South Shore Campground

Carter Lake

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North CR-31
Berthoud, CO 80513
970-619-4570
Reservations: 800-397-7795
Official Website

GPS: 40.3137, -105.2234

Last Price Paid: $30
Number of Sites: 30
Pad Type: gravel
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 5714 ft

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

1bars
Verizon 3G
1bars
Verizon Extended
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Dixie the Airstream
AL
30 Airstream Flying Cloud bunk
8 reviews
Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 3

Dixie the Airstream would stay here again

“Nice lake front state park”

Reviewed Jul 21, 2017

Overall Rating

All comments in the other review are still accurate, and we agree that it's a nice place to stay for several days. It is a little out of the way for nearby towns, and cell service for Verizon was very poor. I was able to send texts at times, but others it had no service at all. Some campsites are lake front. There is access to swim, but the camp host warned us of fish hooks in the area. There was a mix of tent and campers, which seemed to add to the noise level, although it wasn't bad. We enjoyed a walk along the lake, and saw bike riders every day. While there, we also drove to Estes Park (only 22 miles from Hwy 34), which was about an hour drive due to the curvy, uphill, mountainous terrain. I would not recommend towing your camper there, but it was worth the drive.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
1bars
Verizon 3G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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JessieMonsters

25 Airstream
18 reviews
Nightly rate: $30
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 15
“Peaceful lakeside campground, close to the Front Range”

Reviewed May 14, 2016

Overall Rating

I stayed at the South Shore campground at Carter Lake in May and it was great. The sites are large and very well kept, several of them are waterfront, all have electricity. The lake is really beautiful. There is a place to put in your boat, kayak or paddle board right at the campground. There are also hiking trails that go along the entire west side of the lake that start at the campground. This is a big road cycling area so bring your bike!

It would be a great place to come and just hang out for a few days. It is a little out of town so be prepared to drive for at least 15 minutes to get into Loveland (30 mins to Ft Collins and 1 hour to downtown Denver). Cell service at the south shore was really poor. I was able to send texts but not much else. I'm sure a booster would do wonders here.

Note that the campground cost does not include access to the park, which is $7 per day or $95 per year. The annual pass gets you into several Larimer County parks and wilderness areas.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
1bars
Verizon Extended

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • dry camping
  • Partial Hookups
Recreation:
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • horseshoes
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • volleyball
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • group sites
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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