Old Forest Inn Backcountry Campsite is a two-site camping area at 8,400 feet off Fern Lake Trail near The Pool west of Moraine Park in Rocky Mountain National Park. The area is in a spruce and fir forest on the site of the old Forest Inn, a hotel built in 1917 and torn down in 1959. A privy is between the two sites. Obtain water from Fern Creek; boil or treat water before drinking. The Old Forest Inn Campsite is 1.7 miles west of the Fern Lake Trailhead with an elevation gain of 250 feet. Allow one to two hours to hike there. The campsites are great for hikers who want a base camp to hike to lakes or climb peaks as well as fishermen. Deer, elk, moose, and black bear are seen in the river valley.
Recommended season(s): Year-round.
—Stewart M. Green