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Colorado Parks and Wildlife regularly offers events, classes, and festivals for all our outdoor recreation enthusiasts. See our current events below.

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Jackson Lake: 8th Annual Dutch Oven & Chili Cook-off

Saturday, September 15: All day event

The purpose for this Dutch oven and Chili cook-off is to have fun, to enjoy good food, to share our enthusiasm for chili and Dutch oven cooking, to get outdoors, and the use of state’s natural resources.

Our cook-off consists of 8 categories: Main Dish, Side Dish, Breads, Desserts, Wild Game/Fish, Chili, Youth Chefs (under 16), and Cowboy Coffee.  The top three in each category will receive a prize. ​If interested in participating ​please out the form and submit it to Darby Shanks by mail, fax or email.

Audience: All Ages


Jackson Lake State Park's North end of Lakeside Campground

26363 County Road 3, Orchard, CO 80649

Jackson Lake

​Darby Shanks, 970-645-2551 x102

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