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Arkansas Headwaters

http://parks.state.co.us/Parks/arkansasheadwaters

The AHRA – and its avid patrons – follow the beautiful but unpredictable, wild-to-mild river for 150 miles from the historic town of Leadville, through the Sawatch mountain range and Colorado’s tallest mountains, all the way down to Pueblo on the edge of Colorado’s plains.

Barr Lake

http://parks.state.co.us/Parks/BarrLake

Bicyclists of all ages and abilities, nature hikers and horseback riders enjoy the level 8.8-mile multi-use trail that circles the lake, passing by several wildlife viewing stations and the park’s wildlife refuge. More than 350 species of birds have been spotted in the park. Numerous bald eagles winter at Barr Lake and one pair stays to nest and raise its young every year. Barr Lake’s Nature Center has displays about the park’s wildlife and you can have your questions answered by a naturalist. Visit the Division of Wildflife for more information.

Bonny Lake

http://parks.state.co.us/Parks/BonnyLake

Bonny Lake State Park, which will become part of the South Republican State Wildlife Area on Saturday, Oct. 1, is closing some campgrounds and other visitor services. East Beach campground will remain open with primitive camping. (No water or electric). North Cove closed November 1 due to the waterfowl closure.

Boyd Lake

http://parks.state.co.us/Parks/boydlake

All types of watercraft: ski boats, fishing boats, jet skis, sailboats, canoes, use Boyd Lake's 1,700 surface-acres of water. Boyd also has a sandy beach and a pavilion for swimmers. Boyd Lake State Park also has a modern campground with 148 paved pull-through sites that can accomodate vehicles up to 40 feet in length. For an aerial view of the Cottonwood Campground Click Here. You can zoom in & out on the document.

Castlewood Canyon

http://parks.state.co.us/Parks/castlewoodcanyon

Nature lovers and groups enjoy environmental diversity on several hiking trails ranging from mild to moderate. The trails range from .5 to 4 miles and can be combined for longer journeys.  The winding Cherry Creek flowing along the canyon floor provides wonderful rest stops.  Pets, on a leash, are welcome on most trails, except the new East Canyon Preservation Area trail. 

Chatfield

http://parks.state.co.us/Parks/Chatfield

Campers have their choice of 197 campsites all with electrical hookups and many with full hookups (water, sewer and electric), in four campgrounds at Chatfield. All campsites are within walking distance to the lake and have picnic tables and grills. Facilities include flush toilets, hot showers, laundry, centrally located water, fire ring and a sanitary waste station. In addition to the 197 single-family campsites offered at Chatfield, there are ten reservable Group Camping sites available. Please call the Park Office at (303) 791-7275 for more information or to reserve a Group campsite.

Cherry Creek

http://parks.state.co.us/Parks/cherrycreek

Anchored around a 880 surface acre reservoir, the park offers a natural prairie environment of gentle, rolling hills and complete outdoor recreation facilities, including camping, picnicking and facilities for group events.

Cheyenne Mountain

http://parks.state.co.us/Parks/cheyennemountain

You don't have to go far to get away. Colorado’s newest state park is nestled in the landscape that inspired the song, “America the Beautiful.” Enter this park and marvel at the mountains above and the Colorado Springs skyline below.

Crawford

http://parks.state.co.us/Parks/crawford

The Black Canyon of the Gunnison is close by, so it’s easy to imagine the inspiring scenery found here. Crawford State Park invites anglers, boaters, hikers and water sports enthusiasts to the western slope, for one day or several.

Eldorado Canyon

http://parks.state.co.us/Parks/eldoradocanyon

Eldorado Canyon is a hidden treasure right in Boulder’s backyard! Whether it’s hiking amidst the towering sandstone cliffs, picnicking along scenic South Boulder Creek or climbing Eldo's sheer golden walls, Eldorado Canyon State Park truly has something for everyone! Discover this hidden jewel and take home memories that will last a lifetime.

Eleven Mile

http://parks.state.co.us/Parks/ElevenMile

Anglers and writers consistently tout Eleven Mile’s large reservoir for its outstanding fishing. When not reeling in a rainbow, brown, cutthroat, kokanee or pike, there are nearly five miles of scenic hiking and biking trails that await exploration.

Elkhead

http://parks.state.co.us/Parks/elkhead

This 900 acre reservoir provides endless recreational opportunities. They include, but are not limited to, boating, swimming, jet skiing, skiing, picnicking, wildlife watching, hiking, camping, meeting friends and neighbors, bird watching, biking, horseback riding hunting and fishing and many photo opportunities.

Golden Gate Canyon

http://parks.state.co.us/Parks/goldengatecanyon

More than 12,000 acres of dense forest, rocky peaks, and aspen-rimmed meadows laced with miles of trails awaiting the hiker, horseback rider, mountain biker and winter sports enthusiast at Golden Gate State Park.

Harvey Gap

http://parks.state.co.us/Parks/harveygap

Anglers catch catfish, largemouth and smallmouth bass, perch, crappie, rainbow trout and northern pike at Harvey Gap. Boats with motors 20 hp or less and canoes are welcome. Ice Fishing draws anglers to Harvey Gap in the winter. Before heading to the park, check the current fishing and ice conditions. The reservoir is about 190 surface acres when full.

Highline Lake

http://parks.state.co.us/Parks/highlinelake

No matter the season, Highline Lake State Park is a diverse and welcome retreat. Connected to miles of trails and close to communities, the park makes an ideal base camp for exploring the Grand Junction area. Whether passing through on mountain bikes, or as an end destination, the park welcomes campers, anglers, families and groups.

Jackson Lake

http://parks.state.co.us/parks/jacksonlake

Jackson Lake is ranked one of the "Top 15 Park Beaches" by Reserve America. Anglers, boaters, or naturalists realizing there’s too much fun for just one day enjoy the variety of water or land based recreational facilities found here.

James M. Robb - Colorado River

http://parks.state.co.us/Parks/jamesmrobbcoloradoriver

The Colorado River State Park was renamed James M. Robb – Colorado River State Park in 2005 to honor a visionary.  Mr. Robb was instrumental in creating this “string of pearls,” or five distinct sections, that are this park.

John Martin Reservoir

http://parks.state.co.us/Parks/JohnMartinReservoir

Sometimes called a sapphire on the plains, John Martin is a peaceful paradise in which people play, birds flock and wildlife roams. The park is close to historic landmarks, yet remote enough to attract year-round nature and recreation lovers to stay and explore.

Lake Pueblo

http://parks.state.co.us/Parks/lakepueblo

Lake Pueblo, rated a fishing “hot spot,” provides over 4,600 surface acres of water, 60 miles of shoreline and almost 10,000 acres of land. Along with the sunny days and a mild year-round climate, visitors quickly learn that one day is not enough.

Lathrop

http://parks.state.co.us/Parks/lathrop

The park’s two lakes offer a variety of boating and angling opportunities for all types of water recreation. Martin Lake offers water skiing, power and sail boating. Because Martin is a warm-water lake, it makes it great for swimmers. Horseshoe Lake is a peaceful haven for canoeists, kayakers, sailors and other boaters at wakeless speeds. Catfish, bass, walleye, trout and blue gill thrive in both lakes. Horseshoe Lake is known for its large tiger muskies.

Lone Mesa

http://parks.state.co.us/Parks/Lonemesa

The park is closed to general public access while development and management planning is in progress. However, a Special Use Permit program allows limited public hunting during the big game seasons, as the park includes fantastic elk, deer and bear habitat. Along with oversight of the public hunting program, management of Lone Mesa includes monitoring of a livestock grazing lease and other Special Use Permits, involvement in volunteer and other service partnerships, and operation of a Visitor Center in Dolores. The Dolores office provides OHV, snowmobile and boat registrations. You can call the Dolores office at (970) 882-2213.

Lory

http://parks.state.co.us/Parks/lory

From rolling valleys to mountainous hillsides, Lory State Park's 26 miles of trails rarely exceed a 12 percent grade. The variety of trails is great for short or long hikes, mountain bike rides, horseback rides and jogs. Backcountry camping is also available for visitors looking for a quiet getaway close to suburban Fort Collins.

Mancos

http://parks.state.co.us/Parks/mancos

In the spring, summer and fall, canoeists, kayakers and wakeless power boaters enjoy the calm waters of Jackson Gulch Reservoir. In the winter depending on conditions there are great opportunities for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice fishing. Fishing enthusiasts have pulled numerous species of fish, including yellow perch and rainbow trout, out of the reservoir. Travelers from other parts of the state and country use Mancos State Park as their camping headquarters when they visit the numerous attractions in the area, including Mesa Verde National Park, the San Juan Skyway, Public Lands, and Durango.

Mueller

http://parks.state.co.us/Parks/Mueller/

A popular Watchable Wildlife Area, Mueller is home to elk, black bear, hawks, and mule deer. Park visitors traverse the park’s numerous trails on foot, snowshoes, cross-country skis, horseback and mountain bike, depending on the season. A popular winter destination for snow tubing.

Navajo

http://parks.state.co.us/Parks/Navajo

Boaters and campers enjoy the park year-round. Houseboaters and other power boaters cruise some of the 15,000 surface-acres of the giant reservoir. Daily and seasonal slip and mooring ball rentals and gasoline for boats are available at the park’s Two Rivers Marina.
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