Big Bend Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

One of the campsites at Big Bend, surrounded by a sagebrush, open conifer forest, and wildflowers.

This campground is located on a sagebrush and open conifer forest flat adjacent to the Cache La Poudre River. There are eight sites available, including three walk-in tent sites. Facilities provided include a restroom and drinking water. Each site contains a tent pad, fire grate, and picnic table. Primary recreation opportunities in the area include fishing, hiking and wildlife viewing. There is a bighorn sheep viewing station along the entrance road to the campground.

At a Glance

Reservations: All campsites first-come, first-served
Fees $15. Fees are discounted 25% when water is off. Reservations are not accepted. All campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Senior Passes and Access Passes provide cardholders half price for basic campground fees.
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: A single site may hold up to eight people. Tents must fit on the pads provided. RVs, trailers or other vehicles must fit on the parking spur because driving or parking off road is not permitted. The parking length ranges from 35 to 45 feet. Call the local ranger district office for site-specific measurements.
Closest Towns: Fort Collins, Rustic
Water: Drinking water available until 9/30
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Concessionaire: American Land & Leisure, Inc.

General Information

Directions: Drive 11 miles north of Fort Collins on U.S. Highway 287. Turn left (west) onto Colorado Highway 14 and travel approximately 39 miles to the campground.

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Big Bend Campground sits back from State Highway 14 in the Upper Poudre Canyon. You may spot bighorn sheep on the adjacent hillsides!

Reservation Info Reservations are not accepted. All campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Fire Information Unless fire restrictions are in effect, campfires are allowed in the fire ring provided, dead and down wood may be gathered from the forest if available. Wood may also be purchased from the hosts.
No. of Sites 6 RV sites and 3 walk-in sites for tents only

RV Camping

Big Bend Campground sits back from State Highway 14 in the Upper Poudre Canyon. You may spot bighorn sheep on the adjacent hillsides!

Reservation Info Reservations are not accepted. All campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Fire Information Unless fire restrictions are in effect, campfires are allowed. Dead and down wood may be gathered from the forest. Wood may also be purchased from the campground hosts.
Hookup - Waterno
Size Restrictions RV sites range from 35 to 45 feet in length.
No. of Sites 6 sites
Dump Stationsno
Hookups - Electricno
Hookup - Sewerno
Pavement Type for ParkingGravel

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
40.71041522950
  Longitude : 
-105.72656728200
  Elevation : 
7,700'