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Highline Lake
Highline Lake
Highline Lake Winter Scene

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.

​​Mack Mesa Lake and Highline Lake both have a layer of ice, with no open water.  The depth of the ice on either lake is unknown at this time.  


Waterfowl Season Information​​​​

ALL waterfowl hunting blinds are now frozen over; there is no waterfowl hunting at Highline Lake at this time.  


​Small Game Hunting

Shotgun-ONLY small game hunting is permitted Monday through Friday, in the area bounded by the North and East State Park boundary line; and North of the Highline Lake no-wake buoy line; and East of Mack Mesa Reservoir. There will be boundary map signs posted at the West​ gate. To see a copy of the small game hunting area map click here

Get outside to Highline Lake! 

Bundle up for a brisk walk on one of the trails, watching for bald eagles in the day use area's majestic trees. The deer herd may be in the area of the Blue Heron Ponds Loop trail, or might be across the park road from the west park entrance.  

The entire Grand Valley is visible from Highline Lake, from Grand Mesa to the Utah desert and from the Bookcliffs to McInness Canyons! Our views are amazing. 

Don't forget the new proof of ownership regulations for boats, OHVs and snowmobiles.  

Effective 1/1/2017​, there are new regulations for Colorado Residents concerning proof of ownership when registering a boat, snowmobile or OHV.  Find New Regulations for What Constitutes Acceptable Proof of Ownership here.