Directions: From Boulder, it’s easy. Nice campsites – All full when we went on a mission to scope it out on Friday, 8/2/19. First, it’s in Boulder County, about 40 minutes up Flagstaff Road from downtown Boulder. The agency manages 42 state parks, all of Colorado's wildlife, more than 300 state wildlife areas and a host of recreational programs. Barr Lake RV Park. The men’s and women’s bathrooms – both with hot showers – are newly refurbished. The reservoir was named after Denver Water’s former chief engineer Dwight D. Gross. It’s one of the rare places to camp in the Boulder area; there are no actual campgrounds the city limits. Gross Reservoir was finished in the mid-1950s. Fishing: The Colorado Division of Wildlife stocks the reservoir with cold-water fish (rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout, splake, kokanee salmon and tiger muskie). Rd. Find the Forsythe Canyon Trailhead from Lakeshore Road (not Magnolia Road). Maximum of 9 people per site. All have working city water, city sewer, and 30 & 50 amp electric hookups. 99 for 6 miles to Cty. ATVs not allowed. Please use facilities provided such as fire rings, tent pads, and latrines. This campground also has a picnic area, swimming beach, boat launch, 2 accessible fishing decks, playground area, 2 ½ miles of hiking trails and a small campground store. TOTALLY RECOMMEND! The project is controversial, though, because it would mean removing many trees. Camping is free and there are no reservations. Follow the South Shore Recreation Area trailhead to the South Boulder Creek Inlet. Camping at Gross Reservoir. Photo by Michael Swadener. Hope to come back soon. Here are some of the ways you can use Gross Reservoir. Are tubes allowed on the water for floating not swimming? All have working city water, city sewer, and 30 & 50 amp electric hookups. Take the North Point picnic area to get to the reservoir. There are 2 boat launches on south end and 1 on north end of the lake. Capitol City Adult Mobile Home. Michael Swadener camps at Gross Reservoir. You can go fishing, hiking, camping, paddling and picnicking here; take out a boat, too, but no motors allowed. And the water is frigid. Gross Res is a stunning alpine body of water that is open to the public for free. Noise limits enforced, respect your fellow campers. If you want to get in the water, you have to stay on the water, in a non-motorized boat. Magnolia is a much better way to get in. The west side is closed late fall through early spring. Beautiful! The east side of the reservoir is owned and operated by Denver Water. But here we are with details of our favorite point of interest in Boulder. AMAZING! Group site is located north of the boat launch. And only allowed on the west side of the lake in the Roosevelt National Forest. Superior National Forest Discontinues Petty Cash Fund for Change Making, Forest Opens Additional Recreation Sites July 1, Current MnDNR Fire Restrictions (not a USFS site), Forest-wide Canoeing (not in Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness) - PDF, Forest-wide Off-Highway Vehicle Use - PDF. You can also fish off much of the shore. Likewise, camping is primitive. Sites are accessible by boat. There are additional walk in sites as well bringing the number to 31. You can get through there (we did it yesterday after confirming with the ranger that it’s legal). It may be appropriate for kids. Water access: No swimming, diving, wading or otherwise splashing. The loops are the Arapahoe, Cherokee, and Chief Ouray. It was just hard to believe there was so many people on a week day. Cheley Colorado Camps. About the Aurora RV Park. The Gross Reservoir area. We have 63 RV spaces with seven on the lakefront. You can go fishing, hiking, camping, paddling and picnicking here; take out a boat, too, but no motors allowed. The lake is open to boating from around Memorial Day through late September. (There was a small wildfire near the reservoir in June. If you’re still up for it, the views and solitude can be worth it, especially if you find your way into one of the private, little fingers of the lake. Aurora Reservoir SCUBA and swim beach are closed for the season. Aurora Reservoir is open to boating, fishing, use of the perimeter trail, and the archery range. We still had fun. Forest Service Home | | | Recreation Customer Service Standards | |, Plug-Ins | FOIA | Accessibility Statement | Privacy Policy | Important Notices | Information Quality,, National Recreation Reservation Service's Whiteface Reservoir Campground page, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Food Storage, Superior National Forest Managers Urge Visitors to be Bear Aware.

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