Due to limited backcountry areas and the proximity of recreation facilities hunting is limited.
Due to year-round visitation to the park by a variety of recreation user groups hunters can contact the Park Visitor Center for specific and updated information on hunting at Ridgway State Park.
East Side of Hwy 550
Big game and small game hunting on the EAST side of Hwy 550 starts the Tuesday after Labor Day until December 1st of each year when the area is closed for big game winter habitat. The area will open again on May 1st and hunting can be done until the Friday before Memorial Day (according to current seasons and licenses).
Waterfowl hunting is permitted on the Dallas Creek shoreline October 1 - April 30 (according to current seasons and licenses).
West Side of Hwy 550
Big and small game hunting along the WEST shoreline of the reservoir is open October 1 - April 30 (according to current seasons and licenses)
Hunters should check with the Park Visitor Center for maps, specific closures and regulations. Also see the CPW Hunting section for seasonal information.