List of Colorado state parks

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This is a list of state parks in the Colorado State Parks system.


The Colorado State Parks system integrates outdoor recreation with tourism. There are currently forty-two parks open to the public, and there is one in development. [1] Colorado State Parks host over eleven million visitors each year. Colorado State Parks celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2009.

This agency also takes lead in managing Colorado's boating, off-highway vehicle, snowmobile, river-outfitter licensing, and trails programs.

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Colorado State Parks
Park Name  County or
Remarks  Image
Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area Chaffee,
Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area Office sign.JPG
Barr Lake State Park Adams 2,7151,0991977
Barr Lake (146440918).jpg
Boyd Lake State Park Larimer 3341351965
Boyd Lake State Park.JPG
Castlewood Canyon State Park Douglas 2,6211,0611964
Castlewood Dam Trails.jpg
Chatfield State Park Douglas,
Chatfield State Park.JPG
Cherry Creek State Park Arapahoe 3,3461,3541959
Cherry Creek State Park (2837173960).jpg
Cheyenne Mountain State Park El Paso 1,6806802006
Cheyenne Mountain State Park.JPG
Crawford State Park Delta,
Crawford State Park (2038467807).jpg
Eldorado Canyon State Park Boulder 8853581978
Eldorado Canyon.JPG
Eleven Mile State Park Park 7,6623,1011970
Eleven Mile Canyon (2431991645).jpg
Elkhead Reservoir State Park Moffat,
Elkhead State Park.JPG
Fishers Peak State Park Las Animas 19,2007,8002020The park opened on October 30, 2020. [2]
Fishers Peak State Park.JPG
Golden Gate Canyon State Park Jefferson,
Tremont Mtn Golden Gate State Park.jpg
Harvey Gap State Park Garfield 3201301987
Harvey Gap State Park.JPG
Highline Lake State Park Mesa 5632281967
Highline Lake State Park sign.JPG
Jackson Lake State Park Morgan 3,3051,3371965
James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park Mesa 8903601994
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John Martin Reservoir State Park Bent 13,1765,3322001
John Martin Reservoir State Park.JPG
Lake Pueblo State Park Pueblo 10,2794,1601975
Lake Pueblo State Park sign.JPG
Lathrop State Park Huerfano 1,5966461962
Lathrop State Park in Walsenburg, Colorado (198776935).jpg
Lone Mesa State Park Dolores 11,7024,736N/AUnder development.
Lory State Park Larimer 2,4921,0081975
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Mancos State Park Montezuma 5532241987
Mueller State Park Teller 5,1122,0691988
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Navajo State Park Archuleta,
La Plata
North Sterling State Park Logan 5,7002,3001992
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Paonia State Park Gunnison 1,8577521964
Pearl Lake State Park Routt 3001201964
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Ridgway State Park Ouray 3,2011,2951989
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Rifle Falls State Park Garfield 48191966
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Rifle Gap State Park Garfield 1,3415431966
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Roxborough State Park Douglas 3,3171,3421975
Spinney Mountain State Park Park 6,0802,4601987
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St. Vrain State Park Weld 6882781965
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Stagecoach State Park Routt 1,6416641965
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State Forest State Park Jackson,
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Staunton State Park Park,
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Steamboat Lake State Park Routt 2,8201,1401967
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Sweitzer Lake State Park Delta 210851972
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Sylvan Lake State Park Eagle 1,5486261987
Sylvan Lake State Park, November 2015 - panoramio.jpg
Trinidad Lake State Park Las Animas 2,8601,1601980
Trinidad Lake State Park sign.JPG
Vega State Park Mesa 1,8237381967
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Yampa River State Park Routt,
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  1. "Your Guide to Colorado's 41 State Parks, 2018 online edition" (PDF). Colorado Parks and Wildlife. 2017. Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  2. Argueta, Brenda (2020-10-30). "Gov. Jared Polis officially opens Fishers Peak State Park in Trinidad". KOAA News 5. Pueblo, Colorado. Retrieved 2020-10-31.