Farish Recreation Area

Farish Recreation Area


12005 Rampart Range Rd.
Woodland Park, CO 80863

No walk-ins!


open fri - sun only!

reservations can be made for campsites, rv and day use
mon-thur for the upcoming weekend by calling 719-687-9098

Dod card holders only! No Guests!


Helpful Links

Google Map and Directions
Lodging & Equipment Rental
Altitude Brochure



Farish Views

View of Pikes Peak
Boat Dock
Farish View


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.

Daily Gate Entry Fee - $5 per vehicle


​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.


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 $25 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.