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Group Picnic Areas
Group Picnic Areas

​​​​​​Lory State Park Group Picnic Areas

Hold your next family or group event, such as a family reunion, wedding, or company picnic at Lory State Park. Lory’s convenient location to Fort Collins makes it a quick getaway to natural surroundings with lake views and nearby hiking trails for all ability levels. Many different events have been held here, ranging from weddings to triathlons to Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day.

Lory offers three group picnic areas with a variety of settings. If you are interested in reserving a site, please visit or by calling 1-800-244-5613. For reservations for the Soldier Canyon facility please contact the Park Office at 970-493-1623. Reservations can be made up to six months in advance.​​

View the Lory State Park area trails map, or for pricing information see the park Fees page.

Timber Group Picnic Area

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The Timber Group Picnic Area accommodates up to 100 people. Amenities include a horseshoe pit, volleyball court, covered tables, grills, fire ring, and restrooms. The Soldier Canyon waterfall is a just a short walk from the picnic area and runs during the early spring. Click on the photos to enlarge.

South Eltuck Group Picnic Area

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The South Eltuck picnic area, accommodating up to 50 people, has covered picnic tables, grills, horseshoe pit, restrooms, and a spectacular view of Horsetooth Reservoir. The South Eltuck area is popular for company picnics, weddings, and groups wanting easy access to the reservoir. Click on the photos to enlarge.

Soldier Canyon Group Picnic Area

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The Soldier Canyon group picnic area accommodates up to 100 people and has covered picnic tables, grills, and a stage surrounded by beautiful sandstone hogbacks. This site is popular for weddings, triathlons, and other special events. Click on the photos to enlarge.

Group Picnic Area Reservations

The Timber, Soldier Canyon, and South Eltuck group picnic area are available by reservation only. The reservation fee for each area varies. The cancellation fee is 25% of the base reservation fee with more than a two weeks’ notice. Cancellations with less than two weeks notice, will not be granted a refund. Groups larger than 50 people will be charged an additional $0.50 per person over the initial 50 people. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.