May 18-19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m enjoy Colorado’s newest State Park!
Attention hikers, rock climbers, mountain bikers, fishermen and all around outdoor enthusiasts, be one of the first to visitors to explore Colorado’s newest state park . During this exciting grand opening weekend, you can hike to view the magnificent Elk Falls and Staunton Rocks and relax afterwards while listening to live music and poetry readings. Adventurous youngsters can give the kids climbing wall or mountain biking course a try, while the artistic and inquisitive can opt for face painting, craft activities and environmental talks and demonstrations. Some activities, such as the history and wildflower walks and talks, require pre-registration. Please contact email@example.com to reserve your spot. Event parking is available at the Mountain . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Staunton State Park Grand Opening
Everyone always thinks of camping gifts for Father’s Day, but what about Mother’s Day? Perhaps the women in your life would like or have a need for some great camping gear for Mother’s Day! This year, give the mothers special to you something a little different! We know mothers always tend to take care of everyone else before they get something special for themselves. So give them something they may not normally get on Mother’s Day: Great camping gear to let them know how much you care!
Here are Camp Out Colorado’s Top 10 Camping Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day! These should be more than enough to cover all of those mothers who love to go camping out there.
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Steamboat Lake State Park Camping Overview
Steamboat Lake State Park campground is one of the nicest state parks in Colorado. Nestled in the valley below Hahns Peak, Steamboat Lake State Park sprawls across a wide area open area with small rolling hills and light tree cover. There are several different places to camp around Steamboat Lake State Park. These range from walk-in tent only campsites on a large island on the northern side of the lake to the more sheltered RV and camper campsites up on the hills surrounding Steamboat Lake. Steamboat Lake State Park campground is a beautiful place to go camping with mild weather and a very scenic view in all directions.
Steamboat Lake has areas where you can . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Camping Review of Steamboat Lake State Park Campground
One of the worst things that can happen to you when you are out camping is getting lost. Even in an area you frequently visit or on open terrain, you may still become lost or disoriented and should always be prepared for it. All too often campers and other outdoor enthusiasts find themselves lost in an area they are familiar with. It is very important to be prepared for the possibility and have vital survival gear with you. It can literally mean the difference between life and death.
Things to Pack that May Save Your Life
There are a few things that everyone engaging in outdoor activity should carry on their person—in a day pack, backpack, or even in the pockets of your jacket or cargo pants. Just a few things can make the difference between . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: What To Do When Getting Lost While Camping
Pinewood Reservoir Camping Overview
Pinewood Reservoir Campground is a little camping area that is on the shores of Pinewood Reservoir. The main campground is called Windy Pines and you quickly why they call it that. Sitting on a small hill on the side of Pinewood Reservoir, this rough campground always has a breeze blowing through it. Luckily the knoll has a good smattering of pines so that helps to cut the wind down a bit. There are two other campgrounds here at Pinewood Reservoir but each only has a few campsites in it.
Pinewood Reservoir attracts a lot of day use from people along the front range, especially the Loveland area since it is only about 30 minutes west of the city.
Pinewood Reservoir is a small lake and is wake-less water only. If . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Pinewood Reservoir Campground Camping Review
National Park Week has crept up on us once again. Next week (April 21st – 29th), all National Parks are free to enjoy! Head out to your favorite National Park for a night or two of camping and enjoy the great spring weather we have been having. They’ll be free for a full 9 days. This is a great time to scout out some of the National Parks you have always wanted to see!
Even if you can’t get out for a few days of camping, it would be fun and easy to go on a day trip somewhere. This is a great time to take advantage of all the National Parks have to offer.
National Park Week Official Video
For more information, visit their official website: http://www.nps.gov/npweek/
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I don’t know about you, but the recent warm weather here in Colorado has me thinking a lot about camping. The camping season is almost upon us and I, along with many other campers, are making their plans for the year.
Colorado’s camping season is considered to be between Memorial Day Weekend (June 25th through 28th) and Labor Day (August 31st to September 3rd). I know that seems far away now, but with the warm winter and spring just around the corner, some low altitude trips just might be in order!
It’s always best to be prepared. No matter where you live, you should always take at least some gear to handle any weather your area might have throughout the whole year. Yes, in Colorado I take gloves, a heavy coat and snow . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Camping Is In The Air as Spring Approaches
On Presidents Day make sure that you take a moment to reflect on one of the greatest presidents and champions of America’s natural beauty, Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt. He was one of the most influential presidents ever to be in the office in regards to protecting and enhancing America’s plethora of natural wonders. Not with standing his efforts in politics, the economy, American rights and his far from standard foreign policy, he excelled at watching out for and protecting America’s natural beauty.
Here are just a few of his contributions that made such an impact on America’s natural beauty. He helped to make sure Yellowstone was reserved and protected from industrial interests. He created the Pelican Island Bird Reservation to fend off the extinction of the birds there whose feathers were used for hats. Created more than 50 animal refuges nationwide through his long history . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Recognize Theodore Roosevelt on Presidents Day
Carter Lake Camping Overview
Carter Lake campground and recreation are is a great place to go camping year round. Just outside of Loveland on US-34, nestled within the foothills, Carter Lake is surrounded by about 1000 acres of public land to enjoy and explore in Larimer county. There are about half a dozen different campgrounds around Carter Lake which provide a wide variety of different camping experiences, more than you will find almost anywhere else in Colorado. You can go camping in the pine covered hills to the northwest of Carter Lake or camp out in the open on the scrubland on the east side of the lake. You can also enjoy a mix of the two types of camping on the south end of Carter Lake where it is more . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Carter Lake Campgrounds Camping Review
Round Mountain Campground is a nice campground a little over an hour west of Colorado Springs on US-24. It is located within Pike National Forest and is just off the main road. There are few amenities here and this campground is not equipped to accommodate campers or RV’s. Small trailer campers will be fine here but this is primarily a tent camping campground. Round Mountain Campground does not have any water, sewer, or electricity hookups for RVs or trailers. This is an ideal camping back up location for the south end of South Park if your original choice of campground is full. This campground is just off the main highway and offers easy access to the many areas of interest in this region. Round Mountain Campground is a great place for ATV enthusiasts to camp since there is access . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Round Mountain Campground Review