Harvey Gap State Park

Wildlife At Harvey Gap State Park

There are many migratory and resident birds here. These include waterfowl, shorebirds and raptors attracted to the reservoir. Mule deer are common. So are cottontail rabbits, coyotes, raccoons, chipmunks and golden-mantled ground squirrels. Many anglers come to fish for largemouth and smallmouth bass, trout, crappie, bluegill, perch, catfish and northern pike.


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.