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Ansel Watrous

12 Reviews

About This Campground

National Forest

Ansel Watrous Campground is located on the Cache la Poudre River, 22 miles northwest of Fort Collins, Colo., along Highway 14. Visitors enjoy the area for its great rafting, fishing and hiking opportunities.

Recreation

The Cache la Poudre River offers whitewater rafting and fishing. Anglers cast…

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Max Length: 40 ft.

Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite

Reviews

12 Reviews of Ansel Watrous

Ratings Breakdown

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Emily M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2021

Fantastic! By the Creek.

We loved this sight, we were the only people there. The National Forest staff came down and said hi. They were very kind. There are places to play by the creek, and it's absolutely beautiful.

Month of VisitSeptember
L
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2020

Beautiful and well kept

Great well kept sites. Will be going back for sure. Caught trout 20 yards from my tent from the Cache La Poudre.

Deven K.
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2019

Great place!

This campground was beautiful and the owners are SO NICE. Each campsite is right next to the river and have the nicest little set ups. We will be coming back!

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Location

Ansel Watrous is located in Colorado

Directions

From Fort Collins, take Highway 14 northwest for 13 miles.

Coordinates

40.68970821 N
105.34916336 W

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About This Campground

Ansel Watrous Campground is located on the Cache la Poudre River, 22 miles northwest of Fort Collins, Colo., along Highway 14. Visitors enjoy the area for its great rafting, fishing and hiking opportunities.

Recreation

The Cache la Poudre River offers whitewater rafting and fishing. Anglers cast for brown, cutthroat and rainbow trout, among other species of fish.

Hiking, biking and horseback riding trails are in the surrounding area, including the 4-mile Young Gulch Trail.

Other popular activities enjoyed by visitors to the campground include birding and wildlife viewing.

Facilities

The campground offers accessible single-family sites, each equipped with a 12-by-15 tent pad, a picnic table and a campfire ring with grill.

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

Natural Features

The canyon's vegetation varies from dense forests to open meadows and the campground is surrounded by steep mountains. The campground is situated among Ponderosa pines on the banks of the Cache la Poudre River, Colorado's first river designated as a National Wild and Scenic River.

Charges & 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.

ADA Access: N

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