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Admission, campsite reservation changes coming to state parks in 2019

Posted at 7:41 AM, Dec 27, 2018
Cheyenne Mountain State Park
Starting January 1st, admission into State Parks, such as Cheyenne Mountain State Park, will cost a little extra.

COLORADO- Starting Tuesday, when the new year begins, Colorado State Parks admission prices will be going up.

Additionally, nearly half of the parks will be on a ‘reservation only’ system for camping.

The legislature approved admission price increases this year, a move Colorado Parks & Wildlife says will ‘meet the pressures of increased management costs and resource usage across the state.’

If you plan on getting an annual pass, the cost will go up from $70 to $80 starting January 1st.

Some of the other cost increases, include daily admission going up a dollar.

Fishing and hunting licenses are going up as well, in addition to camping fees.

For a full list of the price changes, visit the link here.

The price increases aren’t the only changes coming in 2019 for state parks either.

Starting in January, 15 state parks, including Mueller State Park in Divide, will switch to a ‘reservation only’ system for campsites.

5 State Parks are currently on the system, including Cheyenne Mountain State Park and Eleven Mile Canyon.

The system allows campers to reserve a site, as far as 6 months in advance up until the day they show up.

Lake Pueblo State Park will join the system starting April 1st 2019.

If you’d like to reserve a campsite visit