Short staffed on rangers but that's not the park's fault, I'msure it's a funding problem. Camp site wasn't cleaned, cigarette butts and dog poo still there from previous renters. There were also large biting ants. We reported it immediately upon arriving and were told they would send someone to clean up but they never did. We were there 6 days.
However; the site set ups are very nice with great access to various lake activities and close to other fun options like white water rafting on the Arkansas and touring the Royal Gorge area.
There are walmarts and restaurants close by but not super close so if having the ability to go grab things you might have forgotten or end up needing is important that is also a plus.
June 14, 2018 - reviewed by minidb
Agree With Freedom Lady BUT.....
It is confusing, and full on the weekends but once you've here is a great campground.
We arrived one day early for our reservation and arrived at the wrong section. There is a South side and a north side so check where you want to be to avoid a 7 mile drive.
Sites are "somewhat " level and just about everyone in the Yanks Flats cg were using blocks. 50amp services was reliable even during a few storms.
Shower/washrooms were free and clean. Lots of great mtb trails. Best are accessed from the south side. Paved trail between the two campsites and to Pueblo. Very nice on a road bike!
We booked 3 nights and stayed 7.
Be sure to wander downtown Pueblo and the Riverwalk.
We were in a 35 ft RV with a tow
May 5, 2018 - reviewed by Freedom Lady
One Night Stay
Arid and dry, very little if any shade. Electric only, some sites no electric. Didn't use restroom or showers so no comment. For out of towners it was a bit confusing to sign in and find a site. We did a walk up, all the premier sites are reserved by locals, some obviously paid for but not occupied as they had reserved cards at the site but remained empty. The lake is pretty, most locals are staying to fish. Waited in line for 15 min on a Friday afternoon, one young woman to take care of fishing licenses, camp sites, visitor permits etc. then found out we needed to drive 5 mi to another area of the park. The park map is incomplete without enough details as to where to check in, the small buildings with lane to check in was unattended plus the overhead was posted as 12 ft clearance. The option was to drive through opposite side for permit holders. Ended up at 3 different buildings total to finally get a site. Staff friendly, but lacking communication between areas. Not impressed.