Due to limited backcountry areas and the proximity of
recreation facilities hunting is limited but permitted in certain areas (See
Due to year-round visitation to the park by a variety of
recreation user groups hunters can contact the Park Visitor Center for
specific and updated information on hunting at Ridgway State Park.
East Side of Hwy 550
game and small game hunting on the EAST side of Hwy 550 starts the
Tuesday after Labor Day until December 1st of each year when the area is
closed for big game winter habitat. The area will open again on May
1st and hunting can be done until the Friday before Memorial Day
(according to current seasons and licenses).
Waterfowl hunting is permitted on the Dallas Creek shoreline October 1 - April 30 (according to current seasons and licenses).
West Side of Hwy 550
and small game hunting along the WEST shoreline of the reservoir is
open October 1 - April 30 (according to current seasons and licenses)
Hunters should check with the Park Visitor Center for maps, specific closures and regulations. Also see the CPW Hunting section for seasonal information.