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Paonia Campground is located in the beautiful Rocky Mountains in Colorado. It's a part of Paonia State Park, which is home to absolutely stunning mountain views that will take your breath away. It's on the west side of the state, just a 90-minute drive from the town of Grand Junction. It's also a four-hour drive from Denver, the capital city of Colorado, and a five-hour drive from Colorado Springs, one of the state's largest cities.RV camping at Paonia Campground is a great way to experience the stunning natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains. The campground has 13 camping sites for RVs of varying sizes, up to 35 feet. This campground is very secluded, and although there aren't many amenities, it will give you an opportunity to really enjoy the nature around you. The sites do not have water or electrical hookups, so be sure to plan accordingly before making your way to the park. Some sites have lakefront access, and most are shaded, giving you a comfortable place to relax. They are all in proximity to all of the outdoor attractions that Paonia State Park has to offer, so you can wake up and start your adventure right away. When camping in an RV at Paonia Campground, you can bring your furry friends along, as long as you clean up after them. The sites are equipped with fire pits, but it's important to be cautious when building your fires, as Colorado experiences drought and has strict laws to prevent forest fires.



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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works

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Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

Within Paonia State Park, there are so many different ways to enjoy nature. The scenery is some of the most stunning in the entire state, with huge mountains framing picturesque lakes and forests. It's a popular spot for nature photographers, and it's worth keeping your camera with you as you explore to document your adventures. It's also a very popular spot for watching birds and other wildlife.The varied terrain of the area makes this a popular spot for hiking too. When motorhome camping here, you will likely be able to access trails directly from your campsite. The steep elevation of the mountains can make the hikes challenging, but the views are well worth it. If you visit the area in the winter, you can also go cross-country skiing or snowshoeing, but you should always check conditions before going. Winter camping is not always available depending on the conditions.Possibly the biggest draw of Paonia State Park for many people is the Paonia Reservoir. This large reservoir offers opportunities for a wide range of water sports, or you can just relax on the shoreline and enjoy the views. There is a boat ramp that is available during the summer, and this is also a very popular destination for water skiing and jet skiing due to the length of the reservoir. If you enjoy fishing, this is also a very popular activity to enjoy when you book an RV in Gunnison County. Fishing is available during the summer months, and fly fishing for trout in the streams that offshoot the reservoir is recommended.

Exploring the Area

About a 20-minute drive from the eastern Colorado campground, you'll find the charming town of Paonia. Although it is very small, it makes for an excellent pit stop while camping in an RV nearby. The area is known for its vineyards and wine cellars, and there are several places nearby where you can go wine tasting. It's hard to beat the experience of relaxing with a glass of wine while taking in a sunset over the mountains. If you're visiting in July, be sure to check out Paonia Cherry Days, which is the town's local cherry festival. Even if you miss the festival, be sure to pick up some cherry tart at one of the local cafes. The town has an artsy feel, and there are local galleries and boutiques to explore on a rainy day. This area is part of the North Fork Valley Creative Coalition and is a Certified Colorado Creative District, and has been attracting artists for decades.If you get hungry, you have several options for food in Paonia. There are a few small cafes where you can grab coffee and breakfast and soak up the local charm. There are also places to enjoy pizza, Mexican food, tacos, and other comfort food classics. There are also locally owned grocery stores where you can pick up your essentials for camping. The town of Paonia is also the last place to stop for gas before you head up to the state park to start your RV camping adventure.


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Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

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Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

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A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.