Spruce Lake RV Resort

1050 Marys Lake Rd
Estes Park, CO 80517
(970) 586-2889
Location: 40.36246, -105.54265

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.
Open May 8 - Oct 3
Elevation
7,622 ft (2323.1856 m)
Last Year's Rate
Card(s) Accepted
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Facility

Type (RV Park)
Dump Station

Policies

Folding Tent Campers Allowed
Pets Welcome
Pet Restrictions
Pet Restriction on Quantity
No Tents

Sites

Spaces Available (110)
Gravel Sites (110)
30 Amp
50 Amp
Shaded (Some)
Full Hookups (88)
Water (22)
Electric (22)
Max Amps (50)
Back-ins (40 x 40)
Room for Slideouts (Yes)
Table at Site
Trash Pickup at Site

Rentals

Cabin/Cottage Rentals (5)

Internet

WiFi at Overnite Sites
WiFi at Park
WiFi at Park Supports Mobile Devices
1 Devices supported per Overnite Site
110 Sites with WiFi

Other Amenities & Services

Road Condition (Fair)
Road Type (Gravel)
Restroom and Showers
Laundry
RV Supplies
Metered LP Gas
Firewood
Escort to Site
Onsite RV Service
Cable
Self-Service RV Wash
Fishing Supplies
Onsite Rentals (5)
Restrooms

Recreational Facilities

Heated Pool
Hot Tub
River
Swimming
Fishing
Body Of Water (Big Thompson River)
Horseshoes
Rec Hall
Planned Activities
Playground
Outdoor Games
Mini Golf

Recreation Nearby (within 10 miles)

Hiking
Rock/Mountain Climbing
Fishing
Kayaking/Canoeing

Discounts

Military Discount

On-Site Rentals

Customer Reviews

Spruce Lake RV Resort
Avg Rating 3.5out of 5 stars 3.5 out of 5 stars  (12) Reviews
3.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Facility Rating
interior roads, sites, registration area, hookups, recreation, swimming, security, laundry, store and building maintenance...
4.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Restroom Rating
cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
3.5 out of 5 stars   Avg Appeal Rating
the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.

Gary G

Reviews: 71
Helpful Reviews: 40
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: September, 2019
3 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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3 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
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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Customer Service

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: September, 2018
1 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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2 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
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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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Pam A

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: September, 2017
4 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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4 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
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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Donatay

Reviews: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: June, 2017
5 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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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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sclaws

Reviews: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: September, 2016
3 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
3 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
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2 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
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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cewjaw

Reviews: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: July, 2016
4 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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5 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
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.
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RARandDR

Reviews: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: July, 2016
4 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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4 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
3 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
"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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Softball Traveler

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
Good Sam Member

Date of Stay: July, 2016
3 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
3 out of 5 stars   Facility Rating
4 out of 5 stars   Restroom Rating
3 out of 5 stars   Appeal Rating
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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Joe n Cindy

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
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Date of Stay: May, 2016
5 out of 5 stars   Overall Rating
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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.
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egraesser

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
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Date of Stay: September, 2015
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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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McCallClan

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
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Date of Stay: September, 2015
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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.
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RV2015

Reviews: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1
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Date of Stay: June, 2015
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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.
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