Scouting Report – (CO-7) Williams Fork Reservoir

Free Colorado Camping at Williams Fork Reservoir

Free Camping on a Large Lake

Free Colorado Camping is abundant. Large bodies of water are scarce in Colorado, because of this free camping on large bodies of water is rare indeed.  When you are looking for camping on a reservoir, the more notable camping spots that come to mind are the reservoirs around the Denver metro area. All of these sites are pay to use both for entry as well as camping. Furthermore, they are often full to capacity in the summer months making enjoying nature a little more difficult. First of all I admit this site is not near the Denver metro area being more than 100 miles into the mountains. Because of its distance from major cities those that don’t mind a little adventure will be pleased with this mountain oasis.

Williams Fork Reservoir – COL

Williams Fork Reservoir Information

Phone Number (303) 983-2444

Elevation: 8,000

Lat/Long: 40.019780, -106.199797

Nearby Town: Kremmling, CO. @ 16 miles


  • No Fee
  • No potable water
  • No trash
  • Vault toilets

Date of Report:


Road Conditions:


The road is paved all the way to the campsites so even the lowest of passenger cars should have no issues getting to this fantastic camping site. Once visitors enter the main campground they will be meet with well maintained dirt roads leading to the campsites. Likewise the dirt road that leads over to the peninsula is in good repair and should pose no major issues for those camping out of low clearance vehicles.

General Site Information:

Williams Fork Reservoir is a boondockers dream with ample flat spots in a great location with cellular service. All of the sites are right on the lake with easy access to restrooms and the boat ramp. Each site has a solid metal fire ring along with a nice steel picnic table. There is little in the way of tree cover at this site consequently if you are after a fire you will want to bring your own firewood to this site. There is plenty of tall lush green grass and unspoiled views of the lake in the camp ground which is on the east side of the lake. Due to problems with invasive species it is important that  you have a mandatory boat inspection completed when enjoying Colorado’s waters. 

As with all higher elevation areas it is a wise choice to check the local weather and plan for changing conditions at this campground. 

Nearby Activities or Attractions:

  • Boating on Williams Fork Reservoir.
  • Town of Kremmling
  • Hot Sulphur Springs

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