COLORADO — As a part of the celebration of Colorado Day and the 147th birthday of the state, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is offering free entry to all Colorado state parks on Monday, August 7.
All other park fees will remain in effect, including:
- camping reservation,
- boat and off-highway vehicle registrations, and
- hunting and fishing licenses.
New to the Great Outdoors? CPW has released a few tips to help you recreate responsibly.
Know Before You Go
- Plan your outdoor adventure based on the weather forecast and your skill level
- Download the CORTEX app to navigate Colorado's expansive network of trails
- If the area you're planning on visiting has bad weather or turns out to be too complicated for your skill level, don't hesitate to change your plans
Be Safe on the Water
- Dress accordingly (this means wearing a life jacket and dressing for the coldness of the water, even if the weather is hot)
Trash the Trash
- Whatever you bring with you needs to leave with you
- Don't leave pet waste on any of the trails
Keep Wildlife Wild
- Don't feed or approach the wildlife
- Watch out for bears on trails or while camping
Be Careful with Fire
- Check on fire restrictions and bans here
- Use designated campfire areas where available
- Never bring or light up fireworks on public lands
Click here for more information on Colorado state parks and outdoor recreation in general.
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