Out & About in the Red Feather Lakes Area

  • Fishing

PUBLIC LAKE FISHING

Fishing at Parvin, Dowdy, West, Bellaire, Lost and Creedmore Lakes requires a Colorado fishing license.  

RED FEATHER LAKES PRIVATE LAKE FISHING

 If you are renting a home in Red Feather Lakes and the owner has purchased a fishing membership you may purchase daily guest passes from the Lone Pine Realty Office. You do not have to have a CO fishing license to fish in the private lakes.

CRYSTAL LAKES FISHING

If you are a guest of Crystal Lakes, you may fish the ponds/lakes located in the subdivision by obtaining a daily fishing pass from the Crystal Lakes office at 300 Tami Road. You are not required to have a Colorado fishing license.  Please bring your guest pass from Lone Pine Realty when purchasing.  

A Colorado fishing license is required to fish all moving waters in Crystal Lakes. All fishing on the North Fork of the Poudre River is CATCH-AND-RELEASE. 

  • Boating

PUBLIC LAKES

Dowdy Lake: Allows gas and electric motors as long as they are operated at wakeless speeds.

West Lake: Motorized & Non-Motorized Boats Allowed

Bellaire Lake: Non-Motorized Boats Allowed

RED FEATHER PRIVATE LAKES

Guest fishermen are not permitted to use boats on any of the lakes since all boats must be registered with RFSI. Members may use boats without motors on Apache, Erie, Letitia, and Nokomis lakes. No boats or floatation devices are allowed on Snake, Ramona, or Shagwa lakes. 

No swimming is permitted in any of the RFSI lakes.

CRYSTAL LAKES

Lone Pine Realty Vacation Rental guests staying in a cabin in Crystal Lakes can rent a canoe from the Lone Pine Realty office for use on Crystal Lake only, full day and ½ day rentals available. You may pay and pick up the paddles, oars and life vests at the Lone Pine Realty Vacation Rental office.  Crystal Lakes requires one life vest for each person on board.  You will need to return the equipment to Lone Pine Realty after your rental.

  • All boats must be registered with the CLR&R office and display a Crystal Lakes sticker.
  • Boats and float tubes are allowed on Crystal Lake only.
  • Boats must have one life jacket on board for each occupant.
  • No gasoline motors may be used. GAS motors must be removed from the boat and the boat cleaned of any fuel products before launching. Only electric trolling motors allowed.
  • Boats may be launched by hand from any point on the lake. The only places a vehicle may launch a boat are at the West End of the lake by the boathouse, and at Lakeview Park on the Northeast end.
  • Services

Red Feather Lakes Village and surrounding area is home to seven restaurants, six small stores, and three churches to meet your needs while visiting the mountain. We invite you to explore the unique shops and support local business. 

  • ATV

ATVs are permitted only on designated trails in the Roosevelt National Forest.

GUESTS OF LONE PINE VACATION RENTALS MAY NOT RIDE ATVs IN THE RED FEATHER LAKES VILLAGE AREA OR CRYSTAL LAKES.   

Larimer County prohibits ATV’s on all public roads.

 End of the Trail ATV Rentals: 

(970) 573-1204

  • Golf

The golf club at Fox Acres offers an unparalleled golfing experience for golfers of any skill level. Test your accuracy with their fairways, water hazards and sand traps. Call (970) 881-2574 for more details.

  • Stables

The stables at Beaver Meadows Resort Ranch, located off Huron Road in Crystal Lakes have horses available for trail riding and sleigh rides. 

(970) 232-8326 | (970) 231-1955 

  • Rafting

Call for details, times and prices.  All raft trips initiate and terminate in Fort Collins.  There are half-day and full-day trips available.

 A1-Wildwater  

(970) 224-3379

 Mountain Whitewater Descents  

(970) 419-0917

Rocky Mountain Adventures 

(970) 493-4005

  • Mountain Biking & Hiking

Bring your own bike or rent from Lee’s Cyclery in Fort Collins. (970)226-6006

Red Feather Lakes and Crystal Lakes are surrounded by Roosevelt National Forest which provides many hiking opportunities, both on and off trail.  Crystal Lakes has maintained trails throughout the subdivision. 

  • Winter Fun

Beaver Meadows Resort, off Huron Road in Crystal Lakes, has cross-country skiing trails, ice skating and a tubing hill available during the winter.

Call (970)-881-2450 for details.

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