Confluence Park | Informal Campsite

United States

Details

Verified:
4 months ago
Altitude:
1463.2 masl
Contributor:
greeneyedggirl

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
No
Water:
Yes
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
No
Pet Friendly:
Yes

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Description

This is a lovely local park with water and a dump station as well as overnight parking for everything from cars to Class A and even an 18 wheeler last night. The covered picnic area has electric outlets, I used one to recharge my Ebike battery, no problem at all. The sign says the water at the dump station is NOT drinkable! There is potable water at the pavilion, however, it’s not threaded so you’ll need a water bandit if you plan to fill your rv. Nice quiet place to sleep at night, and ride my bike during the day. There are also mountain bike trails in this park too.

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We only stayed here a few hours during the day. The picnic area has outlets close enough to charge at. Probably not the best place to do this, as other reviews mentioned. We didn't have any issues. Couple homeless folk around, but they didn't mind. Good free spot to charge your setup if need be. At your own risk of course.

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Free. It could be a great overnight stop for travelers passing through like us. There is a large parking area for many small to big rigs and appears to be set up for large events. We were the only campers tonight. A few others pulled in and left.

PROs and CONs:

CONS: This is just a one night observation! One of the bathroom houses appeared to be permanently locked with a notice from the city to cease living in it. They appear to have a homeless population problem at the large city park this summer. The other bathroom house (clean) was locked at dusk but open during the day. I probably would not have paid too much attention to the 2 homeless people who were hanging around outside the bathrooms, but finally moved to their parked cars parked to spend the night, if it were not for the locked bathrooms and the notice. We were never threatened in anyway. They went about their life, as did we, and we simply shared a very large area with locked bathrooms, sleeping in our vehicles & campers. We just watched to be sure we were safe.

PROS: It is a very large parking lot marked off in what appears to be for events as well as campers. There were nice families at the playground and picnic pavilion. Lots of people were at the lake area of the city park, enjoying the day. There were no events today at the event center or ball fields, but the city has nice facilities here.
Several campers came through to use the dump station, which is operational, free and another great benefit.

Overall, we would stay here again if passing through, if the homeless situation remained stable or decreased, and if there continued to be no sign of aggression.

We are a senior couple with a van camper.

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Great place to stay. One of the checkins said to stay right by the lake. I did that and at 10pm a nice police officer told me I could not park there, but can stay in the lot by the rec center. (The main pin for this location) Do not overstay your welcome. 1-2 nights max

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Parked overnight next to the mountain bike park. Would have loved to ride it the next morning but it was near freezing temps and riding for skills learning wouldn't have kept me warm. The park itself was quiet but it was WINDY the night I stayed. I didn't drive around the park much when I got here but I didn't see the dump station or water, luckily I don't need either.

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excellent place to stay overnight and hang out during the day. lots of different parking lots, a dog park, pond area, etc. along with the other things others have said. def recommend staying here.

plus if you need a shower the rec center is $4.50 for a day pass! Super nice locker rooms with individual stalls.

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Great spot! Ditto on everything everyone else said. Quiet yet close to everything. Electric, water bathrooms.

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spot with a bathroom & free electricity?!
was however “chased off” by someone on serious drugs & left premise immediately!!

did not sleep here however wanted too desperately!

fairly certain police were called shortly after bystanders & i left leaving this a tad unresolved, but want this interaction documented for other solo females!!!

stay safe out there

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Great spot! Big rig was even in the lot! Used the power in the pavilion to charge and cook!

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Ugh, the night was horrible. Cars came through squeeling tires into the early morning hours. Tip: If you stay don't park next to the grassy median next to the dump station. Sprinklers came on at 2 am and pounded the side of our camper.

Great overnight stop. Plenty of room for us to walk with our dog along the river! Great cell signal to get some work done. Thanks, Delta!

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This place feels like a 5 star resort. You can park overnight in any of the lots, doesn't have to be the one up front by the pavilion. I stayed in the gravel lot alongside the river. It was quiet and private and well lit. There are many trails to walk, a nice dog park, disc golf, fishing in both the river or stocked "lake", pickle ball, mountain bike course, and more. 

The community center is clean, has a great pool, exercise room, and a local told me there's a wonderful whirlpool in there, but I didn't check it out. For $4.50 you can get a day pass and take a long, hot shower. There were 8 stalls in the women's locker room. Clean, shower caddies to hold your stuff, lots of space in the locker room, big sink and mirror with plugins. The employees were all super friendly and helpful too. I don't normally stay in towns, but am so glad I chose to stay here. I'd definitely do it again. 

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As described by others - great free spot! We stayed one night along the water near the baseball fields and back playground. We also enjoyed walking to Fort Uncompahgre on the Old Spanish Trail (visitor center and fort replica). Easy peasy place for rigs of all size.

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I parked on the other side of the lake for several days. Just a fabulous place. I felt safe & secure here. Not like a lot of parks these days with all the methheads & such. The trains don't really make much noise but I do like that faint rumbling. Great fishing in the lake with big bass, trout & other panfish.

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Exactly as described by everyone above. I backed up to the picnic area and plugged in to the outlet for the night, which was such a nice treat. Tons of other cars and suv’s scattered around sleeping overnight as well. Woke up to people setting up for a diabetes walk event inside the pavilion. I apologized for being there and offered to move but they said no problem at all and were exceptionally nice and welcoming. One of the best places I’ve stayed in the last 6 months and 11 states.

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Got a knock on the door by someone who looked to be in DPW. They said plugging into the picnic area is not allowed (we were plugged into a 115V to charge batteries, not on the 50A). They also implied that the police may complain if they see it. They also mentioned that parking by the cover is not allowed. However, they did indicate that it's ok to park overnight in the RV designated spots. To sum up, parking in designated RV spots is OK, but plugging in is not.

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Multiple massive parking lots available for overnight camping! Beautiful area, very calm, hardly any people. There is a train that passes occasionally not-too far off that honks like 30 times haha but we'd definitely stay here again.

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Awesome spot for a night or two. 110 and 50 amp at the pavillion. No one seemed to care we plugged in our camper. Free RV dump, but no potatable water to be found besides drinking fountains. Several bathrooms available, nice fishing pond, playground, exercise equipment, hiking paths, walking trail, bike park and more.

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Fantastic flat overnight spot adjacent to the lake. Lots to look at: mountains and geese and ducks, and an easy walk on a maintained gravel road around the lake. Fishing and boating. Don’t settle for the parking lot near the pavilion and playgrounds. Keep going around to the lake. Some folks stayed overnight on the far side too but we stayed two nights by the community center. Kid friendly.

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Awesome park, there are power outlets, bathrooms (that don’t seem to close overnight), a river, a pond, lots of good green areas, friendly locals. Stayed 1.5 days, no problems! Full Verizon connection, 8 min walk from the supermarket

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This is a lovely local park with water and a dump station as well as overnight parking for everything from cars to Class A and even an 18 wheeler last night. The covered picnic area has electric outlets, I used one to recharge my Ebike battery, no problem at all. The sign says the water at the dump station is NOT drinkable! Nice quiet place to sleep at night, and ride my bike during the day. There are also mountain bike trails in this park too.

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