Reservable group pavilions are available at: Carter Lake South Shore, Flatiron Reservoir, Hermit Park Open Space, Horsetooth Reservoir South Bay, Horsetooth Reservoir Sunrise Day Use, and Lions Open Space.
You can make reservations for group pavilions from 730 days to 1 day in advance at www.larimercamping.com or by calling the reservation call center at 1-800-397-7795.
All pavilion hours are 8 AM to 9 PM.
The newly renovated group pavilion features stone wrapped columns, new picnic benches, a gas fire pit and improved lighting and utilities. There is a new catering area with a charcoal grill. Make a reservation today at www.larimercamping.com or 1-800-397-7795. It is open to walk through, so people can check out the amenities it offers.
All Natural Resources Regulations apply, including but not limited to no noise disturbances to other visitors, no camping in pavilion areas, no off road parking.
3.2% alcohol only. No glass containers. No kegs.
You may bring your own caterer to any pavilion. Caterers and rental companies delivering to your event do not have to purchase daily entrance permits, however, the vehicle must be identified as a business by logo, or by business card placed on the dashboard.
Available only at Horsetooth Reservoir South Bay which has changing rooms and outside showers.
Decorations & Games
Only temporary decorations may be used: no staples, nails, tape or permanent markings. No flaming lanterns, jumping castles, dunk tanks, pony rides or anything that may cause damage to the natural resource or disturbances to other visitors.
Daily entrance permits are required on all vehicles entering the park or open space for an event at the pavilion. (The pavilion reservation is not an entrance permit.) The only exception is Lions Open Space, which does not have an entrance fee and catering needs (see above.)
Amplified music is allowed at Carter Lake South Shore, Flatiron Reservoir, and Horsetooth South Bay. Acoustic music is allowed at all pavilions and preferred at Hermit Park Open Space.
All vehicles must be kept in the established parking areas, which are public, making them neither guaranteed nor reservable. Carpooling encouraged.
Totally fine as long as leashed and attended.
Photo sharing & consent
We'd love to share your day on our website! Please post photos online. Additionally, Larimer County photographers may sometimes photograph events: Applicant consents to allow photographer on behalf of Larimer County to attend and photograph event. Photographs taken by Larimer County at event may be used in marketing, informational and educational materials, without compensation or further permission from the applicant, including the images of event attendees, including minors. Applicant shall notify attendees that Larimer County may take and distribute photographs of event and attendees.
The group pavilion and associated amenities are reserved for your use. However, the public cannot be excluded from other areas surrounding the pavilion, including restrooms, roads, parking lots, swim beaches, trailheads, etc.
Horsetooth South Bay has a flush toilet. All other pavilions have clean, vault toilets.
Setup, teardown, cleanup
Setup must occur within the day you have reserved, beginning no earlier than 8:00 AM. Teardown and clean-up must be completed by 9:30 PM of the day you have reserved.
Tents & Chairs
Event tents are allowed at Carter Lake South Shore and Hermit Park Open Space. There is no insurance requirement. You may bring your own chairs to meet your needs (for example, for weddings in the meadow at Hermit Park Open Space). Event tents are not allowed at Flatiron, South Bay, Sunrise, and Lions Open Space.
Wedding Exit Tosses
Flower petals and bubbles are okay; fake flowers, fake flower petals, seeds and rice are not.
Please call 970-619-4570 with any additional questions.