Howdy, Dowdy Lake! The western vibes of this place just brought out our inner cowboy. Dowdy Lake Campground embodies the heart of the west—wild and free. For the full experience, find yourself a horse to explore this beautiful country. You’ll discover lakes, groves of aspen trees and wildflower-covered meadows. And being in the Red Feather Lakes area, you’ll be surrounded by some of the best fishing in Colorado. So whaddaya say, partner?
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
62 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Dowdy Lake Campground.

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Hipcamper Amy
Amy B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 12th, 2015

A nearby lake called Creedmore Lake is a bit quieter than Dowdy and offers a more secluded environment for fishing, hiking or tent camping (you don't need to reserve a spot, just be ready to carry your things for .5 miles) Definitely worth checking out!

Hipcamper Gwendolyn
Gwendolyn M.
recommends this listing.
September 19th, 2019

Beautiful lake. Very peaceful. Campground host was wonderful. Campground is clean.
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Hipcamper Julie J.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
April 16th, 2017
Hipcamper Colby H.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
April 6th, 2017
Roosevelt National Forest
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40.794° N, 105.564° W
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Tent Only: 10 Sites
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 52 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)

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