RECREATIONAL 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). 
  • None of these permits include Camp Falcon Recreation Area, which is managed by the MWR.
  • A one-time registration is required on iSportsman.  This creates your account. 
  • PERMITS WILL NOT BE VISIBLE UNTIL THE IN-PERSON, ANNUAL RANGE SAFETY BRIEF IS COMPLETED and/or THE ONLINE FISHING AND CAMPING 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 recreationist’s account after logging in.  
  • Permits can only be purchased by credit or debit card.
  • Children ages 11 and under do not need a permit to recreate, but must be accompanied by someone 18 or older who does have a valid permit.
  • 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 engaged in 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. 

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. Does not include camping.
  • Non-Consumptive:  Recreation on FC that does not involve disturbing or harvesting of fish, wildlife, and/or natural resources (e.g., birding, sight-seeing, antler shed hunting, dog training without caps and/or blanks). Does not include camping.
  • Camping: Tent, RV, or camper dry camping at Womack, Haynes, Townsend, or Northside Reservoirs on Fort Carson or Hill Ranch at PCMS, when posted available.

ALL AVAILABLE PERMITS ARE BELOW:

 

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. Valid for 14 days.

$8 Wood Splitter Rental

  • Splitter rental is per 1/2 cord of wood purchased and is available on a first-come-first-serve 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 14 days from the time of purchase OR from the start date you choose at checkout up to 2 weeks in the future.

$15 One Cord of Wood

  • This permit is for one cord of wood to be collected downrange on Fort Carson.  This permit is valid for 21 days from the time of purchase OR from the start date you choose at checkout up to 2 weeks in the future.

$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 OR from the start date you choose at checkout up to 2 weeks in the future.

 

Recreation Permits

ANNUAL RECREATION PERMITS

$30 Fishing Permit​

  • This Recreation permit is valid for FISHING ONLY 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. Does not include camping.

$10 Non-Consumptive Recreation Permit

  • This Recreation permit is valid for NON-CONSUMPTIVE Recreational purposes ONLY for individuals between 18-79 years of age on FC and/or PCMS. Does not include camping.

$8 Fishing Permit - Adult Special Needs

This Recreation Permit is an Annual permit that is valid until March 31, 2023.  This permit is valid for fishing on FC at Womack, Townsend, Haynes, and Northside Reservoirs

  • This Recreation permit is valid for FISHING ONLY for Special needs adults (18 years and over) who will escorted by parent or guardian at all times when recreating.

 

DISCOUNT ANNUAL RECREATION PERMITS   

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

$2.00 Hunting/Fishing 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, but does not include camping), for Colorado Veterans who meet one or more of the following criteria:
    • who possesses a "Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) Veteran's Lifetime Small Game Hunting or Fishing License" (VA Combo License), or a CPW Lifetime Fishing License (VA Fishing License) or,
    • who is a Purple Heart recipient who possess documented proof, or
    • who is a Combat wounded Soldier in the "Wounded Warrior" or "Safe Harbors" program who possess a physician’s statement certifying the status of  the patient's medical condition, or
    • who possesses valid proof of an overall combined VA disability rating of 60 percent or higher 
    • More information on the above CPW permits can be found here: https://cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/Veteran-Lifetime-Combo-License.aspx

$1.00 Fishing Colorado Disabled and Purple Heart Veteran Permit

  • This Fort Carson Recreation permit is valid for fishing only at Haynes, Womack, Townsend, and Northside reservoirs for Colorado Veterans who meet one or more of the following criteria:
    • who possesses a "Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) Veteran's Lifetime Small Game Hunting or Fishing License" (VA Combo License), or a CPW Lifetime Fishing License (VA Fishing License) or,
    • who is a Purple Heart recipient who possess documented proof, or
    • who is a Combat wounded Soldier in the "Wounded Warrior" or "Safe Harbors" program who possess a physician’s statement certifying the status of  the patient's medical condition, or
    • who possesses valid proof of an overall combined VA disability rating of 60 percent or higher 
    • More information on the above CPW permits can be found here: https://cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/Veteran-Lifetime-Combo-License.aspx

$15 Fishing - Senior Permit

  • This Recreation permit is valid for fishing only at Womack, Haynes, Townsend, and Northside reservoirs on Fort Carson for:
    • Seniors who are 64 to 79 years of age, or
    • Civilians who possess a "Colorado Parks and Wildlife Free Lifetime Fishing License.

$25 Hunting/Fishing  - Senior Permit

  • This Recreation permit is valid for ALL wildlife/outdoor recreational purposes (i.e., hunting, fishing, and non-consumptive recreation, but does not include camping), 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 Fishing Super-Senior Permit

  • This Recreation permit is valid for fishing fishing only at Womack, Haynes, Townsend, and Northside reservoirs on Fort Carson on Fort Carson for:
    • Seniors who are 80 years of age and older, or
    • ​Civilians who possess a "Colorado Parks and Wildlife Free Lifetime Fishing License."

$2.00 Hunting/Fishing Super-Senior Permit

  • This Recreation permit is valid for ALL wildlife/outdoor recreational purposes (i.e., hunting, fishing, and non-consumptive recreation, but does not include camping), for:
    • Seniors who are 80 years of age and older, or
    • ​Civilians who possess a "Colorado Parks and Wildlife Free Lifetime Fishing License."

$8 Fishing Teen-Youth Permit

  • This Recreation permit is valid for fishing only at Womack, Haynes, Townsend, and Northside reservoirs on Fort Carson for:
    • Youth between 12-17 years of age

$12 Fishing/Hunting Teen-Youth Permit

  • This Recreation permit is valid for ALL wildlife/outdoor recreational purposes (i.e., hunting, fishing, and non-consumptive recreation, but does not include camping), for:
    • Youth between 12-17 years of age

NO PERMIT - No permit is needed for recreationists 11 years of age or younger.

 

ONE-DAY RECREATION PERMIT

$10 One-Day Fishing Permit

  • This Recreation permit is for one day (24 hour) fishing only at Womack, Haynes, Townsend, and Northside reservoirs on Fort Carson. This permit will be valid for 24 hours from date and time of issuance.

 

DISCOUNT CAMPING PERMITS – PURPLE HEART/DISABLED VETERAN

$1 One-Day Camping Permit

$4 Four-Day Camping Permit

$7 Seven-Day Camping Permit

$14 Fourteen-Day Camping Permit

$21 Twenty One Day Camping Permit

  • This camping permit is valid for the dates you choose for camping only on Fort Carson. This permit will be valid from the time of issuance OR the dates chosen at check out (The start date of the permit can be chosen at checkout to be up to 2 weeks in the future.)
    • Authorized for use at Fort Carson’s Womack, Haynes, Townsend, and Northside Reservoirs in the designated areas.
    • This Fort Carson Recreation permit is valid for camping for Colorado Veterans who:
      • who possesses a "Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) Veteran's Lifetime Small Game Hunting or Fishing License" (VA Combo License), or a CPW Lifetime Fishing License (VA Fishing License) or,
      • who is a Purple Heart recipient who possesses documented proof, or
      • who is a Combat wounded Soldier in the "Wounded Warrior" or "Safe Harbors" program who possesses a physician’s statement certifying the status of  the patient's medical condition, or
      • who possesses valid proof of an overall combined VA disability rating of 60 percent or higher 
      • More information on the above CPW permits can be found here: https://cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/Veteran-Lifetime-Combo-License.aspx

COMBINATION DISCOUNT CAMPING PERMITS

$5 One-Day Combo Camping Permit

$15 Four-Day Combo Camping Permit

$25 Seven-Day Combo Camping Permit

$35 Fourteen-Day Combo Camping Permit

$45 Twenty One-Day Combo Camping Permit

  • Valid ONLY with a valid, annual Fort Carson hunting/fishing, fishing only, or non-consumptive permit(s).
  • Authorized for use at Fort Carson’s Womack, Haynes, Townsend, and Northside Reservoirs in the designated areas.
  • Must be able to furnish above mentioned recreation permit(s) to law enforcement at request
  • This Recreation permit is for camping only on Fort Carson. (The start date of the permit can be chosen at checkout to be up to 2 weeks in the future.)

STANDARD CAMPING PERMITS

$7 One-Day Camping Permit

$24 Four-Day Camping Permit

$35 Seven-Day Camping Permit

$56 Fourteen-Day Camping Permit

$63 Twenty One-Day Camping Permit

  • This camping permit is valid for the specified date range you purchase for camping only on Fort Carson. 
  • This permit will be valid from the date and time of issuance OR the date chosen at check out (The start date of the permit can be chosen at checkout to be up to 2 weeks in the future.)
  • Authorized for use at Fort Carson’s Womack, Haynes, Townsend, and Northside Reservoirs in the designated areas.

 

GROUP-CLUB ANNUAL RECREATION PERMIT

$500 Special Use Permit

  • This Recreation permit is for approved Hunting Clubs and requires a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by the Garrison Commander.
    • ​​The original signed MOU must be delivered to DPW-Wildlife Office at Building 1219, 3rd floor.
  • ​​The designated leader of the group must complete the MOU as stated above, create an account in iSportsman, and complete the annual Range Safety Brief before the Special Use Permit will be viewable in the group leader’s iSportsman account.
  • ​Call DPW-Wildlife Office for more information at 719-526-8006 or 719-526-3975.