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Overview of Lakeview in Rifle Gap State Park

Rifle Gap State Park, which includes the Lakeview camping area, is located in the western part of the state of Colorado, approximately mid-way between the town of Rifle and the city of Grand Junction. The park offers a range of outdoor activities, including camping, boating, fishing, swimming, and hiking. Lakeview is one of the camping areas available for visitors who wish to stay overnight within the park.

Camping at Lakeview

Facilities & Amenities: Lakeview camping area typically provides a variety of facilities such as:

  • Tent sites
  • RV sites with electrical hookups
  • Picnic tables
  • Fire pits with grills
  • Restrooms with showers
  • Drinking water source
  • Dump station for RVs

It is important to check with the park for specific details, as amenities can change seasonally or due to maintenance and upgrades.


  • Reservations are strongly recommended, especially during peak season.
  • Visitors can book sites up to six months in advance.
  • Reservations can be made online through the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) reservation system or by calling the reservation call center.


  • Campsite occupancy is limited to a set number of people and vehicles; be sure to check these limits when booking.
  • Quiet hours are typically enforced (usually from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.).
  • Campfires may be restricted or prohibited based on current fire danger or seasonal fire bans.
  • Pets are often allowed, but they must be kept on a leash at all times and picked up after.
  • It is important to follow Leave No Trace principles to minimize your impact on the environment.


  • Rifle Gap State Park is accessible by car. Lakeview camping area will be within the park and may require driving on unpaved roads. Check for road conditions and accessibility, especially if you are driving an RV or towing a trailer.

Activities Near Lakeview

Fishing & Boating:

  • Rifle Gap Reservoir is a hub for fishing enthusiasts, with the opportunity to catch a variety of fish species.
  • Boating is also popular, and there's a boat ramp for easy water access.

Hiking & Wildlife Viewing:

  • There are trails for hiking and enjoying the scenic beauty of the area.
  • Wildlife viewing is a common activity, and the park is home to an array of flora and fauna.


  • The park includes a swim beach where visitors can enjoy the water during warm weather months.

Winter Sports:

  • During the winter, activities like ice fishing and cross-country skiing may be available, weather permitting.

Know Before You Go

Weather Conditions:

  • The climate can be variable with warm summers and cold winters. Be prepared for sudden weather changes and plan your gear accordingly.


  • Always follow safety guidelines, especially when boating or swimming.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and potential wildlife encounters.

Park Fees:

  • There may be entrance fees or permits required for accessing the park and for various activities.
  • Check the latest fee structure online or contact the park directly.

Local Attractions:

  • The nearby town of Rifle offers services like grocery stores, restaurants, and other amenities.
  • Rifle Falls State Park is nearby and is known for its stunning triple waterfall and limestone caves.

It is always best to obtain the most current information by contacting Rifle Gap State Park directly or visiting the Colorado Parks and Wildlife official website before planning your trip to the Lakeview camping area.

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