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Monument RV Park is located in Fruta, Colorado. The park is owned by Heartland Parks and managed by Tina. Monument RV Park provides 87 RV sites, 5 cabins, and two Lancaster cabins for guest use from mid-April through mid-September. There are many amenities throughout the grounds of the property, including an outdoor fire pit, a seating area, and a pool. Weekly activities such as movie nights for kids and horseshoe tournaments for adults are also provided to visitors. The park welcomes pets and has a leash policy, as well as a quiet time policy from 10:00 pm to 8:00 a.m. Tina aims to give every guest a unique experience and strives to meet and greet every guest that checks in. Various attractions are located within a few miles drive from the property, including Colorado National Monument and the Colorado River, which Tina recommends people visit.
Monument RV Park offers a variety of RV sites and cabins to its visitors. The park has 87 RV sites, 5 cabins, and two recently added Lancaster log cabins which are available for guests to rent. There are different types of RV sites available with variations in terms of their size, hookup options, and positioning. The RV sites range from 45-foot back-in sites to 85-foot pull-through sites, and guests can choose from several different hookup options, such as water and electric sites or full hookup sites. Tina notes as well that the 85-foot sites are compatible with big-rigs. Each of the RV sites comes with a picnic table. The five cabins are similar in their layout and can accommodate up to five people with a combination of full and bunk beds. They all come equipped with a mini-fridge and a microwave, but they do not have running water. The two Lancaster cabins each feature a private restroom and shower. One of the cabins has a kitchenette, while the other has a "full kitchen and a loft," according to Tina.
In addition to the RV sites and cabins, Monument RV Park also provides guests with a range of facilities, including laundry rooms, bathhouses, restrooms, showers, and a small store. Some of the items that are sold in the store are RV supplies, soft drinks, health and beauty items, and propane. The park also has a dump station and a water fill-up station for anyone traveling in the area. Additionally, guests have access to free Wi-Fi and cable TV at most sites, and there is a pool on the premises. Monument RV Park is located within the city limits and is just across the street from James M. Robb Colorado River State Park. The Colorado River, which Tina says is "popular for kayaking and rafting," is less than a mile away from the park and can be utilized by those who want to spend time participating in water-based activities. Tina also says that there is a paved biking trail that is popular among those in the area, and she can direct people to where it is located.
The manager of Monument RV Park, Tina, says that she wants to provide a "friendly, safe, and fun environment" to all those that stay at the property. The business offers weekly activities, such as movie nights and horseshoe tournaments, in the hopes of encouraging guests to have fun and meet others. In addition to weekly events, the park also provides brochures for local events, with the intention of helping those staying at the property to get involved with the community. Many guests that have stayed at the Monument RV Park have left reviews about the area and the activities provided. One such visitor wrote, "The RV park is in a great location across from a state park, close to the river and Colorado National Monument, and five miles from incredible mountain biking. It only takes 30 minutes to get to Grand Mesa and all of its lakes, trails, and nature. Very nice and mellow staff; they keep the park clean." Another guest said about the property, "This was a great campground just a few miles from Colorado National Monument. The facilities are very clean. There are nice bathrooms and showers, and laundry facilities were just a few steps from the RV sites. Our site was huge, and the hookups worked great."
Monument RV Park reportedly has a diverse demographic of people that visit, including families, older couples, singles, and visitors who are in town or that are just passing through. According to the manager, the business has a high percentage of returning guests, and she attributes this to positive experiences that people might have in the area. The busiest season for the RV park is from mid-April to mid-September, with warmer weather and school breaks being contributing factors. Tina notes that at Monument RV Park, they make an effort to look for ways to improve the guest experience. Recent upgrades include an outdoor firepit, which is projected to be finished by August of 2023, a seating area, and upgrades to the pool area. The owners also hope to add more units to the grounds for the purpose of letting more people stay with them.
Guests have enjoyed local attractions, such as the Colorado National Monument, the Colorado River, and nearby biking events and music festivals. In addition, there is a dinosaur museum nearby that people can visit, and Colorado Mesa, which Tina says is "a scenic drive" due to its higher elevation. For those looking for nearby dining options, Tina recommends they visit Hot Tomato Pizza, which serves various kinds of pizzas; Strayhorn Grill, which focuses on providing barbecue items; and Mike's Famous Chicken, which is described by Tina as "a small-town establishment."
Monument RV Park was previously under private ownership for approximately seven years until it was purchased by current investors in October 2022. The park is now under the ownership of Heartland Parks and is managed by Tina. Some changes have been made to the property since its new ownership, upgrades to the site and pool area have been implemented. Tina, who has been in the industry for multiple years, says that she enjoys meeting guests from all over the world, and she hopes to provide them with a unique experience.