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Colorado State Parks



Arkansas Headwaters State Park
Barr Lake State Park
Bonny Lake State Park
Boyd Lake State Park
Castlewood Canyon State Park
Chatfield State Park
Cherry Creek State Park
Colorado River State Park
Colorado State Forest
Crawford State Park
Eldorado State Park
Eleven Mile State Park
Golden Gate State Park
Harvey Gap State Park
Highline State Park
Jackson Lake State Park
John Martin Reservoir
Lake Pueblo State Park
Lathrop State Park
Lory State Park
Mancos State Park
Mueller State Park
Navajo State Park
North Sterling State Park
Paonia State Park
Pearl Lake State Park
Picnic Rock State Park
Ridgway State Park
Rifle Falls State Park
Rifle Gap State Park
Roxborough State Park
San Luis Lakes State Park
Spinney Mountain State Park
St. Vrain State Park
Stagecoach State Park
Steamboat Lake State Park
Sweitzer Lake State Park
Sylvan Lake State Park
Trinidad Lake State Park
Vega State Park
Yampa River

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Description - Colorado is world renowned for natural beauty and outdoor recreation. Visiting Colorado's state parks is an excellent way to gain access to the natural environment and the recreation opportunities created by it.

Attractions - Colorado boasts state parks in all areas of the state. They support a vast array of attractions that include reservoirs, mountains, rock formations, rivers, beaches, campgrounds, picnic grounds, etc. There are 40 state parks in Colorado that provide access to the plains, mountains, canyons and valleys of the state. Most of the state parks are fee areas, where a day or annual pass is necessary to use the facilities.

Recreation - Recreation opportunities range the spectrum from backpacking to rock climbing. There are excellent opportunities for fishing, hiking, photography, camping and picnicking in many of the parks.

Climate - The climate of each state park depends on its elevation and surrounding terrain. A thorough synopsis of each parks climate is available under the description of the individual park.

Location - The state parks are dispersed throughout the state. Refer to each individual park for its location.


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Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Mueller State Park was a true joy to experience! The park is extremely well-maintained and beautiful! The facilities are clean and new. The park employees are great! The scenery is wonderful, with a close view of Pike's Peak. It is situated so that trips to other close areas can be made in a day. I would highly recommend a stay!

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Not Recommended
Report: On Sunday, 9/2/01, my family went to Lory State Park near Fort Collins, Colorado. We went to enjoy the scenery and barbecue for the Labor Day Weekend. After we had unloaded our supplies a Park Employee showed up and told us that we should either move to another site or be gone by noo since she was about to post a reserved sign for a party. I reacted in the expected manner and left the paek. On the way out, I demanded the refund of my park fee and told the clerk that a reservetion sign should have been posted the previous evening. The response was that that was not the way they do things. The park staff is untrained in customer relations and unprofessional in their actions. The scenery, beautiful and serene as it is, is not worth the hassle of stupid, unprofessional park employees.


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Contact Information:
Colorado State Parks, 1313 Sherman Street, Room 618 , Denver, CO, 80203, Phone: 303-866-3437

Additional Information:
Colorado - Colorado's varied geography ranges from plains to mountains to deserts and offers incredible winter and summer recreation activities.

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Colorado State Parks - Official agency website.

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