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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.

Wakeless Wednesday​

Beginning March 2, 2022, Wednesdays at Highline Lake will be "wakeless." Vessels may only travel at speeds that do not create a wake.

"Wake" is defined as the movement of water created by a boat underway, great enough to disturb a boat at rest, not exceeding 5mph. This regulation is new in 2022 and applies to every Wednesday of boating season except for July 4 in years when it falls on a Wednesday.

2022 Summer Events

Highline Lake State Parks serves as the venue for several races which have closures on certain areas of the park. Click each of the calendar links below to learn more about the upcoming park closures.



Highline Lake is home to a wide variety of birds, as well as a stopping place for migrating  waterfowl.  

Many species of waterfowl have been spotted including ducks, swans, geese and bald and golden eagles.  Bring a camera!



Plan your Summer 2022 camping trip to Highline Lake now.  

  • Campsites are being reserved now for Spring and Summer 2022.  
  • The campground is open year-round and can be reserved six months in advance. 

 Make your reservation TODAY for camping at Highline Lake in 2022.

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