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Boat Ramps Closing for the Season at State Parks in Colorado
CPW press release
DENVER The boat ramps at state parks in Colorado have started to close for the season. The boat ramps will reopen in the spring when the ice thaws.

The State Parks where the boat ramps have closed:
Barr Lake State Park
Crawford State Park
Eleven Mile State Park
Harvey Gap State Park
Jackson Lake State Park
Lathrop State Park
North Sterling State Park
Mancos State Park
Pearl Lake State Park
Rifle Gap State Park
Ridgway State Park
San Luis State Park
Spinney Mountain State Park
Stagecoach State Park
Steamboat Lake State Park
Vega State Park

At Chatfield State Park, the South Boat Ramp closed on Oct. 31 and the North Boat Ramp will remain open through November, when Chatfield closes to all boating on Dec.1. The aquatic nuisance species inspection station at the North Boat Ramp will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day through Nov. 1. Chatfield will reopen to boating on March 1, if ice conditions permit.

The boat ramps at Boyd Lake, Navajo and Trinidad Lake State Parks will close at the end of the day on Nov. 30. However, anyone wishing to launch at Navajo from Dec. 1, 2012 through Feb. 28, 2013 can contact the Navajo State Park office, 970-883-2208 to schedule an appointment for a boating inspection prior to launching.

For additional closures and information about hand launched vessels and ice fishing, please visit the individual park websites at

All Colorado State Parks will remain open for other outdoor recreation activities throughout the winter. Please check the respective Colorado State Park web pages at

Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, more than 300 state wildlife areas, all of Colorado's wildlife, and a variety of outdoor recreation. For more information, please visit