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FISH • HUNT • CAMP

Fishing

Redhill Forest lot owners benefit from private fishing rights to approximately 5.5 miles of the Middle Fork of the South Platte River granted by two exclusive easements. Fishing access is restricted to Redhill Forest lot owners who can demonstrate a deeded fee simple interest in their lot(s). To access the easements, Redhill Forest lot owners must apply annually to be qualified as Authorized Fishing Members and for a gate key (fee required).  

 

This is a first-class trout stream running through magnificent scenery and is a signature resource for our community to enjoy the great outdoors. This stretch of the Middle Fork of the South Platte is classified as Gold Medal water and is catch and release only. Tackle is restricted to fly rods and barbless hooks only. The trout population are browns and rainbows and anglers have reported fish size up to 20 inches and 3-plus pounds.

​The stream is divided into separate access areas (to view printable fishing maps click here). Areas 1, 2, and 3 are for Authorized Fishing Members only. Authorized Fishing Members may bring up to two guests to fish in Area 4 only. Area 5 is restricted exclusively to Authorized Fishing Member owners of lots 183 - 216 and 575 - 581, inclusive. There are two parking areas with sign-in/out kiosks.

Click here to see the CFS real-time streamflow from the station at Garo.

While Redhill Forest is in close proximity to many high-quality public fishing accesses along the South Platte River drainage, including the Charlie Meyers SWA (aka, the Dream Stream), Tomahawk SWA, and Badger Basin SWA, the Buffalo Peaks Ranch public access owned by the City of Aurora is of particular interest as it directly abuts the southern boundary of Area 1. Through conversations with Colorado Parks & Wildlife in March 2023, we understand that there is no longer direct public access to the river flowing through the Buffalo Peaks Ranch northwest of HWY 9 near Garo due to expiration of a lease that allowed the public to cross private property to reach the river. Therefore, Authorized Fishing Members who wish to fish the Buffalo Peaks Ranch water northwest of HWY 9 must access and return via Area 1 and ensure compliance with the 25 ft streamside boundary within the Buffalo Peaks Ranch access.

 

Click here for the current Fishing Regulations (Regulation 16-2 rev 3)

Click here for the 2023 Fishing Application

​​Click here to see the approved fishing access list of Authorized Fishing Members

Click here for a live Google Map showing access points

Click here for the 1995 Fishing Easement (Fundamental Rules of Access)

Hunting

Redhill Forest is fortunate to have private hunting access to many acres of public land on Reinecker Ridge. It  is located across the valley from the east side of Redhill Forest subdivision with an approximate elevation of 10,558 feet above sea level. 

 

There is a grant for a non exclusive easement for Reinecker Ranch Subdivision over and across Redhill Road as shown on recorded plats of Redhill Forest Subdivision Filing Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 and connecting to private road names Platte River Drive South of Reinecker Ranch recorded plat for access to and from State Highway 9. Lastly an agreement for maintenance of Platte River Drive, recorded in Park County Recorder’s office at Book 347, Page 249 and Book 512.

Redhill Forest is fortunate to have private hunting access to many acres of public land on Reinecker Ridge. This is Game Unit 50 in the Colorado Department of Wildlife’s Game Unit Map. It is a “draw area”. To hunt Unit 50, you must be drawn in the annual big game hunt lottery. Exercise caution when hunting the Ridge. All Department of Wildlife hunting regulations apply to this private access area as they do anywhere in Colorado. What you pack in, please pack out. Leave no trash.

This is Game Unit 50 in the Colorado Department of Wildlife’s Game Unit Map. It is a “draw area”. To hunt Unit 50, you must be drawn in the annual big game hunt lottery. Exercise caution when hunting the Ridge.

 

All Department of Wildlife hunting regulations apply to this private access area as they do anywhere in Colorado. What you pack in, please pack out. Leave no trash. Hunting inside Reinecker Ranch Subdivision or Redhill Forest Subdivision is prohibited. Please do not discharge firearms in the subdivisions. Follow all firearm safety rules when transporting firearms through the subdivisions and all hunter safety rules when hunting the private use area. Reinecker Ranch access is intended to allow for recreational activities which include, hiking, walking, horseback riding, mountain biking, 4-wheeling, and hunting. There are 4-wheel drive trails along the base of Reinecker Ridge however make sure you have access permission as not all the lands along the ridge are public land.

General Access Rules

  • Hunting inside Reinecker Ranch Subdivision or Redhill Forest Subdivision is prohibited. Please do not discharge firearms in the subdivisions. Follow all firearm safety rules when transporting firearms through the subdivisions and all hunter safety rules when hunting the private use area. 

  • Recreational Access for Redhill Forest Members only

  • Redhill Forest Members shall be obligated to use reasonable measures to keep all gates closed and locked when not in use

  • No motorized dirt bikes and or motorcycles

  • Non-motorized bicycles are an allowed use

  • No parking of any vehicle on private property or private road easements

  • Parking on Public Lands is permitted

  • Guests and invitees shall specifically not include members of the general public seeking access to the BLM land for hunting, fishing, trapping or any other purpose

Click here to read the Recreational Access agreement to BLM land.

Camping

Camping is allowed only on approved surfaces and pads for owners only.  The camping season runs from May 1—October 31 and is governed by county ordinance.  Camping for longer than 14 days requires both a county and HOA permit.  Get your county camping permit first and then submit it to the HOA for local approval. Links to a camping applications and a full explanation of camping rules are below:

Click here for Redhill Forest camping application (on-line)

Click here for Redhill Forest camping regulations + application form

Click here for Park County camping permit (online form)

Click here for NW Fire Burn permit - required for fire ring (online form)

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Project Healing Waters

Redhill Forest is a proud to co-sponsor, with our ranch owner partners on the Middle Fork,  Project Healing Waters. This organization brings veterans out to the stream for a day of fly fishing, fellowship, and restorative recovery.

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