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Harvey Gap and Rifle State Parks Change Boat Inspection Hours

Colorado State Parks and Wildlife Press Release
RIFLE, Colo. - The aquatic nuisance species (ANS) inspection hours at Harvey Gap and Rifle Gap State Park have changed to the fall schedule.

Inspection hours at Harvey Gap have moved to 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week. Inspection hours at Rifle Gap will remain 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week until Sept. 15 when hours will be shortened to 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.

All trailered boats are required to be pre-inspected for ANS prior to launching. Boaters are encouraged to obtain a seal with receipt when leaving in order to launch when inspectors are unavailable. Boats that launch without inspections are subject to a minimum fine of $50. For questions or more information, please visit the website at <> or call (970) 625-1607

To protect Colorado's water, boaters leaving a lake or other waterway, boaters should:

CLEAN all mud, plants or animals from the hull of your boat.

DRAIN all of the water from the boat, live well and lower unit of the engine.

DRY the boat and contents before the next launch.

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