Saturday, August 17 Through Sunday, August 18, 2019
The first thing to notice when pulling into the Colorado Springs KOA on a summer Saturday afternoon is the hoards of children roaming the streets. Once the shock of seeing all these kids running around, the second thing to notice is the water park complete with pools, slides and fountains for children and adults to frolic in.
On check-in, campers are given wrist bands to wear to the water park.
The park also rents wheeled toys for both kids and adults to ride around the park in. There were a number of paid and free activities campers could show up for.
“Hay” rides. Ice cream social. Bonfire and Smores.
The onsite cafe has a large menu covering breakfast and lunch/dinner. Lunch/dinner menu includes pizza, wings, burgers, sandwiches and fries. Food prices were lower than usual.
Outdoor games like horseshoes, chess and jenga are available for anyone who walks up to use them.
This is a park that discriminates against short RVs. Below is a site that was open/empty during our entire stay. It is representative of all patio sites except the one we were assigned to.
The campsite assigned our truck camper is at the end of the row of patio sites next to a turn-around and dog-poo waste receptacle. It is about two-thirds the size of the above.
Note that all pull-through patio sites are offered at the same price. The park assigns the sites based on RV type and length.
The dog park didn’t have any shade. Direct sun is a problem for our black dog, Picasso. The dog park did have two sections, presumably one section for big the other section for small dogs. We didn’t use the dog park.
The bathhouses were unusually cramped and crowded. Cramped in that the open areas of each of the bathrooms were constricted. Two adults would have trouble passing each other in front of the sinks without touching. The showers and toilet stalls were also on the small side. The entire park was crowded putting extra pressure on bathroom facilities. I only saw one family or unisex bathroom.
The park map showed area for future expansion. Expect the park to double in size over the next few years.
Based on how happy all the children looked, this must be a great park to bring preteens and younger children to. However, for older retired couples, the crowds might just be a bit much.
During the summer, with the new tollway bypass around Denver, we would be more likely to pass up this park and stay on the other side of Denver and just stay in the Fort Collins area. However off season, this park would be just fine for us. Also, I’m not going to pay extra for a patio site at this park. The non-patio sites were generally roomier and nicer than the site we ended up with. Not at all a good value for us.
Hope to see you on the road ahead!