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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.
Date: 4/1/2020
These extended expiration dates are intended to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by reducing the need for public travel and in-person interactions at CPW offices
Date: 3/30/2020
ASA is working with states to have recreational fishing-related businesses be considered “essential” and therefore allowed to remain open
Date: 3/25/2020
Does not mean Colorado’s robust walleye populations will dwindle.
Date: 3/24/2020
A mountain lion and two skunks have tested positive for rabies in Larimer County this year to date.
Date: 3/23/2020
Colorado Parks and Wildlife promotes outdoor health benefits and trail safety etiquette during COVID-19 pandemic
Date: 3/22/2020
Colorado State Parks to Remain open, but Colorado Parks and Wildlife Offices and Visitor Centers Limiting Most Public Access Effective Friday, March 20
Date: 3/11/2020
The east boat ramp will be open for ANS inspections 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the month of March. In April, it will be open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and in May 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Date: 3/6/2020
Boyd Lake opens to boating other boat ramps, campgrounds opening soon across Northeast Region
Date: 3/5/2020
A variety of jobs are available, including seasonal ranger, visitor services, interpreter/education specialist and maintenance. Most jobs start in May and continue into September.
Date: 3/5/2020
From “Field Notes of a Colorado Sportsperson” by Travis Duncan
Date: 3/5/2020
Burning operations will occur as weather conditions permit and could begin around the middle of March.
Date: 3/4/2020
Nine appointments to the Colorado Wildlife Habitat Stamp Committee were confirmed in the Colorado Senate in February.
Date: 2/28/2020
New this year, the 2020-2021 fishing license is valid March 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021
Date: 2/28/2020
Daily Vehicle Park Pass fee for each of Colorado’s 41 state parks will increase by one dollar effective March 1, 2020 to support outdoor recreational growth
Date: 2/25/2020
Grant applications accepted through Monday, April 27, 2020
Date: 2/13/2020
Whirling-disease resistant rainbows are now thriving in the wild and CPW is collecting their spawn, enabling hatcheries to propagate millions of fish
Date: 2/11/2020
More boats requiring decontamination because of infestations of destructive mussels entered Colorado last year than in 2018, but the statewide inspection program coordinated by Colorado Parks and Wildlife again succeeded in keeping invasive mussels out of the state’s lakes and reservoirs.
Date: 1/29/2020
A six-month-long fishing tournament with $10,000 in prize money sponsored by CPW is aimed at maintaining adequate kokanee fry survival by limiting predation from lake trout.
Date: 1/23/2020
The Environmental Protection Agency announced today it is finalizing a rule that will drop protections for millions of miles of streams and millions of acres of wetlands.
Date: 1/23/2020
When 12 year-old Tia Wiese, from Eagle, Idaho, went ice fishing at Lake Cascade with her dad last March, and they expected to catch some yellow perch…but not the world record perch!
Date: 1/22/2020
The public is urged to contact CPW immediately and fill out a report if they see or hear wolves or find evidence of any wolf activity in Colorado.
Date: 1/21/2020
The agency’s official product purchasing website is, which is a secure method of purchasing all CPW products online, including fishing licenses. Starting March 1, CPW will be selling 2020 13-month fishing licenses.
Date: 1/13/2020
Highlights include cameos by Talon the red-tailed hawk boating safety mascot, information about watercraft inspection and decontamination, an iron-on T-shirt coloring station, free giveaways, and boat safety class information.
Date: 1/10/2020
CRAWFORD, Colo. – Crawford State Park will offer a variety of fun events on Jan. 25 – visit the park for ice fishing, ice skating, sledding and cross-country skiing.
Date: 1/8/2020
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. and adjourn at 5 p.m. on January 15 at CPW’s Hunter Education Building, 6060 Broadway, in Denver.