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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. 

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About Larimer County Department of Natural Resources
Natural Resources manages Larimer County’s great outdoor places, including magnificent open spaces and water-based recreation areas, and fosters responsible land stewardship through weed management and healthy forest practices. To learn more, visit

Photos courtesy Charlie Johnson.

Published on: 
Friday, May 28, 2021 - 8:40am
Contact Details:

Dan Rieves, Carter Lake District Manager
Larimer County Natural Resources
(970) 481-4325 or

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