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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​From high grassy meadows at 8,100 feet to soaring granite cliffs over 10,000 feet, Staunton State Park's varied geology, soils, water features, and climate support rare and unexpected plant communities and a rich diversity of wildlife and provide a myriad of outdoor recreation opportunities.

Colorado's newest state park opened to the public on May 18, 2013. The park is located approximately 40 miles southwest of downtown Denver, north of US Highway 285 and about six miles west of Conifer. The Park sits divided between Park and Jefferson counties, in Pine, Colorado.

The first 1,720-acre parcel of land was donated to Colorado State Parks in 1986 by Frances Hornbrook Staunton. Subsequent parcels of land were added over the years to make up the now 3,828 acre park. Read more about the story of Staunton State Park at our history page.

Staunton State Park is the legacy of Frances H. Staunton. As her beneficiaries, present and future generations are entrusted with this land--to enjoy, protect and treasure as she did.

Davis Ponds Update

The construction of the Davis Ponds is complete and the ponds have been refilled with water.  The ponds still need to be restocked with fish and there is going to be some additional work to the area.

Upcoming work will be geared towards the recreation side of the area with the additions of a small fishing pier, picnic shelter, and a vault toilet. For your safety and the safety of the construction crew, please respect​ all area closures.

The Davis Ponds at Staunton State Park have been a great location to take the family fishing. Over the next several months the Davis Ponds area will continue its transformation with the hope of being ready for next summer's recreation.​

​Seasonal Changes

Park Hours:​ The entrance gate closes one hour before park closing. Please plan ahead and be back to your vehicle before the park closes.

Water: The park water hydrants have been shut off for the season. No water is available for the winter months. Please plan ahead and bring your own drinking water.

Entrance Station: There may not always be an attendant at the entrance station. A state park pass is required on all vehicles entering the park. The daily fee is $7.00. Please plan ahead and bring exact change to purchase your pass at our self serve station.

Trails: ​After last week's storms the trails have begun to dry out with a few puddles here and there. Snow will be found in shaded areas and in the higher elevations but snow shoes will not be necessary. Be cautious of shaded snowy areas on Mason Creek and Old Mill trail as Ice may be present.​