Colorado Parks and Wildlife will celebrate Colorado Day, Monday, Aug. 5, by offering free entrance at all 42 state parks. Colorado Day was created by the state legislature to mark the anniversary of statehood, granted in 1876 by President Ulysses S. Grant.
Free entrance at the state parks is an annual Colorado Day tradition.
Delta County residents are lucky enough to have three state parks in their backyard — Crawford, Paonia and Sweitzer Lake. All feature boating, fishing, hiking and picnicing, and Paonia and Crawford also offer camping.
"Colorado Day is an opportunity for everyone to get outside and experience the diverse natural beauty and recreational activities that all of the 42 state parks have to offer," said Gary Thorson, assistant director for information and education for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. "This day is also the agency's opportunity to say 'thank you' to all of our residents and visitors who enjoy our state parks for their continued support."
All other fees, including camping and reservations, will remain in effect Aug. 5.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, more than 300 state wildlife areas, all of Colorado's wildlife, and a variety of outdoor recreation. For more information go to cpw.state.co.usblog comments powered by Disqus