Based on the
positive survey data from the participant evaluations, library staff and park managers, Colorado Parks & Wildlife is continuing the "Check Out State Parks" program another year. It is also expanding the program to include most of the publicly funded college and university libraries.
The library patron research, tabulated by the State Library and described in the in the info graphic, summarizes the positive stories and experiences the library patrons are enjoying while using the pass and backpacks. The research also supports the original goals of exposing new patrons to Colorado's 41 state parks and expanding library services offered.
1. Use the pass to get into a state park for FREE. 2. Use the backpack to explore a nearby state park and see what you can learn. 3. Share a photo with #CheckOutColorado on Twitter or Instagram.
Hike or bike the multi-use trails, find wildlife in their natural surroundings, visit a nature center or bring a picnic. With a license or camping reservation, you can try fishing or camp out overnight.
To plan your trip, use the parks brochure or park finder.