Cirque Meadows by Adam Johnson
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Larimer County Offices, Courts, District Attorney, and Landfill are closed on May 29, 2017 in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. Critical services at Larimer County are not disrupted by closures.

 

Entrance Permits

Revenue generated from entrance permit sales goes directly back into your parks and open spaces to cover operating expenses (trash collection, restroom supplies, picnic tables, etc.) and personnel expenses (the rangers and maintenance staff out in the parks and open spaces.

Do your part to support your parks and open spaces!

Entrance permits are required at Carter Lake, Flatiron, Pinewood and Horsetooth Reservoirs, Blue Sky Trailhead, Horsetooth Mountain Open Space (including Soderberg Open Space), Ramsay-Shockey Open Space and Hermit Park Open Space.

Daily Entrance Permits

  • Valid date of purchase through noon of the next day.
  • Attach your permit to the lower inside passenger windshield.
Carter Lake, Flatiron, Pinewood and Horsetooth Reservoirs $7/vehicle or $7/boat trailer only, or
$14/vehicle and boat trailer
All other permitted open spaces, including east side of Horsetooth Reservoir $6/vehicle

Daily entrance permits are available at entrance stations and self-serve stations prior to entering the parks, at the Natural Resources Department Administration Offices, the Horsetooth Area Information Center, and at nearby retail outlets.

Annual Entrance Permits

Annual permits are available at the entrance stations prior to entering the parks, at the Natural Resources Department Administration Offices, the Horsetooth Area Information Center, the Larimer County Citizen Information Center, nearby retail outlets, and online. Campsites and cabins can be reserved by visiting the campgrounds page.

2016 Annual Permit / Expires in 2017
  1. Valid for 12 months from the end of the month purchased,
  2. Attach to the lower inside passenger windshield,
  3. Transferable among vehicles registered to the same household (permit is peel-off Mylar plastic material)
    • For more than one vehicle coming in to the park at the same time, you will need a second permit (annual or day),
  4. Non-refundable.
  5. A combination permit—Vehicle/Boat Trailer—is available (one permit per trailer, not per boat.) Attach permit to the lower inside passenger windshield of the vehicle.
    • No additional permit is required for non-trailered watercraft such as canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, etc., which are carried on or in a vehicle.

Please call us at (970) 619-4570 with questions.


Annual Entrance Permit Prices

  • Valid for 12 months from the end of the month purchased.
  • Attach your permit to the lower inside passenger windshield.
Vehicle – Larimer County Resident$75.00  
Vehicle – Nonresident$95.00  
Vehicle – Senior (Senior (65+ or turning 65 in month of purchase)$45.00  
Vehicle – Disabled$10.00  
Combination Vehicle and Boat (trailered) – Larimer County Resident$150.00 Owners of slipped and moored boats at Carter Lake or Horsetooth Reservoir need to purchase a combination permit.
Combination Vehicle and Boat (trailered) – Nonresident$190.00
Combination Vehicle and Boat (trailered) – Senior (65+ or turning 65 in month of purchase)$120.00
Combination Vehicle and Boat (trailered) – Disabled$85.00

Camping Prices

Camping fees are required in addition to entrance permits. Prices are per night, per site. Walk-in camping registration fee: additional $2.50 per site.

Reservoirs

Non-electric campsite (January – December)$15 per night
Electric campsite (April – September)$25 per night
Electric campsite (October – March)$15 per night
Full hookups campsite – Horsetooth Reservoir (April – September)$30 per night
Full hookups campsite – Horsetooth Reservoir (October – March)$20 per night
2nd camping unit (January – December)$10 per night
Boat-in camping – Horsetooth Reservoir (May to September)$20 per night
Camper cabins$60 per night for up to 5 people in the cabin and 3 people in one tent (April – September), $30 per night for up to 5 people and 3 people in one tent (October – March)
Airstream trailer (Horsetooth Reservoir, South Bay Campground, S73 Airstream, May 15 – September 30)$99/night for up to 4 people (no off-season rates)
Tipis (Flatiron reservoir FT1, FT2, FT3, May 1 – October 15)$35/night

Hermit Park Open Space

Non-electric campsite (January – December)$24 per night
Equestrian campsite (May – September)$30 per night
2nd camping unit (January – December)$10 per night
Camper cabins (May – October)$80 per night
Camper cabins (November, December, March, April)$60 per night

Hermit Park Open Space Campgrounds are subject to a 2% local marketing district tax.

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