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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 almost here at Highline Lake

The Trails are always open!  Depending on the weather, the trails may be muddy in places.  

  • 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 being reserved now for Spring and Summer 2021.  
  • The campground is open year around, and Spring Fever may 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 Is Open  to All 2021 Boating Activities

Boating, jet skiing, paddle boarding, sail boarding, kayaking and canoeing are available. 

  • Mack Mesa Lake is also open water, and is open to electric or hand powered boats, paddle boards, canoes and kayaks. 
  • Stop at the Visitor Center at the East entrance to purchase any required boat registrations.  

Inspections & Decontamination

  • Beginning Saturday, April 3, 2021 times for required boat inspections will be 7 am to 8 pm. 
  • Boat decontaminations will be available 8 am to 6 pm beginning Saturday, April 3, 2021.  
  • Both inspections and decontaminations will be available at the West entrance to the Park.


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, geese and bald and golden eagles.  Bring a camera! 

Almost Spring at Highline

Highline Lake is showing the beauty of Spring! Calm, blue water, clear blue skies and 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.