Larimer County Natural Resources Opens Camping to All Existing Reservations

Larimer County Department of Natural Resources will open camping to existing reservations (self-contained hard sided units with restrooms only) beginning Friday, May 1 until further notice.

Camping will be allowed based on the following criteria:

  • All existing reservations already booked in system, regardless of residence
  • All campgrounds open including Hermit Park Open Space
  • Campers must have self-contained “hard-side” units (defined as camping units with bathrooms)
  • No secondary units allowed
  • No tent camping allowed
  • No walk-up camping reservations allowed
  • Cabins and tipis remain closed
  • All restrooms and shower houses closed
  • Group picnic sites and pavilions remain closed
  • Carter Lake Area/Horsetooth allow a maximum of 8 people per unit
  • Hermit Park allows a maximum of 6 people per unit

The Department continues to evaluate future changes to the criteria and availability of new reservations. All updates will be posted at

About Larimer County Department of Natural Resources

Natural Resources manages Larimer County’s great outdoor places, including magnificent open spaces and water-based recreation areas, and fosters responsible land stewardship through weed management and healthy forest practices. To learn more, visit

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