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Dowdy Lake Campground

Elevation: 8,140 Feet (2537.4 Meters)
Number of Sites: 62
Reservation Contact: National Reservation System: 877-444-6777
Reservation Status: Accepted
Usage: Heavy

Dowdy Lake Campground Reservations

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General Description

Dowdy Lake Campground
Copyright: - US Forest Service
Dowdy Lake Campground
Dowdy Lake is located about 46 miles northwest of Fort Collins in the Red Feather Lakes area. The campground sits adjacent to Dowdy Lake at an elevation of 8,140 feet. Recreation opportunities include boating (motorized boats up to 10 hp permitted, no wake), fishing, hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. Redfeather Village is within 2 miles.

Dowdy Lake has 62 campsites, 10 of which are walk-in, tent sites. The sites have picnic tables and fire grates. The campground has drinking water, toilets and trash service. There is a boat launch for Dowdy Lake.

Directions from Fort Collins: Travel US Highway 287 north approximately 24 miles to Livermore then travel west on County Road 74E approximately 23 miles. Travel north on Forest Road 218 2 miles to the recreation area.

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Boating Boats up to 10 hp, no wake.
ICON RV Camping 40 foot maximum spur length.
ICON Tent Camping Dowdy Lake
ICON Camping Dowdy Lake Campground
ICON Cold Water Fishing Dowdy Lake
ICON Ice Fishing Dowdy Lake
ICON Hiking & Walking Mount Margaret, Lady Moon and Molly Lake Trailheads are all nearby.
ICON Mountain Biking nearby roads and trails
ICON Picnicking The day use area is on the north shore of the lake.
ICON Viewing Scenery Dowdy Lake and surrounding area.

Nearby Services

Groceries: 3 local stores (Private - Profit) Directions: Located in Redfeather Lakes Area

Gas Station: 3 regional chains (Private - Profit) Directions: Located in the Redfeather Lakes Area

Emergency: Local EMT Service (Other Local) Directions: 1 mile west in Redfeather Village

Groceries: 3 local stores (Private - Profit) Directions: Located in the Redfeather Lakes Area

Nearest Hospital: Poudre Valley Hospital (Private - Profit) Directions: 48 miles southeast in Fort Collins

Nearest Pay Phone: US West (Private - Profit) Directions: 1/4 mile south of recreation area

Showers: Local Lodge (Private - Profit) Directions: 1 mile west in Redfeather Village

Miscellaneous: Local Service Station (Private - Profit) Directions: 48 miles southeast in Fort Collins

Hotel/Motel: Local Lodging (Private - Profit) Directions: Located in the Redfeather Lakes Area

Restaurants: Local Restaurants (Private - Profit) Directions: Located in the Redfeather Lakes Area

Related Activities
Mt. Margaret Trail - This trail is located in the Redfeather Lakes area. It leads to the base of Mount Margaret.

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

Links to other sites:
Campground Reservations - Reserve your campground online here with reserveamerica.com


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