Old Fort Collins Heritage Park
112 e Willow St, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Camp Collins was originally established in Laporte in 1862 to protect travelers on the Overland-Cherokee Trail. A flood two years later destroyed the camp and inspired the Army to move to a better location a few miles downstream, in the vicinity of modern-day Willow Street.
The new Camp Collins was officially established on August 20, 1864 and although it was occupied for only two years, a new town took root around it. The town became known as Fort Collins, although no fort ever existed here.The area of the old camp is now home to a variety of establishments including the Old Fort Collins Heritage Park, where you can view an interpretive kiosk about the Heritage Area.
Park is open 5:00 am – 11:00 pm.