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Post By: VINNIE      Posted: 4/30/2024 5:36:15 PM     Points: 768    
Heard they may start charging to camp this year.If so how do they accept payment.Thanks
 Reply by: setzdahook      Posted: May. 1, 1:30:27 PM     Points: 69
I don't have updated info, but the "campground host" last summer told me they were planning it. There are posts to clip the paper receipt to at the spots.
I filled out a survey on the Antero rec area on the Denver Water page for antero.
My suggestions were: small fee for camping (8 dollars per night)
No reservations- first come first serve. (Don't want to be bound to bad weather because of reservations or be blocked out because of reservations)
Expand the campground by adding more loops with spots.Add more trash cans.
All vehicles must pay a daily entrance fee with the option of a yearly pass. 5 dollars a day or 30 dollar year pass.

Just my thoughts on what I hope happens.
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: May. 4, 4:03:58 AM     Points: 399
Love to see ultra strict enforcement rules for culling, keeping over the possession limit and especially leaving trash. I know. I know. Wishful thinking.
 Reply by: ADub TT      Posted: May. 4, 10:45:54 PM     Points: 458
Vinnie, coupla links for you, looks like reservations needed starting 5-22-24, donít mention anything about fees, just reservations.

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 Reply by: Azexp      Posted: May. 5, 8:10:24 AM     Points: 82
Looks like sites are now $25 per night.
 Reply by: VINNIE      Posted: May. 5, 8:24:09 PM     Points: 768
Appreciate the info. Thanks
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: May. 6, 9:40:40 AM     Points: 7049
Yes $25.00 a night max 14 nights just talked with agent at DW
 Reply by: jibber      Posted: May. 7, 6:42:32 AM     Points: 19984
I wonder how they are going to us "day users" to the campground. I used to park at the farthest point from the campground entrance, Still parking there?
 Reply by: badextracab      Posted: May. 7, 8:35:33 AM     Points: 82
$25.00 a nite to hear other peoples noise haha no thanks. Aint gonna be nobody there now LOL
 Reply by: 3wayfisha      Posted: May. 7, 3:18:46 PM     Points: 413
25/night is honestly wild, any time ive camped there its just overran with generators and RVs

Ill assume itll be the same price all winter as well

i wish places did half priced rates nov-mar. Id camp at 11 mi a lot if it wasnt so expensive to camp there during the winter!

thanks a ton for the heads up
 Reply by: VINNIE      Posted: May. 7, 4:48:23 PM     Points: 768
Will there be electric:: NO..Will there be water?? NO.. Will there be a dump station?? NO..

No problem finding sites at Antero.
 Reply by: richw88      Posted: May. 7, 7:07:42 PM     Points: 68
Twenty-Five Bucks??? That's what I used to pay for a motel (before I was married.)
Most of the folks I've seen there would have to sell their land AND water rides just to stay a coupla nights.
And they can forget about saving for Mom's front teeth.
But I don't blame DWB. They've been footing the costs for decades now.

That King Sooper salmon is starting to look like a bargain.
 Reply by: setzdahook      Posted: May. 23, 9:14:06 PM     Points: 69
See my original post on this... no one commented on the suggestions I made, Same with Denver Water.... oh and please go to the camp reservation site and read the descriptions of this "glorious jewel of the Rockies with pristine lake and mountain setting"
While your neighbor just shanked his partner and his woman is yelling top of her lungs "you aint no man you are a dog"
and her dog running around growling at people.
Ass hats
 Reply by: buzzbait      Posted: May. 24, 10:11:18 AM     Points: 17
Same price at Williams Fork now. No more free rides in Colorado.
 Reply by: MOJO      Posted: May. 25, 8:12:19 AM     Points: 559
I wonder how they'll handle those of use camping in our trucks?

Retired now and fees like this, the $50 just to get my wife into the sheep drawing, drastic increases in my property taxes and insurance, it's nutty.
To buy a house in my neighborhood is approaching 1 mill and nearly everyone around us is wealthy. Sorry for the rant. Have a great weekend.
 Reply by: setzdahook      Posted: Jun. 8, 10:42:36 PM     Points: 69
Anyone been camping at Antero with an update on the situation?
Would love some info good or bad
 Reply by: setzdahook      Posted: Jun. 8, 10:44:29 PM     Points: 69
Hey Antero Man or anyone in your Navy...I2Fly... what is the situation at the camp boys?
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: Jun. 9, 10:44:44 AM     Points: 7049
Iíve been to the lake several times over the past two weeks, my first trip was after Memorial Day. The campground has had. six or seven occupants each visit. They removed all of the garbage cans and have one large dumpster close to the ANS station.
I did use the rest room near the ramp twice and it was clean and well stocked with tissue.
Fishing has been decent and weíve started seeing hatches of calibaetis the last week. Some surface activity has started with the calli hatches.
The lake is full and the water temp mid day is now up to 60.
Not sure who or why but it appears there is a trailer with a lake employee that is living at one of the campsites next to the ANS station? Just noticed this as it was different from previous seasons?
Roads in and out are excellent and graded.
A South Park sunset last week and a rainbow at Antero.
 Reply by: setzdahook      Posted: Jun. 9, 9:30:42 PM     Points: 69
Thank you Captain!
 Reply by: idlerick      Posted: Jun. 10, 10:56:01 AM     Points: 32
Hey, Bill. Glad to see you're back here. Haven't run into you yet, but I'll look for you tomorrow.
The camper next to the ANS station is DWB employees, two, I think, there to supply the restrooms, empty, trash, and check that campers have paid, etc. Seems like a lot of manpower/expense, especially for 6-8 camps, but maybe it's busier on weekends. I love SP, but spending the summer there doing that - guy'd have to be from Dumas for that to look good to him.
I'm finding fish about like you are - deeper and much bigger on average, but fewer. Also catching lots of suckers on midge flies on the south side - not a good sign. I think there was some serious winter kill. North side is cleaner, clearer, quieter, less crowded.
 Reply by: Anteroman      Posted: Jun. 10, 6:02:30 PM     Points: 7049
Yes, I saw your yacht at its spot so I knew you were here. Only 3 for seven today, back out tomorrow. I havenít been catching them but one fellow I spoke with today had TEN SUCKERS on chironos, not a good sign for the lake.
See you on the water.

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