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Lake Camping

If you want to camp near a lake in the mountains this is a great start.

Small but very nice campground above Loveland, CO

Pinewood Reservoir campground (also reviewed on this website as "Pinewood Lake" campground) is a small but well-maintained campground and has nice views of a lake and rolling foothills. There are 16 RV sites and 9 walk-in tent sites. Non-motorized small boats allowed and there is an easy hiking trail around the lake. Only draw back is you pay both a park fee and a campsite fee.

Convenient location

All sites have great access and close to the ponds. Variety of fish in the ponds. They allow ice fishing as long as the ice is safe. Some traffic noise if you are on the east side of the park due to proximity to I 25. Best to get a yearly Colorado access pass.

Great campground on the lake close to town

This is a great campground if you want to be close to be close to Fort Collins, and/or enjoy the lake. Horsetooth Reservoir is a very long lake great for boating, and with some gorgeous inlets to explore. The campground itself is clean and well laid out. The only downside is the road is fairly close and creates a bit of noise, even late at night as there is some local traffic to access the neighborhoods behind the reservoir.


I checked in. The wind was blowing. Too cold for tent camping. Will be back. 🎃

Pretty but nothing special

The reservoir is pretty and visible from most sites, and the facilities are well maintained. That said, the site is on a road, near homes, and does not offer much privacy between sites.

So Pretty, Lots of Pull Through Spots

We travelled here in mid-October 2020 when the campground was about 50% full. There are lots of pull through spots that accommodated both our 24’ hybrid trailer and our friend’s 30’ RV well.

Each spot where we were had a table and fire pit as well as an electrical hook up.

The bathrooms were very clean and showers were good. There is a super cute play structure with acorn seats. A horseshoe pit and a basketball court were open when we were there.

The leaves were changing and it was very beautiful. No interstate noise even though we could see traffic in the distance. The lake has a pretty shoreline with a soil (versus sand) beach.

Great Amenities But...

This KOA has amenities on top of amenities. There is so much for everyone in the family to do, you can spend days trying. The lake and walking paths were beautiful. The only thing we did not like is the small sites. We felt like we were right on top of one another, more reminiscent of a trailer park. It would have been nice if we could have spread out a little.


Nice park! It offers boating, Paddle boarding, swimming, and much more. It’s super groused most summer and springtime. Fall offers a more quite experience. It has full RV hook-up with back-in and pull-through sites. We stayed for 2 weeks and had a lot of fun.


Boyd Lake State Park provided an opportunity to explore Rocky Mountain National Park over a week’s stay. It is about an hours drive from Estes Park on very winding roads. There are some parts of the park that have more trees than our site had. Bathroom was clean although the power outlets didn’t work. Did not use lake. The adjoining town of Loveland has everything you could ever ask for as far as food and shopping.