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Highline Lake
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.

Why Visit Now?

We are holding The Desert's Edge Triathlon this weekend, (Fri Sept 12, Sat Sept 13 and Sun Sept 14), and we'd like to let people know that they are welcome to come out and watch the events on Sat and Sun. Event participants and spectators may enter via the East side of the park. 

All other park visitors (fishing, picnicking, boating and using the trails) must use the West entrance of the park. 

The trails will not reopen to the public until 2 pm or until every racer is off the trails on both days.


Notice: Boaters are not allowed on the lake on Saturday, Sept 13 or Sunday, Sept 14 until 9 am, or when every swimmer has left the water. 

​Hours of ANS inspection have changed:

West Inspection Station
Hours: 7AM to 7 PM
Open seven days per week.

East Inspection Station
Hours: 8AM to 4PM
Open only on Saturday and Sunday