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Veterans Day 2015
Veterans Day 2015

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​CPW O​ffers​ Veterans, Military Free Admission to State Parks

Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers all military men and women free admission to Colorado’s state parks on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11.

“CPW is proud to honor our veterans and military members this Veterans Day,” said CPW Spokesman, Matt Robbins. “Free access to Colorado’s State Parks is our way to say ‘thank you’, and provide a special place for those who serve this great country to relax, renew and reflect.

Boating, fishing, camping, hiking and wildlife viewing are just a few of the activities to enjoy, adds Robbins. Use the Park Finder​ to locate a park near you. 

To obtain free admission to a state park, veterans, active duty military personnel (including active duty, Reserve and National Guard members) and their families must show:

  • A valid active, reserve or retired military identification card,
  • An identification card from the Veterans’ Administration, Veterans of Foreign Wars or the American Legion,
  • Discharge papers or a DD214, 
  • Or other proof of service. 

The identification should be presented at the park gate. All other passengers in the vehicle will be admitted for free. This offer applies only to entrance; other fees, rules and regulations apply.

This offer applies only to entrance; other fees, rules and regulations apply.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, more than 300 state wildlife areas, all of Colorado's wildlife, and a variety of outdoor recreation. ​​