Campground Review: Bayfield Riverside RV Park, Bayfield, Colorado
Why we chose here: We rarely stay in RV parks but I had a business trip planned for a few days so Iain took the opportunity to plug in and base himself at a park to get some chores done while I was gone.
General: This is how an RV park should be. Well maintained friendly staff, pretty grounds. It amazes me how most RV parks seem to forget they are in the vacation / tourism industry and instead run the place as if it is a detention camp with rules to be followed and god forbid you should have any fun when there. This place does not fall into that camp. It's welcoming, scenic and is a great place to spend a few days.
Location: Bayfield itself is a small town with a few restaurants and a brewery. However, Durango is only 20 minutes away and that has a lot to offer. The park itself is on the river and is in a very pretty setting.
Sites: There are a mixture of sites, we were right on the river and it was a very pretty spot. Like most RV parks you are crammed in a little tight, but our sight had a pleasant sitting area at the back facing the river. We had full hook ups.
Facilities: Restrooms, trash, recycle, laundry. The park is quite big and you can walk around the lovely grounds. I'm not sure I would call it a "facility" but they do have their own Alpaca on site!
Groceries: Bayfield has not much to offer but Durango has all the regular stores like City Market, Walmart and Natural Grocers.
Reservations: Yes, although it wasn't full when we arrived in late September.
Cell coverage / WiFi: Yes the cell coverage was good. The WiFi was slow and intermittent.
Price paid: $43 Full Hook Ups
Date of visit: Sept 2016
Would we visit again? We would probably still choose public lands if we weren't looking to plug in because that is more our style. But this is an excellent RV park and I would recommend it highly.