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Colorado was first recognized as a state Aug. 1, 1876. Celebrate Colorado's birthday in nature with free entrance to Colorado's state parks on Monday, August 1. Park entrance fees are waived, but activities like fishing and camping will still require a valid license and permit.


​​2016 Military PassMilitary and Veterans Free 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) an​d 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.​​​​

For more details, read the news release, "Free park entrance to active-duty, veterans for month of August." For information on additional military/veteran benefits, see 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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