Colorado State Parks


Sat May 18, 2013

Say Hello To Staunton, Colorado’s Newest Park

Francis Staunton's donation of over 1,700 homestead acres and recently acquired surrounding areas make up the new Staunton State Park
Credit Friends of Staunton State Park


Fri February 15, 2013
Parks & Rec

More Than 3 Million Visit Rocky Mountain National Park In 2012

Rocky Mountain National Park

Visitation at Rocky Mountain National Park was up slightly last year to 3,229,618. That’s about 2 percent higher than 2011 figures. Park Spokeswoman Kyle Patterson says the increase is partially due to a change in how traffic is tracked.

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Wed August 1, 2012
Parks & Rec

Corporate Sponsors For Colorado State Parks

Chatfield State Park
Colorado State Parks

The Foundation for Colorado State Parks, a 501(c)(3) organization, is pioneering an effort to attract corporate sponsors to Colorado's state parks. The proposal is in the early stages of development but officials say it could be implemented by 2013.

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Mon April 16, 2012

As Temperatures Increase, Open State Park Camp Sites Decrease

Coloardo Department of Natural Resources

As the weather warms, many people are putting those snow shovels away and looking ahead to their camping vacations. Some Colorado state park camp grounds are already booked solid for the major spring and summer holidays.

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Mon May 2, 2011

House Committee Hears Testimony on DOW/State Park Merger

A black bear near Bailey, Colorado.
David Hannigan Division of Wildlife

A House Committee will hear testimony this afternoon on a proposed merger between the Colorado Division of Wildlife and Colorado State Parks.

The move requires approval from both the House and Senate, which passed the measure in April. Proponents say that it would makes services more efficient, and could save the state up to $3 million every year.

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