Dowdy Lake Campground


Campground Type
Forest Service / BLM

48 miles northwest of Fort Collins

Campground Details

Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 52

About: Dowdy Lake Campground is located near the popular Red Feather Lakes area. It is located 48 miles northwest of Fort Collins, Colorado. The campground is situated adjacent to Dowdy Lake in a mountainous, ponderosa pine forest. Facilities provided include restrooms and drinking water near each restroom. Each site contains a tent pad, fire grate, and picnic table. The campground has 70 sites, including 10 walk-in tent sites. All of the sites, except the walk-in tent sites, have electricity and can accommodate RVs of various sizes. There are five double sites available. The complex also includes a day-use area and boat ramp. This campground is extremely popular for fishing, hiking, and mountain biking.

Fees: $18 non-electric site; $23 single electric site; $46 double electric site. (A $5 fee for electrical service is included in price and is not subject to discounts.) Fees are half-price when water is off. (2011)

Usage: Heavy

Water: Drinking water available until 9/30

Restrooms: Vault Toilets

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 30 to 70 feet. Call the local ranger district office for site-specific measurements.

Closest Towns: Fort Collins, Red Feather Lakes

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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