Campground Spotlight: Colorado Springs KOA Holiday

It's surprisingly difficult to find highly rated campgrounds in the Colorado Springs area so we were delighted when we stumbled across the Colorado Springs KOA Holiday.

Technically located in Fountain, CO (which is about 15-20 minutes south of Downtown Colorado Springs), the Colorado Springs KOA Holiday is especially well-known for their giant splash pad for kids. See photos, along with a full review, below.

RV Sites

Colorado Springs KOA Holiday offers 132 RV sites for all kinds of recreational vehicles.

As far as we could tell, all sites offer full hook-ups. The sites range in price from $65-$100/night, depending on amps, patio additions, etc. The average summer rate is $100/night; the average off-season rate is $75/night.

Pro Tip: The creekside spots (especially sites 97-104) near the back of the park are the best because they offer convenient access to a nearby waterfall, dam, and creek! We loved dipping our toes in the creek and taking a walk on an overcast day!

Tents, Cabins, and TeePees

Colorado Springs KOA Holiday has four Deluxe Tent Sites (pictured above), averaging $65/night in the summer and $50/night in the off-season. These sites include water/electric and can accommodate up to 10 people and 2 pets. Each site is under a shelter/roof and offers a large 14'x14' sand pad.

If you prefer a slightly cushier experience, Colorado Springs KOA Holiday has 32 cabins to choose from. The cabins vary in size and amenities, which means that rates can range from $100-$140+/night. Some cabins have full or half bathrooms; others have no bathrooms (you will use the campground facilities).

Playground

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There is a small playground (especially great for preschoolers) near the clubhouse and splash pad.

Swimming Pool

A swimming pool and hot tub are directly adjacent to the splash park.

Pool hours (open seasonally) are from 10am to 7pm. No lifeguard is on duty. Children 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult

Golden Nugget Mine Waterpark

Many families book a tent, cabin, or RV site at the Colorado Springs KOA Holiday especially because of the Golden Nugget Mine Waterpark. This wild west themed splash park features multiple slides, spraying apparatuses, and a giant bucket that tips every few minutes.

Jumping Pillow

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In addition to the splash park, Colorado Springs KOA Holiday has a huge 30' x 50' jumping pillow, which is open seasonally. It is located behind the clubhouse.

Dining/Food

Not interested in cooking while on vacation? Walk over to the cafe, which has a revolving menu and plenty of picnic tables. Menu items range in price from $5-$12 for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

If you're in the mood for a sno cone, you can order one at the poolside Tiki Bar (only open on the weekends).

As for grocery stores, your best bet would be to go to Safeway on Mesa Ridge Parkway, which is about 8 minutes away.

Dog Park

If you are traveling with your pooch, Colorado Springs KOA Holiday has an on-site dog park.

WiFi

We always want to know about WiFi at various campgrounds. We are happy to report that there was working WiFi at the Colorado Springs KOA Holiday. Hooray!

Front Office

Checking in? Need advice about area attractions? Stop by the front office, which also serves as a decent size gift shop with snacks, camping necessities, and souvenirs.

RVs and Tents check-in at 12:00pm. Cabins check-in at 3:00pm. Check-out time is 11:00am. 

Campground Activities

At the campground, kids can bounce on the giant jumping pillow, play at the small playground, splash at the water park, or dip their toes in the creek. Kids and adults may also want to challenge a friend to a game of oversized chess, corn hole, or horseshoes.

Seasonally, there may be other activities offered: wagon rides (free), the bubble pad (free), make-your-own t-shirt (additional fee), and ice cream socials ($3/person).

Bikes and golf carts are available for rent at the front desk.

Local Area

As mentioned previously, this KOA is in Fountain, CO - which is about 15 minutes south of Downtown Colorado Springs. The northern part of Colorado Springs is decidedly more beautiful than the southern part so you may be surprised by the sparse, desert-like environment in Fountain. That being said, this KOA offers big appeal to families because of internal amenities and you can still get to most anywhere that you want to go in the Springs in under 30 minutes.

Here is an estimate of the number of minutes from Colorado Springs KOA Holiday to popular area attractions:

  • Cave of the Winds Mountain Park: 28 minutes
  • Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum: 15 minutes
  • Focus on the Family Welcome Center: 25 minutes
  • Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center: 25 minutes
  • US Olympic and Paralympic Training Center: 18 minutes

TIPS

  • Be sure to pack swimsuits, beach towels, sunscreen, sandals, and sunglasses for your stay at the Colorado Springs KOA Holiday. Water shoes are also a good idea, although not required or completely necessary.
  • We are sometimes weary of RV'ing in the summer since so many campgrounds are swarming with mosquitos and gnats. Good news if you have the same concerns! We visited the Colorado Springs KOA Holiday in early July and there were hardly any bugs of any kind.
  • Looking for fun things to do with your children in Colorado Springs? Read my comprehensive article, entitled Travel With Kids: Colorado Springs.
  • If you have small children (ages 1-12), we especially recommend a visit to the Focus on the Family Welcome Center. The FREE attraction has a 3-story slide, a puppet theatre, and indoor play areas.

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