When Farish reopens, operating hours will only be Thu. - Mon. during May due to the Federal Hiring Freeze.
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 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 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.
Prices Gate Entry Fee - $5.00 per vehicle/ $50 season gate fee
CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED Visa and Master Card only.
NEAREST MAJOR CITY
Colorado Springs--23 miles southeast via Hwy 24.
NEAREST U.S. MILITARY INSTALLATIONS
Woodland Park approximately 5 miles driving. 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. RESTRICTIONS: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. USAF Academy fishing permit are required for anglers 16 years and older. Eligible patrons can purchase the yearly, daily and 2nd rod stamps during normal business hours at Farish and the USAFA, Outdoor Recreation.
12005 Rampart Range Road
Woodland Park, CO 80863
Hours of Operation
Thu - Mon - 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Links and More
Lodging Rooms & Prices
Farish Directions & Map
Lodging & Equipment Rental
721 Trail Map
Back Area Map
RETAIL STORE/OFFICE HOURS:
Sunday - Thursday 0800 - 1800
Fridays & Saturdays 0800 - 2000
Effective 2017 Active Duty can make reservations 90 days in advance, all
others 60 days.