DOWDY LAKE, CO

Dowdy Lake Campground is located 48 miles northwest of Fort Collins, Colo., near the village of Red Feather Lakes. Visitors enjoy the area for its canoeing, fishing and trail opportunities.The campground is situated in a ponderosa pine forest on the shore of Dowdy Lake, at an elevation...
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Know Before You Go
  • No RV water connections are available due to health and safety reasons.
  • This is bear country! For bear and human safety, keep a clean campsite and do not place food or other attractants in your tent. For more information about visiting bear country, contact Colorado Parks and Wildlife at http://wildlife.state.co.us
  • Dowdy Lake is a no-wake lake
  • Campsite fee includes use of the day-use area
  • Drinking water is available until Sept. 30
  • Extra parking is not available
  • Click here for more information on the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests
  • Operated by American Land & Leisure. You may contact us at www.AmericanLL.com or 801-226-3564.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing organisms by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.
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Overview

Overview

Dowdy Lake Campground is located 48 miles northwest of Fort Collins, Colo., near the village of Red Feather Lakes. Visitors enjoy the area for its canoeing, fishing and trail opportunities.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated in a ponderosa pine forest on the shore of Dowdy Lake, at an elevation of 8,200 feet. Afternoon thunderstorms can be expected during spring and summer months.

Due to the mountain pine beetle infestation and removal of hazardous trees, some sites have reduced shade.

Recreation:

Canoeing and fishing are popular activities on the 115-acre, no-wake Dowdy Lake. Motorized boats are allowed on the lake, but a 10 mph speed limit is enforced. Anglers cast for brown, brook, cutthroat and lake trout. Several additional lakes are in the vicinity.

Many hiking, biking and horseback riding trails are in the surrounding area, including the 4-mile Mount Margaret Trail. Several off-road vehicle trails are located within five miles of the campground.

Other popular activities include viewing wildlife and visiting the nearby Redfeather Visitor Center.

Facilities:

The campground offers 60 accessible single and double family campsites with electric hookups. Ten sites are designated for tent camping only and do not have hookups. Each site contains a tent pad, picnic table and campfire ring with grill.

Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided. Dead and downed firewood may be gathered in the forest or purchased in bundles from the campground host.

Nearby Attractions:

The small village of Red Feather Lakes is nearby, offering limited dining options, gift shops, general stores, a library, post office and a golf course.

Booking Window
Mon Aug 04 2014 - Sat Jan 31 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu May 22 2014 Sun Aug 31 2014
Walk In Mon Sep 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Walk In Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu May 21 2015
Peak Fri May 22 2015 Mon Sep 07 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Trails
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fee Station
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Host
  • Kayaking
  • Lake Access
  • Mountain Biking
  • Picnic Area
  • Self Pay Station
  • Tent Pads
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • General Store
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Restaurant
  • Visitor Center
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 22 2014 -
Aug 31 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $20.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $20.00-$40.00
Walk In Season
Sep 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $20.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $20.00-$40.00
Walk In Season
Jan 01 2015 -
May 21 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $20.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $20.00-$40.00
Peak Season
May 22 2015 -
Sep 07 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $20.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $20.00-$40.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
40.79651, -105.56551
40°47'47"N, 105°33'56"W

From Fort Collins, take Highway 287 north for approximately 24 miles to Livermore. Turn west on County Road 74 and continue about 23 miles to Dowdy Lake Road. Turn right, then another right onto Dowdy Drive and continue to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

DOWDY LAKE
REDFEATHER LAKES
BELLEVUE  CO  80512

Phone Number:

Information:  (970)295-6700