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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.

​​Summer Jobs

Nestled behind the Grand Hogback, and below the White River National Forest, Rifle Gap State Park is a great place to spend your summer!

Whether you're looking for experience in natural resources, or want a fun summer job, we are currently accepting applications for a wide variety of positions. We also have internships available for our temporary ranger positions. 

​​See our Jobs page for more information.

Year-round Camping

Rifle Gap’s 89 sites are open to campers throughout the year, including the winter. Rifle Gap is close t​o 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.