Farish Recreation Area

Farish Recreation Area


12005 Rampart Range Rd.
Woodland Park, CO 80863


Call Farish directly for reservations at:

CLOSED for the winter season.
Opening May 1, 2020.

Helpful Links

Google Map and Directions
Lodging & Equipment Rental
721 Trail Map
Farish Trails Map
Altitude Brochure


Lodging rates are changing in 2020!

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

ONLY accepting Cash, Visa and MasterCard credit cards.


​Active/Reserve/Retired Military/Dependent ID card holders/DoD Civilian Employees/and retired DoD Civilians.

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.

Reservation Policy

Reservations can be made 90 days in advance for all active duty members and 60 days in advance for all other eligible patrons by phone. This includes lodging facilities, RV spaces, pavilions, camper cabins, and campgrounds. Reservations can also be made on-site if space is available. 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. Reservations can be made up to a year in advance if 50% or more of indoor lodging facilities are being reserved. With the exclusion of weekends and holidays. 50% of indoor lodging includes either all 6 Duplexes and/or Cottage and Lodge combined. A contract will be sent via US Postal Service 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.

Cancellations can be made 15 days or more prior to check-in date for reservations made within the 60-90 day parameter with a full refund issued. If the reservation is canceled within 14 days of check-in date a 25% cancellation fee is charged if the reservation is able to be 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.