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North Fork Poudre Campground

About

USDA Forest Service

Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests Pawnee NG

The North Fork Poudre Campground is located along the Deadman Road west of Red Feather Lakes, near the banks of the North Fork Cache la Poudre River in a dense lodgepole pine forest. This is an older facility with short parking spurs that will not accommodate larger RVs. Each of the nine sites have a picnic table, tent pad and fire grate. Recreational activities in the area include hiking, stream fishing and four-wheel driving.

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Location

North Fork Poudre Campground is located in Colorado

Detail location of campground

Directions

Drive 21 miles north of Fort Collins on U.S. Highway 287.Turn left (west) onto the Red Feather Lakes Road (County Road 74E). Continue west as the road designation changes to County Road 86 (Deadman Road, formerly County Road 162), through Red Feather Lakes. The campground is on the north side of the road roughly seven miles west of Red Feather Lakes Village.

Coordinates

40.813294 N
105.710615 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
    Unknown
  • AT&T
    Poor
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Tent Cabin
  • Equestrian

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Phone Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol

For Vehicles

  • Big Rig Friendly

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Daisee Mae S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2022

Dispersed, Poudre Park

If you drive about 9 miles or so down the road you’ll come to a sign that points you towards the University (Poudre Park Road).

More of a dirt road than anything but wide for large vehicles. Semis and trucks with large trailers and campers up and down the mountain all day and night.

It’s a road that dead ends at the University, so a lot of student traffic all day.

We seen maybe one ranger patrol the whole 3 weeks we were there. You can camp here all year long. No stay limit.

No bathrooms, water or trash disposal. Nearest town besides Fort Collins is about 13 miles away.

Not quiet at all. Most camp spots are entirely too close together, so close it’s like a huge party spot. The day we left was because there was a fire ban and somewhere around 10 people showed up with chainsaws and were going to have a fire. They weren’t the nicest people and had a lot of dogs as well. No privacy.

The road was so steep that our transmission overflowed and left us stranded for a few days past what we wanted to be there for (when we took a trip into town and back).

Nowhere near water. We walked 3 miles to get to the closest creek (they call them rivers there).

Wildlife was there but not abundant because of the traffic.

Very beautiful and i would definitely give it another go if we had a more updated camper.

Absolutely zero cell service!

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Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of North Fork Poudre Campground by Daisee Mae S., October 21, 2022
The Free Birds RV R.
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2019

Hidden Gem

Small campground by creek. Lots of room between sites. Very pretty location. -The Free Birds RV- IG: thefreebirdsrv

  • Review photo of North Fork Poudre Campground by The Free Birds RV R., September 18, 2019
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Aly S.
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2018

Campground in the canyon

Great campground and amazing people! It gets very cold at night if you’re near the river!

Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of North Fork Poudre Campground by Aly S., August 21, 2018
J
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2018

A hidden gem near Red Feather

This is a great little campground with only 7 campsites that are first come first served (no reservations). However, it's almost never full and if it is full there are plenty of free camping areas along the road (forest service road). There is no electricity or sewer capabilities for RV's and campers and the sites are relatively small, but a pop up or smaller 5th wheels and RVs will fit. There are pit toilets in the campground, but no running water - so pack your own or bring a filter to pump out of the creek.

The beautiful Kilpecker Creek runs through the camp and most of the campsites are situated right along the creek. All of the campsites have a good tent pad, fire pit and picnic table. The great thing about this campground is it's location and the fact that the sites are fairly spaced out giving you more privacy at each site. There is also a great communal area in the center of the campground of you have a small group up there.

Maka sure to use a bear bag or put all food in the car at night (bear country)

Month of VisitJuly
Kelly Z.
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2016

Beautiful Area

The Poudre River is absolutely beautiful. We really enjoyed camping here, even though the sound of the river can be quite loud. Each site has a table, fire ring and tent pad. The drive up to this area is breathtaking as well.

  • Review photo of North Fork Poudre Campground by Kelly Z., June 23, 2016
  • Review photo of North Fork Poudre Campground by Kelly Z., June 23, 2016
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Frequently Asked Questions

Does North Fork Poudre Campground have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, North Fork Poudre Campground does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at North Fork Poudre Campground?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is unknown, AT&T is poor, and T-Mobile is unknown.