LOVELAND, Colo. – Larimer County Department of Natural Resources anticipates another busy summer at its campgrounds and encourages people planning to camp at them to reserve their sites soon.

Larimer County offers camping at Horsetooth, Flatiron and Pinewood reservoirs; Carter Lake; and Hermit Park Open Space. Along with tent and RV campsites, Larimer County offers camper cabins at Horsetooth Reservoir and Hermit Park and tipis at Flatiron Reservoir.

Campgrounds at Horsetooth Reservoir are almost completely booked from Memorial Day weekend to mid-July, even during weekdays. Other campgrounds are filling fast. Reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance, so many of Larimer County’s most popular campsites are already full through mid-July at all campgrounds it manages.

“If you plan to make a reservation, remember that 180-day window,” said Department Specialist Brad Frye. “Think ahead when making reservations for later this summer, or plan a mid-week stay when campgrounds are less crowded and more campsite options may be available. Also, consider camping at a new location, like the walk-in tent sites at Pinewood Reservoir with great views and trails, or Hermit Park Open Space near Estes Park with cabins perfect for chilly nights in the mountains.”

On Jan. 1, updated fees for permits and camping went into effect. People who have stayed in a Larimer County campground in the past should expect higher prices for all campsites every day of the week, with further increases in prices on weekends and holidays. Larimer County Department of Natural Resources relies on permit and camping fees to operate. All fees collected go toward keeping the parks and open spaces it manages clean, beautiful and safe for everyone.

To make a reservation, please visit www.larimercamping.com or call (800) 397-7795. 

Published on: 
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 11:15am
Contact Details:

Brad Frye, Department Specialist, (970) 619-4563

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