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Camping: Colorado > Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests > Canyon Lakes Ranger District

Quick Facts

Big South Campground

Elevation: 8,440 Feet (2630.9 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 4
Reservation Contact: N/A
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

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General Description

Big South Campground
Copyright: - US Forest Service
Big South Campground
Big South Campground is located at the upper end of the Poudre River Canyon, about 58 miles west of Fort Collins, at an elevation of 8,440 feet. The campground sits adjacent to the Cache la Poudre River. Nearby activities include fishing and hiking.

Big South Campground has 4 sites. It has toilets but no drinking water.

Directions from Fort Collins: Travel northwest on Highway 14 approximately 58 miles to the site.

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON RV Camping 25 foot maximum spur length.
ICON Tent Camping Big South Campground
ICON Camping Big South Campground
ICON Cold Water Fishing Cache la Poudre River and Joe Wright Creek.
ICON Hiking & Walking There is a trailhead located adjacent to the campground.
ICON Viewing Wildlife surrounding area

Related Activities
Big South Trail - The Big South Trail begins at Highway 14, and leads to Peterson Lake and Long Draw Reservoir.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Canyon Lakes Ranger District, 2150 Centre Ave., Building E , Fort Collins, CO, 80526, Phone: 970-295-6700

Forest to Grassland Information Center, 1311 S. College Ave. , Fort Collins, CO, 80524, Phone: 970-498-2770, TTY: 970-498-2707


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