Crawford State Park will offer a variety of fun events on Jan. 27. Come to the park for ice fishing, ice skating, sledding and cross-country skiing.
From 9 a.m. to noon, a free ice-fishing clinic will be offered. Participants will start indoors and learn about ice-fishing gear and lures, ice-fishing electronics, fishing techniques and the biology of crappies. Then the class will move outside onto the ice for some hands-on experience.
All participants must have a Colorado fishing license. Licenses are available for sale at the park. Bring your own fishing gear.
From noon to 6 p.m. everyone else can join the fun. An ice rink will be ready on the lake, a sledding hill will be open and cross-country skiing trails will be set. You should bring your own sled, skates and skis.
Starting at noon, park staff will get a fire going to cook hot dogs and make s'mores. They'll also be serving up hot chocolate. Refreshments are free.
All events are dependent on ice and snow conditions. Crawford State Park is located about two miles south of Crawford.
For more information, call the park at 970-921-5721.
Entrance to the park is just $7 per vehicle. Annual passes, good for all 42 state parks, are available for $70.