Colorado Parks and Wildlife to Start Gradual Reopening of Campgrounds May 12

Colorado Parks and Wildlife are looking to start opening campgrounds up for camping on May 11th. This will be a gradual and segmented opening. Please make sure to contact the campground you would like to visit directly as to when and what will be available.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife LogoHere is some of what they posted in the 5-11 update.

COVID-19 Update – 5/11/20 3:00 p.m.

Update May 11, 2020: Colorado Parks and Wildlife campgrounds are opening to camping at most state parks beginning Tuesday, May 12. There will be a phased approach to reopening our campgrounds. Agency staff is finalizing reopening plans, and ask visitors to State Parks to remain flexible in their travel plans as we work with counties and local public health orders to open safely and cooperatively.

Colorado counties, municipalities, and land management agencies continue to update their COVID-19 guidance including travel restrictions, road closures, and access limitations on a regular basis. Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds anglers, hunters, and all other outdoor recreationists that it is your responsibility to research and understand the specific guidance, ordinances and restrictions in place for any planned local recreation – know before you go.

As camping becomes available, playgrounds, picnic areas, and camping facilities (including yurts and cabins) at Colorado’s state parks will likely remain unavailable. Closures will be posted online and at the park until facilities reopen.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife visitor centers, service centers and offices are also continuing to restrict access to the public. Restrictions and closures remain subject to change.

We know you have questions regarding the rapidly evolving scenario that surrounds COVID-19, and how Colorado Parks and Wildlife is responding to keep your family healthy during your visits to our parks and offices.

  • Customer, volunteer and employee safety is our top priority, and we take your health and well-being seriously.

  • We are committed to providing our regular services at the highest level possible while also ensuring that everyone is safe.

If you decide to head out right away to go camping please go well prepared to maintain social distancing and the safety of the campgrounds. Also check the with the offices or camp hosts at the campgrounds for location specific restrictions and guidelines. Camping will not be the same as it has in the past so please abide by the new safety measures they have in place. This was we can avoid any additional outbreaks and enjoy safe camping this summer.

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