The Missile Site Park is great opportunity to step back into the Cold War Era of national defense. The former nuclear warhead equipped Atlas E site was constructed in 1961. The host military base for the Atlas E program’s command and control was located at Francis E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming. There were a total of four Atlas E sites in Weld County. This particular missile site was deactivated in 1965 and was turned over to Weld County.
The Missile Site Park is located between Greeley, Windsor, and Loveland on 10611 Spur 257, Greeley, CO. The Missile Site Park Caretaker lives on site and is able to assist with campground activities and tours.
Currently, the Missile Site Park offers tours, a campground and an RV dump.
Do something different! Take a tour of a Cold War Atlas E nuclear missile site. It is FREE. Tours take about 30-45 minutes and you’ll experience history which most haven’t. Tours must be scheduled by calling Missile Site Park Caretaker (970) 397-8541. Sorry, no tours on Sunday.
Come out and enjoy the peacefulness and views! Missile Site Park was built on the bluffs which overlook the Poudre River Valley to include the Town of Windsor with fantastic views and spectacular sunsets behind the Rocky Mountains to the West.
Although there is a basic restroom with running water on site, the campground offers only dry land camping (no services) for 12 camp sites, fire pits and picnic tables. The cost is $5 per day. The campground is closed from October thru May of each year. There are no reservations as it is first come—first served.
The Missile Site Park offers RV dump service to Weld County residents. The cost is $5 per RV. ($2 if the RV stayed overnight in the Missile Site Park campground). Normal hours of operation for the RV dump are 7 AM to 3:30 PM.