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Lightner Creek Campground, Durango, Colorado

Submitted by Annie

About.com Rating 5 Star Rating
User Rating 5 Star Rating (1 Review)


Annie - I found this campground through Woodall's, and I RV camped there in May 2003.

Campground Review

The location of this campground is one of its biggest assets. It has everything a camp location should: away from the busy city, yet only a few miles to restaurants, grocery stores, etc. The mountain location and wonderful creek is a gorgeous setting. Lightner Creek is small enough to make friends of all occupants, yet large enough to accommodate all camping needs. This campground has a laundry, sparkling clean restrooms, game room, pool, and a nice office/store that is open until 9 p.m. I especially loved the paved roads throughout the campground, which means no dust and dirt everywhere. The camp hosts and owners are a valuable font of information for things to see and do and make sure you have the proper directions.

We looked at several campgrounds in Durango and couldn't figure out why anyone would want to stay on busy roads, industrial areas, etc. when Lightner Creek was so perfect. We liked it there so much, we had reserved 3 days and stayed 7!

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 5 out of 5
Lightner Creek Campground, Member brockeverly

Camped here for a week in a tent trailer. Being avid ""boondockers"" the idea of campground camping was not much of a thrill for us. But, with the wife pregnant, it was the only way to get her out. I have to say, I have found my new site in Durango. This campground is fantastic. We stayed in site number 12, which has the hookups on the incorrect side. I found it kind of weird, but I just hooked my trailer up to the front hitch and turned the trailer sideways in the site. This created a more private ""front yard"" for us, next time I am here I will ask for the same site and do it again. The sites are spread out a good distance on this side of the grounds. The big Class A and fifth wheel side is not so much, however, those guys are used to being closer together. Joe and Cheryl go way out of their way to make sure that their guests have a good time. When the Lightner Fire started I got cold feet and emailed Cheryl. She emailed daily updates on the status up until we made the 700 mile trip up. Joe provided some insight on 4x4 trails in the area which had some fantastic views and really hit the mark with what we were looking for. All in all, our stay here could not have been better. We have a couple more nights here and are dreading the day we hook up and head back to Phoenix. If you are in the Durango area camping, regardless of your rig, this is a great place to stay. Don't waste your time looking around for an alternative, this IS the place to be in Durango!

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