Park Review: Marys Lake, Estes Park, CO

Like most RV’ers I prefer open ended camping destinations.  However, during busy periods I know that I might end up out of luck so I compromise and make advance reservations when I’m headed for a popular spot or going to be out over a holiday weekend.

This is the case with our time in Estes Park, CO – the busiest time (July 4 weekend) in a very popular area.  This year the county has purchased an older RV park, Marys Lake at Estes Park, turning it into a county park.  As a commercial park, this one got poor reviews, however, the county has taken it over and it’s now a work in progress.


Planning averts disaster!

This morning my electric coffee maker quit working.  As you can guess, such a disaster would have ended our vacation and caused us to have to come home early.

But all was not lost!

Under the kitchen sink of our camper, stored away for “dry camping” was my old time flame powered peculator.  Even as I type these words, my afternoon pot of coffee is happily perking away to the tune of “the best part of waking up is Folgers in my cup.”