Rifle Falls State Park is a state park in Garfield County, Colorado.
The campground features 37 sites (23 with electrical hookups), modern restrooms, showers, RV dump station, playground, swimming beach, boat ramp, hiking trails, and access to Highway 131. There are also cabins available for overnight accommodations. The park has an equestrian center that offers trail rides, hay rides, stable facilities, and horse-shoeing demonstrations.
In 2017, Rifle Falls became one of the first parks in the state to allow camping in tents on a full-service basis along with the addition of two new walk-in tent sites. Tent sites have water and electric hookups and access to vault toilets and shower facilities. To help fund a backlog of deferred maintenance and park improvements, the state implemented an entrance fee for this park and 21 others. The fees, charged per vehicle, start at $10 per day for a single-day or $8 for residents with an Aurora, CO area license plate or permit.
Fees are waived for honorably discharged veterans and Colorado residents age 62 & older and their spouses. Passes good for three days or a week are also available; annual passes good at all 22 state parks charging fees are offered at a cost of $75 for out-of-state visitors or $60 for Colorado residents.
The park was built during the 1930s as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. It was originally called Camp Columbia State Recreation Area before being renamed in 1945 to honor former Governor John W. Martin’s daughter, Jeanette “Janey” Martin, and her husband, Bill “Red” Rice who both died in the 1958 plane crash at Steamboat Springs.