Reservations now open!

Camping reservations opened for Sky View Campground on January 1, 2022, with first reservations available beginning May 20, 2022. To learn more or to make reservations, please visit https://www.larimercamping.com/.  Any questions, please call the Natural Resources Administrative Office at 970-619-4563.

Opening May 20, 2022

Sky View Campground is a 6-acre recreational development project near Carter Lake, opening to reserved campers officially for the first time, on May 20, 2022. This exciting project is the first campground catering to large groups in Larimer County. 

Durable paved infrastructure (asphalt road and parking lot) will allow Larimer County Natural Resources to better serve the public, especially those individuals with limited mobility, and is a strategy for more efficient and effective long-term maintenance of the campground. 

Included in the 2007 Reservoir Parks Master Plan, and again in the 2017 Reservoir Parks Master Plan, Sky View Campground was unanimously approved in 2017 by the Board of County Commissioners. Extensive community input was sought and received, which was considered in development of Sky View's features and design. 

Features

  • First group campground managed by Larimer County; Pod design
  • Accommodates up to 120 people; 15 campsites total
  • Greater ease of movement and accessibility for individuals with limited mobility
  • Durable paved features including asphalt driveways and parking lot infrastructure
  • Caters to large groups, RVs, and tents
  • Large reservable pavilion, water/electric hook-ups, restroom, and communal fire ring

 

News Release

Date: May 28, 2021

Larimer County Natural Resources breaks ground on new Sky View Campground at Carter Lake

LOVELAND – Larimer County Department of Natural Resources (LCDNR) is excited to announce the start of construction for Sky View Campground, a new six-acre recreation development at Carter Lake reservoir, located along County Road 31 in Loveland. Larimer County Commissioner Jody Shadduck-McNally, Natural Resources and Engineering staff, along with project partners marked the occasion with a photo opportunity on Tuesday, May 25.

Construction of the campground is expected through October 2021. Construction hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. While construction is taking place, roads in the Carter Lake area will remain open. Construction completion is slated for fall 2021 with a grand opening in spring 2022. Designed as the first campground in Larimer County catering to large groups, Sky View will have a total of 15 campsites divided among three pods, accommodating up to 120 people.

The design caters to groups looking to camp together for reunions, special occasions, and other events. As a fully paved campground, Sky View will be able to accommodate both RV and tent campers. In addition, the paved site will make some areas of the campground accessible to individuals with mobility challenges. Other features of the campground include a group pavilion, electric hook ups, water hydrants, restrooms, and communal fire rings.

Sky View Campground was unanimously approved in 2017 by the Board of County Commissioners in the Reservoir Parks Master Plan. Extensive community input was considered in the development of Sky View's features and design. Sky View Campground is a capital improvement project funded partially from visitor day use and camping fee revenues collected at Larimer County parks and open spaces.

Other funding partners contributing to the project include Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), Bureau of Reclamation, and Friends of Larimer County. The new campground will cost $1.9 million. 
 

News Release

Date: May 13, 2022 

Larimer County Natural Resources opens new Sky View Campground at Carter Lake

LOVELAND – Larimer County Department of Natural Resources (LCDNR) is excited to announce the official opening of Sky View Campground, a new six-acre recreation development at Carter Lake reservoir, located along County Road 31 in Berthoud. Larimer County, Great Outdoors Colorado, Colorado Airstream Club, and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, alongside other project partners marked the occasion with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 12.

Designed as the first campground in Larimer County catering to large groups, Sky View has a total of 15 campsites divided among three pods, accommodating up to 120 people. The design caters to groups looking to camp together for reunions, special occasions, and other events. The new campground cost $1.9 million. 

Sky View Campground is a capital improvement project funded partially from visitor day use and camping fee revenues collected at Larimer County Natural Resources properties. Other funding partners contributing to the project include Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, and Friends of Larimer County. 

“Sky View Campground is a great example of the role partnership plays in achieving positive outcomes for the community. We want to extend our sincere gratitude to Great Outdoors Colorado, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, and the Friends of Larimer County for their generous support of this new campground,” said Daylan Figgs, Director, Natural Resources.

Group reservations at Sky View opened in January 2022, and the campground opens officially to reserved campers for the first-time beginning May 20, 2022. Summer reservations are filling quickly.

As a fully paved campground, Sky View can accommodate both RV and tent campers. In addition, the paved site makes the campground accessible to individuals with mobility challenges. Other features of the campground include a group pavilion, electric hook ups, water hydrants, restrooms, and communal fire rings.

Sky View Campground was unanimously approved in 2017 by the Board of County Commissioners in the Reservoir Parks Master Plan. Extensive community input was considered in the development of Sky View's features and design.
 

FAQs

  1. The campground has 15 sites which can host up to 8 people each. At full capacity, the campground can accommodate 120 people.

  2. Amenities include 15 campsites that can accommodate tents or RVs with electrical hookups, potable water, a large pavilion, group fire ring area, two vault toilets, viewing area. The campground is being designed to accommodate larger group reservations as well as those with more limited mobility.

  3. Reservations will open January 1, 2022.

    • To reserve the entire Skyview Campground (which includes all 3 Group Electric Pods - VP1, VP2, VP3) from 2 years - 181 days in advance of the arrival date, please call the Park Office at 970-619-4570.
    • Pods (VP1, VP2, and VP3 each contain a grouping of 5 electric sites) are available to reserve online or through the call center from 180 days to 1 day in advance of the arrival date.
    • Individual Sites are not reservable.

    Visit larimercamping.com for the latest reservation availability.

  4. Yes. Extensive public input was sought and obtained through the 2017 Master Plan process to develop the concept for the campground, which has guided subsequent design. Over 100,000 notifications were mailed regarding input opportunities, and 3,000 people provided comments regarding the plan. Further input has been collected this summer via a recreationalist focus group and site walking tour for neighbors near the project.

  5. There are very limited projects left to complete at Carter Lake. Planned potential improvements include campground upgrades, marina area improvements, day use/parking improvements, and additional pocket swim beaches. Refer to Master Plan for further details.

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