Lone Mesa State Park covers 11,760 acres of scenic land, ranging in elevation from 7,200 feet over 9,000 feet. It has not yet opened to the public except for special uses.
Lake Pueblo covers 4,600 acres, has 50 miles of shoreline and is prolific with fish. The park also has 10,000 acres of land.
John Martin Reservoir State Park is a birdwatcher’s paradise and a favorite fishing spot in the Plains of Southeast Colorado.
Colorado River State Park offers the “string of pearls,” five distinct sections that form a semicircle around Grand Junction and offer different types of outdoor recreation.
Jackson Lake has been called an “Oasis in the Plains” by novelist and Colorado native James Michener and is ranked one of the “Top 15 Park Beaches” by Reserve America.
Highline Lake State Park, an oasis near Grand Junction, includes two lakes, grassy meadows, trails and trees.
Fishing is a favorite activity at Harvey Gap State Park, where the reservoir of 190 surface acres is open to canoes and boats with motors of 20 horsepower or less.
Golden Gate Canyon State Park, just 30 miles west of Denver, offers more than 12,000 acres of forests, peaks and mountain meadows, along with panoramic views of the Continental Divide.
Elkhead State Park centers on a 900-acre reservoir containing small mouth bass, crappie, northern pike, catfish and trout.
Eleven Mile State Park Location: Park County, west of Woodland Park near the town of Lake George The large reservoir at Eleven Mile State Park is a premium spot for fishing. Rainbow, brown, cutthroat, kokanee and pike inhabit the waters of the park. Canoeing, camping, hiking and biking, as well as sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, motor boating and winter ice boating, make Eleven Mile a year-round destination. The park is also…