This campground is located adjacent to Highway 14 in an open ponderosa pine setting near its namesake, Sleeping Elephant Mountain. The mountain and the inherent sleeping elephant is visible from the campground. The Cache la Poudre River is nearby but it is mostly on private land within the immediate vicinity. There are 15 sites each with a picnic table and fire pit. This is an older facility and will not accommodate larger RVs. A restroom and drinking water is available. Popular activities in the area include fishing, hiking, and scenic driving.
At a Glance
All campsites are first-come, first-served
$15. Fees are discounted 25% when water is off. Reservations are not accepted. All campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age and Golden Access passes provide cardholders half price for basic campground fees.
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 15 to 30 feet. Call the local ranger district office for site-specific measurements.
Rustic, Fort Collins
Drinking water available until 9/30
Concessionaire: American Land & Leisure, Inc.
Directions: Drive 10 miles north of Fort Collins on U.S. Highway 287.Turn left (west) onto Highway 14 and proceed 43 miles to the campground.