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Visit a state park - for free - Aug. 6
Everyone deserves a break now and then - even better when that's a break from work or school and it comes with a financial break, too.
Get your two-fer on Aug 6 - Colorado Day - when entry fees are dropped at all 42 state parks.
Colorado Day was created by the state Legislature to mark the anniversary of statehood, granted in 1876 by President Ulysses S. Grant. Free entrance at the state parks is an annual Colorado Day tradition.
“Each Colorado Day, we invite everyone to get outdoors at the state parks, enjoy the natural beauty of these places and experience all the recreational activities that the parks have to offer,” said Rick Cables, Colorado Parks and Wildlife Director, in a news release.
“This annual free day gives people who have never visited a state park the chance to experience the great activities in state parks. Colorado Day is also our annual ‘thank-you’ to all our visitors for their support.”
Entrance fees are waived for the day but all other fees, including camping and reservations, will remain in effect.
See photos and descriptions of Colorado's state parks, check out camping and boating conditions, and learn about activities at the state parks website.