FIRE DANGER RISK 

Fort Carson: High / Piñon Canyon: Moderate

1 December 2022

 

 

DOWNRANGE RECREATION WILL BE CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY, CHRISTMAS EVE (close at noon), CHRISTMAS DAY, AND NEW YEARS EVE & DAY

Attention!

(09/14/22) Fort Carson has changed their policy with checking out. You will no longer check out at range control building 9550. Users must checkout through your phone or computer on iSportsman and enter your harvest data.  You must always check out no later than the posted checkout time for the day. Failure to check out for the final checkout may result in being banned from access to Fort Carson and PCMS and you will receive a minimum 1 week suspension and $180.00 fine. Night hunting is strictly prohibited.

(09/23/22) If you are already checked into iSportsman and the website goes down, you must call 719-725-4682 or 719-338-9536 to CHECK OUT through DPW Wildlife.

 

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

 

Downrange Safety Briefs

(09/23/22) All required, Downrange Safety Briefs are now back online through your iSportsman account portal under "My Safety Briefs."  If you have completed an in person brief or virtual brief this year, you WILL NOT need to re-take these briefings. For other details and a guide to which briefs you need to take click on the "Access" tab and then click on "Range Safety Briefing." Or CLICK HERE.

ADDITIONAL UNEXPLODED ORDNANCE (UXO) INFORMATION AND OPTIONAL TRAINING CAN BE FOUND AT THE LINK BELOW.

https://www.denix.osd.mil/uxo/3rs-training/index.html

 

Firearms Registration: 

Firearms, including muzzleloaders, rifles, shotguns, and handguns, must be registered with the Fort Carson Provost Marshal’s Office before transporting onto Fort Carson or PCMS. Firearms are registered by submitting a completed Fort Carson (FC) Form 66-E (Registration of Personal Firearms).  Firearm registration is done one time and may have multiple weapons listed on a single registration form. For forms and details, CLICK HERE.

 

Fort Carson Regulations

FC Regulation 200-6 Wildlife Managment and Recreation CLICK HERE

  • This regulation is currently being revised. All updates will be posted here.

FC Regulation 190-4 Military Police Prohibited and Regulated Conduct CLICK HERE

  • 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 actionsCivilians 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. This regulation can also be found under the Firearms Registration Tab under Access.

 

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 190-4, and all other content pertaining to your activities that are published on this website and the safety briefings. It is highly recommended to check back often for updates.

  • Restricted Areas can be found on both maps below. All available fishing and recreation maps and instructions can be found by clicking on the "Maps and Navigation" Tab above.​

  • Fort Carson Recreation Map
  • PCMS Recreation Map

OTHER INFORMATION & RECENT NEWS

(02 Nov 2022) Replacement Equipment (Kiosks) for Checking In and Out of Downrange

  • Fort Carson will not be replacing the manual kiosks and instead is transitioning to iSportsman being used via personal cell phones. In the interim the kiosk at PCMS will continue to operate for the remainder of the hunting season. 

 

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 - Sport fish stocking for 2022 has been completed. Please check back in the spring of 2023 for stocking updates.

  • Haynes dam repairs were completed this winter. Expect the reservoir to start receiving water in late 2022 or early 2023.

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

  • 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 or information about Camp Falcon.

If you are looking for dry (no electrical or water hookups) RV or primitive camping through the DPW - please CLICK HERE to register on iSportsman and purchase a camping permit for the Fort Carson fishing reservoirs or PCMS's Hill Ranch.

 

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

https://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/Wildlife-Health/Rabbit_Hemorrhagic_Disease.pdf

For more information on RHDV2: Click Here

 

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 10/20/22) 
  • Current Access Guidance - https://home.army.mil/carson/index.php/mask-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

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* OTHER IMPORTANT NOTICES

  • 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.

 

​​​If you have questions, comments, or concerns please visit the Contact Us page: Click here