Harvey Gap State Park

Plants At Harvey Gap State Park

The hills surrounding Harvey Gap are covered by pinyon-juniper woodlands. Utah juniper, pinyon pine, four-wing saltbush, shadscale, big sagebrush, rabbitbrush, golden aster, king spike-fescue, Indian ricegrass and western wheatgrass are common.

The flats support a sagebrush community dominated by big sagebrush, rabbitbrush, four-wing saltbush, wild buckwheat, milkvetch, western wheatgrass, squirreltail and peppergrass. Previously disturbed sites were reclaimed with crested wheatgrass and sweetclover. Diverse wetland plant communities have become established around the reservoir and below the dam.


From I-70 Silt Exit 0.1 miles east on Main. Turn north on 7th. 7th will become CR 214 (peach valley) Travel 1.2 miles. Turn west on CR233 (Silt Mesa) Travel 1.1 miles. Turn north on CR 237 (Harvey Gap Rd) 3.3 miles To Park Entrance. From Rifle travel 4 miles north on highway 13 to highway 325. Take highway 325 north east about 7 miles passing the Rifle Gap visitor center. Turn right on CR 226 and travel about 4 mile to a y junction. Turn right onto CR 237 (Harvey Gap Road).2 miles to first pull out at lake.