Sep 16, 2013 6:30 PM by Elaine Sheridan

State parks, wildlife areas, and forest roads closed due to floods

Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) says due to the historic flooding of the last five days, several parks and wildlife areas, as well as forest access roads are closed until further notice.

Northeast region parks closed:

Eldorado Canyon State Park
Jackson Lake State Park
St. Vrain State Park

Northeast region state wildlife areas and state trust lands closed:

Atwood SWA & STL
Big Thompson Ponds SWA
Boyd Ponds SWA
Bravo SWA including the Scalva Parcel
Brower SWA
Brush SWA
Centennial Valley SWA
Cottonwood SWA
Dune Ridge SWA
Eagle Canyon STL
Elliott SWA
Ford Bridge STL
Forks SWA
Frank SWA
Jean K. Tool SWA|
Julesburg SWA
Knudson SWA
Messex SWA
Mitani Tokuyasu SWA
Mt. Evans SWA
Nakagawa SWA
Narrows SWA
Overland Trail SWA
Pony Express SWA
Red Lion STL
Sedgwick Bar SWA
Simpson Ponds SWA
Tamarack SWA
Watson Lake SWA
Webster SWA

Limited access:
Ralston Creek SWA (parking lot washed out-hunters can park at Golden Gate Canyon State Park).

US Forest Service adds that due to heavy rains and saturated soils the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland officials are discouraging all travel and activities on the Boulder, Canyon Lakes and Clear Creek Ranger Districts and the Pawnee National Grassland until further notice. The current condition of roads is unknown.

The Forest has 230 miles of roads across the hardest hit areas on the Boulder and Canyon Lakes Ranger Districts. Forest officials will be assessing damage. Some road or area closures are expected. Use caution on any travel in areas affected by recent rains.




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