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Nature Center & Observatory at Rifle Camp


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  1. Amphitheater
  2. Astronomy
  3. Bike Trail
  4. Bird Watching
  5. Camping
  6. Cross Country Ski Trails
  7. Cultural & Nature Programs
  8. Gift Shop/Visitor Center
  9. Hiking Trails
  10. Mountain Biking
  11. Picnic Tables
  12. Walking Path

Nature Center and Observatory Programs

The Nature Center and Observatory at Rifle Camp Park offers many programs and activities for all ages and interests.

The Nature Center is a small Nature and Science Museum and visitor's center. It contains displays on a variety of science topics including a working seismograph that records earthquakes from around the world, wildlife exhibits, local rocks and minerals, astronomy and more. A new dinosaur footprint display will be completed soon. The nature center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays and on Tuesdays from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

The Astronomical Observatory is open for public viewing on selected dates during the year. If you have never looked through a telescope this is a wonderful opportunity to do so.

Please watch for the 2016 Astronomy night schedule which is coming soon.

Additional Information

Activities and Fees (PDF)

 Rifle Camp A building at the Nature Center and Observatory at Rifle Camp

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