Harvey Gap State Park  

  Photo courtesy of
official Colorado
State Parks website.

Harvey Gap State Park, five miles east of Rifle Gap Reservoir, is a favorite spot with Colorado residents!

The setting for Harvey Gap State Park is the Grand Hogback formation of rolling hills. This reservoir was formed in the 1890s to support agricultural development in the region. Since that

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time it has become a rustic, but popular, recreation site. Developed picnic areas, swimming areas and a boat ramp provide access to the clear cool alpine waters of this reservoir. There are three picnic areas that support 30 sites equipped with grills and views of the area. The 160-acre lake is stocked with a variety of cold and warm water fish, including rainbow trout, tiger muskies, crappie, catfish and smallmouth bass.

Water-based recreation is the attraction to Harvey Gap State Park. Visitors enjoy fishing, canoeing, windsurfing, swimming and boating. A 20 horsepower maximum is enforced for any boats on the lake. During the winter months ice fishing and cross-country skiing may be enjoyed at the park.

To get there take I-70 to the Silt interchange west of Glenwood Springs. Turn north on County Road 237 and follow the signs for a few miles to the park entrance.

To Contact the Park Write or Call:
Harvey Gap State Park
c/o Rifle Gap State Park
0050 County Road 219
Rifle, CO 81650
(970) 625-1607

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