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Parking limited at Lake Pueblo

Posted at 9:40 PM, Jul 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-05 23:40:03-04

LAKE PUEBLO STATE PARK — Lake Pueblo State Park is heading into one of its busiest weekends of the year, and that's leading to a problem for Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Between the area's popularity and the water running high parking spots are becoming more limited.

CPW says the issue is having an impact on the environment.

"We try to be reasonable with people, we've certainly had some leniency on road shoulders and you know getting creative on where to park," said Joe Stadterman. "But it is also our job to protect the natural prairie which takes a long time to grow and it is very delicate eco system."

CPW says it would like to build more parking lots in the future, but until then the group is asking visitors to plan ahead, or carpool to cut down on the number of vehicles at the lake.