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.
We have snow in the park, on the trails and on the ice on both Highline Lake and Mack Mesa Lake.
Mack Mesa Lake has been frozen over for a couple of months, and trout fishing can turn into a day of fun for the whole family.
There have been ice fishermen on Highline Lake, also, near the dam. Always use caution on the ice and be sure you test the depth before stepping out.
Contact the park at 970-858-7208 for the latest information.
Campground Reservations may be made up to six months in advance of the arrival date! Call early to reserve a site! Highline Lake's campground is very busy March through October.
Group Camping and Picnicking reservations are really busy with folks making reservations for this year! Contact us as far ahead of your special date as possible!
Contact the Park at 970-858-7208 for Group Area reservations, or for more information!
Visitor Center Winter hours are normally 8 AM to 4 PM every day of the week!
PLEASE STOP at the Visitor window during those hours!
At Highline Lake, we have passes, licenses, gift certificates, books and games for sale at great prices. We also have lots of information, maps, brochures and smiles, all FREE, and all for YOU!