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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 Individual Parks Pass Fees​

Beginning January 1, 2019, $4.00 Daily Individual Parks Pass Fees are in effect at Highline Lake. 

See the Highline Lake Fees page for more information about new fees for 2019. 

Why are park entrance fees necessary?

If you have questions about: 

  • Who pays to operate and maintain state parks,
  • New Individual Passes,  
  • Why park visitors should purchase an Annual Pass,
  • And more . . .

Please read the Funding Colorado State Parks flier.

It is Spring at Highline Lake

 Bring your camera or phone to Highline Lake; you never know what you might see.

​The trails at Highline Lake are in good shape for hiking and biking around Highline and Mack Mesa Lakes.  Maybe a leisurely morning sunrise or evening sunset stroll on a section of on one of the trails is more appealing. Try it!  

 

Longer daylight hours allow for more time on the lake for fishing and boating!

New Boat Inspection hours at Highline Lake

April 1 through May 15:

   7 am to 8 pm

May 16 through May 31:

    7 am to 10 pm.

Boats must be launched at the West ramp.  Stop at the West park entrance for an inspection or seal removal! 

If an inspector is not present, call the Visitor Center at 970-858-7208 to request an inspection and/or seal removal.

You may also call 970-250-0214 OR 970-216-4173.  

ANY BOAT THAT IS LAUNCHED WITHOUT AN INSPECTION IS SUBJECT TO A FINE AND EJECTION FROM THE LAKE!  

Boaters may enter the park through the east (Visitor Center) entrance to purchase a 2019 boat registration, fire extinguisher or PFD prior to launching.     

Camping

Plan your 2019 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.​