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Natural Areas

Natural Areas Facilities and Reservations#

Natural Areas Exhibit At Fort Collins Museum Of Discovery#

The Natural Areas exhibit at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery is a great place to learn about the shortgrass prairie ecosystem and find natural areas to visit!

Primrose Studio#

Primrose Studio is a space we provide to the community at cost. But faced with decreased revenue, inadequate staffing and on-going COVID restrictions, its continued operation is not currently financial viable. No reservations are being accepted until further notice.

Primrose Studio at Reservoir Ridge Natural Area is available for rent by the public for gatherings. More information >>>

Gateway Natural Area Shelters, Turf Area And Groups#

Gateway Natural Area is only 15 miles from Fort Collins in the Cache La Poudre Canyon. You'll find hiking trails, a designated launch area for kayaks and canoes, fishing, picnic tables with grills, and informational kiosks. Two picnic shelters are available on a first-come, first-served basis; we no longer accept reservations. Groups over 15 people need a permit. The parking fee at Gateway is $7 or an annual pass is available. More information about Gateway Natural Area and its facilities >>>