Narrows Campground: Upper and Lower

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

A fire grate with the Cache La Poudre River in the background. Part of the picnic table on the right

The Narrows Campground is broken into to sections, Upper and Lower.

The Upper is located 32 miles northwest of Fort Collins on Colorado Highway 14, this campground is adjacent to the Cache la Poudre River. The area varies from dense forest to open meadow and is surrounded by steep mountains. Each of the seven sites contain a tent pad, fire grate and picnic table. All campsites with a tent pad have a bear locker. Popular activities include fishing, white water rafting and hiking. There is a day-use area associated with this facility providing six picnic sites each with a picnic table and grill.

The Lower is located along Colorado Highway 14 adjacent to the Cache la Poudre River. This is a walk-in tent camping area with eight sites. Foot paths lead to the individual campsites. Each site has a tent pad, picnic table and fire grate. All campsites with a tent pad have a bear locker. This campground is situated in a ponderosa pine setting near the river. In addition to camping, fishing is the primary activity at this area.

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At a Glance

Reservations: Campsites are reservable Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.  Make your reservations at or by calling 1-877-444-6777 as early as 180 days 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 or see general fees on our campground table.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: 5/20 - 9/19
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: A single site may hold up to eight people. Upper Narrows: 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 30 to 50 feet. Call the local ranger district office for site-specific measurements. Lower Narrows:Parking spaces provided separate from the campsites.
Closest Towns: Fort Collins, Rustic
Water: Drinking water is usually available through late September.
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Concessionaire: American Land & Leisure, Inc.
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General Information


Drive 10 miles north of Fort Collins on Highway 287. Turn left (west) onto Highway 14 and proceed 20 miles to the campground.

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