Colorado Parks and Wildlife will celebrate Colorado Day on Monday, Aug. 2 with free entrance to state parks


DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife will celebrate Colorado Day, Monday, Aug. 2 by offering free entrance at all 42 state parks. Free entrance at the state parks is an annual Colorado Day tradition. Although the state celebrates its 145th birthday on Aug. 1, state parks will only offer free entrance on Aug. 2.

“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 CPW Director Dan Prenzlow. “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 on Aug. 2.

Come play all day, enjoy a picnic and stay for the sunset. This Colorado Day, be sure to get out to a state park for a fun-filled day that the whole family can enjoy.

CPW manages 42 state parks, more than 350 state wildlife areas, all of Colorado’s wildlife, and a variety of outdoor recreation. Visit CPW’s website for more information about Colorado Day and ideas on which park to visit on August 2.