location in the town, nice and helpful facility, grounds are kept in great shape, has an area just for dogs to use the restroom. Definitely will stay here again.” – Austin, Google review

“Great people. Very clean & new owners are working hard to upgrade power, water and grounds. Will definitely come back.” – Allen, Google review

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San Juan County Fairgrounds (McGee Park)

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If you’re planning to attend a fair at McGee Park, this campground in Farmington, New Mexico, is convenient. It is adjacent to the fairgrounds and the San Juan River. You’ll find it to be a large park that is suitable for RV rallies and large group gatherings.

Why You’ll Love San Juan County Fairgrounds (McGee Park)

As a Farmington campground adjacent to fairgrounds, visitors are often treated to local events. In addition, it has tennis, volleyball and basketball courts on-site. Within walking distance are a casino, horse race track and several restaurants.

What People Are Saying About San Juan County Fairgrounds (McGee Park)

“I pulled in and stayed at the RV park a couple nights… It was, however extremely quiet and safe. 24-hour security. Also, I was just about the only one there… I liked that too.” – PerSue, Google review

“Quiet, mostly alone, bathrooms and showers available. Wi-Fi at the office. Great place for a break, or a few days.” – April, Google review

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United Campgrounds of Durango

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This campground is on the Animas River, and the historic Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge train comes right through the campground. The city trolley stops right across the street, so you can go to Durango and not worry about parking. The RV park is just a few minutes from golf courses and whitewater rafting clubs.

Why You’ll Love United Campgrounds of Durango

This Durango, CO campground is near places where you can go fishing, golfing, hiking, and biking. There is also whitewater rafting on the Animas River, and the historically significant Mesa Verde National Park, a World Heritage Site, is nearby. This park is also near the historic downtown district of Durango.

What People Are Saying About United Campgrounds of Durango

“Very nice campground. Well maintained and clean. Friendly staff. Silverton train goes right through the camp twice in the morning and twice at dinnertime. Fun to wave at the passengers. Pull through sites are very tight. Great location out of town.” – Janet, Google Review

“United Campground of Durango is nice, clean and well run by really nice people. With beautiful views, and 3 miles to downtown and the Downtown Trolley stops right across the road.” – Gary, Google Review

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Alpen Rose RV Park

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The Alpen Rose RV Park is a quiet, convenient park located in the Animus River Alley, only two miles from downtown Durango, Colorado. It has the advantage of being so close to a major city, so you’re in luck if you’re in need of an RV rental in Colorado. This is all while still having breathtaking mountain views and outdoor attractions.

Why You’ll Love Alpen Rose RV Park

This park has tons to offer, from inside the campground to the surrounding areas. In the park, there’s a dog wash, swimming pool, daily pancake breakfast, convenience store, and free Wi-Fi and cable tv! In nearby areas, you can enjoy award-winning restaurants, hiking, river rafting, hot springs, and more.

What People Are Saying About Alpen Rose RV Park

“This is one of the top RV camps we’ve been to, great bathrooms, laundry facilities, and friendliness. I’d recommend your place to anyone. We enjoy Durango every time we’re here..” – Suzanne & Don, Testimonial

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“The people here are very friendly and helpful. This is a nice, clean campground with everything you need.” – Margaret, Google reviews

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Animas Valley Village RV Park

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Animas Valley Village RV Park is 24 miles northeast of Farmington. While it may be a small RV campground, the amazing views will be more than enough to keep you happy. It is near the Colorado/New Mexico border.

Why You’ll Love Animas Valley Village RV Park

This RV campground near Farmington, New Mexico, is within walking distance to the Animas River. Since there are only 11 sites at this property, you can expect peace and quiet every night. It is at the Colorado-New Mexico state line and near all the attractions of the Four Corners.

What People Are Saying About Animas Valley Village RV Park

“We stayed at Animas Valley Village for one month while in transition to our new home. What a beautiful place! Quiet, clean and the view is amazing…Highly recommend it!” – Katie, Google review

“Nice place with full hookups, sewer and water. Beautiful views all around, and very quiet” – Little, Google review

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Westerly RV Park is located five miles north of historic Downtown Durango. It’s in the Animas River Valley and offers beautiful views of the red cliffs that this area is known for. It’s adjacent to Trimble Spa and Natural Hot Springs where you can soak in hot water pools or swim in the Olympic-size outdoor pool.

Why You’ll Love Westerly RV Park

This Durango, CO campground is close to the Dalton Ranch Golf Club, and guests of Westerly RV Park get discounted entry there. The park was recently renovated and has on-site management.

What People Are Saying About Westerly RV Park

“Great place to stay. Park manager went out of his way at night in 20-degree weather to help me fix an electrical problem. He lent me extra power cords and left them overnight. I will always recommend and stay at this park whenever I’m in Durango.” – Fred, Google Review

“I’m a return customer. Great out of the way secluded public camping. There’s a hot spring spa/bathhouse across the road, You have easy access to a gourmet grocery and liquor store and a hardware store. I’ll come back again.” – John, Google Review

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Angel Peak RV Park

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Angel Peak RV Park is a small family-owned RV campground near Farmington, New Mexico. It offers easy access to the Angel Peak Recreation Area, several local historical monuments and local wineries. The owners will help organize your activities and tours of the area.

Why You’ll Love Angel Peak RV Park

Angel Peak RV Park is an inexpensive RV park in Bloomington that offers a quiet atmosphere and convenient amenities. It is close to casinos, wineries, vajo Lake State Park and many other outdoor recreation opportunities. In addition, the magement puts on star parties for people who love to explore the night sky.

What People Are Saying About Angel Peak RV Park

“Had a wonderful stay….the owners were super friendly and our neighbors on both sides were equally as friendly….quiet and very clean …..only a few sites and two bathrooms but worth the stay for a private shower and bathroom area….look around out back of bathrooms for a beautiful view and sitting area!!!” – Michelle, Google review

“Angel Peak RV Park is a very nice RV Park. Located between Bloomfield and Farmington there is a perfect view of Angel Peak. There is a beautiful valley view as well. They have showers and laundry facilities. The park is very well set up and in a convenient location!” – Ze, Google review

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Durango KOA has a panoramic view of the San Juan Mountains and is shaded by pine trees. It is close to whitewater rafting adventures as well as Mesa Verde National Park and all the outdoor recreation opportunities available there. Durango KOA also has planned activities for children.

Why You’ll Love Durango KOA

This high-rated Good Sam RV park near Durango, CO is a great place for a family vacation. It has a café that’s open during the summer that serves breakfast and fabulous desserts at night. On weekends, you can watch movies, play minigolf or enjoy the heated pool. It is close to the depot for the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad that provides a beautiful ride and easy access to historic downtown Durango.

What People Are Saying About Durango KOA

“This KOA is probably the nicest campsite that I have come across. The facilities are immaculate and the staff is pleasant, courteous and friendly. Everybody seems to take immense pride in their jobs. Restrooms/showers are spotless…” – Brad, Google Review

“Awesome place to relax with kids. We have been to campgrounds with cabins before and the people were grouchy about everything. These folks rocked it. Super helpful and kind, no full about the pool, let the kids enjoy themselves…” – Leah, Google Review

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Moore’s RV Park and Campground

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Moore’s RV Park is a full-service campground with plenty of exciting amenities. It offers shaded sites that are suitable for long-term stays or short-term visits. With a playground, basketball court and other fun features, this RV park is very family friendly.

Why You’ll Love Moore’s RV Park and Campground

Moore’s RV Park and Campground is near rivers, streams and lakes. Several casinos and the sandstone bluffs of the high desert are also nearby. In addition, the locality offers the largest concentration of national parks and monuments in the country.

What People Are Saying About Moore’s RV Park and Campground

“Wonderful place to stay! We had to be in the area for an extended period of time (almost a month) for a family issue. We were very, very happy with the facilities and the service! You can tell they’re putting their capital back into this place and are the best choice in the area! The grounds are well kept and I personally enjoyed the beautiful rose gardens around the office.” – Daisy, Google review

“Could not ask for a more helpful host, best prices in the area, nice clean dog park for our dogs. I wish we had been there long enough to enjoy the pool that is about to be opened. Highly recommend this place.” – Chase, Google review

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JW Durango Riverside

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JW Durango Riverside

People come from around the world to ride the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, listen to songs and stories from the Bar D Wranglers, hit the slopes at Purgatory Resort, or hug the guardrails along the legendary Million Dollar Highway.

Why You’ll Love JW Durango Riverside

Located along the Animas River in the beautiful San Juan Mountains this campground is an excellent option if you are in the area. Tucked along the river’s edge at the northern end of the Hermosa Valley, JW Durango Riverside is just north of historic downtown Durango and right off the scenic Million Dollar Highway. This area is home to countless recreational opportunities, including hiking, biking, off-roading, fishing, river rafting, horseback riding and the popular Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.

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Haviland Lake Campground

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Situated on beautiful Haviland Lake in the San Juan National Forest, the area is known for its hiking, fishing, canoeing and its scenic, natural setting. Many sites have spectacular views of the Hermosa Cliffs across the lake. Haviland Lake Campground is only 35 miles from the Old Hundred Mine.

Why You’ll Love Haviland Lake Campground

You’ll enjoy the lakefront setting of Haviland Lake Campground. The Forebay Lake Trail begins in the campground and several other trails are nearby. Enjoy the serene setting and wildlife sightings.

What People Are Saying About Haviland Lake Campground

“If you are looking for a cushy park with lots of amenities, this is not the place for you. We didn’t have reservations, but the park holds a few sites for first come first serve. We found a spot that our RV would fit in although there were no utilities. You can run a generator between 8am and 10pm. The weather is nice and cool and the park is so quiet. We slept with the windows open and the weather was perfect for it. Would definitely stay here again. If you want a spot on the lake, with power, be sure to go to the website and reserve it well in advance because they stay pretty booked up in the summer.” – Joy C, RV Park Reviews

“I’ll state right up front, this is one of our very favorite campgrounds. It’s a National Forest CG it has about 35 sites of which approx 12 have electricity. The sites are situated in the woods above a beautiful lake and surrounded by huge mountains.” – Creativepart, RV Park Reviews

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In Summary

Mesa Verde National Park preserves the ancient heritage of the Ancestral Pueblo people, with over 700 years of history etched into its mesas and cliffs. Spanning 52,000 acres on the Colorado Plateau, the park is home to diverse ecosystems and over a thousand species, some found nowhere else. Endangered species and rare plants find sanctuary here. Amidst this natural bounty, visitors can explore ancient ruins and enjoy dining options at park restaurants, while camping offers a chance to immerse oneself in the park's serene beauty. Mesa Verde stands as a testament to both cultural legacy and ecological conservation, inviting all to discover its rich tapestry of history and biodiversity.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Are there pet friendly RV Parks & Campgrounds in Mesa Verde National Park?

Yes. The majority of campgrounds we selected in this blog allow pets.