Fort Collins / Lakeside KOA General Information

Gateway to the Rocky Mountains & Poudre Canyon

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General Campground Information

Store Hours

Fort Collins Lakeside KOA is open year round and our office hours change with the seasons. Peak season: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm MST. Shoulder season: 8:00 am-8:00 pm MST. Off-season: 9:00 am-6:00 pm MST. Please note the main office will be closed or have shortened hours for Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years' Eve and New Years' Day.

Road Conditions

We encourage all our guests to check for road conditions & closures when traveling in our state. There is always road construction and sometimes our weather can be unpredictable. 

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Visitor Policy

For the safety and security of all our guests, as of May 1, 2014 all visitors going past the Main Office must check-in and pay the visitors fee. Even if your visitors will only be staying at your site for a few minutes, and even if they will not be using any of the facilities, each person must pay the extra person fee of $10.00, which will entitle them to use all of the facilities. Parking will be provided for these visitors, but they will be unable to park at your site. Due to our insurance, under no circumstances will visitors be allowed to bring pets onto the property. All visitors must depart the property by 9:00 pm. If your visitors are just picking you up at the campground, you are welcome to meet them at the Main Office or at the Guard Shack. The visitors will not be charged so long as they do not go past the Main Office. Note that you are responsible for ensuring your visitors follow all the park rules listed on the website & in your site map. Person site maximums include registered guests & their visitors and may not be exceeded.

Site maximums - people allowed per site

For the safety and security of all guests, all sites have a maximum load. For tent sites, 1 room cabins & cottages - the maximum is 4 people. For all other sites, the maximum is 6 people. Please note that this maximum includes registered guests AND any visitors you invite.

Firewood & Fire policy

We sell firewood at the main office. We follow the policy of the Larimer County Sheriff's department and any bans they may institute during the summer based on drought conditions. When fires are allowed, they must be contained in a grill (a grill is provided at every site) or an elevated fire ring which can be rented at the main office. NO OPEN FIRES ARE ALLOWED AT ANY TIME.

Check-in, check-out times and late check-outs

Check-in time for standard RV sites & tent sites is 1:00 pm. Check-in time for all lodging (cabins, cottages & lodges) and premium hot tub sites is 4:00 pm. We do not allow early check-ins from May 1 - September 30. If you arrive early, we will send you to Fort Collins City Park to await your official check-in time as we have no extra parking or a dry lot for guests who arrive early. Check-out time for all sites is 11:00 am. We cannot accommodate any late check-outs May 1 - September 30.

Payment options

We accept all four major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover), debit cards that have the symbol of one of the four major credit cards, and cash. We do not accept travelers' checks, personal checks or business checks. Please note we do not have an ATM on site and cannot issue cash to anyone off of their debit cards. We do not accept 3rd party payments for any site. All registered guests are required to have a credit card on file for all site types even if you pay cash upon check-in.

Pool Hours & Dates

Our splashpad, swimming and wading pool dates are May 22, 2020 - September 7, 2020. The pools & splashpad are open from 10:00 am - dusk MST. Note that for the safety of all our guests - the pools/pad will be closed during all thunder and/or lightening storms.

Sprinkler system

Our KOA is in a dry area and we have a sprinkler system that runs nightly during peak season. Sprinklers run between 10:30 pm - 7:00 am MST from May - September. Please bring in any items you do not want to get wet. All items that require a stake being driven into the grass are prohibited due to the sprinkler system. Do not park on the grass or drive over sprinkler heads. Mats are not allowed on the grass. Dog kennels are not allowed on the grass.

Parking of extra vehicles or trailers

For the safety and security of all of our guests, please note the following: If you are staying on a back-in RV site, at a tent site or a 1 room cabin, you can park 1 car or regular sized truck at your site. If you are staying on a pull-thru RV site, a 2 room cabin, cottage or lodge, you can park 2 cars or regular sized trucks at your site. Due to the lack of extra parking available at our campground, please do not bring extra vehicles, moving vans, trailers, boats etc. with you to the park because there will not be room for them at your site or anywhere on our grounds. We have a limited number of extra parking spaces available for a charge on a first come, first serve basis.

Pet Policy

Cats and dogs are members of your family and usually come camping with you. In order for all our guests to feel safe, pets must be on a 6 ft. or shorter leash when outside your RV, tent or lodging. Dog fences and kennels are not allowed on any site. Do not leave your pet unattended. Pick up after your pet. Doggie bags are located throughout the campground for your use. Aggressive and loud pets of any kind are not allowed. If your pet shows signs of aggression towards other pets or other guests, you will be asked to leave and will forfeit your site payment. Per insurance, we cannot host the following breeds of dog: Pit Bulls, Rottweilers and Dobermans. There will be a charge of $10.00 each for pets in all lodging. No more than 2 pets are allowed on any site. Dog and cat boarding facilities are located in the area.

Tent policy

Tents are permitted on tent sites only. RV's and tent trailers are not permitted on tent sites or at the cabins. Management approval is required for screen rooms.

Garbage pick-up

Please put your trash out in front of your site between 8:00 am -10:00 am so the campground staff can pick it up for you. All trash must be in a secure box or trash bag. After 10:00 am, please locate a dumpster on the site map and place your trash in the dumpster. Do not leave trash out overnight - we have raccoons that patrol the area.

Meet Your Hosts

The Kippschull & Sisco Family

Enjoy the city of Fort Collins all year!

You are bound to run into members of our family hard at work during your visit. We're open all year.

Theresa and G.W. used to take their family camping during the summer in a motor home. “I think we could write a book about our adventures in that motor home!” says Heidi. It was these family experiences and the stress of corporate jobs & city living that convinced the family to move from Chicago, Detroit & Minneapolis to Colorado and become a team at Fort Collins/Lakeside KOA.

We are here to ensure your family has a great time – either relaxing or being active. Please be sure to say "hi" when you see us!

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