Monday, July 29, 2013

Colorado State Parks Free Admission Day

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will celebrate Colorado Day next Monday, August 5th, by offering free entrance to all 42 state parks.

Colorado Day was created by the state legislature to mark the anniversary of statehood, granted in 1876 by President Ulysses S. Grant. Free entrance at the state parks is an annual Colorado Day tradition.

The state parks, scattered throughout Colorado, showcase the state's diverse landscapes, including the prairies of the eastern plains at John Martin Reservoir State Park, the alpine beauty of the mountains at Sylvan Lake State Park near Eagle and the unique geological landscapes at Roxborough State Park. There are also plenty of opportunities to enjoy Colorado's rivers at James M. Robb-Colorado River State Park near Grand Junction, the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area in Salida and Yampa River State Park near Craig. There’s plenty of outdoor fun at the reservoirs at Trinidad Lake State Park, North Sterling State Park, Lathrop State Park near Walsenburg and Navajo State Park near Durango.

All other fees, including camping and reservations will remain in effect on August 5th.

This Colorado Day, be sure to get out to a state park for a fun-filled day that the whole family can enjoy. For more information, contact your local state park.


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