Lake Pueblo State Park hosts several special events during the month of September. Please join us for these free, fun programs. All children must be accompanied by an adult. All programs are free, but all vehicles entering the park must display an annual ($70) or daily ($7) pass.
Passes may be purchased at the entrance stations, the visitor center between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., or at the self-serve stations next to the entrance booths, where a check or exact change is required. For additional information, please call 719-561-9320, ext. 17.
The park is sunny, so bring water and a hat to morning and afternoon programs. Programs may be canceled if there is lightning, rain, or strong wind. The special events for September are:
Friday, Sept. 14
Something’s Fishy Art Gallery Opening – Visitor Center – 5-7 p.m.
Please join us in welcoming the artwork of Maureen Keenan-Mason to our Visitor Center Art Gallery. Enjoy light refreshments and meet the artist.
Maureen’s art includes oversized paintings and a ceramic display of fish found at Lake Pueblo State Park, including largemouth bass, rainbow trout, walleye, and channel catfish as well as old lures and “Cammo Bass.” Ceramic, glazed fish of various shapes and sizes will also be on display.
Keenan-Mason has won various judged awards at art shows, the Colorado State Fair as well as wine harvest and county fairs. Her work has also been displayed at numerous businesses including antique stores, banks, libraries, galleries, restaurants, and other establishments. She is a member of the Pueblo Art Guild and former board chair of the Windsor Arts Council. Her work is currently on display at the Pueblo Art Guild, the Cup & Bowl, and Prairie Pine Pottery.
Final Stellar Night of Stars – Arkansas Point Parking Lot – 8:30 p.m.
Not movie stars, but those objects in the sky! Weather permitting; the Southern Colorado Astronomical Society will host the final stargazing party of the season at the Arkansas Point parking lot at 8:30 p.m.
Understand how light pollution limits our view of the night’s wonders. Telescopes will be provided for an up-close look of celestial bodies including Saturn’s rings, the moon’s craters, star clusters, double stars, and perhaps even a far away galaxy, but feel free to bring your own telescope to view these astronomical marvels.
Saturday, Sept. 15
Introduction to Paddle Sports – South Boat Ramp – 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Are you interested in kayaking or paddle boarding? Want to know more about them? Need help determining what equipment suits you best? Then this program is for you! The Edge Paddle Shop, at 107 N. Union Ave., will provide free demonstrations at Lake Pueblo State Park about paddle boards and kayaks as well as provide equipment for you to try out. Learn about the differences between whitewater, recreational, and sea kayaks. Sit in various models to determine which best fits you. Talk to a Park Ranger about the best kayaking and paddle board areas on the lake.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife was created by the merger of Colorado State Parks and the Colorado Division of Wildlife, two nationally recognized leaders in conservation, outdoor recreation and wildlife management. Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, all of Colorado’s wildlife, more than 300 state wildlife areas and a host of recreational programs. To learn more about Colorado’s state parks, please see:http://www.parks.state.co.us. To learn more about Colorado’s wildlife programs, please see: http://wildlife.state.co.us