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“Typical USFS campground. Well treed. quite, scenic.”

Collegiate Peaks Campground
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Collegiate Peaks Campground
Reviewed 7 August 2015

Definitely would stay here again. Typical USFS campground, so don't expect luxury. trees, shade, scenic, nice creek. mix of tents, campers, and small RVs. close enough to town if you need supplies. Also there is a public shower in downtown BV at the whitewater park.

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  • Stayed: September 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 July 2015

This is a typical USFS campground with nicely designed campsites that offer some seclusion and a lot of pine trees. The campsite are close to the creek and only a short distance from the trailhead to Mount Yale and to Princeton Hot Springs. A nice basic campground.

Stayed: July 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 June 2015

Was looking for a campground near Buena Vista and read the other 2 reviews, expecting something nice. I thought this campground was camper on top of camper. Sites were too close together. Looked a bit run down. Glad we checked it out before making a reservation.

Stayed: June 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 June 2015

We stayed here the Saturday night after Labor Day in 2015 and the campgrounds were not very full which made finding a great spot easy. We used this as a base camp while exploring the hot springs and various ghost towns around the BV area. I would highly recommend this camp ground.

Stayed: May 2015, travelled with friends
Thank John D
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Reviewed 2 July 2013 via mobile

I loved my stay at the Collegiate Peaks Campground. My girlfriend and I stayed in the campground for one night (Sunday-Monday) and really enjoyed the grounds. The campground is located in the shadows of Mount Princeton and a few other 14ners and along the Cottonwood River. It's an easy 2.5 hour from Colorado Springs and I would recommend this campground to everyone.

Positives:
+ Nearby to Buena Vista for any food runs or for exploring.
+ The sounds of the river are amazing. The water was fun to walk in and there is awesome bridge to cross.
+ It's a nice quiet campground. There might be a ton of people camping but it doesn't feel crowded.
+ Very clean. The attendant keeps everything in order. The bathrooms were clean and maintained.
+ The views of the sunset was amazing.
+ Good wildlife and wildflower viewing.
+ campsites are large and comfy. We stayed in a groove of aspens.

Negatives:
- Lack of trails within walking distance of the campground.
- Having exact change to pay is tough when you are a long adventure.
- The high altitude didnt bug me (I'm a CO native) but 10,000 feet would bug out of state tourists. Make sure to drink plenty of water and take it easy.
- Some pine beetle killed trees around. Makes things dangerous during wildfire season.
- $17 a night is steep.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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3  Thank arog004
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Address: State Highway 306, Buena Vista, CO
Region: United States > Colorado > Buena Vista
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Ranked #17 of 18 Speciality Lodging in Buena Vista
Number of rooms: 56

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