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Pike-San Isabel National Forests & Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands


The Pike-San Isabel National Forests & Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands covers nearly three million acres from western Kansas and Colorado's highest mountain peaks along the Continental Divide. This landscape offers a variety of ecosystems rich in history, geology, scenery, wildlife habitat and recreation opportunities.

Bear Lake and Blue Lake Campgrounds closed - San Carlos Ranger District

The Bear Lake and Blue Lake Campgrounds will remain closed until further notice due to hazardous conditions created by blown down trees. Fishing access at Blue Lake will be available, but no vehicle access past the Blue Lake day-use area.



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    A list of Forest Orders that includes motor vehicle use maps, fire restrictions, closures, and other restricted activities by district.

  • Fire Information

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    The PSICC is one of the priority landscapes for the "Confronting the Wildfire Crisis Strategy". Everything you need to know about the resource work happening from the Front Range to the Grasslands.

  • Special Projects

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    Information about current and proposed projects for watershed restoration, habitat improvement, recreation sites, timber sales, roads and more.

  • Maps and Publications

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    Visitor Maps and publications are available at forest offices. For detailed information, contact the Ranger District you are visiting and speak with one of our visitor information staff.

  • Passes and Permits

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    Recreation, forest products, events, commercial filming and all other permits you may need.


PSICC releases revised proposal for the Integrated Management of Target Shooting

Forest Service signage signaling a no shooting area is shown shot with bullets.

PUEBLO, Colo., Nov. 28, 2023 – The Integrated Management of Target Shooting project alternatives and preliminary environmental effects were released for public input by the Pike-San Isabel National Forests & Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands today. The project, located on the Pike National Forest, addresses the need to provide opportunities for target shooting on National Forest System lands. It identifies areas unsuitable for dispersed target shooting and locations to be developed as shooting ranges. It also establishes an adaptive management framework to manage target shooting in the future.

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Project Protecting Denver Water Supply Receives Federal Funding

Mechanical thinning by a piece of equipment known as a processor at the Jerome Miller/Miller Gulch p

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides the Forest Service with new authorities and additional critical funding to address risks from catastrophic wildfire and other disasters, strengthen fire-related infrastructure, make better use of the research tools, and support needed ecosystem and structural improvements that benefit people and wildlife. The Jerome Miller/Miller Gulch Project falls on the Colorado Front Range, one of the 10 initial landscapes in eight states to receive funding to confront the wildfire crisis...

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  • Lake George Diversion Dam Removal project
    The South Park Ranger District of the Pike-San Isabel National Forests & Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands, removed the Lake George Dam and will be implementing restoration activities on the South Platte River.
  • The Bear Creek Watershed Restoration Project
    The project protects the greenback cutthroat trout while allowing for appropriate and sustainable recreation in this very popular area.