The Ansel Watrous Campground is located 12 miles west of highway 287 on Highway 14 at an elevation of 5800 feet. The campground is split into two sections that lie along the Poudre River. There are 17 sites in the campground, 7 in the lower section and 10 in the upper section. Each section has its own entrance and are only a short distance apart. The campsites in the lower section are more suitable for tents although some will accommodate smaller RVs. Seven sites in the upper section are suitable for RVs while 3 are walk-in tent sites. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring or grate. The maximum vehicle length that can be accommodated is thirty feet.
The roads through the campground are paved. There are 3 water hydrants and 2 restrooms. None of the restrooms will accommodate disabled persons. The upper loop of this campground is open year round making it good for late fall or winter camping. Reservations are accepted for campsites in this campground.
|17 sites||Maximum spur length of 30 feet|
|Drinking water||Next to stream or lake|
|Three restrooms||No disabled facilities|
|Reservations accepted||Trash disposal|
|Elevaton: 5,800 feet|
|Link to recreation.gov (877-444-6777)|
Canyon Lakes Ranger District: 970-295-6700
Ansel Watrous Campground is the first campground you come to as you drive up the Cache la Poudre Canyon on Highway 14. Look for it on the right side of the road. The campground is 12 miles west of the junction of Highways 14 and 287.
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