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Free admission to Colorado state parks for military and veterans during month of August

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Posted at 3:54 PM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 17:54:13-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — To celebrate Colorado Day and the state's 144th birthday, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will offer free entry to all 41 state parks on August 3.

CPW said that while the state recognizes this annual holiday on the first of the month, state parks celebrate the occasion by waving entrance fees on the first Monday of August.

Colorado Day was created by the state legislature to mark the anniversary of statehood, granted by President Grant in 1876.

“Colorado Day is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the natural beauty of our state and spend time outside,” said State Trails Program Manager Fletcher Jacobs. “Coloradans have a rich tradition of embracing an outdoor lifestyle, and our state parks offer a variety of outdoor activities that people of all ages and physical levels can enjoy.”

In an effort to thank military members for their service, CPW is also offering active duty military and veterans free admission to all state parks for the entire month of August. Military members and veterans can pick up a free August Military Pass at any Colorado state park or CPW office by showing proof of military service. Passes will be available on August 1, 2020.

For more information about Colorado’s state parks and outdoor recreation, visit the CPW website.