Pinewood Reservoir is located west of Carter Lake at an elevation of 6,580 feet. Pinewood is 100 acres of water surrounded by 327 acres of public land. It is popular for trout fishing and camping. The campground is newly remodeled and has drive in electric sites as well as walk in tent sites overlooking Pinewood Reservoir. The reservoir is part of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project operated by the Bureau of Reclamation and the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District. The purpose of this water project is to divert water from the west slope to the east slope for drinking water, irrigation, and hydropower generation. Reclamation is solely responsible for power generation. The agencies jointly manage water levels for irrigation, municipal, and industry use. Recreation is managed by Larimer County Natural Resources.
Pinewood Reservoir offers excellent fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, horseback riding, wakeless non-motorized boating, and a playscape to explore.
Brand new, 15 standard drive in electric sites and 12 walk-in tent sites are found at Pinewood. There are vault toilets and water spigots throughout the campground in addition to day use parking, picnicing, and a natural play area.
Carter Lake and Horsetooth Reservoir boating, swimming and fishing are 15-30 minutes away. Rocky Mountain National Park is one hour away.
LOW WATER ALERT:
Pinewood Reservoir will experience low water levels beginning in January. The water levels will remain low into March.
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