Come this summer you may notice a few changes when visiting your favorite state parks and wildlife areas. The state Division of Wildlife and the State Parks Department are set to be merged into one department on July 1st. For the most part it all comes down to money. "Everyone... more »
DENVER (AP) - State parks in Colorado may be closed, while others could be opened up for oil and gas drilling to raise money for the cash-strapped parks system.
Deep budget cuts to the parks system have prompted a five-year plan to close several parks to save money. The... more »
Colorado Wildlife Commissioners John Singletary and Tim Glenn will hold a question-and-answer session in Pueblo on December 8 at Lake Pueblo State Park.
People will have a chance to meet their wildlife commissioners, allow the commissioners to hear concerns and suggestions from the public and answer questions about Colorado's... more »
The Colorado State Parks Board is considering raising fees for entrance passes, some campgrounds and other facilities to make up for declining state funding.
The board is meeting Thursday in Basalt.
Members are looking at raising the daily entrance fee by $1 and camping fees at a dozen... more »
Many of Colorado's state parks still have camp sites available for the Labor Day weekend.
Arkansas Headwaters, Yampa River, Crawford, Eleven Mile and Mancos state parks are among the sites that still have spaces open all three days.
But others are already full for the three-day weekend. They... more »
Colorado was admitted to the union Aug. 1, 1876. Colorado State Parks will celebrate Colorado Day on Monday, Aug. 2, by offering free admission to all 42 state parks.
"We're inviting Coloradans to get outdoors at the state parks, enjoy the natural beauty of these places and experience all... more »
It's still more than a week away, but if you're planning to go camping in a Colorado state park over the Memorial Day Weekend, you need to make a reservation. Some popular campsites are filling up.
From high mountain lakes to the eastern plains, Colorado has 4,000 campsites, some... more »
Colorado's 42 state parks are offering free admission to military veterans Wednesday for Veterans Day. Veterans who show a valid military service identification card at park gates can get in free, along with anyone else in their vehicles. Colorado state parks attract more than 11 million visitors per year. more »