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Old 06-16-2016, 11:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This might be a tough request, but I'm looking for a camping area up in the mountains that can fit my wife's family and I, that's also on, or very close to, a lake/river/stream/etc. to fish at.

We live in Fort Collins, and some of her family members aren't, what you might call, robust outdoor people, so if we could keep the suggestions within 1.5-2 hours of Fort Collins that would be appreciated.

I haven't camped in this area much, so any suggestions would be appreciated.
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What type of camping? Primitive, Guided, Flush Toilets, Continental Breakfasts? Free? Expensive? Cold, warm, buggy?
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Sounds like an establish campground at granby and/or shadow mountain would be a good option. Or you could go to north park as well.
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What type of camping? Primitive, Guided, Flush Toilets, Continental Breakfasts? Free? Expensive? Cold, warm, buggy?
Need toilets for some of the members on this trip. I believe someone is bringing a camper, but normal tent/car camping for the rest of us.

We're looking at going in August, if that makes a difference.
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Good luck getting reservations. They can be difficult.
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Try Dowdy Lake or West Lake in Red Feathers. Pretty area, fishing and hiking from camp, but busy on the weekends. Only vault toilets.
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I've been lucky when getting reservations. If you have a campground and weekend you have in mind check daily and usually something opens up if you are a tent camper.

Trailer camping is not as easy to find openings but if you have the flexibility to camp Mon-Thurs you should be alright.
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I suggest the Cache La Poudre River area. It's right outside of Ft. Collins, lots of campgrounds along the canyon and, if you want, you can go all the way to Chambers Lake.

I made a trip up there with the family about 10 years ago. The river fishing was pretty good and I made a day trip that weekend to Chambers that was productive.

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