Steamboat KOA Campground, Steamboat Springs, Colorado

I'm reminded of the old saying "If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck, then it is a duck!" when staying at Steamboat Campground. Upon driving in, I'm reminded of the familiar earmarks of a KOA, yet this camp is not designated as a KOA. All of the amenities (cabins, playground, hookups, pool, laundry, miniature golf, bike rentals) that you could possibly expect of the KOA are available, in addition to the typical tight campsites and roadside location. Maintenance is an issue here. Grass had not been mowed in quite awhile, we had dog feces at our site, and there were several places where yellow construction tape roped off areas. According to our neighbors, the bathrooms were
moldy and in need of a major remodel. The kiddie pool served more as a breeding ground for mosquitoes that a place of play for children. There are three perks to Steamboat Camp: the location within the town of Steamboat Springs, the free city bus that takes you to all the popular destinations and activities Steamboat has to offer (for those without a tow vehicle) and the location along the Yampa River, which does provide some scenic sites. Our site was along the river, and was more scenic than others, however the river was at very high levels, and flooding was a concern as many sites were flooded out during our stay as a result of heavy rains.

Good Sites: 1-8, 127-136
Poor Sites: 29-43
Hookups: Water, Electric & Sewer
Potable Water: Yes
Dump Within Facility: Yes

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