Harvey Gap


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H arvey Gap State Park, six miles east of Rifle Gap Reservoir, is a favorite spot with anglers. The 160-acre lake is stocked with a variety of cold and warm water fish including rainbow trout, crappie, catfish and small-mouth bass. Known for its clean water and shaded picnic sites, Harvey Gap also offers hiking, boating and picnicking. And, in the winter, enthusiasts can cross-country ski and ice fish. Managed by Colorado State Parks, this day-use only area sits at an elevation of 6,400 feet. Harvey Gap State Park is beautiful cedar and sagebrush habitat, with a grand hogback-mountain ridge that runs along the backside of the park. The original earthen dam at Harvey Gap also provides a get-away-from-it-all haven for recreationists. Camping Camping is not allowed at Harvey Gap. Camping is permitted at Rifle Gap and Rifle Falls state parks, both only a short drive from Harvey Gap. Picnicking Hunting Small game and waterfowl are the most popular during hunting seasons. There is excellent big game hunting in the White River National Forest and on lands administered by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, both near the park. Information on seasons and regulations is available from any park ranger. Wildlife Mule deer, beavers, chipmunks, rabbits, bobcats and weasels live at Harvey Gap. A wide variety of ducks, waterfowl, eagles and hawks are found here also. C O L O R A D O PA R K S & W I L D L I F E Harvey Gap State Park ENJOY YOUR STATE PARKS Winter Recreation Cold weather enthusiasts come to Harvey Gap to cross-country ski, ice skate, ice fish and watch for wildlife. Community Facilities All commercial and religious facilities are available in Silt, approximately five miles from Harvey Gap. Medical facilities are available in Rifle approximately 13 miles from Harvey Gap. Harvey Gap maintains 30 picnic sites with grills. Some sites line the reservoir, while others sit on an overlook above the lake. Water Recreation Boating, (20 H.P. or less motors), swimming (in designated areas), sailing and paddleboarding are all popular activities at Harvey Gap. Boating is closed seasonally from Nov. 1st thru March 31st. Fishing Trout and pike fishing at Harvey Gap is some of the best around during the summer. Fishermen can also catch catfish, perch and crappie here. Wintertime offers rainbow trout and northern pike for the avid ice fisherman. Harvey Gap State Park c/o Rifle Gap State Park 5775 Highway 325 • Rifle, CO 81650 • (970) 625-1607 E-mail: rifle.gap.park@state.co.us cpw.state.co.us Funded in part by Great Outdoors Colorado through Colorado Lottery proceeds. CPW_RMHG_4K_3/18 cpw.state.co.us GYPSUM EAGLE DOTSERO RIFLE GLENWOOD SPRINGS CARBONDALE GRAND JUNCTION GRAND MESA ASPEN REDSTONE Park Office Passes And Permits There is no park office at Harvey Gap. The park office is located on the east side of Rifle Gap Reservoir. From Harvey Gap, head north on County Road 237, turn west on County Road 226. Drive five miles to State Highway 325. Turn left, drive one mile south to the main entrance for Rifle Gap Reservoir. A visitor’s center will greet you with interpretive displays, restrooms and park staff. All vehicles entering the park are required to display a current Colorado State Parks Pass on their auto windshield. A daily pass is valid from the day purchased until noon the following day. An annual pass is valid at any Colorado State Park. For annual pass holders who own another vehicle, a multiple pass is available for an additional fee. Passes are available at the main park entrances and self-service dispensers. Aspen Leaf annual passes are available to Colorado seniors 64 and older at a discounted rate. These allow admission to all state parks every day. Colorado disabled veterans displaying Colorado Disabled Veteran (DV) license plates are admitted free without a pass. TO SILT 37 ad 2 ty Ro Coun 20 HORESEPOWER MAXIMUM (NO WATER-SKIING) TO RIFLE GAP STATE PARK 6 MILES nty Cou Regulations 7 d 23 Roa LEGEND Boat Ramp Boating Picnic Area Restroom Swimming Dam Photo by Dave Hause Buoy Line Fishing Overlook Park Boundary Roads & Parking Areas Harvey Gap is maintained for your use and enjoyment. In the interest of safety and the preservation of the park, we ask that you: 1. Do not bring pets into the park. 2. Place trash in the receptacles provided. 3. Keep your vehicle on designated roads and parking lots. 4. Build campfires in grills provided. 5. Report any vandalism or littering to a Colorado State Parks Ranger. First Aid First aid can be obtained from any park ranger.

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