New rules are continuing to emerge throughout the state; however, one of them is specifically for nature lovers. Colorado's campsites at state parks will be reopening as of Tuesday. This news comes just in time for the weekend. 

On Monday, May 11, Governor Jared Polis announced that most campgrounds at state parks could reopen. 

"Colorado Parks and Wildlife campgrounds are opening to camping at most state parks beginning Tuesday, May 12. This will be a phased approach to reopening with campgrounds starting at 50% capacity," CPW posted on its COVID-19 Response page

Reopening plans are still being finalized by staff; however, some outdoor areas may be unavailable. Those include playgrounds, picnic areas, yurts, cabins, and camping facilities. 

CPW asks that individuals who visit state parks remain flexible in their travel plans as they are continuing to work with counties and public health orders. 

Currently, reservations can be placed online or over the phone for sites opening on Tuesday.

They are also asking that visitors make a reservation beforehand, plan ahead, top of your tank to avoid multiple stops, bring a first aid kit, and to bring a portable toilet or proper disposable supplies.

Colorado's State Parks have over 4,000 campsites to choose from. While in the area, boating and hiking trails remain open for use.

You can find a campground and make an online reservation here

Visitor centers will be restricted to public access, and public restrooms and areas "will continue to being cleaned and maintained."

Day passes can be purchased online, over the phone, or at various sales kiosks in most parks. 

CPW will continue to post closures online and at the park until its facilities can reopen.


This article's cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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