Things To Do
Harvey Gap State Park, like neighboring Rifle Gap State Park, is nestled in a valley between the Grand Hogback and wooded mountains in western Colorado. A dam fills a sharp gap in the Hogback, creating a 190-acre lake that offers water-based recreation. Fishing is the most popular activity, with excellent fishing for tiger muskie, northern pike, bass, perch, crappie, rainbow trout, and catfish. The 320-acre park and lake is protected from strong winds by the surrounding mountains, making it ideal for boating, sailing, windsurfing, and scuba diving. An unsupervised beach offers summer swimming and 30 picnic sites scattered along the scenic lakeshore. Harvey Gap is a day-use only area with no campground, so set up your base camp at Rifle Gap State Park to the west.
Recommended season(s): Year-round
—Stewart M. Green