Fort Collins, Colorado

Fort Collins / Lakeside KOA

Fort Collins, Colorado



Fort Collins, Colorado
Phone: (970) 484-9880

Sites: 200
Recent Rate: $47 8/2015

Latitude: 40.614937
Longitude: -105.114118

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon, T-Mobile Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon,T-Mobile
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone yes
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities yes
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals yes
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa yes
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games yes
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf yes
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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Ratings overview

122 Reviews

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Danni

Review Count: 134
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $47.00
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First of all, you should know I am not a fan of KOA but would come back here in a flash and think many campgrounds should use this place as an example for amenities. Our site was a pull thru and long enough (many times they aren't) for our 40 ft RV plus tow. Staff was courteous and helpful at check in and when we had packages mailed to us here. Verizon service was not the best here for either cell or data, but it did work. This is NOT an overnight spot, as it takes a while to get here from I-25. However, it is easy to get into town for groceries and other amenities. Entry into the park and around the park is easy with a big rig. Now for the amenities...yes, you are paying a higher price in your fee for them but I have never been to a park that has so much available. And not just for kids but for adults too. Paddle boats, miniature golf, fantastic playground, walking trail (my dog loved this!) around the lake, dog park, basketball, pickle ball, jumpy houses, pool, train rides around the park and probably other things I can't remember. All of this is included in the price and although the price is a little higher than some KOA's I can understand why. They also have breakfast on the weekends and pizza and wings available every night for purchase. This place is in demand and that's why the weekend rates are higher. We were here a week and loved the park and the area. I wouldn't hesitate to come back. It was a peaceful park even with all the activities going on. We camped at Fort Collins / Lakeside KOA in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Just an hour from Estes Park. Check out a Taste of Philly in town for great Philly cheesesteak sandwiches and Kilwins ice cream. Fun walking around downtown.

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10-10

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $47.00
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We stayed here while visiting relatives in Fort Collins. I tend to stay away from KOAs, we do not take advantage of the amenities offered and those amenities drive the price per night up. This park was really nice, next to a lake, if you have children this would be a fun place for them. Our site was a pull thru, a level cement pad with grass on both sides with a table. Wifi was spotty, plenty of channels on cable. We would stay here again if in the area. We camped at Fort Collins / Lakeside KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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LK23

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $51.00
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The water is very hard and the campground has made no effort to adjust the spray of the lawn sprinklers. After the first night, I was dismayed to find hard water spots ¾ way up the side of our motor home and covering the right side of our tow vehicle. I called the office and they basically didn't care. To make matters worse the sprinklers run every night. After two nights, the entire right side of our motor home was covered with hard water spots.

Quiet hours are 10:00 pm to 7:00 am. One local camper starts his loud diesel truck at 5:50 am and runs it for 15 minutes before departing.

Overall, this was a very unpleasant experience, especially considering what we paid for the stay-highly overpriced! We camped at Fort Collins / Lakeside KOA in a Motorhome.

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Husky37

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $52.00
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While we enjoyed our stay we found the staff to be very grumpy and acted like they were doing you a favor by letting you spend your money there. The park itself is very nice and spacious, with putt putt gold, fishing lake, river close by. Nice and quiet will be coming back and just hope they have more friendlier staff. We camped at Fort Collins / Lakeside KOA in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Old town Fort Collins is nice with plenty of shops and places to eat. Laport is a fun small town to visit within a few minutes of the campground

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Mr. Rick

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $51.00
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Everything is here. All kinds of stuff for the kids to do. About 10 miles from I-25 so it's not for an overnight. Lots of shade and grass. Gravel roads, concrete pad, picnic table, and bar-b-que. Helpful, courteous staff. Pool was too cold to use. New bathhouses. Very quiet. Cable TV had limited channels and poor reception. Competitive price. About an hour from Estes Park, Stanley Hotel, and Rocky Mountain National Park. We camped at Fort Collins / Lakeside KOA in a Motorhome.

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SDeasy

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $49.00
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Nice destination park for families but we don't use most of the amenities so it is an expensive place for us. We were not happy when told we could not put up a small pen for our two small dogs. They also wanted to charge $10 if our friend visited our RV. Will only stay here again if we can't find someplace else. We camped at Fort Collins / Lakeside KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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travelingpeople

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $50.00
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This RV park is big rig friendly but it is quite a distance from the Interstate which means no traffic noise but there is a train track nearby. Sites are sufficient in size for a 45' motorhome, level and graveled. The staff was courteous. The cable TV and Wi-Fi worked. It appears there are a lot of permanent residences. Due to the price and the location, we would only stay here again if we couldn't find another RV park. We camped at Fort Collins / Lakeside KOA in a Motorhome.

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alkurta

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $98.00
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The staff was friendly, checked us in quickly and led us to our site, which turned out it had a hot tub on it. I recommend you look closely at the site descriptions on line as I did not realize we had signed up for this, though we did use it all three nights. The sites are level and large. Bathrooms are clean and the grounds are maintained, a little too well maintained. The sprinkler system went off at 1:00am, making a lot of noise and soaking our towels we had hung out to dry. A little warning from the staff would have been nice, though this was nothing more than an inconvenience as we found a spot for the towels away from the sprinkler. We would go back again. We camped at Fort Collins / Lakeside KOA in a Motorhome.

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CapeGreen

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $38.00
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First impressions mean a lot. Well, we got in 90 minutes early and they told me that we’d have to pay extra if we registered early. Check in time: 1 PM. So we decided to go eat lunch and come back at 1 PM. When we came back, I asked about firewood and they told me that it would cost $5 a day to rent a fire ring. I was flabbergasted! They have all these other amenities but NO fire ring? That’s what camping is all about! The Internet is slow at best. The cable TV is 12 channels. Beautifully maintained camp with level concrete pads throughout. The other amenities I mentioned are: pool, fishing, horseshoes, ladder golf, volleyball and basketball. So I guess it depends if you want to compare amenities. We won’t camp here again. We camped at Fort Collins / Lakeside KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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ronboett

Review Count: 114
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $47.00
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The park is very nice. Long, level pull thru with all utilities placed conveniently and grass between sites. Friendly check in and escort to site. As others have mentioned, the visitor policy is a little over the top. Our friends came to pick us up for a day trip to Rocky Mountain NP and were told that they couldn't get out of the car or they would have to pay $10 each visitor fee??? The campground is very clean, well organized and has a lot of activities for families. We camped at Fort Collins / Lakeside KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Mika

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $40.00
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We stayed here in June 2014, only for one night, but really wished we could have stayed longer, we got there early around 4 pm, so plenty of time to enjoy the facilities. We had a blast, we had 4 children with us, 17, 13 and twin 9 year olds and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. ALL the staff were incredibly helpful, warm, welcoming. We rode the bikes, did the jumpy pillow (ALL of us, mom, dad & the kids), we did the paddle boats which were totally delightful for our twins, they loved the animal themed boats and wanted to be in the graceful swans and the ferocious dragon. My brother drove up from Denver and we paid his visitor fee, which was only $10, certainly reasonable for all the camp has to offer, he didn't end up using the facilities much, but chit chatted with us while we played goofy golf. ALL the amenities were included in our price so we felt like we got a great deal! We paid about $90 to spend the night, but we had 4 children and one guest, and we ALL took advantage of the park. They do have a 2 night minimum, which makes sense otherwise you won't get your monies worth by only staying one night, they did not enforce this rule with us. I had no problem with the gate guards, they did not seem over the top and were very friendly. If you end up staying only one night make sure you get there early, as in early afternoon so you can enjoy the park. It was a little rainy while we were there and they shut down the paddle boats due to lightening, but it quickly passed and we got to do the paddle boats again. Overall this is an OUTSTANDING park, and I would stay here again in a heart beat! We camped at Fort Collins / Lakeside KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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geiv

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $38.00
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Staff is friendly and helpful - no problem here. Facility is nice enough - not too dusty for unpaved roads; plenty of kids activities if you have them; close to town and bike trails; water pressure, and electric current good and stable. So, why not a higher rating? 1. Water sprinklers for grass areas are relatively uncontrolled - at least in the spots around our area. They leave mineral water on the cars, and RVs. 2. Policies regarding adult temporary visitors for a couple of hours/dinner seem oppressive. Can't understand why they should have to pay for access when they don't even use the facilities. Also disappointing is the fact they can't bring their small dog to visit. We camped at Fort Collins / Lakeside KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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ckroschel

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $52.00
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Pulling up at this resort felt like pulling into a maximum security prison! The fence and guard were quite intimidating! Once inside though we were met with randomly accommodating staff. There are a lot of them, and they were pleasant enough, but wouldn't call them "friendly." There are lots of facilities/activities outside, but the "library" left a lot to be desired as there were no games and few books. Nice shower facility, huge laundry facility, and nice looking cabins. Liked the "chuckwagon" but didn't try the food. The office seemed to have just about anything you could need for a couple day stay. Dislikes: The feeling of strict rules including No visitors without a fee! I kind of understand because there are several "free" activities, but the stringency with which this rule was discussed felt like just too much! Also, didn't like the fact there were no planned activities. You are on your own to enjoy the outdoor facilities. If you want a planned card game or a movie night or something you are pretty much on your own! Probably wouldn't stay here again as it seems to cater to families and is far from anywhere. But for two nights it was more than adequate. We camped at Fort Collins / Lakeside KOA in a Motorhome.

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Gary Camp-Inn

Review Count: 46
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $40.00
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Great park with lots of things to do. Wide streets and good spacing between sites. Internet solid but slow. New rules. All activities are free and included: boats, fishing, miniature golf. Only strange rule was a charge per visitor if someone wants to visit you in the park. Probably doesn't happen that often and may be due to it being a college town. Strange none the less. We camped at Fort Collins / Lakeside KOA in a Tent Trailer.

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dandd

Review Count: 197
States Visited: 52
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $42.00
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This campground seems to have something for everyone, especially for kids; although we do not travel with any. Well maintained, concrete pads, adequate site widths. Staff friendly. Although about 3 miles north of Fort Collins Old Town and the CSU campus, getting downtown is a snap. Recommend to anyone in he Fort Collins area. We camped at Fort Collins / Lakeside KOA in a Motorhome.

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