Spruce Lake RV Resort Good Sam Verified Campground

1050 Marys Lake Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517

Good Sam Verified Campground
(17 reviews) 3.6 out of 5 stars from 17 reviews
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Facility 9
Restrooms 10
Appeal 9.5
(17 reviews) 3.6 out of 5 stars from 17 reviews

IN THE HEART OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS

Reserve a site today! Day-trip out to Rocky Mtn Nat'l Park for spectacular scenery & wildlife. Big Thompson River runs past us. Great fishing, enjoy our peaceful lake or catch the shuttle to explore the Village of Estes Park.

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1050 Marys Lake Rd
Estes Park, CO, 80517

Coordinates:
40.362460, -105.542650
Elevation:
7,622 ft (2,323 m)

Open May 8 - October 3

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Facility

Type: RV Park
Cabin/cottage rentals: 5
Partial Handicap Access
Dump station
Laundry
Eco-friendly park
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Policies

Pets welcome
Some restrictions
No tents
Road condition: Fair
Road type: Gravel
Onsite RV service
Table at site
Trash pickup at site
Spaces available: 110
Max length: 40
Gravel sites: 110
Back-in size: 40 x 40
Room for slideouts: Yes
Shaded sites: Some
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Number of full hookups: 88
Number of water: 22
Number of electric: 22
Amps: 30 Amp/50 Amp
Max Amps: 50

On-site rentals

Cabin/Cottage Rentals:

Rentals available: 5

Restrooms
Laundry
RV wash: self-service
Table at site
RV wash: self-service
Table at site
Dog park
On-site RV service
RV supplies
LP gas: metered
On-site RV service
RV supplies
LP gas: metered

Swimming
Body of water: Big Thompson River
Outdoor games
Mini golf
Playground
Mini golf
Playground
Horseshoes
Planned activities
Heated pool
Fishing
Planned activities
Heated pool
Fishing

(within 10 miles)

Archery range
Hiking
Rock/mountain climbing
Fishing
Kayaking / canoeing
Fishing
Kayaking / canoeing
Boating
Marina
ATV riding
Mountain biking
Marina
ATV riding
Mountain biking

(within 20 miles)

Hunting season: Fall, Winter

Adventure seekers
Enjoy Colorado at it’s BEST!

Experience the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains as you move in elevation from 8,000 to 14,259 feet. Take a relaxed ride down the Colorado River. Estes Park is a quaint little village that features museums, galleries & more!

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3.5 (17 reviews) 3.5882352941176 out of 5 stars from 17 reviews
Facility
3.8
Restroom
4
Appeal
3.5
What is being rated?
4 4 out of 5 stars 09/05/2022

Estes Park is a great place to explore after visiting the Rocky Mountain National Park from the Bear Lake Road Corridor. Spruce Lake RV Resort is only about 2 miles from the entry. This allowed us to enter the park multiple times during our week stay. Even with the timed entry, we entered at least twice a day. The combination of Spruce Lake RV Park, Rocky Mountain National Park and the town of Estes Park was ideal. Even the afternoon rain showers did not dampen our stay. We cannot recommend... Read More

Estes Park is a great place to explore after visiting the Rocky Mountain National Park from the Bear Lake Road Corridor. Spruce Lake RV Resort is only about 2 miles from the entry. This allowed us to enter the park multiple times during our week stay. Even with the timed entry, we entered at least twice a day. The combination of Spruce Lake RV Park, Rocky Mountain National Park and the town of Estes Park was ideal. Even the afternoon rain showers did not dampen our stay. We cannot recommend the WayFinder restaurant next to the park. The store nearby is expensive. We cannot recommend the coffee bar. The Safeway store is not much more down the road. Spruce Lake RV Park could use some updates, but the rustic feel was not in any way a negative for us. The staff was efficient and friendly. On some days, we saw more wildlife in the RV park than at Rocky Mtn National Park. Elk, wild turkey, geese, deer and fish were all frequent visitors. Unfortunately, there were some domestic dogs that were not under control, but the park addressed this quickly. Dog owners should show respect to their fellow campers and keep their dogs on a leash at all times. Estes Park is a wonderful place. It is the best downtown area for browsing, buying and people watching. The River walk is beautiful and makes the strolling even better. Try Kind Coffee and You Need Pie. Excellent service and products. Rocky Mountain National Park cannot be adequately explained. Just go.
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3 3 out of 5 stars 09/14/2021

We stayed in the campground for 3 nights for the purpose of touring RMNP which has an entrance only 5 minutes away and Estes Park town which was 5 minutes in the other direction. From that standpoint the location of this campground was ideal for us. As all our time was invested in the RMNP and Estes Park sites we didn't have significant expectations of the campground facilities for entertainment. The people helping campers at the site were wonderful, helpful and very friendly. The sites themselves... Read More

We stayed in the campground for 3 nights for the purpose of touring RMNP which has an entrance only 5 minutes away and Estes Park town which was 5 minutes in the other direction. From that standpoint the location of this campground was ideal for us. As all our time was invested in the RMNP and Estes Park sites we didn't have significant expectations of the campground facilities for entertainment. The people helping campers at the site were wonderful, helpful and very friendly. The sites themselves are well designed but tight. The back in sites, we had one, were set up on an offset basis where a trailer was backed up to the edge of your site but offset from your trailer. The tow vehicles had to be parked in the open space beside each trailer. The ground was mostly dirt with very sparse grass but as it didn't rain this wasn't an issue for us. The hookups all worked perfectly including the cable TV which was welcome. We didn't try their bathroom or laundry facilities. There isn't space in the backin sites for trees although there are trees on the hillside behind the campground. There are trees scattered in other parts of the campground where space exists. Had we wanted to spend a lot of time in the campground I don't believe we would have been as satisfied with the cramped campsite but for what we needed (i.e. a place to eat dinner, watch a little TV and sleep) it was perfectly acceptable. We had been told during set up that Elk would sometimes wander through the campground area early morning and late afternoon/evening. We saw this on two evenings, they went into the campground next door on the other side of a fence line but were nevertheless very enjoyable to view. There was a community firepit (fires were not allowed in the individual campsites) and we saw a large fire one night but elected to pass on that offering. The pull through sites in the campground had more space than the backins but I wouldn't say any were overly generous in size. Nevertheless we enjoyed our stay with them and found the people that helped us to be very professional and helpful. The couple directly behind us had a tow vehicle failure that forced them to try and stay for a couple of weeks while the dealer in Loveland (about 30 miles away) ordered parts for the repair. They told us the the management shuffled around their site assignments for the next two weeks to enable them to stay in their present site and avoid hiring a tow truck to move their 5th wheel trailer. Given it was a busy time of the year for the campground it seemed to me that that service was beyond normal expectations.
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5 5 out of 5 stars 07/16/2021

Just stayed at Spruce Lake for 3 nights. It's a nice place to stay, very quiet and clean. Staff is very cordial and helpful. Families welcome with a playground, putt putt golf, a river, community fire pit. They have a pool but it wasn't open. Dogs are welcome on a leash with a fenced in pet play park and a dog walk area. Wifi isn't super fast but with RMNP and Estes Park right there is wasn't an issue for us. Spots are mostly level and roomy. Bathrooms have large stalls for toilets and showers.... Read More

Just stayed at Spruce Lake for 3 nights. It's a nice place to stay, very quiet and clean. Staff is very cordial and helpful. Families welcome with a playground, putt putt golf, a river, community fire pit. They have a pool but it wasn't open. Dogs are welcome on a leash with a fenced in pet play park and a dog walk area. Wifi isn't super fast but with RMNP and Estes Park right there is wasn't an issue for us. Spots are mostly level and roomy. Bathrooms have large stalls for toilets and showers. Very clean and maintained well. Walking distance to restaurants and grocery store. We had no problems while staying there. We already booked another visit for next month! Give them a try!
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2 2 out of 5 stars 06/23/2021

The park is beginning to look run down. Just about every structure needs maintenance. It has become basically a dirt dusty lot with very little grass. The sites are EXTREMELY TIGHT. The WiFi was totally unusable for basic internet such as reading email. This place is very expensive due to the proximity to RMNP. We arrived 15 minutes before the 1:00 check in time and they wanted to charge us $25 for early arrival. This left a bad taste in our mouth from the beginning. We have stayed her... Read More

The park is beginning to look run down. Just about every structure needs maintenance. It has become basically a dirt dusty lot with very little grass. The sites are EXTREMELY TIGHT. The WiFi was totally unusable for basic internet such as reading email. This place is very expensive due to the proximity to RMNP. We arrived 15 minutes before the 1:00 check in time and they wanted to charge us $25 for early arrival. This left a bad taste in our mouth from the beginning. We have stayed her several times in the past and will not return.
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5 5 out of 5 stars 09/24/2020

We stayed here for two nights for our visit to Rocky Mountain National Park. The RV park is close to downtown Estes Park and RMNP. We didn't use the laundry or bathroom so I can't comment on those. We had a back in site with Full hook up. The staff was friendly and helpful, in fact when I called to make the reservation the person on the phone recommended joining Good Sam to get the discount. She also told us about the fire ban and we could only use a propane grill - which was helpful for packing.... Read More

We stayed here for two nights for our visit to Rocky Mountain National Park. The RV park is close to downtown Estes Park and RMNP. We didn't use the laundry or bathroom so I can't comment on those. We had a back in site with Full hook up. The staff was friendly and helpful, in fact when I called to make the reservation the person on the phone recommended joining Good Sam to get the discount. She also told us about the fire ban and we could only use a propane grill - which was helpful for packing. The only reason I took off 1 star was because the sites were very close together. I would stay here again.
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3 3 out of 5 stars 09/28/2019

A great park right along the Big Thompson River in Estes Park. The sites in the park are dirt and organized with most being back in. There is a small grass area with a picnic table next to each site. There are not many trees in the park, so satellite service will work in most sites. The park had reasonable bathrooms and showers along with a fishing pond and playground area by the pond. The wifi worked fine and they had cable service that worked great. The only downside for us at the park is... Read More

A great park right along the Big Thompson River in Estes Park. The sites in the park are dirt and organized with most being back in. There is a small grass area with a picnic table next to each site. There are not many trees in the park, so satellite service will work in most sites. The park had reasonable bathrooms and showers along with a fishing pond and playground area by the pond. The wifi worked fine and they had cable service that worked great. The only downside for us at the park is that they don't accept mail for their visitors. Given the size of their office staff, we were disappointed that we could not get our mail and packages while we stayed here. See our full reviews and pictures at thegilliamsisland.
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1 1 out of 5 stars 09/03/2018

I have camped Spruce Lake RV resort for the past 4 years. It seems each year the thought or need for customer service is lacking. The retirees are very pleasant˜ and helpful however management was not. We got the "whatever" attitude. If the services paid for are not available during your stay, you will be given the option to pack up and leave, with no consideration for your family and vacation, all while no refund of any deposit or fees. The resort then fills your spot with another customer who... Read More

I have camped Spruce Lake RV resort for the past 4 years. It seems each year the thought or need for customer service is lacking. The retirees are very pleasant˜ and helpful however management was not. We got the "whatever" attitude. If the services paid for are not available during your stay, you will be given the option to pack up and leave, with no consideration for your family and vacation, all while no refund of any deposit or fees. The resort then fills your spot with another customer who will have the same problems while being charged the resort fees. With friends we had 3 sites this last reservation. Each of us paid for full hook up, $218.69 for 3 nights $72.90 a night a piece. Pretty pricey for camping however that was not our problem. If you pay for a service, you should receive a service, if the service is broken, you should be accommodated and or refunded for the service paid but not received. We were told if we left that night, our last night, we would get that night refunded and nothing else.˜ I asked what about the last 2 nights/days without the services we paid for? When the problem was presented to the camp office, we were told they already knew about the problem. So why did they have us set up camp in this site? On our 3rd day at the site we were offered to move sites, however, by listening to other campers they had issues with their electricity tripping their breakers too but at least theirs could be reset.˜ So the hassle of the move would not guarantee us electricity. Also, our friends did not have a tow truck for the day as she was called into work/hospital on emergency and we planned a fun outdoor excursion in the Rocky Mountains and un-hooking, packing up and moving RVs and sites would be time consuming and take away from the purpose of us being in Estes. We planned our meals using devices needing electricity. If we knew we would not have electricity we would have planned our meals accordingly or brought our generator. We decided to make the most of it. We went into town, bought more food items not needing electricity to prepare and decided we were going to enjoy the pool and hot tub after a long day, however, on the pool fence was a "The Pool is Closed For Repair" sign. I can see if we were asking for a full refund. We were not. We were asking for a refund of the services not received, some kind of accommodation and for the owners of the campsite to be accountable for their resort and lack of services. Possible solutions or suggestions that would made customer relations better: refund partial payment, offer free fishing or other electrical options˜ to our site. Instead we were treated as if we were the ones with the problem. Also for those considering this campground, there are extra fees. If you want to fish the cost is 10.50 a day per person with a 2 fish minimum whether you catch fish or not. If you need to dump there is an extra $15 fee Wifi-I got better service using my provider with wifi turned off. Also beware, you are asked for 50% deposit for your stay. If you need to cancel, no matter how far out or what the emergency, you WILL NOT receive a refund. This campground is not of resort calibur.˜ On a positive note it is nice to see the pond is stocked, the retirees are pleasant, the grounds are clean and as with any area in Estes, the backdrop is beautiful. Unfortunately, will not return to this campground simply due to bad service and management. Frankly, management and CFO just do not care about their customers.
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4 4 out of 5 stars 10/01/2017

We had a corner back in site that was good sized. The park was well maintained and tidy, though we never checked out the restrooms. The trash pickup in the morning is a minor inconvenience, no big deal. The pool was closed for the season but there was a nice pet walking area along a stream with poo bags and trash cans in several places. Elk wander right into the park at dusk. No problems at all, we'd stay there again. We did go over to their sister park Elk Meadow. It has great views of the... Read More

We had a corner back in site that was good sized. The park was well maintained and tidy, though we never checked out the restrooms. The trash pickup in the morning is a minor inconvenience, no big deal. The pool was closed for the season but there was a nice pet walking area along a stream with poo bags and trash cans in several places. Elk wander right into the park at dusk. No problems at all, we'd stay there again. We did go over to their sister park Elk Meadow. It has great views of the mountains but had perhaps a bit more traffic noise. Beautiful area in general.
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5 5 out of 5 stars 06/25/2017

The park was quiet, good mountain views, size and staggered spacing of campsite was good. Lots were level and easy to park. Cleanest restrooms of many where I have stayed. Conveniently located to town and RMNP and many hiking trails which was our vacation goal. Price is high, but this is Estes Park. Did not like policy on cancellation privileges - they charge half of total charges and keep deposit if you must cancel regardless of notification time. They DID work with us when we decided to... Read More

The park was quiet, good mountain views, size and staggered spacing of campsite was good. Lots were level and easy to park. Cleanest restrooms of many where I have stayed. Conveniently located to town and RMNP and many hiking trails which was our vacation goal. Price is high, but this is Estes Park. Did not like policy on cancellation privileges - they charge half of total charges and keep deposit if you must cancel regardless of notification time. They DID work with us when we decided to stay longer and let us keep our site. Pet friendly and they have swimming pool and are building mini-golf.
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3 3 out of 5 stars 10/30/2016

We stayed here because it was very close to the entrance of the National Park. The campground has utilized ever inch of space. Each site is fenced in between neighbors but you are back to back. You may be able to pull through if the site behind is not already filled, otherwise it will be a back in. There is no grass on the sites, just dirt. Along with all the roads. Gravel or some pavement would help control some of the dust. I don't think they do site cleanup between visitors. We had cigarette... Read More

We stayed here because it was very close to the entrance of the National Park. The campground has utilized ever inch of space. Each site is fenced in between neighbors but you are back to back. You may be able to pull through if the site behind is not already filled, otherwise it will be a back in. There is no grass on the sites, just dirt. Along with all the roads. Gravel or some pavement would help control some of the dust. I don't think they do site cleanup between visitors. We had cigarette butts, blown paper and remains of a dump not properly done. Garbage pickup is done twice daily but the magpies get to it if put out too early. No dumpster because of a visiting bear. We did not see him the four nights we stayed.The view was amazing though. The mountains surround you. You are close to town but not really within walking distance. We were close enough to hear the elk that were in the area. We had a flat tire when we went to leave, so we were past checkout by the time we had it repaired. They had no problem but it was a weekday.
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4 4 out of 5 stars 09/07/2016

Good resort close to town and RM National Park. Nice Views. Restrooms and laundry were clean. Pool area nice but water cold. Hot tub next to pool. Playground for kids. The little lake is really a nice feature with fishing from the side. Area around river to walk dogs. Staff friendly. The only complaints are that the sites were very close together and the picnic table was very dirty and broken and holes in it.

4 4 out of 5 stars 07/22/2016

"We would stay here again." **** We had no major issues during this stay (pad #75). One time (at checkout "dump time") there was a bit of back pressure on the sewer hookup that it inflated the hose and then the hose snaked off the support (I keep both black and grey closed and only open for emptying). After a few hours, there was no issues draining the black and grey tanks at the site. There was a little dust from roads. A paved one lane through the park would help that a lot. Trash pickup was... Read More

"We would stay here again." **** We had no major issues during this stay (pad #75). One time (at checkout "dump time") there was a bit of back pressure on the sewer hookup that it inflated the hose and then the hose snaked off the support (I keep both black and grey closed and only open for emptying). After a few hours, there was no issues draining the black and grey tanks at the site. There was a little dust from roads. A paved one lane through the park would help that a lot. Trash pickup was well organized and nice - still would be nice to also have access to a secured dumpster so trash does not have to be kept in camper trailer overnight. The staff is friendly, welcoming and helpful and at the same time very busy. You are escorted to your site and directed into your site. Nuthin' wrong with that! Hook-ups are average condition and vary a bit with each pad. Wi-Fi Internet is fair and works fine. Cable TV had many channels at the time of this post. Getting TV over air is poor to none. Very nice dog walks! Dog waste bags were provided! Bathrooms/showers are well-kept and clean. p.s. Check out the photospheres I've shared on Google Maps internal to the park.
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3 3 out of 5 stars 07/03/2016

Management and Staff: Friendly at first, but if you accidentally break one of their strict rules, they are very unprofessional and treat you like a criminal. They police the area and bother you even when you have done nothing wrong. Kinda kept us on edge the entire 7 days. Cost: Already a little on the pricey side to stay, they nickel and dime to death.... Over 2 people costs $5 PER person Fishing costs $8.50 PER PERSON- EACH DAY Guests for a few hours! $5 for the car plus $5 PER PERSON + tax!... Read More

Management and Staff: Friendly at first, but if you accidentally break one of their strict rules, they are very unprofessional and treat you like a criminal. They police the area and bother you even when you have done nothing wrong. Kinda kept us on edge the entire 7 days. Cost: Already a little on the pricey side to stay, they nickel and dime to death.... Over 2 people costs $5 PER person Fishing costs $8.50 PER PERSON- EACH DAY Guests for a few hours! $5 for the car plus $5 PER PERSON + tax! It's costed $27.50 for our friends to come eat dinner. Late check out (11:00-2:00): Normally $25, but crowded so wouldn't allow it. Scenery: Beautiful Activities: Fishing, playground, swimming, games. Although they claim to have activity room and Putt Putt golf, they do not. Location: Close to Estes Park, but not walkable. Although, there are a few shops and restaurants in walking distance. Garbage: No dumpsters and they make you pick up garbage. They tell you leave your trash out at 8-10am and 4-6pm, but have to pick up because of bears. Personally, the way they nickel and dimmed, I just think they don't want to pay for for a secure garbage bin. We had to keep out garbage from dinner in the camper through the night. At night: Pitch black. No lights. Interesting because they threatened bears. So of course, we were scarred to death to walk to the restrooms after dark. Laundry: $2.50 washer and 2.00 dryer. 10:00pm closed Wifi: Not good even on slow day. I overheard the lady tell new guest it was crowded tonight so may not work well.We were here for 7 days. 4 of the days there was barely anyone here and it still didn't work well. It was very intermittent and wouldn't work on anything strong like movies or Google maps. We have to come to Colorado for a week every year. This was first year of that. We will not be back at this park next year. Found some other beautiful places near by.
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5 5 out of 5 stars 05/24/2016

Beautiful, clean RV park. Friendly staff. Close to lots of shopping and the RMNP entrance. A river is right beside the RV park adding to the ambiance and enjoyment. Enjoyed seeing elk and deer frequenting the area. We stayed 11 nights in a 5th wheel. We would definitely stay here again.

1 1 out of 5 stars 11/23/2015

We were scheduled for a two week stay( paid in advanced) on the first night I took my sick wife to the emergency room for medical treatment at the local Hospital. After being released she toughed it out for two days and then we had to leave for her health. I gave them a copy of the Medical records from the Hospital and they said they would forward it to Management to be considered for a refund ~ $600.00. After several phone calls and a call from Good Sam services they refused. I would NOT recommend... Read More

We were scheduled for a two week stay( paid in advanced) on the first night I took my sick wife to the emergency room for medical treatment at the local Hospital. After being released she toughed it out for two days and then we had to leave for her health. I gave them a copy of the Medical records from the Hospital and they said they would forward it to Management to be considered for a refund ~ $600.00. After several phone calls and a call from Good Sam services they refused. I would NOT recommend this campground and highly recommend Good Sam to remove you sign and remove them for the recommended LIST!!!!
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5 5 out of 5 stars 09/09/2015

Our family greatly enjoyed this spot as a launching point for our RMNP adventures during Labor Day weekend. The campground was crowded with kiddos which was exactly what we wanted. Everyone was respectful and quite during quite hours. The location is close to the river, making it ideal for light early morning fly fishing.

4 4 out of 5 stars 09/02/2015

This was our first time staying at Spruce Lake. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Park was clean and was kept that way for the 4 weeks we were there. The pool was under repair because of damage due to hydrostatic pressure, but we were given a pass to use the pool at their sister property (Elk Meadows). Restrooms and showers had been redone and were always clean. The property borders the Big Thompson River so this is a plus especially if you are wanting to trout fish.

4 4 out of 5 stars 09/05/2022

Estes Park is a great place to explore after visiting the Rocky Mountain National Park from the Bear Lake Road Corridor. Spruce Lake RV Resort is only about 2 miles from the entry. This allowed us to enter the park multiple times during our week stay. Even with the timed entry, we entered at least twice a day. The combination of Spruce Lake RV Park, Rocky Mountain National Park and the town of Estes Park was ideal. Even the afternoon rain showers did not dampen our stay. We cannot recommend... Read More

Estes Park is a great place to explore after visiting the Rocky Mountain National Park from the Bear Lake Road Corridor. Spruce Lake RV Resort is only about 2 miles from the entry. This allowed us to enter the park multiple times during our week stay. Even with the timed entry, we entered at least twice a day. The combination of Spruce Lake RV Park, Rocky Mountain National Park and the town of Estes Park was ideal. Even the afternoon rain showers did not dampen our stay. We cannot recommend the WayFinder restaurant next to the park. The store nearby is expensive. We cannot recommend the coffee bar. The Safeway store is not much more down the road. Spruce Lake RV Park could use some updates, but the rustic feel was not in any way a negative for us. The staff was efficient and friendly. On some days, we saw more wildlife in the RV park than at Rocky Mtn National Park. Elk, wild turkey, geese, deer and fish were all frequent visitors. Unfortunately, there were some domestic dogs that were not under control, but the park addressed this quickly. Dog owners should show respect to their fellow campers and keep their dogs on a leash at all times. Estes Park is a wonderful place. It is the best downtown area for browsing, buying and people watching. The River walk is beautiful and makes the strolling even better. Try Kind Coffee and You Need Pie. Excellent service and products. Rocky Mountain National Park cannot be adequately explained. Just go.
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3 3 out of 5 stars 09/14/2021

We stayed in the campground for 3 nights for the purpose of touring RMNP which has an entrance only 5 minutes away and Estes Park town which was 5 minutes in the other direction. From that standpoint the location of this campground was ideal for us. As all our time was invested in the RMNP and Estes Park sites we didn't have significant expectations of the campground facilities for entertainment. The people helping campers at the site were wonderful, helpful and very friendly. The sites themselves... Read More

We stayed in the campground for 3 nights for the purpose of touring RMNP which has an entrance only 5 minutes away and Estes Park town which was 5 minutes in the other direction. From that standpoint the location of this campground was ideal for us. As all our time was invested in the RMNP and Estes Park sites we didn't have significant expectations of the campground facilities for entertainment. The people helping campers at the site were wonderful, helpful and very friendly. The sites themselves are well designed but tight. The back in sites, we had one, were set up on an offset basis where a trailer was backed up to the edge of your site but offset from your trailer. The tow vehicles had to be parked in the open space beside each trailer. The ground was mostly dirt with very sparse grass but as it didn't rain this wasn't an issue for us. The hookups all worked perfectly including the cable TV which was welcome. We didn't try their bathroom or laundry facilities. There isn't space in the backin sites for trees although there are trees on the hillside behind the campground. There are trees scattered in other parts of the campground where space exists. Had we wanted to spend a lot of time in the campground I don't believe we would have been as satisfied with the cramped campsite but for what we needed (i.e. a place to eat dinner, watch a little TV and sleep) it was perfectly acceptable. We had been told during set up that Elk would sometimes wander through the campground area early morning and late afternoon/evening. We saw this on two evenings, they went into the campground next door on the other side of a fence line but were nevertheless very enjoyable to view. There was a community firepit (fires were not allowed in the individual campsites) and we saw a large fire one night but elected to pass on that offering. The pull through sites in the campground had more space than the backins but I wouldn't say any were overly generous in size. Nevertheless we enjoyed our stay with them and found the people that helped us to be very professional and helpful. The couple directly behind us had a tow vehicle failure that forced them to try and stay for a couple of weeks while the dealer in Loveland (about 30 miles away) ordered parts for the repair. They told us the the management shuffled around their site assignments for the next two weeks to enable them to stay in their present site and avoid hiring a tow truck to move their 5th wheel trailer. Given it was a busy time of the year for the campground it seemed to me that that service was beyond normal expectations.
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5 5 out of 5 stars 07/16/2021

Just stayed at Spruce Lake for 3 nights. It's a nice place to stay, very quiet and clean. Staff is very cordial and helpful. Families welcome with a playground, putt putt golf, a river, community fire pit. They have a pool but it wasn't open. Dogs are welcome on a leash with a fenced in pet play park and a dog walk area. Wifi isn't super fast but with RMNP and Estes Park right there is wasn't an issue for us. Spots are mostly level and roomy. Bathrooms have large stalls for toilets and showers.... Read More

Just stayed at Spruce Lake for 3 nights. It's a nice place to stay, very quiet and clean. Staff is very cordial and helpful. Families welcome with a playground, putt putt golf, a river, community fire pit. They have a pool but it wasn't open. Dogs are welcome on a leash with a fenced in pet play park and a dog walk area. Wifi isn't super fast but with RMNP and Estes Park right there is wasn't an issue for us. Spots are mostly level and roomy. Bathrooms have large stalls for toilets and showers. Very clean and maintained well. Walking distance to restaurants and grocery store. We had no problems while staying there. We already booked another visit for next month! Give them a try!
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2 2 out of 5 stars 06/23/2021

The park is beginning to look run down. Just about every structure needs maintenance. It has become basically a dirt dusty lot with very little grass. The sites are EXTREMELY TIGHT. The WiFi was totally unusable for basic internet such as reading email. This place is very expensive due to the proximity to RMNP. We arrived 15 minutes before the 1:00 check in time and they wanted to charge us $25 for early arrival. This left a bad taste in our mouth from the beginning. We have stayed her... Read More

The park is beginning to look run down. Just about every structure needs maintenance. It has become basically a dirt dusty lot with very little grass. The sites are EXTREMELY TIGHT. The WiFi was totally unusable for basic internet such as reading email. This place is very expensive due to the proximity to RMNP. We arrived 15 minutes before the 1:00 check in time and they wanted to charge us $25 for early arrival. This left a bad taste in our mouth from the beginning. We have stayed her several times in the past and will not return.
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1050 Marys Lake Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517
Coordinates: 40.362460, -105.542650
Elevation: 7622

Directions
From W Jct of Bus US 34 & US 36 (Elkhorn Ave), W 0.3 mi on Elkhorn Ave to Moraine Ave (US 36W), SW 0.8 mi to Mary's Lake Rd, S 0.1 mi (L) Note: do not follow GPS.

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