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Federal shutdown not affecting CPW properties, efforts

CPW press release
DENVER—Despite the shutdown of the Federal government, hunting, fishing, camping and wildlife watching opportunities continue in Colorado. Colorado Parks and Wildlife-managed parks and lands are open for business and visitors affected by the shutdown are welcome to take advantage of our facilities.

--National Parks may be closed but Colorado's 42 beautiful state parks are open for business. For more information, visit: Call 303-866-3437 for information or 303-470-1144 for camping reservations.

--Some U.S. Forest Service campgrounds may be closed but dispersed camping is available in most forests. Some campgrounds remain open, but have limited services. For more info, visit:

Hunters looking for information in their units are welcome to call our customer service representatives at 303-297-1192.

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 go to

For more information about Division of Wildlife go to:
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