Dallas Creek shoreline at Ridgway State Park closed to vehicles
Credit: CPW News Release
RIDGWAY, Colo. – Because of the rising water level at Ridgway State Park, the shoreline vehicle access on the south side of the reservoir at Dallas Creek is closed to vehicles until further notice. The closure is in place to protect vegetation, nesting waterfowl and the shoreline.
Users can still park at the adjacent Bay View parking lot and walk to the shoreline.
"This area usually closes on years when the water level at Ridgway is high," said Kirstin Copeland, park manager.
The area will reopen when the water levels drop and conditions are appropriate.
"Thanks to the winter’s big snow fall, the reservoir is full and we’ll have good water recreation through the summer,” Copeland said.
Pet owners are reminded that dogs must be kept on a leash to the water’s edge and all waste must be picked up and removed.
Outstanding camping and recreation facilities are available at Ridgway State Park with 283 campsites and three yurts. The daily entry fee to the park is $8 per vehicle. Camp sites range in price from $18 to $26.
For more information about the parks or camping, call 970-626-5822 http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/Ridgway.