Big South Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

A picnic table at one of the campsites with a view of the Cache La Poudre River on the background.

This is a small campground located adjacent to Highway 14 and the Cache La Poudre River near the Big South Trailhead. It is best suited for tent or small RV camping. There are four sites, each with a picnic table and fire ring. This site provides access to hiking (within the Comanche Peak Wilderness), fishing and scenic driving.

Big South Campground Site #1 Big South Campground Site #4 Big South Campground (1 of 4 Walk-in Sites) Big South Campground River View

At a Glance

Reservations: All campsites first-come, first-served
Fees Check our campground table for fee information. Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age and Golden Access passes provide cardholders half price for basic campground fees.
Open Season: 6/5 - 9/8
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: Fort Collins, Rustic
Water: None
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Concessionaire: American Land & Leisure, Inc.
Information Center: Canyon Lakes Ranger DistrictContact Us

General Information

Directions: Drive 11 miles north of Fort Collins on U.S. Highway 287.Turn left (west) onto Colorado Highway 14 (Poudre River Canyon) and travel approximately 47 miles.

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