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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.

​W​hat to expect for the 2024 boating season​​:​

  • ​Highline Lake will NOT be open to motorized boating in 2024. This includes electric motors. 
  • As of 3/5/2024, Highline Lake will be open to hand-launched, human-powered vessels such as paddleboard, kayaks, and canoes. This is subject to change as lake conditions change throughout the summer. ​​​​​​

For current boating information, please call the Park at 970-858-7208 or check the Conditions page​.

Boat Decontaminations

​​Although Highline Lake is not open to motorized boating in 2024, we are still offering boat decontaminations and seals by appointment only. 

Register for an appointment, which can be made for Mondays and Thursdays, between 8am and 5pm. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with further instructions upon your arrival to the park.

Help the Park:

Join the Friends of Highline Lake State Park to help make decisions about projects and special programs that will benefit the park.  Visit the Friends of Highline Lake State Park Facebook page for upcoming events and membership information. 

Unable to join? Please donate​ to help us support Highline Lake State Park and continue to provide world class outdoor conservation, education and recreational experiences we love.