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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.

Daily Vehicle and Individual Parks Pass Fees​

Daily Vehicle passes are currently $9 per vehicle and Daily Individual passes are $4 per person to ride a bike or walk in to the park.    

See the Highline Lake Fees page for more information about 2020 fees. 

Summer at Highline Lake!

The Trails are open and in good shape for hiking, bicycling, running or just meandering around the lakes.  Bring your camera and/or phone to Highline Lake; you never know what you might see.  A collared lizard was spotted near Mack Mesa recently - very amazing.

Camping

Plan your 2020 camping trip to Highline Lake.

Visit the CPW Camping Reservations page​ to get started or call 1-800-244-5613 to speak with a live person.​ 

 

Highline Lake Open to Boating

Boating and water activities are in full swing at Highline.  Boats, paddle boards, canoes and kayaks are being seen on the water. We have a new pier at the East side boat beach, making docking much nicer.

Boats are required to be inspected for ANS before launching.  ANS Inspectors are available at the West park entrance to inspect boats, and determine if a boat also requires a decontamination. 

See the Park Conditions page for current inspection and decontamination hours.    

A reminder that all boats with a motor or a sail are required to be registered.  Boats may be registered at the Visitor Center window on the east side of Highline Lake.  There are also required boat cushions and fire extinguishers for sale at the Visitor Center.