Camping in Roosevelt National Forest

This post is a continuation from our visit to Red Feather Lakes and the Roosevelt National Forest.  There are many places to camp within the forest.  Some are actual campgrounds that can be first come, first served or by reservation only, and some are areas that you can just pull off the road and set-up camp.

We drove through two campgrounds on this trip.  The first one was West Lake which is situated next to a beautiful lake view:

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This next site almost looks like you’re in Florida:

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And then we drove through North Fork Poudre Campground.  This campground has only 9 sites, but it’s very peaceful and woodsy.  When we drove through, there were only two campsites occupied.  I’m not sure if it fills up at other times.  Maybe it’s a better bet (always available sites) because it’s further down Deadman Road which is a dirt/gravel road, and some travels don’t venture that far:

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One of the campers told me that because of the Mountain Pine Beetles, many trees are being cut down, and stacked at the side of roads.  Supposedly campers are free to use this wood.

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I asked him what the truck was doing with the logs, and he said that you can get a permit from the forest service to haul away some of the wood.

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I wish we would have had camping gear with us, because I would have really enjoyed relaxing here for a few days!

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