Rifle Gap State Park

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Rifle Gap State Park
Rifle Gap State Park.JPG
Looking across the reservoir towards Rifle Gap.
Map showing the location of Rifle Gap State Park
Map showing the location of Rifle Gap State Park
LocationGarfield County, Colorado, USA
Nearest cityRifle, CO
Coordinates39°38′05″N 107°45′18″W / 39.63472°N 107.75500°W / 39.63472; -107.75500Coordinates: 39°38′05″N 107°45′18″W / 39.63472°N 107.75500°W / 39.63472; -107.75500
Area1,341 acres (5.43 km2)
Established1966
Governing bodyColorado Parks and Wildlife

Rifle Gap State Park is a Colorado State Park located in Garfield County near Rifle, Colorado. The 1,341-acre (5.43 km2) park established in 1966 includes a 360-acre (1.5 km2) reservoir. Plant communities are pinyon-juniper woodlands, sagebrush shrubland with deciduous riparian forest in places along the edge of the Rifle Gap Reservoir. Commonly observed wildlife include mule deer, elk and great horned owls. Park facilities include a visitors center, campgrounds, picnic sites and a boat ramp.

References[edit]

  • "Rifle Gap State Park". Colorado State Parks.