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​​​​​​​​​​​Lakeview campsiteThe popular campsites at Rifle Gap are spread out along the northern shore of the reservoir. Campers like Rifle Gap’s campgrounds for their wide-open sites, breath taking views of the reservoir, and spectacular mountain vistas. To get the most out of the camping adventure, guests should plan early; sites fill quickly. 

View Rifle Gap Overview Map​ and the Rifle Gap Campground Brochure​

​Visit our online res​ervations site​ to make a reservation today!

Campground users must have a camping permit and a parks entrance pass. Please camp only in constructed sites, and display the camp permit in the plastic holder at the campsites. Campsites are available year-round, but reservations are only accepted for dates between May 1 and October 31.​

Campsites

Rifle Gap State Park has 5 campgrounds, which are Cottonwood, Lakeview, Cedar, Sage, and Pinion, providing 89 campsites.

Cottonwood Campground sits on the waters edge, and can accommodate tents, small trailers, large motor homes and pickup campers. Campsites include electric hook-ups with water facilities available throughout the loop. Restrooms with flush toilets and coin-operated showers are located in the center of the camping loop. Click on each number to see your site: cottonwood 1, cottonwood 2 (camp host), cottonwood 3 (ADA), cottonwood 4, cottonwood 5, cottonwood 6, cottonwood 7, cottonwood 8, group pavilion.                                                       

​Lakeview Campground sits on top of the hill with a spectacular view of the reservoir and the mountainside. It includes paved RV/tent sites and walk-in tent sites. The RV/tent sites can accommodate tents, small trailers, large motor homes and pickup campers with pull-through sites and back-in sites. They include full hookups with water, sewer, and electric, and also have picnic tables and fire pits. The walk-in tent sites are nestled within pinion and juniper trees, providing some privacy. They are basic sites and include covered picnic tables and fire pits. Restrooms with flush toilets and coin-operated showers are located in the center of the campground. Click on each number to see your site: 9, 10, 11, 12, 1314, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 (host), 22, 23, 24, 25, 26​ (ADA), 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 (host), 32, 33, 34 (ADA), 35, 36, 47, 48, 49 (host), 50, 51, 52, 53, 54​.

Walk-in sites:  37 (ADA) - 183 foot walk from parking lot, 38 - 304 foot walk from parking lot, 39 - 385 foot walk from parking lot, 40 - 232 foot walk from parking lot, 41 - 116 foot walk from parking lot, 42 - 334 foot walk from parking lot, 43 - 307 foot walk from parking lot, 44 - 458 foot walk from parking lot, 45 - 208 foot walk from parking lot, 46​ - 243 foot walk from parking lot.

Cedar Campground sits up on the hill along the waters edge, and can accommodate tents, small trailers, large motor homes and pickup campers with pull-through sites and back-in sites. Campsites include electric hook-ups with shared water facilities available throughout the loop. Flush toilets, vault toilets and showers are located in the center of the campground.  Click on each number to see your site: 55, 56, cedar 57, cedar 58cedar 59​, cedar 60, cedar 61, cedar 62 (ADA), cedar 63, cedar 64, cedar 65 (ADA), cedar 66, cedar 67, cedar 68, cedar 69​.

Sage Campground is adjacent to CPW and BLM property, and provides easy access for OHV use. Campsites are basic and can accommodate tents, small trailers, large motor homes and pickup campers with pull-through sites and back-in sites. Campsites include covered picnic tables and fire pits. Vault toilets are located in the center of the campground. Click on each # to see your site: sage 71, sage 72, sage 73, sage 74, sage 75, sage 76, sage 77​, sage 78, sage 79, sage 80, sage 81, sage 83, sage 84​.

Pinyon Campground sits up on the hill overlooking the water, and is nestled within pinion and juniper trees, providing some privacy. Campsites are basic and can accommodate tents, small trailers, and pickup campers with pull-through sites and back-in sites. They include picnic tables and fire pits. Vault toilets are located near the campground. Click on each # to see your site: pinyon 85, pinyon 86, pinyon 87, pinyon 88, pinyon 89​.

​Dump Station

Our holding tank dump station is available for all registered campers, and is located across from the Cottonwood campground.