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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.
Pinewood Reservoir, CO
Status: Open year round.
Max reservation window: Wed Nov 18 2015
DescriptionPinewood 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.
Carter Lake and Horsetooth Reservoir boating, swimming and fishing are 15-30 minutes away. Rocky Mountain National Park is one hour away.
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Alerts and Important InformationALERT! 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):
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.
Mailing Address:Pinewood Reservoir
1800 SOUTH COUNTY ROAD 31
LOVELAND CO 80537
Phone Number:Information: (970)619-4570