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
One of my favorite things to do while camping is stargazing. There isn’t anything quite as grand as a clear mountain view of the sky far away from any light pollution. Here is a great opportunity to learn more about our night sky from the Western Colorado Astronomy Club. Reserve a campsite and be ready for a fun night of star gazing!
Join members of the Western Colorado Astronomy Club for an evening of star gazing, planet viewing and exploring the wonders of the nighttime sky at Highline Lake State Park . This evening’s program will focus on the viewing of the planet Jupiter and the Beehive Cluster, a bright triangular shaped star cluster that . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Springtime Stargazing at Highline Lake State Park
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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Although the actual impact on campers in National Parks may be less than originally feared, it’s a good idea to check to see how the Sequester has affected your planned camping trip to a National Park before you go. Sequestration is a set of automatic spending cuts contained in the Budget Control Act. Since Congress has not been able to agree upon an alternative to these cuts, deep budget cuts in most aspects of government went into effect on March 1, 2013, including a 5% budget cut for each National Park.
The National Park system already operates on a relatively small budget, with very little room for belt tightening. National Parks are a very profitable endeavor for the American taxpayer. National Parks get $10 for every $1 invested by taxpayers. In some areas . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Sequestration Effects on Camping
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
Camping during the cold winter months can be a lot of fun. You get to enjoy the outdoors with few other people crowding you. It is quiet and serene camping in Colorado during the winter because much of the mountains will have snow on them throughout the season.The snow-capped Rocky Mountains have a majesty that draws outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world. However, a wise camper never forgets that fair weather can turn harsh quickly. Here at Camp Out Colorado, we want to help you prepare for just such an occasion with our top 10 must have camping items for foul weather.
It is important to keep in mind how fast the weather can change in Colorado, as it can anywhere else, and how severe it can often be. It is always important . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Top 10 Must Have Camping Items in Foul Weather
Camping trips might be the last thing that you think about when you are sitting around with your friends and family during the holidays but this is the time you should be thinking about it! Start making plans now for your summer camping trips, and you will be very grateful come camping season!
The holidays are all about friends and family and what better way to strengthen those bonds than by going camping with them? There is just something different, something a bit special, about who you go camping with. Together time should be more than sitting around the family room drinking egg nog and passing the time with small talk.
Camping gives you the opportunity to head out into the wilderness and spend a few nights with just the simple things. . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Make Camping Plans During Holiday Festivities
If you are anything like me I am always looking for some great stocking stuffer ideas. It can be tough to think about what might be good for the camper you knows stocking. These are often overlooked but there are some great things you can get for the camper you know that they are sure to use when they go camping. Look to the list below to see what Camp Out Colorado suggest as its Top Ten Camping Stocking Stuffers this year. . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Top Ten Great Camping Stocking Stuffers
Chambers Lake Camping Overview
Chambers Lake Campground is a great place to go high mountain camping. It is located in Roosevelt National Forest and is listed as one of their campgrounds. Chambers Lake Campground in about an hour and a half west of Fort Collins on State Highway 14. Chambers Lake is at about 9,200 feet in elevation. There are many well groomed campsites here and they are more private than most due to the thick woods. However, with the pine beetle epidemic, much of these trees may have been removed.
Chambers Lake itself is wakeless and quite large for a high mountain lake. It has many branches that fan out, giving fisherman and boaters plenty of room to spread out. Due to the high elevation, the water here is always cold, . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Chambers Lake Campground Camping Review
It’s that time of year again, time to enjoy the beautiful color changing trees of the Rocky Mountains. The leaves are already changing. You don’t have much time to enjoy the changing of the seasons.
After spending last weekend up in the mountains enjoying the great Colorado wilderness I would highly recommend that you take the time to enjoy this great fall Colorado camping weather. It is a bit cooler up in the high country so make sure that you take some cold weather gear. The days are still nice and warm but the evenings it can get quite cool. There are even some places that are starting to get snow overnight.
If you do not have the time to go camping you should really find some time to get up to the . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Colorful Colorado Camping