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Highline Lake
Highline Lake
Highline Lake in March

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 & Mack Mesa Lakes

There is a lot of activity going on at both Highline and Mack Mesa Lakes! ​Both lakes are now open for boating.  Boats must be inspected for ANS before entering the water, unless the boater has a receipt and a seal. Inspections are available from 8 am to 4 pm, seven days per week, at the West Inspection Station. If no one is at the Station, go to the Visitor Center for assistance. 

The Fish Trucks brought trout on March 6! Mack Mesa received 880 8"-12" trout, and Highline Lake received 2,734 8"-12" trout! That is a lot of big, hungry fish!  

We have nightcrawlers​ for sale in the Visitor - 18 of the fat, wigglers for $3. We also have a rainbow of Power Bait, for those who may be vegetarians!  

We gladly post your Big Fish Photos on our Board - stop at the Visitor Center on your way out! 

​Visitor Center

Currently, Spring hours are 8 AM to 4 PM seven days per week. Be sure to STOP and look at the window when driving past the Visitor Ce​n​​ter​​! We are here, unless the sign says we aren't!  

March 11, we will begin to sell 2015 licenses! Stop in for registrations, licenses, annual vehicle passes, and answers for just about any question you may have. If we don't know, we'll find out!

Looking for a really unique anytime gift, for a special  someone, or even yourself? Come in and browse our retail store for items you won't find anywhere else! Clothing, stuffed critters, books for ages 1 to 101, games, puzzles and gift certificates that can be used for anything in the Visitor Center, including annual passes.