CAC Carter Lake

Three miles long and about one mile wide, this beautiful 1,100-acre reservoir is surrounded by 1,000 acres of public lands. It's a great place for fishing, sailing, water skiing, camping, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, scuba diving, and rock climbing.
We have reserved the entire lower loop of the South Shore Campground (24 sites) at Carter Lake just for us. The sites are spread out, so there is plenty of room to be physically-distant from one another. Our sites are electric only; water is available to replenish your supply. There is a dump station at the south end of the lake.
Last year, our campers went for a hike, rented a pontoon boat, enjoyed fishing, and went to dinner & dancing at a nearby restaurant.  There’s much to be enjoyed at Carter Lake! 


We are not planning on any group gatherings like Happy Hour or meals. People are welcome to socialize in small groups in the manner they see fit to keep themselves and others safe. We will adjust our plans if we need to due to the status of the virus in September.  On Saturday, we will have a presentation by one of the Carter Lake Interpretative Park Rangers. We can arrange our lawn chairs at the appropriate distance for safety. Also, bring your kayaks or canoes ~ we camp right near the boat ramp. The ramp may be closed for the season, but we can launch little boats from shore.

The fee for the three nights of camping including the transaction fee is $129.00. Larimer County has significantly raised rates this year due to the popularity of their parks. No meals will be provided.

Additionally, there is an entrance fee of $9.00 per vehicle PER DAY that you will pay when you arrive at the park.  

Some of the campsites require a short walk and navigating stairs to get to the central gathering area.

**Please note in “Comments for Hosts” on the registration form if you have mobility constraints and prefer to be located near to the central gathering area vs. a short walk away.**  While we'll do our best to meet everyone's needs, we can't make guarantees as we are also trying to match rig size to campsites.

We are limited to 24 sites so please register early. THIS RALLY SOLD OUT THE LAST THREE YEARS!

Once our limited spaces are filled, we will start a waitlist to backfill last-minute cancellations.