This was a quick 2-day stop-over for us as we entered Colorado from Utah before heading into the mountains.
Link to Park here: KOA Grand Junction
- Site quality = 4/5
Very decent site quality here. Grassy area at each location plus bench and fire-pit. The sites themselves are gravel and some (but not all) have shade. There’s 50 AMP hookups, good water pressure and free cable too. Only negative is that you’re fairly close to your neighbour.
- Facilities = 4/5
Bathrooms are neat and clean but nothing overly fancy. Good showers with nice pressure.
- Amenities = 4/5
Decent selection of amenities here. Pool (albeit a small one), laundry, free WiFi, playground for the kids plus cart rentals. There’s also cabin rentals for those without an RV.
- Location = 3/5
The KOA is located a few miles outside of Grand Junction in a suburban area. There’s shopping in town and access to several nature areas around Grand Junction, but not too much at the KOA itself.
- Pet friendliness = 3/5
They accept pets here, but have breed restrictions (no Pit Bulls, Rotties or Dobermans) so they get a ding for that. They do have a long, narrow fenced-in dog-run and access to a walking trail (The Old Spanish Trail) ~5 blocks away. They also offer poo-bags on site.
Overall rating = 3.6
Summary: KOA’s are usually pretty consistent and this one was no exception. We wanted a reliable stop-over in Grand Junction and that’s exactly what I’d say this is. The sites are nice, the landscaping decent and the campground is clean and well-run with all the amenities you’d expect. It’s a city stop-over in a suburban area, so I wouldn’t stay here for the views or the nature access, but it’s a decent stopping site to explore the area or do some shopping. For nature-lovers I’d recommend heading to one of the 5 campsite sections of the James M. Robb Colorado River Park. That’s probably where we’ll stay next time we stop through.