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SITE SIZE ALERT: Pinewood Reservoir is only accessible by a narrow 4 mile paved road with extreme, 8-10% grades. Most sites are small. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR LARGER RV's AND MOTORHOMES!
Important Notice: The person making the reservation is responsible for making sure all site occupants know and obey regulations.
  • Sites must be reserved a minimum of 1 day prior to arrival day.
  • Any remaining sites MAY be available first-come, first-serve at the campground.
  • Monday -Thursday: first-come, first-serve sites are usually available.
  • Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and holidays, from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend: first-come, first-serve sites are usually NOT available.
  • Availability is limited and NOT guaranteed.

  • Pinewood Reservoir, CO

    Status: Open year round.
    Max reservation window: Wed Dec 30 2015
    26 site(s) found


    Pinewood Reservoir is located west of Carter Lake at an elevation of 6,580 feet. Pinewood is 100 acres of water surrounded by 327 acres of public land. It is popular for trout fishing and camping. The campground is newly remodeled and has drive in electric sites as well as walk in tent sites overlooking Pinewood Reservoir. The reservoir is part of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project operated by the Bureau of Reclamation and the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District. The purpose of this water project is to divert water from the west slope to the east slope for drinking water, irrigation, and hydropower generation. Reclamation is solely responsible for power generation. The agencies jointly manage water levels for irrigation, municipal, and industry use. Recreation is managed by Larimer County Natural Resources.


    Pinewood Reservoir offers excellent fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, horseback riding and wakeless boating. There is a newly extended boat ramp within the campground as well as a playscape to explore.


    Brand new, 15 standard drive in electric sites and 12 walk-in tent sites are found at Pinewood. There are vault toilets and water spigots throughout the campground. Besides the boat ramp, there is day use parking and picnicing and a playscape.

    Nearby Attractions:

    Carter Lake and Horsetooth Reservoir boating, swimming and fishing are 15-30 minutes away. Rocky Mountain National Park is one hour away.

    Services & Amenities:

    Within Facility
    • Accessible Campsites
    • Accessible Drinking Water
    • Accessible Grills
    • Accessible Parking
    • Accessible Picnic Areas
    • Accessible Picnic Shelters
    • Accessible Pit Toilets
    • Accessible Vault Toilets
    • Birding
    • Boat Dock
    • Boat Ramp
    • Boat Trailer Parking
    • Boating
    • Campfire Rings
    • Canoeing
    • Cooking Area
    • Day Use Area
    • Drinking Water
    • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
    • Drinking Water (Peak Season)
    • Electric Hookups
    • Electricity
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Lake Access
    • Non-Motorized Boating
    • Parking
    • Paved Roads
    • Pets Allowed
    • Pit Toilets
    • RV Sites
    • Restrooms
    • Stargazing
    • Tables
    • Tent Pads
    • Tent Sites
    • Trailhead Parking
    • Trailheads
    • Trash Collection
    • Vault Toilets
    • Water (Seasonal)
    • Water Access
    • Water Activities
    • Water Spigot
    • Waterfront Sites
    • Wildlife Viewing
    Within 10 Miles
    • ATV Rentals
    • Accessible Boat Dock
    • Accessible Boat Ramp
    • Accessible Fishing Dock
    • Accessible Flush Toilets
    • Accessible Showers
    • Accessible Trails
    • Accessible Walkways
    • Auto Repair Shop
    • Bait Shop
    • Bank
    • Beach
    • Beach Access
    • Biking
    • Boat Rentals
    • Boat Slips
    • Boat Storage
    • Cafe
    • Campfire Programs
    • Camping Supplies
    • Cash Machine/Atm
    • Churches
    • Coin Showers
    • Concessions (Seasonal)
    • Dump Station
    • Educational Programs
    • Emergency Services
    • Entrance Station
    • Evening Programs
    • Firewood
    • Firewood Vendor
    • First Aid Kit
    • First Aid Station
    • Fishing Licenses
    • Flush Toilets (Seasonal)
    • Food Services
    • Fuel Available
    • General Store
    • Grocery Store
    • Guided Interpretive Walks
    • Horseback Riding Trails
    • Hospital
    • Ice
    • Interpretive Trails
    • Jet Skiing
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Maintenance, Boat
    • Marina
    • Medical Facilities
    • Motor Boat Rentals
    • Mountain Biking
    • Museum
    • Pavilion
    • Propane
    • Propane Fuel Available
    • RV Supplies
    • Ranger Station
    • Recreation Programs
    • Recycling Station
    • Restaurant
    • Sailboarding
    • Sailing
    • Scuba Diving
    • Self Pay Station
    • Showers (Seasonal)
    • Swimming
    • Urgent Care Facility
    • Water Skiing
    Alerts and Important Information
    ALERT! Pinewood Reservoir is only accessible by a narrow 4 mile paved road with extreme, 8-10% grades. Most sites are small. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR LARGER RV's AND MOTORHOMES!

    Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    40.36111, -105.28528
    40°21'40"N, 105°17'7"W

    Take I-25 to Berthoud Exit (Exit 250). Turn left (West) onto Highway 56 and continue for 9.5 miles, passing through town of Berthoud. At the foothills, the road will turn sharply to the right (north). Turn Left (west) onto County Road 8E and continue for 3 miles to the entrance station where you can purchase permits. Follow County Road 8E west to the intersection with County Road 31 and continue around the lake for 5.5 miles to the intersection and County Road 18E. Turn left (west) and continue about 4.5 miles to the lake.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    Pinewood Reservoir
    LOVELAND  CO  80537

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (970)619-4570
    Photo: Pinewood Reservoir Campground electric sites Photo: Pinewood Campground Walk in Tent Sites Photo: Pinewood Reservoir