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Base Camp Family Campground

Base Camp Family Campground

Base Camp Family Campground is found in Alamosa, Colorado, near the Rio Grande. With the property located in dry, mountainous, wilderness terrain, Base Camp Family Campground strives to offer a desert-outdoor experience to its campers. Sixteen full hookup RV sites are available to guests, all of which are 112 feet long and 40 feet wide. This campground is located near many different hiking areas and the Sand Dunes National Park, making this spot more convenient for those who are planning on doing/visiting places with outdoor activities.


Base Camp Family Campground rests on 20-acres of land, with 16 places for guests to stay at. All of these sites are RV pull-throughs. Every site is a full hookup site, so guests can have water, sewer, and electricity. Alamosa, the city that this campground resides in, is found near some popular landmarks that offer hiking, hot spring bathing, biking, and touring. Nearby hiking opportunities include the Sand Dunes National Park trails, Blanca Wetland trails, and the highly-visited Blanca Peak trail. This last trail is said to have occasional ruins of old buildings, alpine lakes, and other particular sites that are unique to Blanca Peak along its path. The San Luis Valley is also a space for biking, especially The Rio Grande National Forest, which has a ubiquity of biking-trail terrain. Hot Spring Bathing excursions include visits to Splashland Hot Springs, the Sand Dunes Recreation swimming pool, or the more natural Valley View Hot Spring locations.

Although no store exists on the site, Base Camp Family Campground sells firewood and ice to any guests who are looking for these items. A few basic amenities are provided on the property, including a laundry room, free Wi-Fi, and private showers. The property is best known for its views and vistas that surround the grounds almost entirely. Guests have posted many pictures of the mountains with the occasional sunset or sunrise.

According to the owner, the property is reported to be "cool all summer" because the city is "one of the coolest cities in the United States." He continued by saying that their average daily temperature in the summer is "about 65 degrees." The owner also indicates that only two weeks out of the summer does the temperature ever reach the low 90's during the day. Because of this, visitors can spend more time outside with the possibility of temperate weather for most of the summer.


The Base Camp Family Campground strives to have a culture that is of a safe, quiet, clean, and family-oriented getaway. The busiest season of operation is said to be May through September. In regards to the RV sites, guests comment on how the "the pull through was super spacious and equipped with all the necessary hookups." Each site is 40 feet wide by 112 feet long. Guests have also commented that "this place [is] quiet, well kept, and conveniently close to the park and town." The owner has strived to be accommodative and hospitable by trying to help make guests feel comfortable, assured, and listened to if they have any issues that they would like to talk to him about.

The general area is known for its mountainous terrain, its hot springs, and nearness to the Rio Grande river. Because of this, a culture and atmosphere of outdoor activities and resort, both among the residents and the vacationing tourists that they are accompanied throughout the years that the camp has been in business for, has become prominent. The flat valley surroundings and desert brush that cover the landscape seem to contribute to the outdoor mobile culture of the area. Mountain peaks encompassing the north, east, and west sides of the property make up the general backdrop of the property, while the south side integrates with a desert plateau. All these land features seem to be represented in the culture of the area homesteads, tourist attractions, displays, and visitor sites.


Mitch Norris, the current owner of Base Camp Family Campground, built the park in 2016. He is the first person to own the camp and has kept it going since he established it. The property is said to have been a mobile home lot previously but has since been transformed into the current campground that it is. The owner wanted to live in the area of this campground, which led him to make what he has now established. He had previous RV experiences and seemed partially motivated to establish his own campground because of the scarcity of camping grounds he felt existed at the time.

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7001 Base Camp Road
Alamosa, Colorado 81101
United States




Mitch Norris

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