COVID-19 notice: Online booking of several group pavilions may be closed due to COVID-19 group restrictions. Visitors are encouraged to submit an email request to parksoffice@larimer.org with the preferred reservation dates, group size, and event itinerary so that Natural Resources management can review the reservation request before approval. Group size restrictions must meet the State of Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment requirements. All pavilion hours are 8 AM to 9 PM. Please call 970-619-4570 with any additional questions.

Update 1/22/2021: Reservable group pavilions through larimercamping.com are currently available at Hermit Park Open Space, Horsetooth Reservoir Sunrise Day Use area, Flatiron Reservoir, and Lions Open Space on a seasonal basis. 

Reservation requests for the Carter Lake South Shore pavilions must be approved first. Please submit an email request to parksoffice@larimer.org with the preferred reservation dates, group size, and event itinerary. The South Bay Group Pavilion at Horsetooth is NOT RESERVERABLE in advance. It is for day-use only. 

 

  • All pavilion hours are 8 AM to 9 PM
  • All pavilions have picnic tables and charcoal grills. All but two (Sunrise and Lions) have electricity. Hermit Park Open Space pavilion has electricity by generator so it might be a teensy bit noisy.
  • Volleyball court and horseshoe pits are available at Flatiron Reservoir, South Shore at Carter Lake (bring your own sports equipment: net, balls, horseshoes, etc.) and Hermit Park Open Space (some equipment is available for you at Hermit.)
  • Portable heaters for cold weather months are allowed, but not provided.

South Bay Pavilion

South Bay Pavilion South Bay Pavilion

The South Bay Group Pavilion at Horsetooth is NOT RESERVERABLE in advance. It is for day-use only. 

This covered pavilion is in the heart of Hermit Park Open Space and adjacent to a large 2.5 acre meadow. The meadow, which is filled with aspen groves, ponderosa pines, and often wildflowers, is a beautiful wedding ceremony site offering scenic views and stunning rock formations for photo opportunities and outdoor group gatherings. The pavilion features stone wrapped columns, picnic tables, a gas fire pit, and a large propane and charcoal grill with catering space for up to 150 people. A sand volleyball court and horseshoe pits are also available. The 4-mile round trip Kruger Rock trail, located directly across from the meadow area, is a moderate hike with spectacular views of the Continental Divide. Nearby cabins and campsites are available to reserve at the park as well. (Visit this web page for more information about Weddings in Estes Park.)

Make a Group Pavilion reservation today at larimercamping.com or call 970-577-2090 for more info. If you are interested in hosting a wedding or event at Hermit Park, please first make your pavilion reservation online through larimercamping.com. Once your date is reserved, then you can fill out our online event request form.

Click an image to enlarge.

hermit close-up
hermit dining
hermit firepit
hermit wedding
hermit spring
hermit winter
Carter Lake Pavilion Carter Lake Pavilion

 

Flatiron Reservoir Pavilion

Sunrise Pavilion

Lions Pavilion

All Natural Resources Regulations apply, including but not limited to no noise disturbances to other visitors, no camping in pavilion areas, no off road parking.

Alcohol: Alcohol is not allowed at any day use pavilion.

Catering: You may bring your own caterer to any pavilion. Caterers and rental companies delivering to your event do not have to purchase daily entrance permits, however, the vehicle must be identified as a business by logo, or by business card placed on the dashboard.

Changing Rooms: Available only at Horsetooth Reservoir South Bay which has changing rooms and outside showers.

Decorations & Games: Only temporary decorations may be used: no staples, nails, tape or permanent markings. No flaming lanterns, jumping castles, dunk tanks, pony rides or anything that may cause damage to the natural resource or disturbances to other visitors.

Entrance permits: Daily entrance permits are required on all vehicles entering the park or open space for an event at the pavilion. (The pavilion reservation is not an entrance permit.) The only exception is Lions Open Space, which does not have an entrance fee and catering needs (see above.)

Music: Amplified music is allowed at Carter Lake South Shore, Flatiron Reservoir, and Horsetooth South Bay. Acoustic music is allowed at all pavilions and preferred at Hermit Park Open Space.

Parking: All vehicles must be kept in the established parking areas, which are public, making them neither guaranteed nor reservable. Carpooling encouraged.

Pets: Totally fine as long as leashed and attended.

Photo sharing & consent: We'd love to share your day on our website! Please post photos online. Additionally, Larimer County photographers may sometimes photograph events: Applicant consents to allow photographer on behalf of Larimer County to attend and photograph event. Photographs taken by Larimer County at event may be used in marketing, informational and educational materials, without compensation or further permission from the applicant, including the images of event attendees, including minors. Applicant shall notify attendees that Larimer County may take and distribute photographs of event and attendees.

Public access: The group pavilion and associated amenities are reserved for your use. However, the public cannot be excluded from other areas surrounding the pavilion, including restrooms, roads, parking lots, swim beaches, trailheads, etc.

Restrooms: Horsetooth South Bay has a flush toilet. All other pavilions have clean, vault toilets.

Setup, teardown, cleanup: Setup must occur within the day you have reserved, beginning no earlier than 8:00 AM. Teardown and clean-up must be completed by 9:30 PM of the day you have reserved.

Tents & Chairs: Event tents are allowed at Carter Lake South Shore and Hermit Park Open Space. There is no insurance requirement. You may bring your own chairs to meet your needs (for example, for weddings in the meadow at Hermit Park Open Space). Event tents are not allowed at Flatiron, South Bay, Sunrise, and Lions Open Space.

Wedding Exit Tosses: Flower petals and bubbles are okay; fake flowers, fake flower petals, seeds and rice are not.