26 Campgrounds To Open At State Parks In Colorado By Weekend

May 13, 2020

According to Fort Collins Coloradoan, more than two dozen campgrounds that have been closed since March 26 due to the coronavirus pandemic will open by this weekend.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife opened campgrounds at 16 state parks Tuesday and will open two Wednesday; three Thursday, including Boyd Lake; and five Friday, including Lory.

Here is a list of the openings, according a CPW news release Tuesday afternoon:


Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (Fremont County campgrounds only), Chatfield, Cherry Creek, Eleven Mile, Elkhead Reservoir, Highline, Jackson Lake, James M. Robb Colorado River Island Acres, James M. Robb Colorado River Fruita, Mancos, Mueller, North Sterling, Rifle Falls, Rifle Gap, Staunton and Vega


Cheyenne Mountain (tentative) and Crawford


Boyd Lake, St. Vrain and John Martin Reservoir


Golden Gate Canyon (tentative), Lake Pueblo, Lory, Navajo and Ridgway


The following parks continue to coordinate with local officials for reopening plans. Dates will be announced as they become available for Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (Chaffee County campgrounds), Lathrop, Paonia, Pearl Lake, Stagecoach, Colorado State Forest, Steamboat Lake, Sylvan Lake, Trinidad Lake and Yampa River.

Park officials said cabins, yurts, tipis, group facilities and other reservable day-use facilities remain closed until further notice.