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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Free Park Entrance on Colorado Day

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​Colorado Parks and Wildlife joins the celebration of Colorado's acceptance into statehood with free access to all Colorado State Parks on Monday, August 3. Park entrance fees are waived, but activities like fishing and camping will still require a valid license or permit. Colorado was first recognized as a state on August 1, 1876. The first addition to the Colorado state park system, Cherry Creek State Park, emerged some fifty-six years later. ​​Celebrate th​​e statehood of Colorado at one of our 42 beautiful state parks or more than ​350 state wildlife areas​. ​​​​         
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Military/Veterans August Pass

Active duty and veterans are admitted free to Colorado state parks for the month of August! The military member or veteran ​must s​how proof of military service (photo ID, DD-214, VA medical card) and obtain the free pass from any Colorado state park o​r CPW office​. Military member or veteran must be in the vehicle using the pass. All other park fees (camping, etc) are still charged.​​​​

More Information:​ See the August Pass flyer​ and the Military Benefits​ page. 


Plan your next vacation at a Colorado State Park! 

Spend a couple days fishing or a week camping, hiking and rafting. 

With more than 4,000 campsites and 58 cabins and yur​​ts located throughout the state, Colorado State Parks’ affordable accommodations offer something for everyone. From the outdoor enthusiast to the family looking for a relaxing weekend, the perfect escape is only a click or phone call away. 

Take a look at our interactive map or begin customizing your experience now by searching the activities and facilities tabs in the Park Finder.

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