New Discounted Recreation Permit Prices Below 

RECREATION PERMIT INFORMATION


  • A Recreation Permit is required for wildlife and outdoor recreation and to collect firewood in training areas downrange on Fort Carson (FC) and Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site (PCMS).  This Recreation Permit does NOT include Turkey Creek Ranch and Camp Falcon Recreation Areas.
  • A one-time registration is required on iSportsman.  This creates your account. 
  • PERMITS WILL NOT BE VISIBLE UNTIL THE ANNUAL RANGE SAFETY BRIEF IS COMPLETED
  • After account registration and completion of the annual range safety brief, recreation permits will be available to buy.  Permits are purchased from the recreationists account after logging in.  
  • Permits can only be purchased by credit or debit card.
  • Mentors, 18 years of age or older, escorting youth, 17 years of age or younger, must have a current recreation permit.
  • Non-participants are not required to purchase a permit, but must be accompanied by a permit holder who is 18 years of age or older.
  • A recreation permit is valid from 1 April, or if after 1 April, the date of purchase through the following 31 March.
  • A customer must possess a paper or electronic copy of his/her permit while engaged in recreational activities on Fort Carson (FC) or Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site (PCMS).
  • Individuals who are not fishing, boating, hunting, dog training, or any other active recreation, and who accompany a permit holder at Womack, Townsend, Haymes, West Haymes, and Northside reservoirs, do not need to purchase a recreation permit.
  • Customers must have a permit to recreate in the Bird Farm Area and the Wildlife Demonstration Area (WDA).
  • A FC permit is not required for FC soldiers (in military uniform or civilian attire) to fish on FC from Monday–Friday (1130-1300 hours).  FC Soldiers must have their military ID with them when fishing during these hours.
  • Possession of a permit does not guarantee access to FC or PCMS. 

ATTENTION:

Fort Carson and PCMS permits fees are determined in accordance with (IAW) 32 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 190 and Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 4715.03.

DEFINITIONS:

  • Fishing (Fishing Only Permit):  Any form of collecting fish or other vertebrates from bodies of water on Fort Carson.
  • Hunting (Hunting Only Permit):  Any form of wildlife harvest practices (e.g., rifle, muzzleloader, bow, crossbow, traps, dog training with caps and/or blanks), other than wildlife living in bodies of water, on FC.
  • Combination Fishing and Hunting Permit:  Permit that allows fishing, hunting, and non-consumptive recreation.
  • Non-Consumptive:  Any recreation on FC that does not involve disturbing or harvesting of fish, wildlife, and/or natural resources (e.g., birding, camping, sight-seeing, antler shed hunting, dog training without caps and/or blanks).

Active-duty Dependents do NOT qualify for $1 Disabled & Purple Heart Veteran Permit.

AVAILABLE PERMITS:

Firewood Collection Permits

WOODYARD PERMITS

  • $32 Half Cord of Wood
    • ​Wood is sold by the 1/2 cord, with a maximum of two - half cords per permit.​  Wood yard permits are valid for three days per 1/2 cord of wood purchased.
  • $8 Wood Splitter Rental
    • ​Splitter rental is per 1/2 cord of wood purchased is available on a first-come-first-served basis.

DOWNRANGE FIREWOOD COLLECTION PERMITS

  • $10 Half Cord of Wood
    • This permit is for a 1/2 cord of wood to be collected downrange on Fort Carson.  This permit is valid for seven days from the time of purchase.
  • $15 One Cord of Wood
    • This permit is for a one cord of wood to be collected downrange on Fort Carson.  This permit is valid for 14 days from the time of purchase.
  • $40 Three Cords of Wood
    • This permit is for three cords of wood to be collected downrange on Fort Carson.  This permit is valid for 30 days from the time of purchase.

Recreation Permits

NO PERMIT

No permit is needed for recreationist 11 years of age or younger.

ANNUAL RECREATION PERMITS

  • $30 Fishing Permit
    • This Recreation permit is valid for FISHING ONLY, but also includes Non-Consumptive Recreation, for individuals between 18-63 years of age at FC.
  • $40 Hunting Permit
    • This Recreation permit is valid for HUNTING ONLY, but also includes Non-Consumptive Recreation, for individuals between 18-63 years of age at FC and/or PCMS.
  • $50 Combination/Hunting and Fishing Permit
    • This Recreation permit is valid for ALL wildlife/outdoor recreational purposes (i.e., fishing, hunting, and non-consumptive recreation) for individuals between 18-63 years of age on FC and/or PCMS.
  • $10 Non-Consumptive Recreation Permit
    • This Recreation permit is valid for NON-CONSUMPTIVE Recreational purposes ONLY for individuals between 18-63 years of age on FC and/or PCMS.

DISCOUNT ANNUAL RECREATION PERMITS   

  • $1.00 Colorado Disabled and Purple Heart Veteran Permit
    • This Fort Carson Recreation permit is valid for ALL wildlife/outdoor recreational purposes (i.e., hunting, fishing, and non-consumptive recreation), for Colorado Veterans who are:
      • Possessors of a "Colorado Parks and Wildlife Veteran's Lifetime Combination Small Game Hunting/Fishing License" (VA Combo License), or
      • Purple Heart recipients who possess documented proof, or
      • Combat wounded Soldiers in the Wounded Warrior or Safe Harbors program that possess a physician’s statement certifying the status of a patient’s medical condition.
  • $25 Senior Permit
    • This Recreation permit is valid for ALL wildlife/outdoor recreational purposes (i.e., hunting, fishing, and non-consumptive recreation), for:
      • Seniors who are 64 to 79 years of age, or
      • Civilians who possess a "Colorado Parks and Wildlife Free Lifetime Fishing License."
  • $1.00 Super-Senior Permit
    • This Recreation permit is valid for ALL wildlife/outdoor recreational purposes (i.e., hunting, fishing, and non-consumptive recreation), for:
      • Seniors who are 80 years of age and older, or
      • Civilians who possess a "Colorado Parks and Wildlife Free Lifetime Fishing License."
  • $10 Teen-Youth Permit
    • This Recreation permit is valid for ALL wildlife/outdoor recreational purposes (i.e., hunting, fishing, and non-consumptive recreation), for:
      • Youth between 12-17 years of age

ONE-DAY RECREATION PERMIT

  • $10 One-Day Fishing Permit
    • This Recreation permit is for one day (24 hour) fishing only on Fort Carson.  This permit will be valid for 24 hours from date and time of issuance.

GROUP-CLUB ANNUAL RECREATION PERMIT

  • $500 Special Use Permit
    • This Recreation permit is for approved Hunting Clubs and requires a MOU signed by the Garrison Commander.