Colorado Parks & Wildlife celebrates Colorado Day with free State Park admission.

On August 1, 1876, Colorado became part of the United States. Colorado Parks & Wildlife celebrates "Colorado Day" every year on the first Monday in the month with free admission to all 41 state parks. This year that's Monday, August 5th. “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,'” so says Margaret Taylor, assistant director with CP&W. “With recreation activities available for everyone, our state parks are wonderful places to experience what makes Colorado so special.” You can download a guide to the parks by clicking HERE.

Also too, all active duty and veterans are admitted free to Colorado state parks the entire month of August!  Here are the guidelines for free military admission...

  • The military member or veteran must show proof of military service and obtain the free pass from any Colorado state park or CPW office. 
  • The military member or veteran must be in the vehicle using the pass. 
  • All other park fees (camping, etc) are still charged.

Colorado state parks boast With more than 4,000 campsites, 58 cabins, and yurts throughout the state. The parks truly offer something for everyone. From the outdoor enthusiast to the family just looking to get away, you can make it happen and reserve everything you need by clicking HERE.

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