Fort Carson & Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site - iSportsman
Your Sikes Act Permit & Recreation Management Service for Hunting, Fishing, and Wildlife Recreation
FIRE DANGER RISK
Fort Carson: Moderate / Piñon Canyon: Moderate
26 January 2022
When accessing Fort Carson and PCMS for recreation, you are responsible for staying up to date with safety procedures, restricted areas, FC Reg 200-6, and all other content pertaining to your activities that are published on this site.
(12/09/21) - IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to a possible health and safety issue, Northside Resevoir fishing will be catch and release only until further notice. All fish stocking in Northside is suspended.
Do You Need Firewood? It's That Time Of Year Again!
- Right now the Fort Carson Woodyard Program is by appointment only due to COVID-19 and fluctuations in available wood
- Before purchasing a wood yard permit from your iSportsman account call the installation Forester at 719-725-4707
- Need an iSportsman account? Click here
- Downrange wood collection is allowed at this time for Turkey Creek Recreation Area and TA 20 only
- Click here for Wood Collection Program details and notices
- The woodyard splitter is broken and in the process of being replaced
PLEASE NOTE: Unless otherwise stated, Fort Carson and the PCMS follow all CPW rules for hunting. This includes rules for game cameras - specifically, the following is NOT allowed: "Use [of] live-action game cameras to locate, surveil, or aid/assist in locating/surveiling game wildlife in order to take/try to take wildlife during the same or following day. "Live-action game camera" is any device capable of recording and transmitting photographic/video data wirelessly to a remote device (such as a computer or smart phone)."
In general, Fort Carson will not have rules that are more lenient than CPW, but may have more restrictive rules. Any departures from CPW rules can be found in the 200-6; if not explicitly mentioned there, assume that CPW rules apply.
Effective July 31, 2021, in accordance with the Deputy Secretary of Defense’s Memorandum, “Updated Mask Guidance for all DoD Installations and Other Facilities,” dated July 28, 2021, and guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), all Service Members, Federal employees, onsite contractor employees, and visitors – regardless of vaccination status – will wear a mask while inside all Fort Carson facilities.
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 : Bravo (updated 01/18/22) https://www.carson.army.mil/covid-19.html
- Current Access Guidance - Click Here
- 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
The KIOSK at GATE 1 is OUT OF ORDER. 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.
IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM FC RANGE CONTROL (Posted - 13 MAY 2021)
Fort Carson is conducting extensive and prolonged military training during the fall & winter of 2021, including the normal big game seasons - hunting opportunities will be limited. These limited hunting opportunities should be considered when purchasing hunting tag.
Annual Safety Briefing Help
If you are having trouble with the annual safety briefing registering as completed, please read further. When you are in your account and you click to open the brief a timer will pop up too. You must keep both the timer up and brief open until it is done counting down. If you don't, you'll restart the process all over again. Once the timer is done and you've clicked done, it will tell you that you've successfully completed the quiz. Now, you can click on "Available Permits" and purchase a permit. The permits will not show up until after the brief is complete.
OTHER INFORMATION & RECENT NEWS
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 non-consumptive/camping permit.
All 4 reservoirs have had their final fish stocking for 2021. Please check back in March of 2022 for new updates.
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.
As of 11/08/21 - Haynes Reservoir will be drained for repairs. Thank you to everyone who participated in the no bag limit opportunity
- 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
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
The Bird Farm Recreation Area: OPEN for non-consumptive recreation only.
- This includes dog training with or without caps/blanks, hiking, photography, etc.
- To recreate in the Bird Farm you must get a down range pass and the Bird Farm has a maximum occupancy of five people.
- You are required to stay at least 50 feet from any active bird nests, including the artificial bird nest boxes in the Bird Farm.
- For weekend hunting opportunities in the Bird Farm Rec Area for December 2022 check back for updates in the fall/winter.
* 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.