West Lake Campground


Campground Type
Forest Service / BLM


Campground Details

Open: May 27 - late September
Number of Sites: 31

About: 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 including five walk-in tent sites. All have electricity except for the walk-in sites. The facilities include restrooms and drinking water. Each site has a picnic table, fire grate and tent pad. This is a very popular, high-use area. Popular activities include fishing and hiking in the woods around the campground.

Fees: $18 non-electric site; $23 single electric site; $46 double electric site. (A $5 fee for electrical service is included in the 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 Toilet

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.

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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