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Estes Park Campground at East Portal

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90 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2015

Staying here after being in Moraine campground was great! The camp is a little smaller, but the amenities (hot showers, clean bathrooms, flushing toilets) and park make this a gem for families. We picked several trail areas to hike on due to their close proximity. It's fairly easy to get into RMNP attractions from this site. We were visited by... More 

Thank Sarah C
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 8 April 2015 via mobile

Don't come to Portal for a "wow" factor. Come for the friendly staff, hot showers, flush toilets, close proximity to RMNP, and electric and water hook-ups for an RV. We were gone most of the day exploring the park so it was really nice coming back to a campground with the amenities listed above. There are overhead wires, bumpy gravel... More 

1 Thank Kara N
Winston Salem
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2014 via mobile

This camp ground is less than a 1/4 mile hike from the park. It sits on a hillside so large flat sites are few. The views from the camp office are magnificent. Views from sites further up have views blocked by trees There are ample nice sites for Rvs and trailers 20 ft or less. Units longer than 20 ft... More 

5 Thank husband63
Omaha, Nebraska
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2014

I would highly recommend this campground. Bathrooms were super clean and well maintained - showers were free, and fairly good pressure and temperature. We had does and bucks walking through the campground often! We had sites A23 and A25 and were close the bathrooms, and backed up to woods. It was awesome. The staff was super friendly as well.

4 Thank kerrisue
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74 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Upon driving up to this campground, you will be visually greeted by a huge garbage dumpster and a purple port-a-potty. If you are fortunate to get a campsite with a view of the mountains, it will be marred by a rickety swing set and mini climbing wall which serves as a small playground for children. These are the first cues... More 

6 Thank Macbe

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Centennial, Colorado
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2013

Campground is at the end of a road and boarders Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP). At the edge of the campground you can easily access the hiking trails into the RMNP. With a 10 minute drive you can be at the main gate to the RMNP or in down town Estes Park. The camp ground is well treed and your... More 

2 Thank Kevin G
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22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2013

This was or first tent camping experience in many years. We found an Ozark pop-up 9x13 cabin tent and a Coleman queen blow up bed at WalMart and headed for Colorado. We booked ahead at Estes Park Campground and were met by Flo at the check-in desk. She could not have been more helpful and got us settled into a... More 

3 Thank robertwford
Loveland, Colorado
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192 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2013

We came here with some families from our church this past weekend. I had read reviews about it being on a mountain with slanted sites, so I wasn't sure what to expect. Camping is not a frequent activity for us either being new to CO, so my rating may be off not being a "professional camper". The tent sites are... More 

2 Thank rokeedy
Saint Robert, Missouri
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2013

Unless you're tent camping, sites are cramped and often difficult to get your rig in to. The road is not well maintained. Facilities are inadequate for the number of campers. The fee is relatively high, but does not translate into quality facilities. If you can get into a National Park campground, do it. At least, you'll get what you've paid... More 

1 Thank John F
Omaha, Nebraska
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2013

Pros: -Friendly staff -Friendly and pleasant campers -Hot showers and flush toilets (Flip flops will be wanted as its a rustic cement slab bathroom) -Campground is on a mountain - nice trees and wildlife Cons: -Campground is on a mountain - sites are on an incline, pay attention when you make reservations to the "driveway grade" at each site. Ours... More 

2 Thank CampCook_93

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About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
So close, yet feels so far away from the hustle and bustle of Estes Park. This very popular campground is located at an elevation of 8,300 feet at the end of a beautiful road just west of town. There are wonderful views of the snow covered peaks in Rocky Mountain National Park and access to the East Portal Reservoir which has ample opportunities for fishing. This double loop campground offers shady sites suitable for tenters and campers with small RVs and trailers shorter than 24 feet in length. It is especially well-suited for families and outdoor enthusiasts looking to explore nearby nature and trails in Rocky Mountain National Park. Sites at this campground open up to views of Rocky Mountain National Park and starry nighttime skies. A mature blend of ponderosa and lodgepole pines interspersed with groves of aspens makes it a wonderful home away from home. It is an ideal setting for guests seeking recreation and relaxation. The camping season runs from May 15th - October 3rd. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Estes Park Campground at East Portal

Address: 3420 Tunnel Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517-8303
Region: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Number of rooms: 69
Also Known As:
Estes Park Campground Hotel Rocky Mountain National Park
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“I don't know if I really want to give this secret away, but we had one of the best sites, up and off the main road . . . . A53.”
  • A53
 of 5 bubbles JessHolbrook, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“A20 and A29 are the most popular campsites -- they're very secluded!”
 of 5 bubbles juliac242, 31 May 2016 | Read review
“Get there before dark to set up camp.”
 of 5 bubbles 350kims350, 13 Oct 2015 | Read review
“If you are tent camping try to get a spot in the tent-only area rather than mixed in with the RVs.”
 of 5 bubbles JCTfromDEN, 14 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Sites A-30 - A-33 seemed attractive.”
 of 5 bubbles robertwford, 29 Aug 2013 | Read review
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