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Rifle Gap
Rifle Gap
Rifle Gap

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The clean, clear waters of Rifle Gap State Park’s 350-acre reservoir provide some of the best boating, fishing, swimming, water-skiing and windsurfing in Colorado.​

​The long, narrow reservoir is inviting to water-skiers, jet-skiers and power boaters. Rifle Gap often has good conditions for sailing and windsurfing. The beach on the west side of the reservoir is popular for its swimming  Rifle Gap anglers catch rainbow and German brown trout, walleye, pike, smallmouth and largemouth bass and yellow perch.

Camping in the park’s 89 sites and picnicking are also popular. In the winter, anglers bundle up for ice fishing.  Check Rifle Gap’s current boating, fishing and other conditions.

​​17th Annual Mountain Air Mechanical Ice Fishing Tournament

  • Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 8:00 to 3:00

  • Sunday, January 18, 2015 from 8:00 to 1:00

Come out for a weekend of ice fishing with a chance to win cash prizes! The grand prize winner could take home $20,000!

Visit the Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce for registration and information.

Year-round Camping

Rifle Gap’s 89 sites are open to campers throughout the year, including the winter. Rifle Gap is close to many other outdoor attractions and is 40 miles from Glenwood Springs’ famous hot springs. For more information, visit the Camping page.

Boating Information

OHV, boat and snowmobile registrations are available at the Visitor Center. For information on Colorado boat registration and regulations, please visit the Boating page.