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Highline Lake
Highline Lake
Highline Lake in March

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​An oasis in the desert, Highline Lake is the recreation epicenter for the Grand Valley with two lakes, lush grass, trails and trees.

No matter the season, Highline Lake State Park is a diverse and welcome retreat. Connected to miles of trails and close to communities, the park makes an ideal base camp for exploring the Grand Junction area. Whether passing through on mountain bikes, or as an end destination, the park welcomes campers, anglers, families and groups.

Birders have plenty to see here. The Audubon Society designated the park an important bird area; thousands migrate through the area every winter.

​Highline & Mack Mesa Lakes

​Highline Lake is fishable from the bank, except for the dam!​​  There is ice still clinging to the dam, and extending down the middle of the lake.  The east inlet cove is open water, but the level is low there, and there is a lot of mud  between the shore and the water.  

Mack Mesa Lake is completely free of ice!  Come out and see if the fish are biting!  Then stop at the Visitor Center; we'll take your photo and post it on our Big Fish board.

There are hundreds of geese on both lakes!  They and the pair of bald eagles that winter in the park keep an eye on each other, and the other eye on the water, to see who will get fish for lunch first!  


​Visitor Center

Winter hours are 8 AM to 4 PM seven days per week.  Be sure to STOP and look at the window when driving past the Visitor Cen​​ter​!  We are here, unless the sign says we aren't!  

At the Visitor you can purchase  fishing licenses​ as well as all other licenses, all registrations and annual vehicle passes!  

For a unique anytime gift, browse our retail store for items you won't find anywhere else!  Clothing, stuffed critters, books for ages 1 to 101, games, puzzles and gift certificates that can be used for anything in the Visitor Center, including annual passes.