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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 then 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.

Public Service Center

Expect construction work to begin this fall/winter on a new public service center. Ground breaking and large scale construction is expected to begin spring 2016; however, we will see changes in the next couple of months. 

Davis Ponds Update

The construction of the Davis Ponds is complete and the ponds have been refilled with water.  The ponds have been stocked with brood, rainbow and cutbow trout. Please visit our park conditions section for up to date fishing reports​.

Upcoming construction will be geared towards improved recreation 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: We are currently operating on​ winter hours 8am - 5pm.

Water: All public drinking water spickets have been winterized and are shut off.

Entrance Station: the entrance station is typically staffed from 8am - 5pm. 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 if the ​​entrance station is unattended.

Pets: Pets are permitted at Staunton but must be under your physical control on a six foot leash at all times to ensure the safety of you and your pet. 

Trails: Most trails are snow packed with patches of bare ground. Mason Creek is extremely icy, yak traks, snow shoes or crampons are highly recommended. The higher elevation trails along Mason Creek, Border Line, Lions Head, Scout Line and Marmot passage do have deeper snow where snow shoes or skis would be beneficial. Please come prepared and enjoy your trails! Please refer to the park map for trail information: i.e mileage, elevation gain and type of use. The dotted trails are hiker only trails.

For more current updates please contact the park at 303-816-0912.