Sleeping Elephant Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

An occupied campsite at number 9 surrounded by trees. A RV with a picnic table in the background.

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. Popular activities in the area include fishing, hiking and scenic driving.

Sleeping Elephant Campground Site #6 Sleeping Elephant Campground Site #8 Sleeping Elephant Campground Site #15

At a Glance

Reservations: All campsites are first-come, first-served
Fees Check our campground table for fee information. 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.
Open Season: 5/23 - 9/22
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 15 to 30 feet. Call the local ranger district office for site-specific measurements.
Closest Towns: Rustic, Fort Collins
Water: Drinking water is usually available through late September.
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Concessionaire: American Land & Leisure, Inc.

General Information

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.

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Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Occasionally you will find empty campsites in the Sleeping Elephant campground along the Cache la Poudre River on a Friday afternoon, as it is approximately 54 miles from Fort Collins.

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 15 sites
Reservation Info Reservations are not accepted. All campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

RV Camping

Occasionally you will find empty campsites in the Sleeping Elephant campground along the Cache la Poudre River on a Friday afternoon, as it is approximately 54 miles from Fort Collins.

Hookup - Sewerno
Hookups - Electricno
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.
Dump Stationsno
Pavement Type for ParkingGravel
No. of Sites 15 sites
Reservation Info Reservations are not accepted. All campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Size Restrictions RV sites range from 15 to 30 feet in length.
Hookup - Waterno
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
40.682541

  Longitude : 
-105.772733

  Elevation : 
7,800'

 



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