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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  $10 per vehicle.  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 2021 fees. 

Spring is just around the corner at Highline Lake

The Trails are always open, but this time of your they may be snowy/icy/and or muddy!  

  • Use caution and  be prepared for anything while you are 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. 


Plan your Fall 2021 camping trip to Highline Lake now.  

  • Campsites are beginning to be reserved now for Spring and Summer 2021.  
  • The campground is open year around, and Spring Fever will soon be here.  

 Make your reservation TODAY for camping at Highline Lake in 2021.

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


Highline Lake Closed to All Boating Activities

Highline Lake is closed until March 1, 2021, or when the lake is free of ice.  

Boating, jet skiing, paddle boarding, sail boarding, kayaking and canoeing will once again be allowed.   

Mack Mesa Lake is still frozen over. 

When the lake is free of ice again, it will open to electric or hand powered boats, paddle boards, canoes and kayaks.   


Highline Lake closes to boating September 30 each year in order to provide a fall and spring resting place for a variety of migrating waterfowl.  

Many species of waterfowl have been spending the winter at Highline Lake, including ducks, geese and bald and golden eagles.  Bring a camera! 

Almost Spring at Highline

Highline Lake will soon see the beauty of Spring: Ice on lakes beginning to melt; clean, crisp air; clean, pure blue skies with puffy white clouds; desert plants beginning to bloom!  

Keep an eye on the weather, then come to Highline Lake and enjoy the peace and quiet of early Spring.