The town of
Red Feather Lakes
is located in the
Colorado Rocky Mountains 10 miles south of the
Wyoming border and about 50 miles northwest of
Fort Collins. Of the
fourteen lakes in the area six are open to the public
for fishing and boating. Some of the lakes are in
the Roosevelt National Forest and others on
About Bellaire Lake
Bellaire Lake is a small lake just west of Red
Feather Lakes at an elevation of 8.640 feet.. It
is about 10 acres in size and 13 feet deep at its
deepest point. The lake contains brook, rainbow,
and cutthroat trout. Rainbows and cutthroat are
stocked. There is a day use area and campground
next to the lake. Wheelchair access is provided
around the shore.
Bellaire Lake campground is located near Red Feather Lakes at an
elevation of 8,600 feet. The campground is situated in a lodge pole
pine and aspen forest. There are 26 sites in the campground. All
of the sites are suitable for RV camping. Most of the sites are
heavily wooded and have electrical hookups. Each site has a picnic
table and fire ring or grate. The maximum vehicle length that can
be accommodated is 60 feet.
The roads through the campground are packed dirt. There are three
water hydrants and three restrooms. All of the restrooms will
accommodate disabled persons. There are several trails within the
campground and a wheelchair accessible trail around Bellaire Lake.
Reservations are not accepted for this campground. The season for
this campground normally runs from mid May through November,
depending on the weather. Check with the Forest Service
(970-295-6700) for the current fees.
About Dowdy Lake
is a good sized lake near Red Feather Lakes at an elevation of
8,120 feet. The lake is
approximately 104 acres in size and has a
shoreline of about three miles. The maximum depth of the lake is
about 28 feet. Motorized boats are permitted here. Trolling
usually works best for rainbow, brown, brook, and cutthroat trout.
There is a day use area with a boat ramp and a campground on the
campground is situated around the southeast shore of Dowdy Lake.
There are 62 sites in the campground. Forty eight are suitable for
RV camping and fourteen are more suitable for tents. Most of the
sites are in wooded areas. Each site has a picnic table and fire
ring or grate. The maximum vehicle length that can be accommodated
is 40 feet.
roads through the campground are packed dirt. There are 3 water
hydrants and 4 restrooms. (Restrooms can accommodate
disabled persons) Reservations are accepted and can be made 5 -
240 days in advance. Some of the larger sites are double fee
sites. The season for this campground normally runs from mid May
through September, depending on the weather. Check with the Forest
Service (970-295-6700) for the current fees.