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​​​Try all of the recreation activities Colorado has to offer in one place, over one weekend, for free!

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will hold the inaugural Outdoor Adventure Expo​ at Cherry Creek State Park the weekend of September 23-24, 2017.

New adventures begin here with three separate recreation areas (Outdoor, Shooting, and Water) which offer archery, biking, fishing, OHV rides, paddleboarding, rock climbing, sailing, shooting and more!​​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Equipment guideHow To Get Started Fishing​

Take your kids fishing, make some great memories, or even start a fun summer tradition! Spending time in nature is not only good for your health and your soul, but it also can create a wonderful and lasting bond with your children. Relaxing times by a gurgling brook or whispering stream or placid lake. Best of all, taking the kids fishing need not be expensive or require a lot of time, or mean a long drive. Getting started isn’t complicated. Follow our basic equipment guide and you’ll be hooked before you know it! ​For bag & possession limits, fee information, educational videos and much more, view the fishi​ng b​rochure​.​

 Fishing Calendar

Events

Fly Fishing Basics
Tuesday, August 22

Learn the difference between fly fishing and spin casting, and give it a try!

Fly Fishing South Park; Eleven Mile State Park
Saturday, August 26

Join local Fishing Guide Mike Keith for a fly fishing tour down the South Platte River as it travels through South Park. Discover what flies to use, where and most especially when to use them. The talk will include a very basic explanation on fly patterns, what works and why, with a number of sample flies available for viewing. A quick demo of proper fly casting technique will also be completed if the wind cooperates.

Crawfishin’ Expedition
Sunday, September 3

Join Eleven Mile State Park Interpreter Charlene, for this crawfishin’ expedition to hunt the wily crawdads of Eleven Mile Reservoir. Poles and bait will be provided, as well as a few tasty crawdad recipes! Bring a container for your catch

Mueller In Gold
Saturday, September 30

Join us in celebrating autumn at our annual Mueller in Gold event! We will have guided aspen hikes at 9:00 a.m. (School Pond Trailhead) and 2:00 p.m. (Wapiti Trailhead), fly fishing, gold panning, and a gem and mineral display, among other activities taking place between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.! It will be a day of fun filled activities for the whole family to enjoy!

For a complete list of fishing events, visit the CPW Calendar.

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 Bait-Fishing Basics


For more fishing tips, visit the How To videos page.