Ansel Watrous Campground


Campground Type
Forest Service / BLM


Campground Details

Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 16

About: 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 are available on a first come first serve basis outside the reservation season. There are no sewer site hookups. One water source is located in each loop of campground.

Fees: $17 single site. Fees are half-price when water is off. (2011)

Usage: Heavy

Water: Drinking water available in lower loop year round.

Restrooms: Vault Toilet

Restrictions: A single site may hold up to eight 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 25 to 45 feet in upper loop. In the lower loop RV size is limited to an overall length of 30 feet. Call the local ranger district office for site-specific measurements.

Directions: Drive 11 miles north of Fort Collins on U.S. Highway 287. Turn left (west) onto Colorado Highway 14 (Poudre Canyon) and travel approximately 13 miles.

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