West Lake Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

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.

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At a Glance

Reservations: Most campsites are reservable Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.  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 - 9/19
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. Call the local ranger district office for site-specific measurements.
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.
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) on to the Red Feather Lakes Road (County Road 74E). Drive approximately 21 miles; the campground entrance is on the right.

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

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