We live about 10 minutes from this campground, but love it. The water spots are great and hidden from the nearby road. The water noise drowns out any traffic and makes it very relaxing. We had space #5 that people have said was horrible. We didn't mind it. Yes it is tight, but the water is behind the rig, and being next to the water was wonderful. The staff was friendly. Late checkout available, and they delivered the firewood to the site. Couldn't ask for more. The grounds are very dog friendly with a large off leash area. WiFi was great and strong, but that was near the buildings, so it may be worse further back. The cable TV was definitely a letdown here. Was very poor quality with limited selection. They know about the problem, and should tell you upfront, and offer a discount.
The facility was as expected; clean, close to town, lots to do on site. The front desk staff was a little rough, and generally not hospitality oriented. Everything we needed was received with a attitude of a huge inconvenience. On the other end the maintenance staff was great. Very dog friendly. Great views and river frontage made it enjoyable. You can hear the river at night! Also, they let us have a 4 hour late check out at no extra charge!! A big negative is no true online reservations. You leave a online message, but they are slow to respond. Your best bet is to simply call and not leave voice mail, just keep calling until you get someone. In today's world, this is unacceptable for busy people. Internet access was free and good signal strength, but the cable TV was $2.50. I think the cable was a rip off. Also, not all the channels advertised were actually available, including HBO. Also, the sites are designed for minimal privacy as they are backed in pretty tight. They advertise them as extra wide, and they are. But the way they are arranged you back right up into the unit in the next row. Try and get an end cap if you want any type of privacy. We will return.
This is part of Larimer County Parks, so online reservations are available. We had a pull through spot that overlooked the lake. The spot was level with a nice table and fire ring. Unfortunately, since it is a public park, you get people who aren't concerned with personal space. We had a constant stream of kids walking through our camp, and one family set their chairs down and tied their dogs up directly in front of our spot. The spots on either side of us were empty. There was some noise in the late night, but not too bad. We saw large herds of elk from our site, so that was a treat to watch them cross the hillside. We will return.
We stayed in one of their two "premier" sites that are closest to the lake. The site was large and private. They provided a table and chairs on a concrete patio. Front desk staff was hospitable and efficient. There are lots of family activities to do here, they just weren't yet open for the season. Great location if visiting friends or family in Fort Collins. The campground was dog friendly and they have a great trail around the entire lake. This is a true lake, not a pond like so many KOA's have. The only negative on this trip was that they started working on digging some ditches pretty early for a Saturday morning. Not everyone is up at 7 am. We will return.