Storm delays opening of some campgrounds in northern Colorado

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DENVER — If you’re planning to take advantage of some of the campsites opening this weekend in the Fort Collins area, make sure to check ahead. The winter storm in the area has changed plans.

Three previously opened campgrounds had to close for this weekend. And eight of the sites scheduled to open this weekend will remain closed, the U.S. Forest Service said.

Campgrounds previously opened that are now closed are Ansel Watrous, Stove Prairie and Cold Springs.

Campgrounds scheduled to open this weekend that will remained closed are Big Bend, Camp Dick, Peaceful Valley, Olive Ridge, Kelly Dahl, Columbine, West Chicago and Pickle Gulch.

Campgrounds that are still open, but might have deep snow; soft, muddy road conditions; standing water; and electrical services may not be available include Crow Valley, Dowdy Lake, Stillwater, Green Ridge and Sunset Point.