Free Admission – Colorado State Parks – Veterans Day

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Get free admission to Colorado State Parks on Veterans Day, November 11th. This applies to all veteran and active duty military members, military reserve, as well as the National Guard.  Get out there and enjoy this warm fall weather!

Here is the official announcement from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website.


Free Admission on Veterans Day 2016

CPW Offers Veterans, Military Free Admission to State Parks

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering free admission to all veterans and active duty members of the military, military reserve and National Guard to any Colorado state park for Veterans Day. On November 11, any member of the military forces or veteran can enter any of Colorado’s 42 state parks free of charge, along with his or her companions in the same vehicle.

“CPW is proud to thank our veterans and military members by offering free admission to our state parks this Veterans Day,” said CPW Director Bob Broscheid. “We invite the men and women who serve or have served our country in the armed forces to enjoy our state parks as a small gesture of our appreciation for their service.”

Boating, fishing, camping, hiking and wildlife viewing are just a few of the activities to enjoy. Use the Park Finder to locate a park near you.

The military member or veteran must present proof of military service at the park gate. All other passengers in the same vehicle will be admitted for free. All other park fees (for example, camping or fishing fees) still apply.

Military identification methods include:

  • Military ID card
  • Applicable DD Form
  • Veterans Affairs health identification card
  • A current Colorado Driver’s License or state-issued identification card with the veteran seal printed on it

Additional Benefit Reminders:

  • Colorado residents with current Disabled Veterans license plates may obtain a “Disabled Veterans license plate” through the Division of Motor Vehicles that provides free entrance to state parks. See the Disabled Veterans Plate page for more information.
  • Active duty and veterans are admitted free to Colorado state parks for the month of August.

For more programs available to active duty members of the military and to those who served our country, see CPW’s Military Benefits page.

Remember this doesn’t cover any other fees or license so make sure you are prepared! Get out there and enjoy everything Colorado has to offer on this Veterans Day. Thank you for your service!

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