Recreation at Rifle Gap Dam and Reservoir, Silt Project, is managed by the Colorado Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation. The clear water at Rifle Gap Reservoir is excellent for scuba diving. Other water activities include boating, fishing, swimming, waterskiing, and windsurfing. Fishing enthusiasts can select from rainbow and German brown trout, walleye, perch, and smallmouth and largemouth bass. During your wildlife watching, you may see deer, elk, beaver, chipmunks, rabbits, or bobcats. Golf enthusiasts can tee off on the 18-hole golf course that lies adjacent to the area. Winter offers ice fishing, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. There are 47 campsites that will accommodate tents, small trailers, and pickup campers. There are some pull-through sites for larger units and day-use picnic areas. Call 1-800-678-2267 for camping reservations.
Take I-70 north from Grand Junction to the Rifle exit, then north on Colorado Highway 13 for 3 miles. Right onto Colorado 325 and drive 9.8 miles to reservoir.
Rifle Gap State Park 50 Colorado Road 319 Rifle, CO 81650
Boating Camping Fishing Hunting Picnicking Winter Sports Water Sports Wildlife Viewing
BOR - Bureau of Reclamation