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RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife marks Colorado Day, the commemoration of Colorado’s acceptance into statehood, with free park entrance at all 42 state parks on Monday.
“Colorado Day is an opportunity for everyone to get outside and experience the diverse natural beauty and recreational activities that our 42 state parks and 350 state wildlife areas have to offer,” said CPW’s Information and Education Assistant Director, Gary Thorson. “This day is also the agency’s opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to all of our residents and visitors who enjoy our state parks and for their continued support.”
Colorado was first recognized as a state Aug. 1, 1876. The first addition to the Colorado state park system, Cherry Creek State Park, emerged some 56 years later.
This Colorado Day, celebrate the statehood of Colorado in nature. Come play all day, watch the sunrise, float a boat, view wildlife, catch fish, ride or hike trails, explore, learn, picnic or climb. Most Coloradans live less than 30 minutes from a state park
See the 2015 Parks Guide, Park Finder and State Wildlife Area Map for more options. Park entrance fees are waived, but activities like fishing and camping will still require a valid license and permit.