May 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m is the Family Fishing Festival
Bring the whole family out for a day of fishing fun at Lake Pueblo State Park . Beginners and experts of all ages are welcome to attend. The Visitor Center will feature activity tables for the kids, while stations set throughout the park will be equipped with staff to teach vital fishing skills through hands-on activities. Some lucky attendees may even walk away with a free fishing pole! Begin your day at the Visitor Center, where maps of the stations will be available. Make sure to pack plenty of snacks and a picnic lunch, sunscreen and bug spray.
Better yet, reserve a campsite at Lake Pueblo State Park and make it a fun . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Family Fishing Festival at Lake Pueblo State Park
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
What do you do when you want to go camping, but the one you love doesn’t want to rough it? Glamping is one way to compromise! Glamping (glamorous camping) is becoming more and more popular around the world. Large canvas tents, yurts, and cabins can be rented in beautiful Colorado locations.
The upscale accommodations usually include beds, tables, and chairs. They also may be heated, have running water, or even bathrooms. Some have electricity and wi-fi connections, and some are more rustic. Some places have bathrooms and possibly shower areas in a central location that can be shared among the guests. Many have a central lodge or restaurant in which to eat, or camp stoves or fire pits to cook your own food. They have beautiful views of Colorado scenery and still take you away from the . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Glamping in Colorado is Deluxe Camping
Flatirons Reservoir Camping Overview
Flatirons Reservoir is right outside of Loveland Colorado, near Pinewood Reservoir and Carter Lake. Pinewood Reservoir attracts a lot of day use from the Front Range, especially the Loveland area, since it is only about 15 minutes west of the city.
There is a good variety of campsites here; just about any camper should be able to find a campsite that suits their needs. There are even a couple of cabins that are very handicapped accessible. It’s good to see something like this so close to the Front Range.
Because Flatirons Reservoir campground is so close to Loveland and the Front Range, you will definitely want to make sure you get reservations. There is a lot of day use traffic at Flatirons Reservoir because it is easily . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Flatirons Reservoir Campground Camping Review
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
Many people go camping on or around the 4th of July. It is in the middle of summer when the weather is warm and the camping conditions are right for camping.
Make the most out of your trip this 4th of July by making sure you are a responsible and respectful camper. Under no circumstances should you ever take any fireworks up with you camping. This is just a recipe for disaster. Especially in years where the summers are extra hot and the risk of forest fires is high. As far as I know every campground in Colorado that I have visited does not allow fireworks. It’s dangerous and the risk of forest fires is just too high. Compound that with the remoteness of most campgrounds and their inability to respond to fires quickly, there is just no . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Camping on the 4th Of July
West Lake Camping Overview
West Lake Campground is a smaller campground just off of County Road 74, right before you get to the city of Red Feather Lakes. West Lake is a fairly small recreational lake, about 25 acres in total. Small, powerless boats such as belly boats and kayaks are common here and the shores are often lined with anglers. The campsites are well spaced and taken care of. The campground itself is only open from late May to Late September, but you can access West Lake for day use during the off season by using the parking lot on the west side near the dam. The fishing here is often very good and with the recreational areas set up on the hill . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: West Lake Campground Camping Review
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
Eleven Mile Reservoir, to the west of Colorado Springs, is a very popular destination for campers in central Colorado. It is about an hour west of Colorado Springs on US-24. This Colorado State Park sits in the very southern end of what is known as South Park, a huge glacial plain in the Rocky Mountains. Eleven Mile State Park has over 300 campsites. You will find walk-in tent only basic sites without electricity as well as RV sites, complete with electricity. Some of the RV sites are built to accommodate RV’s up to 40 feet in length. There is a dump station for campers and RV’s, and there is plenty of fresh water around the park. The weather here is generally mild, but can be windy, and the weather can change quickly, so be prepared. There is a variety . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Eleven Mile State Park Camping Review
Boyd Lake State park is a popular destination north of Denver along the front range. Boyd Lake is a large and heavily used lake in the center of the city of Loveland. It can fill to capacity on warm days and the campground is full throughout most of the summer season. If you are looking to vacation here, make sure to make reservations early and be ready to be flexible should your ideal camp site be taken. Most of the camp sites here are very similar and can accommodate RV’s, campers and tents. There are full services in this campground so you don’t have to “rough it” while enjoying the great outdoors. Much of this lake is only accessible by boat or foot trail so be ready to walk or boat your way to the part of the lake . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Boyd Lake State Park Camping Review