Ansel Watrous Campground and Camping

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About the Campground

Located 22 miles northwest of Fort Collins, Colorado on Colorado Highway 14. Campground is adjacent to Cache La Poudre River. Area varies from heavily forested to open meadow and is surrounded by steep mountains. Facilities provided include restrooms and drinking water. Each site contains a tent pad, fire grate, and picnic table. Popular activities include fishing, white water rafting and hiking. Sites may be available on a first come first serve basis outside the reservation season. Reservations must be made at least 4 days in advance. There are no sewer site hookups. All equipment must fit on site pad. Vehicles park in developed areas only. One water source located in each loop of campground. Water is not available after 9/30.. Tents allowed on tent pads only. Tent pads are 12'x15 Reservations are taken from 5-25-07 through 9-2-07.

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Handicapped Site
  • Accessible Restroom
  • Barrier-Free Facilities
  • Bird Watching
  • Campground Host
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water, Hand Well.
  • Dumpster
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paved Roads
  • Photography
  • Picnic Tables
  • Pressurized Water
  • Rafting
  • River Access
  • Sightseeing
  • Tent Pads
  • Water Drinking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Fees

Peak Season
May 28 2010 -
Sep 05 2010
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $16.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $16.00-$17.00
Walk In Season
Sep 06 2010 -
Dec 31 2010
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $14.00-$17.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $14.00-$17.00
Walk In Season
Jan 01 2011 -
May 27 2011
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $14.00-$17.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $14.00-$17.00
Peak Season
May 28 2011 -
Sep 05 2011
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $16.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $16.00-$17.00

Alerts and Important Information Reservations must be made at least 4 days in advance. There is a 2 night minimum on weekends. There is a 3 night minimum on holiday weekends. Located 22 miles northwest of Fort Collins on Highway 14 Campground is adjacent to Poudre River. Area varies from heavily forested to open meadows and is surrounded by steep mountains. All equipment must fit on site pad. Vehicles park in developed areas only. One water source located in each loop of campground. Sites and are located a few feet away. Water is not available after 9/30 Tents are allowed on tent pads only. Tent pads are 12'x15'. Quiet hours from 10 p.m. to 6 p.m. Pets must be leashed. All equipment must fit on the site pad. Vehicle park in developed areas only. The lower loop at Ansel Watrous is not accessible to trailers or RV's due to a hairpin switchback just off the entrance. Fires in designated fire rings only.

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 18 2010 to Dec 14 2010
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Ansel Watrous
Campground Phone: 970-295-6700
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777

Fort Collins, CO
970-295-6700

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Ansel Watrous is a campground located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

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