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Father's Day Activities
Father's Day Activities
Family canoes at Chatfield State Park.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Get Outdoors with Dad: Create a connection through shared outdoor experiences, providing a unique bond for years to come.​

Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds families to enjoy a variety of outdoor opportunities in Colorado, perfect for celebrating Dad on Father’s Day weekend, June 16 to 17. 

Boating

Family boating at Navajo State Park.Colorado offers a variety of waters​ for any type of watercraft. Whether you canoe, kayak, motorboat, paddleboard or raft, spending time with Dad is the best kind of adventure.

Boating is a popular choice on any weekend, and on a holiday weekend,there is the potential to have very busy boat ramps. Be patient with staff trying to get you on the water as quickly as possible! Remember to review boating and safety regulations before you hit the water.

The best Father’s Day is a safe one; prevent damage by keeping boat ramps clear to maintain a steady pace of traffic. Be sure to have and wear a properly-fitting PFD and never drink and boat.​

Fishing

Family Fishing at John Martin Reservoir.

This is the perfect weekend families to get out and take advantage of the opportunity to experience fishing together. Colorado has more than 2,500 lakes and reservoirs, many within beautiful State Parks, and 10,000 miles of fishable streams and rivers including 300 miles of Gold Medal streams and approximately 3,200 acres of Gold Medal lakes.

CPW has several resources available to help you pick just the right spot. Download CPW Fishing, the offical fishing app of Colorado Parks and Wildlife, to have all of the weather, species and accessibility information you need right at your fingertips. If you're planning ahead, check out the 2018 fishing brochure, fishing report, fishing atlas​, and stocking report on our website. Our call center is also staffed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., ready to answer all kinds of outdoor recreation questions at (303) 297-1192.

Safe fishing means handling equipment with care and being aware of your surroundings, especially  high water caused by recent rain and snowmelt. Be sure to have a valid license before you go!


 

​Visiting a Park

Family riding bicycles at Boyd Lake State Park.

​Colorado's 41 state parks offer unique activities that cater to just about every family, as well as recreational trails to explore. 

There is something for everyone at every activity level: walking trails, wildlife viewinghorseback riding, climbing, biking and picnicking. Check out the state park brochure, park finder and events calendar to see what activities and events parks near you are offering for Father's Day.

Visitors are reminded to bring sunscreen, water, a first aid kit and rain gear so you can be ready for anything the day brings. Being prepared means you are less susceptible to the unpredictable Colorado elements so that you can enjoy your day out at the park with your family.