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Highline Lake
Highline Lake
Waterfowl Hunters

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.


Sun-up and sun-down are great times to see our beautiful herd of mule deer fe​eding in the fields at the corner of R Road and 11.8 Road. 

Waterfowl hunting is in full swing. Allowed  Monday through Friday only, there are seven blinds to choose from.  To reserve a blind, call 970-255-6161 by noon the day before the hunt, or up to 14 days in advance.

The majestic pair of bald eagles that winter in the park like to perch in the tree just east of the Visitor Center, or in the big cottonwoods in Day Use.  Watching them swoop down to the lake for their dinner is an amazing sight.


​Visitor Center

Winter hours are 8 AM to 4 PM seven days per week.  Stop by and purchase your 2015 Annual Pass, renew your boat registration or reserve our very popular Group Camping and Picnicking Area for that special event coming up in 2015.

For a unique holiday gift, browse our retail store for:  

  • quality clothing with Highline Lake's own logos; 
  • books for all ages and interests, including wild fish and game cookbooks; 
  • stuffed critters that chatter, croak and bellow, or are just too perfectly cute and cuddly not to take home;  
  • games and puzzles ​the entire family will enjoy;
  • gift certificates for that really hard to buy for person on your list!