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Rampart Reservoir Recreation Area


The area is located 4.2 miles east of Woodland Park on Rampart Range Road, FDR 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

Current Conditions: Rampart Reservoir opens in mid-May and closes in mid-October. Call the Pikes Peak Ranger District for current information (719)636-1602.
Operational Hours: Open from mid/late May until mid/late October, depending on weather. 
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 Division of Wildlfe. A valid Colorado fishing license is required as well as following the State of Colorado fishing regulations.
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.

Recreation Map

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This is a 500-surface acre lake.

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  Elevation : 
9,200 feet