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Colorado Parks and Wildlife shuts down campgrounds until further notice

Posted: 12:46 PM, Mar 26, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-26 14:47:36-04
Mueller State Park

COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials have announced they are shutting down all playground, campgrounds, camping and camping facilities at the state parks beginning Thursday until further notice.

Along with these closures, CPW said they are not allowing any camping at State Wildlife Areas to help fight the spread of COVID-19.

These closures are now in effect based off the stay-at-home order issued by the state, according to CPW.

Those who were making use of the campgrounds will be told to leave immediately. Parks and Wildlife says they will be contacting those with reservations and advise them on refunds or changes.

Right now, the campgrounds are the only areas closed. Parks, trails, boat ramps, marinas and shorelines are still open.

Park managers have the authority to decide if areas, such as picnic areas or other "concentrated recreation areas," will be closed if they do not allow for social distancing.

For more info on the stay-at-home order, click here.