West Lake Campground


Area Status: Open
One of the campsites, with a picnic table, fire grate, and electricity hookup.

West Lake Campground is located 48 miles northwest of Fort Collins, Colorado, near the village of Red Feather Lakes. The campground is adjacent to West Lake in a mountainous, ponderosa pine forest. There are 36 sites; sites 1-5 are walk-in tent sites. All have electricity except for the walk-in sites. Each site has a picnic table, fire grate and tent pad. All campsites with a tent pad have a bear locker. This is a very popular, high-use area. Popular activities include fishing and hiking in the woods around the campground.

At a Glance

Reservations: Most campsites are reservable mid-spring through September 19, 2022.  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. 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 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.
Open Season: 5/20 - 9/18
Usage: Heavy
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 80 feet.
Closest Towns: Red Feather Lakes, 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 21 miles north of Fort Collins on U.S. Highway 287.Turn left (west) on to the Red Feather Lakes Road (County Road 74E). Drive approximately 21 miles; the campground entrance is on the right.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

A few first-come, first-served tent sites are perched above the West Lake shoreline and away from the RV campers. RV campers will find ample space in campsites stretched out just above and along the lake's edge. First-come, first-served RV sites go quickly, even during the week.

No. of Sites 31 RV sites and 5 walk-in sites for tents only
Reservation Info Reservations are accepted at most 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 Unlesss fire resrictions 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.

RV Camping

A few first-come, first-served tent sites are perched above the West Lake shoreline and away from the RV campers. RV campers will find ample space in campsites stretched out just above and along the lake's edge. First-come, first-served RV sites go quickly, even during the week.

No. of Sites 31 sites
Pavement Type for Parking Gravel
Reservation Info Reservations are accepted at all 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 80 feet in length.
Dump Stations no
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.

Lake and Pond Fishing

Please check with the Colorado Division of Wildlife for information about licenses and regulations. http://wildlife.state.co.us/Fishing/

Boating - Motorized

Boating - Non-Motorized

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
40.788701

  Longitude : 
-105.568232

  Elevation : 
8,200'