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Colorado State Park PhotoColorado Parks and Wildlife will celebrate Colorado Day, Monday, Aug. 6, by offering free entrance at all 42 state parks. Colorado Day was created by the state legislature to mark the anniversary of statehood, granted in 1876 by President Ulysses S. Grant. Free entrance at the state parks is an annual Colorado Day tradition.

“Each Colorado Day, we invite everyone to get outdoors at the state parks, enjoy the natural beauty of these places and experience all the recreational activities that the parks have to offer,” said Rick Cables, Colorado Parks and Wildlife Director. “This annual free day gives people who have never visited a state park the chance to experience the great activities in state parks. Colorado Day is also our annual ‘thank-you’ to all our visitors for their support.”

Entrance fees are waived for the day but all other fees, including camping and reservations will remain in effect on Aug. 6.

The state parks, scattered throughout Colorado, showcase the state’s diverse landscapes, including the prairies of the eastern plains at North Sterling State Park, the alpine beauty of the mountains at State Forest State Park near Walden and the unique geological landscapes at Castlewood Canyon State Park. There are also plenty of opportunities to enjoy Colorado’s rivers at James M. Robb-Colorado River State Park near Grand Junction and the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area in Salida. And, there’s plenty of outdoor fun at the reservoirs at Trinidad Lake State Park, Pearl Lake State Park near Steamboat Springs, Lathrop State Park near Walsenburg and Navajo State Park near Durango.

There are a huge variety of recreational opportunities at all Colorado state parks. Float your boat or kayak, raft a river and jet-ski. View diverse wildlife and a multitude of bird species. Catch fish, hike, explore by geocaching, ride some of the best OHV trails in the state or go horseback riding. Teach your children to fish, camp or learn about nature. Climb a challenging rock face, fly a kite or ride your bike.

Come play all day, enjoy a picnic and stay for the sunset. This Colorado Day, be sure to get out to a state park for a fun-filled day that the whole family can enjoy.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife was created by the merger of Colorado State Parks and the Colorado Division of Wildlife, two nationally recognized leaders in conservation, outdoor recreation and wildlife management. Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, all of Colorado’s wildlife, more than 300 state wildlife areas and a host of recreational programs. To learn more about Colorado’s state parks, please see: To learn more about Colorado’s wildlife programs, please see:


SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) – A Vintage Camper Gathering and Open House is set to take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park in Muskegon.

Participants can camp along the lakeshore and take a nostalgic tour around the park while visiting with other vintage camper enthusiasts from across the Midwest. Club members from the Tin Can Tourists and Tear Jerkers will be displaying their vintage trailers. Join in the fun, sit and reminisce, make a craft item or play an old-time game.

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In one week’s time, campers will begin to pitch their tents and park their RVs on 35 acres of prime coastal real estate near Laguna Beach, surrounded by native shrubs and flowers as they drink in the sweeping ocean view — no matter which of the 60 sites they camp in.

State Parks officials will throw open the gates July 1 to the just-completed, $15 million Moro Campground, the first coastal coastal campground to be built in decades and likely one of the last. The campground is built on the site of the old El Morro Village trailer park, once a scene of conflict and confrontation as residents resisted State Parks’ plans,

“There’s no such thing as a bad view,” said Todd Lewis, superintendent at Crystal Cove State Park. “Every site is a view site.”
The campground layout includes upper terraces for recreational vehicles and travel trailers and lower ones for tents, van conversions and soft-sided trailers. The separation will be rigidly enforced, Lewis said.

A third zone is reserved for day use and includes picnic areas and access via wooden bridge to the back country trails of Crystal Cove State Park.

A 1930s-era tunnel beneath Pacific Coast Highway leads to the beach.

The cost of a night’s campout — $65 a night per site for RVs and trailers, $50 for tents and soft-sided vehicles — sounds a bit pricey, though Lewis says it is in line with comparable campgrounds.

The reservation list for the campground, part of the state park, grew to the hundreds almost immediately when they opened Wednesday.

Reservations can be made at the Reserve America web site, or by calling 1-800-444-7275.

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