Farish Recreation Area

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12005 RAMPART RANGE ROAD
WOODLAND PARK, CO
80863

QUESTIONS? 719-687-9098

Open Daily 8 am–6 pm

Entrance fee of $10 per vehicle for day-use patrons.

Farish is closed for the season. We are accepting year-in-advance reservations. Please call to reserve.

Group special now available. View lodging rates for more information.

 

ABOUT 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 9,200 feet. Farish is in perpetual motion with fun activities going on all the time. Summertime finds hiking, mountain biking, fishing and camping.

ELIGIBILITY

Active/Reserve/Retired Military/Dependent ID card holders/DoD Civilian Employees/and retired DoD Civilians. VA card holders and their caregiver with proper documentation. VA CARD HOLDERS AND THEIR CAREGIVERS ARE NOT ABLE TO SPONSOR ANY ADDITIONAL PATRONS FOR DAY OR OVERNIGHT USE.

SUPPORT FACILITIES

A wide range of support facilities are 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.

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.

RESTRICTIONS

Guests staying in indoor 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 at no additional charge. Pets are allowed in Duplexs C & D with a $25 a night fee; owner must pick up after pet. No sewage dump station or water hookups are available on site. Potable water is available to fill 5 gallon jugs at the shower house and at the office. All visitors are advised to call ahead for road and weather conditions prior to making the drive. Entrance fee of $10 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.

Reservation Policies

Most day use does not require a reservation. However, day use groups over 10 people require a reservation. 

RESERVATIONS CAN BE MADE 90 DAYS IN ADVANCE FOR ALL ACTIVE DUTY MEMBERS, 60 DAYS IN ADVANCE FOR RESERVE/RETIRED MILITARY/DEPENDENT ID CARD HOLDERS/DOD CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES, RETIRED DOD CIVILIANS, VHIC, AND AOG CARD HOLDERS THAT HAVE SERVICE CONNECTED DISABILITIES.

This includes lodging facilities, RV spaces, pavilions, camper cabins, and campgrounds. Reservations can also be made on-site if space is available. TWO NIGHT MINIMUM for ANY indoor lodging stays. Patrons will be charged full amount for the reservation at the same time the reservation is being booked. When reservations are being made for a Friday, Saturday, or Holiday, only one eligible patron per family can book a maximum of two units or sites for said time. 

Year in Advance Policy:  Reservations can be made up to a year in advance if 50% or more of lodging facilities are being reserved. No year in advance reservations are permitted on weekends, holidays, or in the months of June and July. An additional 20% year in advance fee is added to all year in advance contracts; contracts will be sent to the individual that made the reservation with dates and total cost. The contract will need to be signed and sent back to Farish within 3 weeks of postage date or the reservation will be canceled.

The entirety of the cost for the reservation will be charged to the patrons account after Farish has received the signed contract. If the reservation is canceled after contract is signed and sent back, a 25% cancellation fee will be assessed. If the reservation cannot be re-booked the patron is charged the full amount. Exceptions to this policy are stated below. Refunds will not be given due to weather, fire restrictions, power outages, insects or other acts of nature.

Cancellation Policy

There will be a 20% ($5 minimum) cancellation fee for ALL reservations. The remaining balance will be refunded if the reservation is cancelled OR CHANGED 15 days or more prior to check-in date.

If the reservation is cancelled within the two weeks leading up to the check-in date, a refund of the remaining balance will only be refunded if the reservation is re-booked. If the reservation is unable to be re-booked the patron is still charged the full amount.

Exceptions to this policy are as follows:

    • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders are received as a result of an administrative discharge but not a sentence of confinement in a court-martial, and the renter must depart before the season is over.
    • Temporary Duty (TDY) orders for a consecutive 30-day period.
    • Medical reason, statement is provided from qualified medical facility.
    • Closures of roads due to inclement weather inhibiting access to the facility.