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Guide to fishing for rainbow trout, cutthroat, trout, cutbow trout, brown trout and lake trout at Rampart Reservoir in Colorado.

Rampart Reservoir, CO

Located approximately twenty miles northwest of Colorado Springs, Rampart Reservoir is a 500 surface-acre lake. Access can be difficult for campers and any type trailer, as the road is not smoothly maintained. Hand-carried kayaks and canoes only - no motorized boats allowed.

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Rampart Reservoir, nestled in the beautiful Pike National Forest of Colorado, is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts seeking a serene angling experience. The reservoir offers excellent fishing opportunities, with a variety of fish species to target. Anglers can expect to catch rainbow trout, brown trout, cutthroat trout, and brook trout. Whether you prefer fly fishing from the shore or trolling from a boat, Rampart Reservoir provides a tranquil setting to cast your line and enjoy the peacefulness of nature.

Rampart Reservoir, with its peaceful fishing environment, serene boating experiences, and scenic camping options, is a true haven for outdoor enthusiasts seeking tranquility and natural beauty. Located within the picturesque Pike National Forest, this hidden gem provides a peaceful retreat where visitors can indulge in fishing, paddle along the calm waters, and camp amidst the stunning landscapes. Whether you're an avid angler, a nature lover, or simply seeking a quiet getaway, Rampart Reservoir in Colorado offers a picturesque setting to enjoy the great outdoors.

On occasion, with notice, motorized boats are allowed for a specified timeframe - check with the Forest Service. Fishing enthusiasts can fish for four species of trout. Ice fishing is not permitted on Rampart Reservoir.

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Fish Species in Rampart Range Reservoir, CO

Rainbow trout Brown trout Cutthroat trout Lake trout

Rampart Reservoir Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rentals: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: Closed
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: NO
Lodging: NO
Concessions: NO
Bait & Tackle: NO
Restaurant: NO

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Boating on Rampart Reservoir is a popular activity, allowing visitors to explore the calm waters and take in the stunning mountain scenery. While motorized boats are not permitted on the reservoir, non-motorized watercraft such as canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards are welcome. Boaters can enjoy a leisurely paddle along the shoreline, soak in the beauty of the surrounding forested hills, and even discover secluded fishing spots. The absence of motorized boats enhances the peaceful ambiance of Rampart Reservoir, making it an ideal destination for those seeking a tranquil boating experience.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Rampart Reservoir Boat Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with docks, and paved parking.

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Camping near Rampart Reservoir offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Pike National Forest. There are several campgrounds available in the area, offering a range of amenities to enhance your camping experience. From tent sites to RV sites with hookups, campers can choose their preferred level of comfort. Camping at Rampart Reservoir allows you to wake up to the fresh mountain air, enjoy scenic hikes along the reservoir's trails, and relax around a campfire under the starry night sky.

Closest Campgrounds & RV Parks

Thunder Ridge Campground - 719 636-1602

Meadow Ridge Campground - 719 636-1602

Promontory Campground -

Rampart Range Reservoir CO Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Rampart Reservoir
US Forest Service
2840 Kachina Drive
Pueblo, CO 81008
719 553-1400


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