Originally Posted by KeithQ
Any opinions on the Gunnison KOA vs. the Palisades Senior park up in Gunnison, CO? We need to book one of the other and they both have equally good reviews.
I've stayed at both, but without knowing what you want in a campground, it's hard to answer.
The only real difference I noticed was that Palisades is more of a dirt lot with hookups, while the KOA is more like a traditional campground, with grass pretty much everywhere except the roads. It also had a couple of mules or donkeys or something wandering around.
I avoid kids when I can, and didn't notice them at the KOA, but I was there midweek in September, when they would have been in school. At Palisades, it seemed like a lot of the people knew each other, like they were seasonals, maybe. It definitely had a "senior" vibe.
Palisades is a little closer to downtown than the KOA, but if you're driving, the difference isn't significant. And I'm not sure I'd walk from Palisades--Gunnison isn't big on sidewalks, and the part on Tomichi Avenue you'd have to walk isn't neighborhood-y; it's more like a country road where you walk on the shoulder, which I don't love.
I really don't know which one I'd choose to stay at the next time I'm there.