Celebrate Colorado Day: Free state park admission on Aug. 7


Colorado Parks and Wildlife

As a thank you to U.S. military members, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) offers active duty military, veterans and the National Guard free admission to all state parks for the month of August. 

Military members and veterans, resident and nonresident, can pick up a free August Military Pass at any Colorado state park or CPW office by showing proof of service. Passes are available for service members only.

The free park pass provides a chance to experience Colorado’s state parks and the diverse wildlife and landscapes the state provides. All other park fees remain in effect, including camping reservations, boat and off-highway vehicle registrations, and hunting and fishing licenses. The pass is not valid for accessing state wildlife areas and state trust lands.

To help plan a unique Colorado adventure, visit the CPW park finder. State park outdoor recreation activities include: 

• Water sports: boating, kayaking, paddle boarding and swimming.

• Wildlife and wildflower viewing, birdwatching and tours with naturalists.

• Hiking, horseback riding, biking and rock climbing.

• Stargazing and geocaching.

• Accessibility programs are available to people with disabilities.

For more information about Colorado’s state parks, visit the CPW website: https://cpw.state.co.us/.