Flood Recovery Information

Camp Dick several days after flood waters have receded. A campsite at Camp Dick in post-flood condition. Campers occupied the newly-repaired campsites within minutes of their opening.


Colorado was greatly impacted by heavy September rains in 2013.  The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland (ARP) is among those areas affected by the flood. Due to the flood forest officials have closed some roads, trails, and facilities on the Boulder and Canyon Lakes Ranger Districts. Please use caution in all flood affected areas.   We are nearing the anniversary of the flood- Take a look back at Flood Recovery on National Forest Lands: One year later.

Email us: arpflood@fs.fed.us     Follow us: twitter.com/usfsarp

The roots of a tree show where the soil has been washed away.Safety: Remember, your safety is your responsibility. If you encounter an unsafe situation on a road or trail that is open, please stop and turn around. Emergency response access is limited due to flood damage. 

Hazard Tree Information: The flood has possibly made some trees less stable due to eroded soils. Use caution, especially on windy days.

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Poudre Wilderness Volunteers have announced seven volunteer trail restoration weekends in 2015 to help restore flood-impacted roads on the Canyon Lakes Ranger District. Check their website for details.

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