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Horsetooth Reservoir, CO

Photo: Horsetooth Reservoir
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Sat Mar 14 2015   Later Dates
Site, Loop:Sunrise, Horsetooth Reservoir
Find Similar Sites Type:PAVILION Amenities:
Pets Allowed Near Water Accessible
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Reservation Window: Tue Sep 16 2014 – Wed Sep 14 2016

Check-in: 8:00 am

Departure date:
Check-out: 9:00 pm

Site Details:

  • Site Type: PAVILION
  • Site Reserve Type: Site-Specific
  • ADA Accessible: Y
  • Site Access: Drive-In
  • Hike In Distance to Site: 10
  • Checkin Time: 8:00 am
  • Checkout Time: 9:00 pm
  • Type of Use: Day
  • Max Num of People: 25
  • Pets Allowed: Domestic
  • Max Num of Vehicles: 15
  • Driveway Surface: Gravel
  • Driveway Entry: Pull-Through
  • Shade: Full
  • Site Length: 20
  • Site Width: 20
  • Proximity to Water: Lakefront
  • Lean To/Shelter: Y
  • BBQ: Y
  • Condition Rating: Prime
  • Location Rating: Prime
  • Looking For Category: Day Use
  • Picnic Table: Y
  • Platform: Y
  • Site Rating: Preferred
Photo: Sunrise, Horsetooth Reservoir

Alerts and Important Information


  • An entrance permit is required for every vehicle in addition to group pavilion rental fees, except at Lions. Open Space (available for purchase at entrances).
  • Alcohol may not be more than 3.2 %. No kegs.
  • No jumping castles, dunk tanks, pony rides, or similar set-ups.
  • No noise disturbances to other park users.
  • Parking allowed on established roadways & parking areas only. There are no guarantees on parking availability.
  • An additional damage fee may be assessed if County staff determine the area has been damaged or is in need of excessive cleaning.
  • Cancellations and changes to these reservations incur a $6.35 fee.
  • The reserving party is responsible for making sure all attendees know and obey regulations.
  • Events including any of the following are considered a special event and must go through special event process. Go to or call (970) 679-4570: 1) large scale, exceeding the capacity/footprint of the pavilion shelter, 2) Multi-day, 3) Commercial in nature, i.e. charging attendance/participation fees or selling/advertising, 4) Complex or requiring multiple requests for policy or regulations waivers, 5) Using additional amenities outside of the footprint of the group pavilion, i.e. swimbeach, campgrounds, roadways, so as to affect other park or open space users.
  • Pets must be leashed and may not be left unattended.
  • Photographs: Applicant consents to allow photographer on behalf of Larimer County to attend and photograph event. Photographs taken by Larimer County at event may be used in marketing, informational and educational materials, without compensation or further permission from the applicant, including the images of event attendees, including minors. Applicant shall notify attendees that Larimer County may take and distribute photographs of event and attendees
  • Please check the Season Dates tab for annual updates on site availability.



    The east side of beautiful Horsetooth Reservoir is the unique setting for this popular shelter. Within walking distance of a swimming area and the reservoir, yet close to Fort Collins, it's the perfect location for your group

    Sunrise Pavilion
    591 S.C.R. 23, Fort Collins, CO 80526
    GPS Information
    Latitude North 40 Degrees 35 Minutes 5.5932 Seconds
    Longitude West -105 Degrees 9 Minutes 44.4024 Seconds

    Driving Directions:
    From Denver: Take I-25 north to the Harmony Road/Timnath exit (#265). Turn left (west) continuing on Harmony Road for 7 miles where it becomes County Road 38E at the Taft Hill Road intersection. Continue west on County Road 38E and turn right (north) on C.R. 23 (Centennial Drive) about 1.5 miles to a T-intersection. Continue to left on C.R. 23 for 2.2 miles. Entrance is on the west side of the road.

    Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
    ** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.