Joe and I spent the month of July at Gunnison KOA and my how the time flew. Traveling with three pups often presents issues and not one time has any KOA ever denied us our fence (for the pups to sit out with us at the MH) or limited the number of canine dependents we can have. We found this KOA to be clean, friendly, and a great location for all the places we wanted to explore.
Jack enjoyed the fenced in doggie park. Playing ball is the highlight of his day...well, except for eating, cuddling, sleeping, laying in the sun, and aggravating his sisters.
Dover and Sally, on the other hand, were perfectly content to lay in the cool, green grass at our site enjoying the breeze, the birds and the sunshine.
Gunnison KOA reminds me of our camping days with our children and grandchildren. I can't deny there were lots of families enjoying the cool weather just like we were.
Camp fire smoke filled the evening air, with lots of laughs as families gathered around fire pits roasting hot dogs and marshmallows...all sweet memories for me !
RV sites are arranged so that you and your neighbor are facing each other. Not my favorite, but it turned out that most people set up their seating area in front/back of their RVs. Joe and I were surprised at how we didn't feel cramped or like we had to "visit" with the neighbors. Everyone was polite and respectful. Lots of open space and shade.
There is a large tent area in the center of the campground. It was full the entire time we were there.
The grounds are well maintained. KOA Dave, owner, is visible and either on the mower or helping someone all day long. The roads in the park are not paved, but they are sprayed with water several times during the day to keep dust from becoming a problem.
Now might be a good time to mention that the KOA is also home to several farm animals. The animals are old, and well kept. I shutter to think where they would be if not here. Not to worry, we did not have to hold our nose while we enjoyed sitting out...not one time did we get a stinky smell.
Norman's barn is next to the doggie park. I laughed so hard at Sally the first time she heard him moo. She stopped dead in her tracks and tilted her head this way and that way trying to figure it out. In addition to Norman there is Bossie, a donkey, a mule, shetland ponies, a hog and a billy goat... all pets of KOA Dave and his family. A totally great experience for all the kids visiting !
There are also other summer residents here.
All in all, the pros out weighed the cons for Joe and I. We were happy and our pups were happy. Would we stay here again ? You betcha !
Until next time, let the good times roll !
|Our excitement builds as we head into Gunnison on July 1, 2016|
HAPPY TRAILS !