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Ice Fishing

Rifle Area / Rifle Creek Valley / Winter Activities

Harvey Gap Ice Fishing:

Anglers catch catfish, largemouth and smallmouth bass, perch, crappie, rainbow trout and northern pike at Harvey Gap.  Ice Fishing draws anglers to Harvey Gap in the winter. Before heading to the park, check the current fishing and ice conditions. The reservoir is about 190 surface acres when full.

Rifle Gap Ice Fishing: 

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