5775 Highway 325, Rifle, CO. 81650 (MAP) – Northwest – fees & reservations
About Harvey Gap Park
Harvey Gap is known for its fishing. Anglers will find top-notch fishing for rainbow trout and northern pike year-round, as well as catfish, large- and smallmouth bass, perch, muskie, and crappie.
This day-use park is six miles east of Rife Gap State Park. Only non-motorized craft or boats with 20 horsepower motors or less are allowed. Situated at 6,400 feet amid piñon-juniper woodlands and sagebrush, the park offers a scenic place for a day outdoors. Along the south end of the reservoir runs the dramatic Grand Hogback. Birdwatchers may spot migrating and resident birds, including songbirds and raptors in the vegetation around the reservoir and waterfowl and shorebirds on and near the water.
Amenities at Harvey Gap Park
Along the water’s edge, numerous picnic sites are shaded by cottonwoods, and along the south shore, there is a swim beach. No camping is permitted in the park to preserve Harvey Gap’s natural state. Visitors can camp at nearby Rife Falls and Rife Gap state parks. Waterfowl can be hunted on the north side of the reservoir in season. Hunting dogs are allowed in the park only during hunting season and in that area. — Back to All State Parks.
Focus Activities at Harvey Gap Park
- Fishing - ice fishing
- Boating - boat ramp, paddle sports, sailing
- Wildlife viewing
- No Camping
- Winter recreation - ice skating, snow tubing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing