Rampart Reservoir Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

NOTE: Due to an increase in recreation use in 2020, the Rampart Reservoir Recreation Area parking is reaching capacity most weekend days by mid-morning. When parking is full, additional vehicles will not be allowed to enter. As vehicles depart the recreation area, more vehicles will be allowed to enter. Expect a long wait to enter the recreation area mid-day on weekends. All campsites in Thunder Ridge and Meadow Ridge Campgrounds are now reservable. All campsites in both campgrounds are reserved most nights. Swimming, wading, and body contact with the water in the reservoir is prohibited. Boaters must be able to get on and off watercraft without getting in the water.

The area is located 4.2 miles east of Woodland Park on Rampart Range Road, FSR 300. 

**Be advised that the road is a rough, rutted, washboard, native surface road and the posted speed limit is 20 mph.  Hauling boat or camper trailers can make this drive especially difficult and slow. 

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open from mid/late May until mid/late October, depending on weather. From late May to mid-October, all trailered and motorized watercraft are only allowed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays when CPW is performing aquatic nuisance species inspections. Hand launched watercraft may be launched from the boat ramp Monday – Sunday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fees $7.00 day use fee. This fee is included in the overnight campground charge. PLEASE NOTE:  This fee is payable only with cash or check. Credit cards not accepted.
Permit Info: The Reservoir is stocked with fish by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife. A valid Colorado fishing license is required as well as following the State of Colorado fishing regulations.
Open Season: Mid-Late may - Mid October
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Fishing is prohibited from the dam. No water craft allowed within 500 feet of the dam and spillway structure.
Closest Towns: Woodland Park
Restroom: vault-type toilets
Passes: The America the Beautiful Senior or Access pass entitles holders to a 50% discount of the fee. There is an annual pass available through Rocky Mountain Recreation Company.

General Information

General Notes:

The facilities are designed to allow maximum public use of the land while preserving the area in its most natural state and protecting the quality of the reservoir water. To meet these needs, the following rules are necessary: No camping or fires except in designated campgrounds.


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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
This is a 500-surface acre lake.

  Latitude : 
38.978940

  Longitude : 
-104.969038

  Elevation : 
9,200 feet

 



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