Mountain Park Campground
This campground is adjacent to Colorado Highway 14 and the Cache La Poudre River 40 miles northwest of Fort Collins, Colorado. The area varies from dense forest to open meadow and is surrounded by steep mountains. Facilities provided include restrooms, water, pay showers, horseshoe pits and a playground area. Each site contains a tent pad, fire grate and picnic table. Electrical hook-ups are available in sites 1-32. Sites 33-54 do not have electricity and are first-come, first-served. Popular activities include fishing, white water rafting, hiking, volleyball, and basketball. Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis outside the reservation season.
At a Glance
|Reservations:||Many campsites are reservable from mid-spring through the end of the camping season. Reservations are accepted at half of the campsites. Make your reservations at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777 as early as 6 months in advance and at least 4 days prior to arrival. There is an additional $9 fee for this service via the website and a $10 fee for reservations made via the call center.|
|Fees:||Check detailed fee information on www.recreation.gov or see general fees on our campground table. (A $5 fee for electrical service is included in the price for electrical sites and is not subject to discounts.) Fees are discounted 25% when water is off. Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age and Golden Access passes provide cardholders half price for basic campground fees. Campsite fee includes use of the day-use area.|
|Restrictions:||A single site may hold up to eight people. Double sites will accommodate more 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.|
|Closest Towns:||Fort Collins, Rustic|
|Water:||Drinking water is usually available through late September. RV filling not permitted.|
|Operated By:||Concessionaire: American Land & Leisure|
General InformationDirections: Drive 10 miles north of Fort Collins on U.S. Highway 287. Turn left (west) onto Colorado Highway 14 and proceed approximately 23 miles.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Years ago, this was a Fort Collins City run campground. Its popularity remains constant year after year. Perhaps this is because it is the only campground with a shower! (Bring your quarters.) If you want an electrical site on a popular holiday weekend, consider making your reservations very close to 180 days before your arrival.
|No. of Sites||55 sites|
|Reservation Info||Reservations are accepted at half of the campsites. Sites can be reserved as early as 180 days in advance up to a minimum of four days prior to arrival. Reservations may be made by calling 1-877-444-6777 or online at www.recreation.gov.|
|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.|
Historically, this was a Fort Collins City run campground. Its popularity remains constant year after year. Perhaps this is because it is the only campground with a shower! (Bring your quarters.) If you want an electrical site on a popular holiday weekend, consider making your reservations very close to 180 days before your arrival.
|No. of Sites||56 sites|
|Pavement Type for Parking||Gravel|
|Reservation Info||Reservations are accepted at most campsites. Make your reservations at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777 as early as 180 days in advance and at least 4 days prior to arrival. Reservations may be made at www.recreation.gov.|
|Hookup - Water||no|
|Hookup - Sewer||no|
|Size Restrictions||RV sites range from 35 to 45 feet in length.|
|Hookups - Electric||yes|
|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.|
River and Stream Fishing
Please check with the Colorado Parks and Wildlife for information about licenses and regulations. http://wildlife.state.co.us/Fishing/
The Mount McConnell and Kreutzer Nature Trail trailheads are directly adjacent to the Mountain Park campground.