Harvey Gap and Rifle State Parks Change Boat Inspection Hours
Credit: 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 www.parks.state.co.us <http://www.parks.state.co.us> 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.