James M. Robb – Colorado River State Park

Colorado River State Park near Grand Junction
Island Acres is just one of five units in the Colorado River State Park. | Photo by Colorado State Parks

James M. Robb – Colorado River State Park
Location: Mesa County, east of Grand Junction

The Colorado River State Park was renamed in 2005 to include the name of James M. Robb, a local visionary who helped create the “string of pearls,” five distinct sections that form a semicircle around Grand Junction.

Each one, visible along the Colorado River from Debeque Canyon to Fruita, offers different varieties of outdoor recreation.

Robb was a champion of state parks and former member of the Parks Board who helped create the Colorado Riverfront Foundation.

A 35-mile river corridor trail system is in the works, thanks to his legacy.

Activities offered at the park include a summer concert series, swimming, hiking, boating, whitewater rafting, swimming beaches at Island Acres and Fruita and snowmobiling in the winter.

Year-round camping is available at Island Acres and Fruita.

James M. Robb – Colorado River Park office
361 32 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81504
(970) 434-3388
Park hours: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. for day use.
Office hours: Corn Lake 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and Fruita 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (call first at 970-856-9188).
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