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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 OPEN for boating!! 

Current ANS Inspections are available on the West side:

    7 AM to 7 PM Mon. -Thurs.
    7 AM to 8 PM Fri., Sat. & Sun.

Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22, boats will not be allowed into the water at Highline Lake until 10 AM, or until all HITS racers have  complete the swimming leg of the race. 

After May 22, ANS Inspections will be available on the East side on Saturdays & Sundays ONLY from 8 AM to 4 PM.

​Highline Lake State Park is once again part of the fight to curb the spread of Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS).

ALL watercraft with a gas or diesel-powered motor, or on a trailer which will enter the water, will be inspected for ANS before entering Highline or Mack Mesa Lake.

Only the West Ramp is open weekdays!  If there is no ANS Inspector at the West Park Entrance or the West ANS Building, please call 970-858-7208.  


The HITS Triathlon returns to Highline Lake Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22!   

The day use area will be closed Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22.  If parking is available, spectators ONLY will be allowed on the East side of the park. 

The Swim Beach is Now OPEN!

The water is still cold, only 60-something° !  Just right for wading up to the ankles, or for swimmers participating in the HITS triathlon !  ​

The next Boating Safety Class will be held at the Highline Lake Visitor Center June 4.  More information about the classes and other available class dates are found on the Boating Safety Pages.

Going Fishing?  

Stop by the Visitor​ Center first!  We carry nightcrawlers​, power bait and 2016 annual or one-day fishing licenses.  

Teach a ​​kid to fish today!​

The Visitor Center has kids' fishing poles and tackle boxes that parents can check out, with a driver's license and basic information!   ​