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Camping: Colorado > Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests > Canyon Lakes Ranger District

Quick Facts

Ansel Watrous Campground

Elevation: 5,800 Feet (1808.0 Meters)
Number of Sites: 19
Reservation Contact: N/A
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

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General Description

Ansel Watrous Campground
Copyright: - US Forest Service
Ansel Watrous Campground
Ansel Watrous Campground sits adjacent to the Poudre River. Nearby activities include fishing and hiking. The Youngs Gulch Trail is located just south of the campground. Campground hosts are generally at the campground from early June until early September.

This campground has 19 campsites. It has drinking water, toilets, tables and fire grates and trash service.

Directions from Fort Collins: Follow Colorado Hwy 14, 23 miles west of Fort Collins.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Mid-May through Mid-September . Limited Services: Mid-September through Mid-May (NOTE: No water, trash.) .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee Fees are reduced when services

Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Filed By: Joe (Parker, CO, CO)
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: Sites are along Hwy 14 (noise!) with lots of weekend road travel. Fish the stream early am or late pm, as the river rafts and kayaks are like gnats. PUMP water only but clean vault toilets. Buy your wood at Ted's place - it's $4 cheaper per bundle than at the campground. Cranky front desk people at the USFS Canyon Lakes office is FT Collins!

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Nice campground in the fall, esp. in october when the leaves have turned. Camp sites nicely spaced along the river. Fishing fair. Pretty canyon.

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON RV Camping Maximum spur length, 30 feet.
ICON Tent Camping Ansel Watrous Campground.
ICON Camping Ansel Watrous Campground
ICON Cold Water Fishing Poudre River
ICON Viewing Wildlife surrounding area

Related Activities
Greyrock Trail - The trail climbs from the Poudre Canyon to the base of Greyrock. Great views are offered from the top of Greyrock. The Greyrock Loop branches from this trail.

Hewlett Gulch - This trail is located west of Fort Collins. It follows a dry creek north from the Poudre Canyon.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Colorado Tourism Office, 1625 Broadway, Ste. 1700 , Denver, CO, 80202, Phone: 800-COLORADO


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