Highline Lake State Park to open for boating
LOMA, Colo.---After a long, cold winter, Highline Lake is opening to boating. The ice on the lake is finally melting, and a Highline Lake Grand Opening is planned for Tuesday, March 6. Visitors are encouraged to bring boats, jet skis, water skis or wake boards, and maybe a wet suit, and be among the first to welcome spring at Highline Lake State Park. Any other lake or boating related information may be found on the parks Web page at www.parks.state.co.us.
Mack Mesa is free of ice, and fishing has been good. Sightings of bald eagles and hawks at Mack Mesa are common. There also have been several sightings of a river otter in one of the ponds near the West Entrance Gate.
Spring is a great time to camp at Highline Lake State Park. The park has three new campsites for 2007, and most of the campsites have been renumbered. The Camper Services Building is open, with coin operated showers and laundry facilities.
Highline Lake State Park is approximately 10 miles northwest of Fruita. Take I-70 to the Loma exit, right on Highway 139 to Q Road, then follow the signs to the park.
Attracting more than 11 million visitors per year, Colorado�s 41 State Parks are a vital cornerstone in Colorado�s economy and quality of life, offering some of the best outdoor recreation destinations in the state. Colorado State Parks manages more than 4,000 campsites, 57 cabins and yurts, encompassing 246,000 land and water acres. For more information on Colorado State Parks or to purchase an annual pass online, visit www.parks.state.co.us.