Dowdy Lake Picnic Site

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

One of the picnic sites at Dowdy Lake. Each site contains a table and grill.

The Dowdy Lake Day Use Area is situated along the north shore of Dowdy Lake. It provides parking and picnicking opportunities for day users of the area. There are 18 picnic sites each with a table and grill. There are two restrooms and a boat ramp within the area. A fee is required.

Fishing is the most popular activity for this site. Please contact the Colorado Department of Parks & Wildlife for fishing regulations and licensing.

At a Glance

Fees $7 day-use fee which begins when the Dowdy Campground opens until it closes. Interagency Annual, Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age and Golden Access passes are accepted at this area.
Closest Towns: Fort Collins, Red Feather Lakes
Water: Drinking water available until 9/30
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: American Land & Leisure
Information Center: Canyon Lakes Ranger DistrictContact Us

General Information

Directions: Drive 21 miles north of Fort Collins on U.S. Highway 287. Turn left (west) onto the Red Feather Lakes Road (County Road 74E) and travel approximately 22 miles. Turn right (north) and travel another mile to signed campground entrance on the right.

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