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Carter Lake Reservoir Larimer County Park

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Nice lake at the beginning of summer

I love the clean water and the beautiful mountain scenery. It is now the end of August and the... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Cheryle G
Broomfield, Colorado

We love boating at Carter. It can be crowded on the weekend but much better during the week. Watch... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2017
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1598 N County Road 31, Berthoud, CO 80513
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hidden Gem.......best of both worlds....water and mountains! Loved watching the sailboats on the lake. Nice quiet campground with very few people nearby. Lovely view of the sunrise and sunset. Can get a bit breezy at times though!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Angie F
Reviewed August 7, 2019

Huge lake in a beautiful setting. Has Camping - caravan or tents, lots of boating, Stand Up Paddle Boards and kayaks. Swim beach is very small but good for small kids. We rented two SUPs and 2 Kayaks - reasonable price and friendly staff. Lake...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Ruthcellan
Reviewed July 27, 2019

carter lake reservoir is a fun place to go. We had had a good time and it wasn’t crowded. Would go again.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank littleton80123
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I love the clean water and the beautiful mountain scenery. It is now the end of August and the water is getting pretty low. My only complaint is that people are allowed to just hang out on the dock for the entire day. Yesterday, I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cheryle G
Reviewed August 6, 2018

It's so fun to be able to relax on a beach surrounded by foothills and pine trees! The beach slopes so sometimes you have to figure out a plan for chairs though

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Linda W
Reviewed June 16, 2018

We came to Carter Lake for a nice hike along the Sundance Trail which runs along the west bank. It was a nice easy 3 mile hike from one side to the other (6 if you go out and back) and you can park on...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 14, 2018

Brand new camp loop @S Carter most all are p/t (pull-thru); horribly unlevel both side to side and length ... unnecessarily so, the terrain is wide-open. THEY LEVELED THE TABLES!!?? Drainage could be easily achieved, wonder who's son got their first engineering job here, AND...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank bd W
Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

We love coming to Carter and have been going there for years. The grounds are maintained well and it is beautiful. However, it has become very crowded and other campers have been very inconsiderate (people walking through your campsite, partying till all hours of the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank tiamonster19
Reviewed June 9, 2018

We camp all year round and this is a place we used to enjoy coming to. But recently we were disappointed in how the rangers treated my family and I. We had some issues with our water line in our 5th wheel and there was...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank LuisS1866
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

We love boating at Carter. It can be crowded on the weekend but much better during the week. Watch out for bike riders on the road up. Bring water and snacks as the marina is expensive.

Date of experience: September 2017
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March 9, 2017|
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Response from jamanderson01 | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall ever seeing playgrounds . Not at South campground, nor West side near store. Dont recall one on other side of road from Marina either. Sorry.
September 17, 2016|
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Response from nsurdulescu | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You have to pay the larimer county park fee daily.
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