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The year 2009 marks the 50th Anniversary of Colorado State Parks. Our park system began with Cherry Creek State Park in 1959. Today, Colorado State Parks encompass almost a quarter-million acres. Look for special ways Colorado State Parks are celebrating this milestone inside this kit!



The Park Visitor Welcome Kit is created at no cost to Colorado State Parks or taxpayers.


Full Color Map


A state park map with a listing of park activities and facilities

Expert Tips

Funding is generously provided by its partners and 20% of the net proceeds are donated to your state parks.

Ranger recommendations and a local wildlife guide

Fun Tips

Supporting our partners is a great way to say “thank you” for their contribution to your state parks.

Children’s activities, a calendar of events, and road trip ideas

More Information:

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The Park Visitor Welcome Kit is printed on 100% recycled paper. Every piece can also be reused, passed along to a friend, or recycled. PAPER SOURCE: Printed on 85% post-consumer-recycled fiber

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• Fires allowed only in designated fire rings and grills. Attend to fires at all times.

a boat unless in a cabin or below deck. • Do not leave any food (including pet food) outside at night or when not at your site. • Quiet hours are from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. daily. This includes generator noise.

• All boats must Welcome to your • Motorized vehicles contain life vests Colorado State must remain on for all occupants. roadways and are Children 12 or • Only 3.2% alcohol Parks! Following not permitted on younger must wear is permitted on park are some tips to trails. a life vest while on property. help you have a To commemorate our 50th Anniversary, safe, enjoyable Colorado State Parks is initiating visit. For a full list of park rules and “50 Projects for the Next 50 Years.” regulations, visit Volunteers are invited to be part of this the park’s office, historic undertaking and help keep our ask a ranger, parks in good shape for future generations. or visit www. For information, please contact parks. or (303) 866-3437.

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non-transferable permit expires in 2010 at end of month punched

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Contact Info

Which Colorado State Parks Pass is right for you? Annual Park Pass – $60/vehicle* Entrance to all Colorado State Parks Aspen Leaf Pass – $30/vehicle* For state residents age 64 years or older

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State Park Passes

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*Entrance to Cherry Creek State Park requires an additional $1 daily or $3 annual Water Basin Authority pass. Daily camping fees are additional. Discounted passes are available to residents who are disabled or income eligible. Visit www.colorado. gov/parks for more information.

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EMERGENCY: Emergency: 911


Some Parks may be outside of mobile phone range. Contact park office or staff if unable to dial 911.

Camping Reservations: (800) 678-2267 General Information: (303) 866-3437

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For advertising inquiries, call (626) 229-9991. The Park Visitor Welcome Kit was created by Government Solutions Group in partnership with Colorado State Parks at no cost to taxpayers. Nothing in the Park Visitor Welcome Kit should be taken to imply endorsement of products, services, or activities of advertisers by any governmental agency. For more information please visit

Mitch Martin Colorado State Park Ranger Lake Pueblo State Park

• Pets in parks that allow them must be kept on a maximum six-foot leash. Properly dispose of pet waste.

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Tips & Guidelines for a Safe Trip

• Entrance fees apply at all parks and a valid pass must be visible in all vehicles. Walk-in passes are required if 16 years or older at Eldorado Canyon, State Forest, Lory, and Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area.

Colorado PVWK Envelope  

Elements from the 2009 COPVWK

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