Fort Carson & Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site - iSportsman

Your Sikes Act Permit & Recreation Management Service for Hunting, Fishing, and Wildlife Recreation



Fort Carson:Moderate / Piñon Canyon: Low

17 August 2022


Just Getting Started With iSportsman? Step-By-Step Guidance On Getting An Account and/or Purchasing Your Recreation Permit(s) Click Here 

When accessing Fort Carson and PCMS for recreation, you are responsible for staying up to date with safety procedures, restricted areas, the FC Reg 200-6, and all other content pertaining to your activities that are published on this website. It is highly recommended to check back often for updates.


(10 August 2022)  OUT OF STATE HUNTERSFor out of state hunters who need to complete the annual, required downrange safety briefing, a live-streamed safety briefing is now available. Live stream classes will be held on at the same dates / times as the Fort Carson classes (1800-2000 MST). Details are under "Access" and "Range Safety Briefing" or CLICK HERE


(22 March 2022) The Fort Carson Recreation Map has been updated. To download it for Avenza or to print it, Click Here. 

NOTICE OF MAJOR REGULATORY CHANGES: please be advised that major changes and revisions are underway to the FC Reg. 200-6. in addition, other major changes to the recreation processes on fort carson and pcms are being implemented. All updates will be posted here as they become available.

  • A memorandum was issued and amended the Fort Carson Regulation 190-4 to require a General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand for violations of paragraph 2-2 through 2-4, in addition to UCMJ actions. Civilians and Retirees in violation of 190-4, paragraphs 2-2 through 2-4 will receive similar penalties and offenders may be subject to a permanent bar from entering Fort Carson and PCMS in addition to receiving a violation notice of 18USC930 (a) Possession of a firearm and dangerous weapons in Federal facilities. FC Regulation 190-4: CLICK HERE  - This regulation can also be found under the Firearms Registration Tab.
  • The Down Range Safety Brief is now ONLY available as an in person brief. For details and class dates CLICK HERE
  • Fishing & Camping Permits will require a separate safety briefing - online only through iSportsman.
  • Phone check outs at PCMS are no longer authorized. All check outs must be done at the gate kiosk.

(18 Feb 2022) -  ACCESS NOTICE: PCMS is conducting extensive training during the late summer through the winter of 2022, to include during the normal big game seasons, and hunting open areas for hunting opportunities may be limited. These limited hunting opportunities should be considered before purchasing hunting tags.

(09 Dec 2021) - FISHING NOTICE: Due to a possible health and safety issue, Northside Reservoir fishing will be catch and release only until further notice. All fish stocking in Northside is suspended.


The Bird Farm Recreation Area: is for non-consumptive recreation only for the majority of the year.

  • This includes dog training with or without caps/blanks, hiking, photography, etc. 
  • To recreate in the Bird Farm you must check in through your iSportsman account and get a down range pass. To see if the Bird Farm is open, check the Fort Carson Open Areas page by clicking HERE.
  • You are required to stay at least 50 feet from any active bird nests, including the artificial bird nest boxes in the Bird Farm.
  • The Bird Farm has a maximum occupancy of four people.  
  • For weekday and weekend hunting opportunities in the Bird Farm Rec Area for December 2022 check back for updates in the fall/winter.


Fishing Reservoirs 

  • As of 07/12/22 - Townsend reservoir hs received the fifth trout stocking of the season. Please be patient while Haynes refills from winter dam repairs.

  • Haynes dam repairs were completed this winter. Expect the reservoir to start receiving water in late April 2022.

  • As of 12/09/21 - Northside reservoir is catch and release only until further notice. This is due to a possible health and safety risk being investigated. This reservoir will also cease to be stocked with fish until further notice.

  • New Fort Carson fishing maps have been made for your use. Each one includes fish species and bag limits that apply for each reservoir. Click here for MAPS


RV Parking & Reservations

Please call the MWR at 719-526-5366 or 719-526-5176 for reservations at Camp Falcon.

If you are looking for dry RV or primitive camping please CLICK HERE to register on iSportsman and purchase a camping permit for the Fort Carson fishing reservoirs.


The KIOSK at GATE 1 is BROKEN. All check outs must be done at range control, building 9550, no later than 2130. Failure to do so will put a default administrative hold on your account.

When Checking-in at the Kiosk:  If kiosk does not print your downrange pass, you need to check-in on iSportsman and then write your pass information on paper.  For your convenience, paper is provided at the kiosk to write your information on and put on the dash of your vehicle.  FC 200-6 Regulation 3-8, e. & f. states:

  • e. Customers obtaining a pass online must print a copy of the pass from their iSportsman account.  If unable to print a downrange pass when checking-in (e.g., using a mobile device), the customer must provide a legible hand-written paper pass. 
  • f. Hand-written paper passes must include the customer’s name, permit number, the date, and training area or block the customer is checked into.  A hand-written downrange pass can only be used after the customer has successfully completed the check in procedure on the iSportsman website and does not have access to a printer.


COVID-19 & Recreational Access for DOD and NON DOD ID Card Holders: 

  • Access to Fort Carson and PCMS has been given to non-DoD civilian hunters (defined as hunters who do not have a DoD ID card or VA card) while the installations are in HPCON A through C. 
  • Current HPCON Level : Alpha (updated 07/19/22) 
  • Current Access Guidance -
  • The Directorate of Emergency Services now offers an online visitor portal for visitors to apply for an installation access pass. Click Here
  • This could change to a higher, stricter condition if the current trends continue. 
  • HPCON Levels- Army Public Health Center


Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Type 2 (RHDV2)

Important Notice - We Need Your Help

What is it?

State wildlife officials in Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah are working to track, manage, and prevent a deadly, highly contagious disease that infects wild and domestic rabbits and hares.

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Type 2 (RHDV2) is NOT transferrable to humans or other animals.

RHDV2 has been confirmed in the following areas by Colorado Parks & Wildlife (CPW).

  • Alamosa (wild cottontail and jackrabbits)
  • El Paso (feral rabbits, wild jackrabbits and domestic rabbit)
  • Montezuma (domestic rabbit)
  • Prowers (wild cottontails)
  • Pueblo (wild cottontails)
  • Weld (domestic rabbit)
  • Adams (jackrabbits)

CPW Fact Sheet

For more information on RHDV2: Click Here​​​



  • Camp Falcon is NOT open for hunting
  • Fort Carson is not a Trophy Buck management area.  Our deer population has been drastically reduced via over harvest to research several methods to control chronic wasting disease (CWD).
  • All persons getting a downrange pass should be familiar with map reading and land navigation prior to accessing downrange areas.
  • DO NOT ENTER training areas that are not part of the Block on your Downrange Pass.


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