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Base Camp Family Campground

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· Alamosa, Alamosa, Colorado
20 acres hosted by Base Camp Family C.
20 RV sites
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Full RV hookups
Electrical, water, and sewage hookups are available at all sites.
Near Great Sand Dunes National Park
Within a 30-minute drive from the Entrance Station.
Big rig-friendly
Spacious, level camping well-suited for travel trailers over 40 ft long.
Welcome To Your Base Camp Whether your adventure brings you here for just one night, or the entire summer, this is the view you want to wake up to! We have... •Largest Pull Through Sites In The Area-100' x 40' •Big-Rig-Friendly, 60 degree angled sites •Large Private Showers •Best 360 Degree Views •Full Hookups •Free Wi-Fi •Laundry •Close To All Local Attractions •Sandboard & Sand Sled Rentals - https://slv-adventures.square.site •65 Degree Average Summer Temperatures Base Camp Family Campground is operated by the Baker Family. Josh Baker first lived in Southern Colorado in the early 90's as a child, but his parents moved the family away after a short time. His desire to move back here as an adult prompted him to start bringing his own family to Colorado for vacations. They purchased land in the valley in 2014 and moved to Colorado in 2020. They are using all they've learned from years of RVing adventures, to continue the park's mission of providing a clean, affordable, spacious, well-run camping facility, and to be a centrally located "base camp" and hub of information for everything this unique area has to offer. You may feel it when you first enter the valley...this is a special place like no other. You'll be camping on Native American sacred ground, in the shadows of 14,000 ft. mountain peaks, in the largest high-desert alpine valley in the world, that is sprinkled with free-flowing artesian wells, hot springs and wet lands. Water gushes up through the desert floor from aquifers that are continually replenished from the snow that melts from the surrounding mountains. The valley gets 350 days of sunshine each year and less than 8 inches of precipitation, mostly in the form of afternoon thunderstorms. Bring a sweater, even if you're here in August. Daily summer temperatures average 65 degrees, and it will get down into the 50's at night. That's perfect camping weather! For native American tribes, including the Utes, Apache, Navajos, and others, this valley is considered the source of life, a place where humans and spirit enter and leave this world. This sipapu, or place of emergence, is believed to be near the sand dunes, in the San Luis Lakes area. The valley was considered so sacred, that no war would be waged here. The tribes would pass each other in peace. Blanca Peak is considered the eastern boundary and doorway into Dinetah, the traditional Navajo homeland. Today, 30 spiritual centers, representing religions from all over the world, are located in the Crestone area at the north end of the valley. The ET Connection As if all of the mountains, deserts, hot springs, and sacred ground weren't enough, The San Luis Valley is also known as a UFO hot spot! UFO sightings have been reported as far back as the 1600's. You'll want to visit The UFO Watch tower, on highway 17, "The Cosmic Highway". Owner, Judy Messoline is a wealth of information on the subject. • EXPRESS CHECK IN - We'll send you an email the day before your arrival, with your site number, wifi password, etc. There is no need to check in at the host site when you arrive, unless you have questions. You can follow the yellow signs straight to your camp site! • DURING COLD WATER MONTHS -water faucets may be used for filling RV tanks only. Water hoses must be disconnected after filling tanks. No permanent water hose connections will be allowed. • Check In Time -1:00 PM •Check Out Time -11:00 AM ATTRACTIONS - Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge on the Rio Grande - San Luis Valley Museum - Rio Grande Scenic Railroad - Splashland Hot Springs - Blanca Vista Park - Cattails Golf Course - Luther Bean Museum - Ryan Geology Museum - Fort Garland Museum - Zapata Falls - Colorado Gators Reptile Park - Homelake Veterans' History Museum - Monte Vista History Museum - Transportation of the West Museum - Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve - Sanford Museum - UFO Watchtower - Sand Dunes Swimming Pool - Jack Dempsey Museum - Joyful Journey Hot Springs - Sangre de Cristo Heritage Center - Stations of the Cross Shrine - Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad Antonito Depot - Fransisco Fort Museum - Rio Grande County Museum - Conejos County Museum - Crestone History Museum - Hazard House Museum - Saguache County Museum - Valley View Hot Springs - Creede History Museum - Creede Underground Mining Museum - Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad Chama Depot - Taos Pueblo - Hinsdale County Museum
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Jeffrey B.
May 29, 2024
#14 100 ft. Pull-Through Site
Pay extra if you want what you book
Only stayed for one night to break up our road trip. Booked site 14 but was changed to site 3 before we arrived. Site 3 is right next to the bathroom, didn’t notice much traffic because when we were at our camper we just decided to stay inside. There was an ok view from our window. Site 14(the one I booked) looked to have a really nice view as it’s the site on the end of the row. I guess if you book a site and really want to keep it make sure you pay the extra fee, for us it was only overnight so it wasn’t the end of the world. But I’m not sure what grid balancing their app does because while we were there site 14 was occupied, so my guess is it was someone who just requested it and because we didn’t lock it in they just moved us.
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James O.recommends
May 25, 2024
#13 100 ft. Pull-Through Site
Best of the options available
Perfect spot for a 'basecamp' of operations if you want to explore the area around the Great Dunes National Park
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Jason B.recommends
May 12, 2024
#20 100 ft. Pull-Through Site
Base Camp had easy access and good hookups. The bathhouse was adequate but we didn’t use the showers so can’t comment on those. The WiFi was spotty but could have been because our campsite was on the edge of the property. Good location to stay if wanting to see Great Sand Dunes NP, which is about a 30 min +/- drive to the visitor center.
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Kathleen S.recommends
April 21, 2024
#13 100 ft. Pull-Through Site
Awesome sites!
What a great campground! Sites were large and level. Lots of space between sites. Facilities were super clean and ample communication to know about the campground. Easy to get the Great Sand Dunes and other wildlife areas. We stayed in site #13 which was furthest away from highway, so very little road noise. Will definitely be visiting again!
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Sloan S.doesn't recommend
March 8, 2024
#6 100 ft. Pull-Through Site
I would never stay here. We got a phone call from a woman named Angela who told me that the city of Alamosa was going to be drilling a water well on the property and that a generator was going to be running 24/7. She wanted to know if we still wanted to stay. I said no and to cancel the reservation. That part was nice. The day of the stay I started receiving text messages from the "owner" asking us when we would arrive. I told him about my conversation with Angela. He started denying that there was anyone named Angela there and that I was wrong. He just went on and on about how wrong I was and that he was correct and would even acknowledge anything about the drilling. He was very rude and was just harassing me through text messages.
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Steve V.recommends
August 14, 2023
#19 100 ft. Pull-Through Site
Great Spot, Great Site!
The location of the RV park was perfect. 15 minutes outside of Alamosa (Walmart etc.) and 30 Minutes to the entrance of the Sand Dunes. The laundry and bathrooms were exceptionally clean. The site felt safe and secure with plenty of space between each site. The sites came with a picnic table and a fire pit with full hook ups. The Wi-Fi signal was fantastic and there is a cell tower close by for great coverage (80mps). It was great to get a friendly wave every morning from the camp hosts. If you arrive past dark there is plenty of bright signage directing you to your space. Be sure to wake up early to watch the sunrise over the incredible vistas.
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Alamosa, Alamosa, Colorado, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Diné Bikéyah and Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Base Camp Family C.Joined in February 2023
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