Farish Recreation Area
"Exclusive Mountain Resort" comes to mind when describing Farish Recreation Area, a 650-acre paradise nestled in the mountains west of the Academy at an altitude of 9,000 feet. Farish is in perpetual motion with fun activities going on all the time. Summertime finds hiking, mountain biking, fishing and camping.
A wide range of support facilities is available at USAF Academy, Peterson AFB, and Fort Carson Facilities available at recreation area: Bath House, Convenience Store, Equipment Rental, Fire Rings, Grills, Ice, Pavilions (Fee), Picnic Areas and Trails.
Advance reservations are required. Reservations can be made 60 days in advance for all military card holders. Active duty military can reserve up to 90 days in advance. All reservations can be made via phone. Phone reservations can be made Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Cancellations/changes must be made NLT 15 days prior to reservation date to avoid charges. To cancel or change any existing reservation you must call the Farish office.
Gate Entry Fee - $5 per vehicle/ $50 season gate fee
ONLY accepting Cash, Visa and MasterCard credit cards.
Nearest Major City
Colorado Springs — 23 miles via Highway 24.
Woodland Park approximately 5 miles.
Nearest U.S. Military Installations
USAF Academy, Peterson AFB, and Fort Carson all located approximately 30 miles driving distance southeast in Colorado Springs.
Active/Reserve/Retired Military/Dependent ID card holders/DoD Civilian Employees/and retired DoD Civilians.
Guests staying in lodging may not bring pets onto the facility overnight. Pets are allowed on leash with day-use patrons and overnight in tent, RV sites, Camper Cabins and Duplexs C & D with additional $15 a night fee; owner must pick up after pet. No sewage dump station or water hookups. Potable water is available at locations around the facility, and from water buffaloes located throughout the campground. All visitors are advised to call ahead for road and weather conditions prior to making the drive. Entrance fee of $5 per vehicle for day-use patrons.
A USAFA fishing permit is required for anglers 16 years and older which can be purchased online at https://usafa.isportsman.net. Anglers desiring to use two fishing poles must also purchase a USAFA second rod permit. A Colorado fishing license and second rod stamp is not required.