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Camp George West Historic District
Camp George West Golden CO.jpg
Nearest city 15000 S. Golden Rd.,
Golden, Colorado
Built 1903
Architect George H. Merchant, Albert Bryan
Architectural style Bungalow/Craftsman
MPS Camp George West MPS
NRHP reference No. 92001865
Added to NRHP February 11, 1993

Camp George West Historic District or Camp George West (also known as State Rifle Range;5JF145) was a military base for the Colorado National Guard, located at 15000 S. Golden Rd., Golden, Colorado. It was used as a rifle range, while artillery practice took place on Green Mountain, on the north side of present-day Hayden Park near Lakewood, Colorado. The Department of Defense Military Munitions Response Program has financed investigations to identify unexploded ordnance there since 2012.

Camp George West is now used as a correctional facility, police training academy, and emergency operations center. It contains an Ammunition Igloo, a bunker used for arms storage, and Colorado Amphitheater, both of which are vacant.

The historic district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993, with the Ammunition Igloo and the Amphitheater listed separately.

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