Colorado Parks and Wildlife

The mission of Colorado Parks and Wildlife is to perpetuate the wildlife resources of the state, to provide a quality state parks system, and to provide enjoyable and sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities that educate and inspire current and f...

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The mission of Colorado Parks and Wildlife is to perpetuate the wildlife resources of the state, to provide a quality state parks system, and to provide enjoyable and sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities that educate and inspire current and future generations to serve as active stewards of Colorado's natural resources.

Rifle Gap State Park

The clean, clear waters of Rifle Gap State Parks 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 parks 89 sites and picnicking are also popular. In the winter, anglers bundle up for ice fishing. Check Rifle Gaps current boating, fishing and other conditions.

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