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11/10/2020
New individual daily pass offers discounted visitor fee for non-vehicle entry at state parks


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
Travis Duncan
Statewide Public Information Officer
720-595-8294 / travis.duncan@state.co.us

New individual daily pass offers discounted visitor fee for non-vehicle entry at state parks

A $4 individual daily pass took effect this month at 16 additional Colorado state parks. The pass is for hikers and bikers who enter without a vehicle.
DENVER - A $4 individual daily pass took effect this month at 16 additional Colorado state parks to ensure all visitors contribute to park maintenance. 

The $4 individual daily pass targets hikers and bikers who enter a state park without a vehicle and is now a requirement at most of Colorado’s 42 state parks.

Spreading the costs of maintenance to all users of Colorado state parks is an equity issue and especially important this year in light of the heavy use parks have received during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Increased visitation and use have put a greater demand on our natural resources, services and the facilities we provide to our visitors,” said Lathrop State Park Manager Stacey Koury. “Our pedestrians and bikers are stewards of our resources, and CPW appreciates their contribution to taking care of our parks.”

New state parks now requiring the individual daily pass for non-vehicle entry include :
Castlewood Canyon, Eleven Mile, Golden Gate Canyon, Jackson Lake, John Martin Reservoir, Lathrop, Mancos, Mueller, Navajo, North Sterling, Ridgway, Roxborough, Paonia, Spinney Mountain, Staunton and St. Vrain. 

In November 2019, the Parks and Wildlife Commission added 16 state parks to the $4 individual daily pass requirement (Barr Lake, Crawford, Elkhead Reservoir, Harvey Gap, Highline Lake, James M. Robb – Colorado River, Pearl Lake, Rifle Gap, Rifle Falls, Stagecoach, Steamboat Lake, Sweitzer Lake, Sylvan Lake, Trinidad Lake, Vega, Yampa River). 

The additional parks added in November 2020 make the requirements more consistent throughout the regions of the state. 

“All outdoor recreation has a human impact and the new pass will help disperse some of the costs we have at Lathrop,” said Koury. “It won’t just be people in vehicles carrying the costs for everybody.” 

Passes to Colorado state parks can be purchased at the park as well as online at cpwshop.com. Please note the individual daily pass is only for individuals accessing the park WITHOUT a motor vehicle. If you enter a park with a vehicle, or hold an annual pass, do NOT purchase this pass. To learn more about the types of passes available, visit CPW’s Park Entrance Pass Information Page.
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CPW is an enterprise agency, relying primarily on license sales, state parks fees and registration fees to support its operations, including: 41 state parks and more than 350 wildlife areas covering approximately 900,000 acres, management of fishing and hunting, wildlife watching, camping, motorized and non-motorized trails, boating and outdoor education. CPW's work contributes approximately $6 billion in total economic impact annually throughout Colorado.
   
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