Ranger Lakes CampgroundGoogle Map Coordinates: Latitude: 40.598330 / Longitude: -105.953610
Ranger Lakes Camping Guide Continued
The Ranger Lakes campground located in Colorado's State Forest State Park offers 32 electric sites. Easily accessible from Colorado Highway 14, the campground is just a short walk away from the Ranger Lakes fishing area. The campground is well shaded by lodgepole and spruce pine trees. There are two restrooms and an RV dump station. The season for this campground is mid-June to late September, weather permitting.
First come/first serve camping available, weather permitting, during the off season depending on weather conditions and snow depth. Customers should contact the park for current conditions and campground closures.
Vault toilets, water (bring a hose to access water), electricity connections, fire pits, picnic tables, 12 ft x 12 ft tent pads, natural shade, nature study exhibits, visitor center, amphitheater, dump station.
- Cross-Country Skiing
- Dump Station
- Drinking Water
- Fishing (including Ice fishing)
- Group Pavilion
- Jet Skiing
- Picnic Area
- Sailing and Sailboarding
- Snow Shoeing
- Snow Sledding
- Visitor Center
- Water Skiing
- Wildlife Viewing
Season: Mid June to Late September
Ranger Lakes Campground Best Campsites: 111 and 117
Location – Directions
State Forest State Park
56750 Highway 14
Walden CO 80480
75 miles west of Ft. Collins on Highway 14, over Cameron Pass. You can also get to the campground from the Walden area. From Highway 125 in Walden, head east on Highway 14.
Points of Interest & Attractions
The State Forest State Park has something for everyone in every season. With so much room and diversity, visitors can experience a bountiful array of outdoor recreational favorites such as camping, hiking, four-wheeling, horseback riding, skiing, snowshoeing, telemarking, snowboarding, snowmobiling, fishing, hunting, birding, wildlife viewing and geocaching.
Water related activities are an obvious focus at this campground. Fishing for Brook, Brown and Rainbow trout is a popular pastime. The lake is regularly stocked and the fishing is generally good. Kayaking, canoeing and boating are also fun activities here. It's a good lake for families to paddle around in since reservoir is restricted to wakeless speeds only. There are two boat ramps at this lake, both are on the north side. No swimming is permitted in North Michigan Reservoir. There are many other activities in the area too. The Gould Loop Trail is close by is an enjoyable hike. On some weekend summer nights local Rangers present interpretive programs in the Ranger Lakes campground amphitheater that is very close by. Fishing and hiking around Ranger lakes is also an option. Other activities include, bird watching, biking, horseback riding, photography, wildlife viewing, OHV riding, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, snowshoeing and snow sledding.