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Harvey Gap State Park

3159 Harvey Gap Road, Rifle, CO
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Scenic, but ...

This is a very beautiful spot and a nice way to cool off on a hot afternoon, BUT they should post a... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2017
Toms River, New Jersey
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Beautiful Country

It is just a short drive to this state park from Rifle. Driving through the Gap is quite... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
Mark A
Lake Shore, Minnesota
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“swim beach” (2 reviews)
3159 Harvey Gap Road, Rifle, CO
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Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

This is a very beautiful spot and a nice way to cool off on a hot afternoon, BUT they should post a sign when they divert half the water to rifle Gap before you pay expecting to go swimming. Very disappointing.

Thank bfran5
Reviewed 15 July 2017

It is just a short drive to this state park from Rifle. Driving through the Gap is quite impressive, interesting rock slides and chutes. The lake level is a bit low, but there were many people out enjoying the water. Nice semi-secluded spot to visit.

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 11 July 2017

It's nothing pompous, but this is my all time favorite place to spend a sunny day on my paddleboard. It's a no-wake lake, which makes it perfect for kayakers and paddlers. The water is beautiful and clear. The swimming area is quite muddied because of...More

Thank JoeyRifle
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

No dog unfortunately allowed. It great place to kayak or SUP. Loved the clear water. Water was cold.

Thank Aimeehd
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Came with family and husband - had dogs who enjoyed running around. Beautiful view of jet skiers and boaters. Go on a sunny day!

Thank colorado_lover1234
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We live about 5 miles from Harvey Gap and are so blessed to have this local gem to call our own. My husband and I took up kayaking this summer and have spent virtually every evening cruising around the lake, drinking in the beauty and...More

1  Thank Kimberly G
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I always enjoy chilling by the water under the cottonwood trees. Great place to visit in the summer, or any other season for that matter.

Thank Bojar V
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

They were low ing the lake levels to make dam repairs the friday we visited, but it was still very pretty. There were shaded picnic tables and public restrooms and a swim beach for the kids. Good lake to kayak fish.

Thank cogar7
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Lake takes for every to get to and I'd more like a puddle then a lake. Don't waste your time driving to the middle of nowhere.

Thank Rose R
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Climbing at Rifle Canyon in June/July is bloomin' hot. Harvey Gap Lake was on the way back to our accommodation and provided the best cool spot for a refreshing dip. With plenty of space to pull in and very few, if any other people there...More

1  Thank Helen C
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