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Free state park entry Aug. 5th to celebrate Colorado Day

Posted at 6:58 PM, Jul 31, 2019

DENVER — In celebration of Colorado Day and the state's 143rd birthday, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering free entry to all 41 Colorado state parks on Monday, Aug. 5th.

CPW said that although the state recognizes the annual holiday on the first of the month, state parks celebrate the occasion on the first Monday of the month.

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

“Colorado Day is one of our favorite days of the year. We’re always excited to provide this opportunity to all Coloradans to get out and Live Life Outside,” said Margaret Taylor, assistant director for capital, parks and trails with CPW. “With recreation activities available for everyone, our state parks are wonderful places to experience what makes Colorado so special.”

All other park fees, such as camping reservations and fishing licenses, will remain in effect on Aug. 5th.

You can find more information about our state parks and start planning your adventure with the CPW park finder.