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Are you visiting Grand Junction anytime soon? There are a lot of amazing campgrounds around the area.  Whether you are looking for RV parks near Grand Junction or a free camping spot, we have you covered!  

Being locals in the area, we enjoy stay-cation camping trips here. We have visited Grand Junction a few times now and we would like to share our experience with you. We hope that this guide helps you decide where to camp in your RV. 

As part of our series on Colorado, we created this guide to camping near Grand Junction, Colorado. You will enjoy our other resources for visiting Grand Junction and the surrounding National Colorado Monument.

  • 7 Amazing Day Trips from Grand Junction
  • Colorado National Monument Hikes that You Don’t Want to Miss

Camping in an RV comes with a lot of consideration. Aside from the amenities of the park, you also need to consider the kinds of hookups they have, if they have 30 or 50amp, etc. There are RV camps that provide provisions for slide-outs and some of the cheaper ones don’t.

If you want to try out an RV for the first time or don’t want to bring yours to Colorado you can try renting an RV. The two best places to rent a camper in Grand Junction are Outdoorsy and RVezy

Depending on your personal considerations, here are some of our suggestions.

Best RV Parks near Grand Junction

Grand Junction KOA

Those with big rigs love staying at KOA campgrounds and this site at Grand Junction is not an exemption. With 66 RV sites that can accommodate all sizes, it is no doubt one of the most favorite campgrounds for locals and tourists. 

If you travel with pets will love their fenced-in dog run. This campground features many unique amenities such as miniature golf and an outdoor movie theatre. As well as its own convenience store, laundry facilities, and other recreation areas.

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  • Location: 2819 Highway 50, Grand Junction, CO 81503
  • RV Length: 45-foot
  • RV sites: 66
  • Hookup: Full Hookup
  • 30/50 Amp: both
  • Pull-Through or Back-in: Both
  • Pets allowed: Yes
  • Laundry Facilities: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Discount: Military members, AAA, 

Palisade RV Basecamp

We chose the Palisade RV Basecamp to stay at on our recent spring break camping trip to Grand Junction.  This park is about 15 minutes east of Grand Junction just off I-70.  It lies along the Colorado River with spectacular views of the plateau. 

Palisade is famous for the orchards and vineyards and most notably, the Palisade peaches.   The campsites are set between the peach orchards and the Colorado River.    You can stay all day at the campsite or make this your basecamp and head out for local adventures.  

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  • Location: 985 North River Road Palisade, CO 81526 
  • RV Length: 95-foot
  • RV sites: 102
  • Hookup: Electric or Full Hookup
  • 30/50 Amp: both
  • Pull-Through or Back-in: Both
  • Pets allowed: Yes
  • Laundry Facilities: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Discount: Military members, AAA, Good Sam

Monument RV Resort

If you are looking for an RV campground near the Colorado National  Monument, Monument RV Resort is worth checking out. Aside from being the nearest full-service RV site to the Monument, it also is within walking distance to restaurants and the Dinosaur Journey Museum. It also is just across James R. Robb State Park if you are looking for a fishing lake, swim beach, or activities in the Colorado River.

The campground is big rig-friendly and features 77 back-in and pull-through RV sites. With laundry facilities, pool, hot tub, and a magnificent view of the Monument.

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  • Location: 607 Highway 340, Fruita, CO 81521
  • RV Length: 95-foot
  • RV sites: 77
  • Hookup: Full Hookup
  • 30/50 Amp: both
  • Pull-Through or Back-in: Both
  • Pets allowed: Yes
  • Laundry Facilities: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Discount: Military members, AAA, Good Sam

James R. Robb State Park

As mentioned, situated right across Monument RV Park is James R. Robb State Park. This campground is not just a place where you can stay for the night, it also is jam packed with outdoor activities that you can do during the day. Some of the activities that you can do in this park are swimming, river tubing, playing volleyball, horseshoes, fishing, kayaking/rafting/canoeing, birding, camping, and biking.

Apart from these, guests can enjoy the on-site amenities such as a playground, picnic area, laundry facilities, gift shop, and fire pit.

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  • Location: 595 Highway 340, Fruita, CO 81521-9544
  • RV Length: 60-foot
  • Hookup: Sanitary dump, no water and sewer hookup
  • 30/50 Amp: both
  • Pull-Through or Back-in: Pull through
  • Pets allowed: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: No

Junction West RV Park

This RV campground is popular among locals and tourists alike. There are so many onsite activities perfect for families with both young and older kids. Kids will love the huge playground, splash pad, and recreation room.   Parents can make use of their laundry room. Even the family dog has a dog park to run and play.  

There are 68 sites scattered around the camp that houses amenities that can give you that comfortable and good night’s sleep. Junction West RV is situated in Grand Junction, just a short drive away from shopping, restaurants, and gas stations. For small purchases and necessities, you’ll love that they have their own convenience store within the camp.

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  • Location: 793 22 Road, Grand Junction, CO 81505
  • RV Length: 65-foot
  • RV sites: 68
  • Hookup: Full Hookup
  • 30/50 Amp: both
  • Pull-Through or Back-in: Both
  • Pets allowed: Yes
  • Laundry Facilities: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Discount: Military members, Good Sam, Passport America, RPI

Grand Mesa RV Park

If you plan to go around Grand Mesa during your stay, Grand Mesa RV Park is the closest park to it. It is a cozy park with just 24 RV spaces so you better call in advance to make sure you get a slot during your travel dates. What we love about this park is the comfortable and serene vibe it has coupled with the scenic view of the National Forest at Grand Mesa. This campground also has a general store and its own cafe in the compound.

The part is just 30 minutes away from Grand Mesa. If you are planning a lot of activities there, make sure to secure your booking early.

  • Website
  • Location: 607 Highway 340, Fruita, CO 81521
  • RV Length: 50-foot
  • RV sites: 24
  • Hookup: Full Hookup
  • 30/50 Amp: both
  • Pull-Through or Back-in: Both
  • Pets allowed: Yes
  • Laundry Facilities: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes

RV Ranch at Grand Junction

You’ll love this RV campground that is just 10 minutes outside of Grand Junction. It has a  massive 139 RV site capacity with affordable daily, weekly, and monthly rates.  RV Ranch is one of the favorite campgrounds of those who want to go around Western Colorado. 

RV Ranch is a short drive from the National Colorado Monument if you’re like us who love hiking, this is a perfect campground for you. They also have a heated pool, shuffleboard, a playground, and a horseshoe pit for the days that you want to stay in.

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  • Location: 3238 East I-70 Business Lp, Clifton, CO 81520
  • RV Length: 45-foot
  • RV sites: 139
  • Hookup: Full Hookup
  • 30/50 Amp: both
  • Pull-Through or Back-in: Both
  • Pets allowed: Yes
  • Laundry Facilities: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes

Saddlehorn Campground

The only official campground in the Colorado National Monument is the Saddlehorn Campground. You will not believe the spectacular canyon views and the distant Book Cliffs and Grand Mesa. Don’t forget your camera for evening photography!  Then during the night, you will be sleeping under a huge night sky full of stars. In the morning, you’ll be mesmerized by the spectacular views of the Colorado River Valley below.

Be careful camping here with small children as the overlooks are not always secure and the cliffs drop over 300 feet! To ensure safety, be sure to ask the staff at the visitor center. The Monument Visitor Center is just a short walk up the road from this campsite.

For those who need special access for mobility-impaired people, campsite #5 and campsite #70 are available. Call 970-858-3617 Ext. 300 to inquire. You can also call this number for groups of more than 15 persons.

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  • Location: 150 Rim Rock Drive, Fruita, CO 81521
  • RV Length: 40-foot
  • RV sites: 80
  • Hookup: None
  • 30/50 Amp: no to both
  • Pull-Through or Back-in: Both
  • Pets allowed: Yes
  • Laundry Facilities: No
  • Wi-Fi: none

Moon Dance RV Park

Moon Dance RV Park offers 13 luxury full hookup RV spaces for those who want to camp in style. These can accommodate up to 45+ feet long RV and have room for slideouts on both sides as well as a patio or deck for that relaxing vibe. At just 15-30 minutes away from National Parks, Museums, Hiking Trails, and other places to visit, Moon Dance is a great idea for your RV getaway.

  • Website
  • Location: 774 23 Road, Grand Junction CO 81505
  • RV Length: 45-foot
  • RV sites: 27
  • Hookup: Full Hookup
  • 30/50 Amp: both
  • Pull-Through or Back-in: Pull-through
  • Pets allowed: Yes
  • Laundry Facilities: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Discount: Police officers, firefighters, military members, senior citizens

Aspen Trails RV & Campground

Aspen Trails RV Campground is another cozy RV site on the other side of the Grand Mesa from Grand Junction. It is specifically located in between Cedaredge and Grand Mesa. 

The campground has a limited space of up to 23 RV pull-through slots for 75 feet long campers. 

Relax in their family-friendly cafe that has a beautiful vintage vibe. Make sure you try out their handmade waffle cones with their famous ice cream. Locals and tourists alike admit to coming back to this campground for the ice cream. Try this while you enjoy the view of the Grand Mesa and the Colorado National Monument.

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  • Location: 19991 Highway 65, Cedaredge, CO 81413
  • RV Length: 75-foot
  • RV sites: 23
  • Hookup: Full Hookup
  • 30/50 Amp: both
  • Pull-Through or Back-in: Pull through
  • Pets allowed: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Discount: Military members

Glenwood KOA

KOA’s Glenwood campground in Silt is a perfect stop on your way to explore West Colorado. Situated an hour from Grand Junction and near Glenwood Springs and Aspen, this KOA is a good place to explore the higher elevations.

Whether you are going to stay for just a night or for several days, you’ll surely enjoy the amenities and activities that you can do. The campsite has a 5-mile frontage along the Colorado River where you can do all sorts of water activities.

Amenities include a convenience store, games, lounge, library, heated pool, sun patio, playground, and a hot tub. While there, enjoy the views of the beautiful Roan Plateau, the Mamm Peaks, and Battlement Mesa.

  • Website
  • Location: 629 River Frontage Road, Silt, CO 81652
  • RV Length: 95-foot
  • RV sites: 23
  • Hookup: Full Hookup
  • 30/50 Amp: 50
  • Pull-Through or Back-in: both
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Laundry Facilities: Yes

BLM Camping near Grand Junction

For those who are looking for BLM to camp on, there is more than you can imagine around Grand Junction. You can boondock anywhere on BLM that you can find a level spot. Here we included three BLM campgrounds for you to check out.

Dominguez Escalante Potholes Campground

The Dominguez-Escalante area is spectacular and full of things to do. You will have to travel a little outside of Grand Junction as it is about 45 minutes southwest of town. However you will feel like you found a secret place in western Colorado.

For detailed directions and information on splashing in the potholes, the canyon vistas and ancient history read our post. Camping in Dominguez Escalante

Mud Springs Campground

Mu Springs is located near Glad park in a small aspen grove. It is best visited from May to November.

Freshwater is available in this BLM campground that is open every May to November. There are designated sites where RV and campers can park. Each site has a picnic table, fire pit, and grill. The campsite is situated at 7914 S 16 1/2 Road. It is about 1.6 miles above the elevation of Grand Junction, making it cooler during the hot months. There’s a wildlife body of water that you have to walk about a mile to. Activities such as birding, biking, and fishing can be enjoyed here.

North Fruita Desert Campground

Another BLM campground to check is the North Fruita Desert Campground. If you like camping with just the basics, this can be a great place to start. There are 35 campsites on this campsite that are situated in the middle of 40-acre well-maintained trails.

Are you considering Dispersed Camping near Grand Junction?

For some people, the beauty of camping lies in the serene and genuine experience of camping in national forests and dispersed campsites.  Boondocking at dispersed campsites (for free) just can’t be beat. 

While great amenities like a hot shower and a good laundry area are welcome sometimes, camping in the great outdoors can really be appreciated by some if they camp on an undeveloped campground.

If you are considering this, we’ve prepared some tips to consider:

  • It is free and on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • The rule is to camp about 100-200 feet away from the road and any waterway.
  • If you can still see the next camper, then you may have to move further a little.
  • Bring food and water and fuel
  • Bring out what you bring in
  • Store food properly especially in a bear territory as dispersed camping doesn’t come with bear lockers.
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13 Campgrounds Near Grand Junction

Final thoughts on RV campsites near Grand Junction, CO

Grand Junction is known for many activities in the surrounding areas. Expect the area to be crowded especially during the Spring through Summer. If you plan to visit during this time, make sure to make your reservations early.

Here are some more posts in our camping series to help you:

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