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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.

Lake is OPEN to Boating!

Current ANS Inspections are available on the West side​:

    7 AM to 8 PM Mon. - Fri.
    6 AM to 9 PM Sat. & Sun.

ANS Inspections will be available on the East side Friday-Monday ONLY​:

    8 AM to 4 PM

​Highline Lak​​​e 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.  ​

Swim Beach Is Now OPEN!​

The water is still cold, only 62°! Just right for wading up to the ankles, or to have a refreshing​ dip that will take your breath away. ​

​​​​Going Fishing?  

Stop by the Visitor​ Center first!  We carry night crawlers​, 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!   ​