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Date: 8/5/2020
Wednesday morning rescue crews recovered the body of an 18-year-old male victim that drowned Friday, July 31, while swimming at Chatfield State Park.
Date: 8/4/2020
On August 4th, the President signed into law the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), which previously passed both the House and Senate with strong bipartisan support. The most significant national conservation legislation passed in a generation, the GAOA permanently secures funding for public lands and outdoor recreation under the Land and Water Conservation Fund
Date: 7/27/2020
CPW offers free entry to 41 state parks on Monday, August 3
Date: 7/24/2020
This historic legislation will help direct funds to maintenance projects in Colorado to conserve public lands, waterways and wildlife habitat for future generations to enjoy.
Date: 7/18/2020
CPW encourages anglers to be cautious when trout fishing concerns about warm, dry weather and low water conditions
Date: 7/16/2020
On Saturday CPW officers euthanized a bear suspected to have been involved in conflicts at the Lost Lake backcountry campground going back to 2017
Date: 7/10/2020
Blooms a result of a number of things including warmer temperatures, stagnant waters, and nutrient loading from fertilized lawns.
Date: 7/8/2020
Chatfield and Cherry Creek State Parks are currently under county fire restrictions
Date: 7/7/2020
CPW closing the area around Lost Lake to all use starting Wednesday, July 8, 2020, over safety concerns with a bear in the area.
Date: 7/7/2020
Just upstream of Joe Wright Reservoir, Colorado Parks and Wildlife aquatic biologists, technicians, researchers and hatchery personnel conducted its annual spawning operation for grayling
Date: 7/6/2020
Discussion of proposed changes to statewide fishing regulations will top the agenda when Colorado Parks and Wildlife hosts its Northeast Angler Meeting, July 15, using a public Zoom online webinar platform.
Date: 7/2/2020
Boaters heading out onto Colorado waters this weekend will see additional Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers enforcing boating under the influence (BUI) laws
Date: 7/2/2020
Since early March, many of us have adapted to life in the “new normal” as each day brings updated developments in the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Date: 7/2/2020
On June 30, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials were met with a blizzard and 34-degree temperatures at Zimmerman Lake while conducting its greenback cutthroat trout spawning operation
Date: 6/30/2020
Funding recipients include projects in the San Luis Valley, on the Yampa and Crystal rivers, and in the northern Front Range in Denver and Mead.
Date: 6/30/2020
Big prizes beckon smallmouth bass anglers to Ridgway State Park tournament
Date: 6/30/2020
Bill provides $1 million to CPW to develop the 19,200 acres surrounding Fishers Peak near Trinidad in Colorado's next state park.
Date: 6/29/2020
Requires all visitors 18 or older to possess a valid hunting or fishing license to access any State Wildlife Area or State Trust Land leased by CPW. This new rule will be in effect beginning July 1, 2020.
Date: 6/22/2020
Since late May, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials have investigated several elk and moose conflicts resulting in injuries to both people and dogs
Date: 6/18/2020
The resolution, presented to the CPW Commission by Outgoing Chairwoman Michelle Zimmerman, supported full funding of the LWCF, federal funding
Date: 6/14/2020
CPW will develop trails and infrastructure on the 19,600-acre property that features Fishers Peak near Trinidad
Date: 6/14/2020
Two swimmers in the water had fallen off an innertube.When the individuals fell off the innertube, they began to drift away from it in the strong winds.
Date: 6/5/2020
Offices will limit public access to the front counter areas and only offer CPW products for sale (licenses, passes, registrations, etc.).
Date: 6/4/2020
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 11 and adjourn at 5 p.m. The commission will reconvene at 8 a.m. on Friday, June 12 and adjourn at 11 a.m.
Date: 6/3/2020
Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the National Park Service are working to restore the Rio Grande cutthroat trout to its native waters.
Date: 5/27/2020
By Darcy Mount Eleven Mile State Park Manager A crowded boat ramp, with lots of people waiting to load, is not the time to teach a novice how to back into a lake
Date: 5/22/2020
Colorado DNR and CPW want to remind Coloradans to recreate responsibly and stay close to home
Date: 5/22/2020
Fish hold a unique genetic marker goes back nearly 150 years, biologists in Durango have spawned a new lineage from trout rescued from a remote stream during the 416 Fire in 2018
Date: 5/21/2020
CPW reminds all state park visitors that designated swim and beach areas remain closed at Colorado’s state parks to protect public health due to COVID-19.
Date: 5/21/2020
Camping at Jumbo Reservoir State Wildlife Area is closed but day-use recreation for fishing and boating is open to the public.
Date: 5/20/2020
Due June 15, The East Slope Angler Representative must (1) be a Colorado Resident and (2) purchase a fishing license on a regular basis in Colorado.
Date: 5/20/2020
Big Thompson Parks are now fully reopened including the restored Forks Park, which was destroyed in the flood of 2013.
Date: 5/14/2020
There have been concerns expressed about warm-water fish populations in Colorado after CPW’s annual walleye spawn was aborted due to the need for social distancing in the face of the COVID-19 virus.
Date: 5/14/2020
The acquisition is especially significant as Coloradans prepare to celebrate Colorado Public Lands Day on Saturday, May 16.
Date: 5/12/2020
Cabins, yurts, tipis, group facilities, and other reservable day-use facilities remain closed until further notice.
Date: 5/11/2020
Colorado Governor Jared Polis indicated Colorado Parks and Wildlife will begin working to reopen campgrounds at its state parks May 12
Date: 5/6/2020
CPW is working with federal and local municipal partners as well as the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to determine a timeline for camping.
Date: 5/1/2020
By policy, state wildlife areas are acquired with hunter and angler dollars, and are intended specifically to provide wildlife habitat and wildlife-related recreation,
Date: 4/23/2020
The meeting will be streamed live on CPW’s YouTube page. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. and adjourn at 5 p.m. on April 30.
Date: 4/17/2020
With the current health situation, CPW suggests fishing close to home and practicing social distancing while enjoying our exceptional aquatic resources.
Date: 4/15/2020
Park rangers are seeing a rise in multiple, non-family units getting out on boats in close proximity at the state parks that have lakes.
Date: 4/14/2020
CPW reminds those looking for recreational activities to stay close to home and to know the local county and municipal restrictions on travel and access before heading out.
Date: 4/13/2020
TRINIDAD, Colo. – Divers recovered a body in the water at North Lake State Wildlife Area west of Trinidad on Wednesday following a three-day search triggered by reports of a man who went missing after his kayak capsized.
Date: 4/11/2020
Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be resuming staffing entrance stations during high use times at both Cherry Creek and Chatfield State Parks.
Date: 4/7/2020
In response to the increasing demand for water due to the rapid population growth in Colorado, the Corps determined that Chatfield Reservoir could accommodate an additional 20,600 acre-feet of water storage, or about a 12-foot vertical change from the existing operational pool
Date: 4/7/2020
In response to the increasing demand for water due to the rapid population growth in Colorado, the Corps determined that Chatfield Reservoir could accommodate an additional 20,600 acre-feet of water storage, or about a 12-foot vertical change from the existing operational pool
Date: 4/3/2020
2020 Fishing Season Opening Postponed at the Rocky Mountain National Wildlife Refuge in Commerce City, Colorado
Date: 4/2/2020
The Vail Valley Foundation announced the postponement of the annual mountain sports, music and lifestyle event until Aug. 20-23.
Date: 4/1/2020
These reports are false, and appear to have increased based on today being April Fool’s Day. Do not share your personal information with anyone calling to provide refunds.
Date: 4/1/2020
Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, many local and federal waters are postponing opening to boating and ANS inspections at this time.