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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.

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.

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.