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Highline Lake
Highline Lake

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 Lake is Closed to Boating and Swimming for the Season

​Waterfowl Hunting 

The 2017 Waterfowl Hunting Season begins Saturday, Sept. 30. 

Hunting at Highline is allowed only Monday through Friday.​ No weekend hunting at Highline Lake.

To reserve your waterfowl blind,  call Colorado Parks and Wildlife at 

970-255-6161. Call before noon the day before you want to hunt to have a reservation! 

For more detailed information about waterfowl hunting ​please go to ​our Activities page.


Fishing​ is a great family activity that adults and kids both will  enjoy! Teach a kid to fish and that kid will always remember those special times spent outside. Then that kid will teach his kids to fish and enjoy being outside, creating  more memories, and so on, with each generation learning how  special it is to be outside. They will grow up wanting to protect that "special" feeling, and the places that help create it!

​It's time to get outside to Highline Lake! 

You may need a jacket, and maybe an umbrella, but the sunrise over Grand Mesa is an awesome sight from the top of Mack Hill! What a great way to start the day.  Sunsets are awesome, too!

Bald eagles have returned to their tree just east of the Visitor Center! It must be Fall at Highline Lake.

Highline and Mack Mesa lakes each received 5,000 trout last week! Fishing must be good, with that many new fish. 

Don't let the rain stop you, put on a raincoat and go fishin' in the rain! There's a saying that fishing is better in the rain, so why not give it a try?   

Our winter resident deer herd is back! Several have been seen near the West entrance to the park and grazing in the fields east of the park, morning and evening.     

It may seem early, but begin planning your Spring and Summer 2018 camping trips to Highline. You may make a reservation up to 6 months in advance of your arrival date. 

Even with our new campsites added this year, our campground is full each weekend March through October! The only way to be sure you will have a site when you arrive at the Park ready to camp is to make a reservation! Don't be disappointed - make a reservation today!

​At Highline Lake, our views are awesome!