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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​:

September 1-5    

    7 AM to 8 PM Mon. - Fri.

    6 AM to 9 PM Sat. & Sun.

September 6-25

    7 AM to 7 PM Mon. - Fri.​

    7 AM to 8 PM Sat. & Sun.

September 26-30

    7 AM to 6 PM Mon. - Fri.

ANS Inspections will be available on the ​​​

East side Saturday & Sunday ONLY​:

    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.  ​

Small Game Hunting will begin September 6th​. 

Small game hunting is permitted Monday through Friday. Shotgun hunting only. Small game hunting is permitted 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.

​​​​​​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!   ​