Revenue generated from entrance permit sales goes directly back into your parks and open spaces to cover operating expenses (trash collection, restroom supplies, picnic tables, etc.) and personnel expenses (rangers and maintenance staff out on the parks and open spaces).

Do your part to support your parks and open spaces!

Entrance permits are required at Carter Lake, Flatiron, Pinewood and Horsetooth reservoirs, Blue Sky Trailhead, Horsetooth Mountain Open Space (including Soderberg Trailhead), Ramsay-Shockey Open Space and Hermit Park Open Space.

Daily Entrance Permits

  • Valid date of purchase through noon of the next day.
  • Attach your permit to the lower inside passenger windshield.
Carter Lake, Flatiron, Pinewood and Horsetooth reservoirs $9/vehicle or $9/boat trailer only, or
$18/vehicle and boat trailer
Horsetooth Mountain, Hermit Park and Ramsay-Shockey open spaces $9/vehicle

Daily entrance permits are available at entrance stations and self-serve stations prior to entering the parks, at the Natural Resources Administrative Offices, the Horsetooth Area Information Center and at nearby retail outlets.

2019 Annual Entrance PermitAnnual Entrance Permits   Order Online  

Annual permits are available at the entrance stations prior to entering the parks, at the Natural Resources Administrative Offices, the Horsetooth Area Information Center, the Larimer County Citizen Information Center, nearby retail outlets, and online. Campsites and cabins can be reserved by visiting the campgrounds page.

  1. Valid for 12 months from the end of the month purchased,
  2. Attach to the lower inside passenger windshield,
  3. Transferable among vehicles registered to the same household (permit is peel-off Mylar plastic material)
    • For more than one vehicle coming in to the park at the same time, you will need a second permit (annual or day),
  4. Non-refundable.
  5. A combination permit—Vehicle/Boat Trailer—is available (one permit per trailer, not per boat.) Attach permit to the lower inside passenger windshield of the vehicle.
    • No additional permit is required for non-trailered watercraft such as canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, etc., which are carried on or in a vehicle.

Please call us at (970) 619-4570 with questions.

Annual Entrance Permit Prices

  • Valid for 12 months from the end of the month purchased.
  • Attach your permit to the lower inside passenger windshield.
Vehicle – Larimer County Resident $90.00  
Vehicle – Non-resident $120.00  
Vehicle – Senior (65+ or turning 65 in month of purchase) $65.00  
Vehicle – Disabled $10.00  
Vehicle – Veteran Resident $65.00 Available starting March 1, 2019
Combination Vehicle and Boat (trailered) – Larimer County Resident $180.00 Owners of slipped and moored boats at Carter Lake or Horsetooth Reservoir need to purchase a combination permit.
Combination Vehicle and Boat (trailered) – Non-resident $240.00
Combination Vehicle and Boat (trailered) – Senior (65+ or turning 65 in month of purchase) $140.00
Combination Vehicle and Boat (trailered) – Disabled $105.00
Bison Permit: Vehicle – Resident $45.00 Available starting March 1, 2019, for qualifying low-income Larimer County residents

Camping Prices

  • Camping fees are required in addition to entrance permits.
  • Prices are per night, per site.
  • Camper cabins allow for up to 5 people in the cabin and 3 people in one tent.
  • Walk-in camping registration fee: additional $3.00 per site

Reservoirs: Horsetooth, Carter Lake, Flatiron and Pinewood

Type of Camping Weekday (per night) Weekend (per night) Holiday (per night)
Non-electric campsite (April - September) $20 $26 $30
Non-electric campsite (October - March) $20 $20 $20
Electric campsite (April – September) $32 $42 $48
Electric campsite (October – March) $20 $26 $30
Full hookups campsite – Horsetooth Reservoir (April – September) $40 $52 $60
Full hookups campsite – Horsetooth Reservoir (October – March) $25 $33 $38
2nd camping unit (April - September) $13 $17 $20
2nd camping unit (October - March) $13 $13 $13
Boat-in campsite – Horsetooth Reservoir (May – September) $25 $33 $38
Camper cabins (April – September) $80 $104 $120
Camper cabins (October – March) $40 $52 $60
Tipis - Flatiron Reservoir (FT1, FT2, FT3, May 15 – October 15) $45 $59 $68

Hermit Park Open Space

Type of Camping Weekday (per night) Weekend (per night) Holiday (per night)
Non-electric campsite (March – December) $30 $39 $45
Equestrian campsite (May – September) $40 $52 $60
2nd camping unit (March – December) $13 $17 $20
Camper cabins (May – October) $100 $130 $150
Camper cabins (November, December, March, April) $80 $104 $120