Out and About in the Red Feather Lakes Area

Out & About in the Red Feather Lakes Area


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


 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.


If you are a guest of Crystal Lakes, you may fish the ponds/lakes located in the subdivision by obtaining daily fishing passes from the Crystal Lakes office at 300 Tami Road.   You must take your guest pass from Lone Pine Realty with you when purchasing.  

A Colorado fishing license is required to fish all moving waters in Crystal Lakes. All fishing in moving waters is CATCH-AND-RELEASE. 

Fines for fishing without permits start at $150.

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

Larimer County prohibits ATV’s on all public roads.

 End of the Trail ATV Rentals: 

(970) 573-120


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


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.


Boats and float tubes are allowed on Crystal Lake and Lower Lone Pine Lake only.

Boats must have one life jacket on board for each occupant.

No gasoline motors may be used. Any gas motor must be removed from the boat and the boat cleaned of any fuel products before launching. Electric trolling motors are allowed on Crystal Lake (NOT on Lower Lone Pine).

Boats may be launched by hand from any point on Crystal Lake or Lower Lone Pine Lake. The only places a vehicle may launch a boat are at the West End of Crystal Lake by the boathouse, and at Lakeview Park on the Northeast end of Crystal Lake.

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

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. 

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


(970) 224-3379

 Mountain Whitewater Descents  

(970) 419-0917

Rocky Mountain Adventures 

(970) 493-4005

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 

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.

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.