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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 Closed to Boating and Swimming for the Season

​Waterfowl Hunting 

The 2017 Waterfowl Hunting Season continues through January 26 at Highline Lake.  
Hunting at Highline is allowed only Monday through Friday.​ No weekend hunting is allowed at Highline Lake.

To reserve your waterfowl blind,  call Colorado Parks and Wildlife at 
970-255-6161. Call before noon the day before you want to hunt to have a reservation!  
For more detailed information about waterfowl hunting ​please go to ​our Activities page.

Teach a kid to fish! 

Even in winter, fishing​ is a great family activity that adults and kids both will  enjoy! Teach a kid to fish and that kid will always remember those special times spent outside.

Then that kid will teach his kids to fish and enjoy being outside, while   creating more memories, and so on through the generations!

Be the one who wants to help protect and continue those "special" feelings, and the places that help re-create it!

Share with others how totally awesome it is to be outside, in all seasons! 

Mack Mesa is developing a very thin layer of clear ice on the southwest corner!  It is not safe, but is a sign of good things to come!

A loon has been spotted in Mack Mesa Lake!   


​It's beginning to feel like winter at Highline Lake!

Wear warm clothing, and Get Outside! 

Take a leisurely walk or an invigorating bike ride around Highline Lake. It's a great way to exercise in the fresh air! The lakes are calm and reflect the beauty around them. 

Sunrises and sunsets are awesome sights from the trails.  You will be glad you experienced them!     

Bald eagles and even a golden eagle have returned to their tree just east of the Visitor Center, and are busy fishing in the lakes. 

Ducks and geese regularly land on Highline Lake just out of reach of the waterfowl hunters, to enjoy a rest from their migrations. 

Our small herd of deer can be seen crossing the park in the morning and evening, on their way to or from grazing the fields nearby.  Watch out for them crossing the road!  They haven't learned that vehicles are dangerous! 

Plan your Spring and Summer 2018 camping trips to Highline.  

You may make a reservation up to 6 months in advance of your arrival date. 

The campground is usually full each weekend March through October! The only way to be sure you will have a site when you arrive at the Park, ready to camp, is to make a reservation!  Don't be disappointed - make a reservation today!

​At Highline Lake, all of our views are awesome!