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

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Jacks Gulch Campground

Elevation: 8,100 Feet (2524.9 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 72
Reservation Contact: N/A
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

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General Description

Jacks Gulch Campground
Copyright: - US Forest Service
Jacks Gulch Campground
Jacks Gulch Campground is located about 40 miles west of Fort Collins along the Pingree Park Road. The campground is approximately 6 miles south of Highway 14 at an elevation of 8,100 feet.

Jacks Gulch has 72 campsites with tables and fire rings. The campground has drinking water, toilets, and electricity. Jacks Gulch has handicapped accessible campsites and facilities.

Directions from Fort Collins: Travel northwest on Hwy 14 approximately 33 miles to County Road 131. Travel south on County Road 131 approximately 6 miles to the site.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Early May through Early September (NOTE: The campground may be accessible outside these dates, with services limited.) .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee Fees reduced when services are

Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: This is a fantastic place to camp. Campgrounds well spaced out, sparkling clean vault toilets, good water, helpful pleasant camp hosts. There is electric hookups for $20/campsite, non-electric for $15 campsite and walk-in campsites. Also, there is a separate campsite for equestrians with corrals provided. This is not by water but the little South Poudre River is only 3/4 mile away and the Poudre is 6 miles away. Saw lots of people doing float trips down the Poudre. Saturday night, we were treated with a speaker describing a World War 2 crashsite located approximately 3 miles away from the camp(for serious hikers) where miraculously 6 out of 10 men lived through a horrendous crash, against all odds. Info concerning this is located in the camp. We drove up to Rustic and had an ice cream at the Lodge there and then drove up to Red Feather Lakes. Other than a pretty drive there on gravel roads, Red Feather Lakes is a bust. Must pay fees to fish in any of the lakes, why bother? Also, very crowded there. Came back and fished in the Poudre and lost at least 10 lures--we don't have our gear right yet for streams! Jack's Gulch....go there....

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON RV Camping 50 foot maximum spur length.
ICON Tent Camping Jacks Gulch Campground
ICON Camping Jacks Gulch Campground
ICON Hiking & Walking The Fish Creek Trailhead is located about 1 1/2 miles south of the campground. The Comanche Peak Wilderness lies just west of the campground and the Cache la Poudre Wilderness lies to the east.
ICON Mountain Biking Area roads and non-wilderness trails.
ICON Viewing Wildlife general area

Related Activities
Jacks Gulch Group Site - Jack's Gulch Group Campground is located south of the Poudre Canyon on the Pingree Park Road, about 39 miles west of Fort Collins.

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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