Jul 26, 2011 4:18 PM by Stephanie Collins
Colorado State Parks will celebrate Colorado Day, Monday, Aug. 1, by offering free entrance at 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.
"We're inviting Coloradans to get outdoors at the state parks, enjoy the natural beauty of these places and experience all the recreational activities that the parks have to offer," said Rick Cables, Colorado Parks and Wildlife Director. "Colorado Day is our annual 'thank-you' to all our visitors for their support. The free day also gives people who have never visited a state park the chance to experience the great activities in state parks."
All other fees, including camping and reservations, will remain in effect on Aug. 1.