Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the State of Colorado are pleased to offer several programs to active duty members of the military and to those who served our country and are disabled. Colorado has the best natural places, best hunting, best fishing and best wildlife viewing opportunities in the United States and we're pleased to honor those who serve and have served to protect those places and our freedoms. Thank you for your service.
Colorado residents with current Colorado Disabled Veterans license plates may access Colorado State Parks free without a pass on the windshield. These plates are obtained through the Division of Motor Vehicles. The law for individuals with Disabled Veterans license plates provides free entrance to state parks and does not provide special camping rates. The veteran must be present in the vehicle.
Military veterans who are disabled and residents of Colorado are eligible to apply for a lifetime fishing and small game combo license. The veteran must have proof of service-connected disability of 60% or more, as rated by the Department of Veteran's Affairs. For more information and for application, see the Accessibility page.
Colorado resident disabled veterans may apply for a Columbine Annual Pass (see the Accessibility page for more information about the Columbine Pass).
Disabled veterans over age 64 qualify for discounted camping in state parks Sunday through Thursday, excluding holidays.
The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission annually sets aside a number of hunting licenses for members of the Wounded Warrior or Safe Harbor programs. While there are limits on the number of licenses that can be issued (100 each female deer, elk and pronghorn and 100 total male deer, elk and pronghorn), the goal is to issue as many of these licenses as possible.
Complete the Application for Wounded Warrior Program. For more information, contact the Limited Licensing Unit at 303-291-7380.