DENVER – The boat ramps at state parks in Colorado have started to close for the season. The boat ramps will reopen in the spring when the ice thaws.
The State Parks where the boat ramps have closed: • Barr Lake State Park • Crawford State Park • Eleven Mile State Park • Harvey Gap State Park • Jackson Lake State Park • Lathrop State Park • North Sterling State Park • Mancos State Park • Pearl Lake State Park • Rifle Gap State Park • Ridgway State Park • San Luis State Park • Spinney Mountain State Park • Stagecoach State Park • Steamboat Lake State Park • Vega State Park
At Chatfield State Park, the South Boat Ramp closed on Oct. 31 and the North Boat Ramp will remain open through November, when Chatfield closes to all boating on Dec.1. The aquatic nuisance species inspection station at the North Boat Ramp will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day through Nov. 1. Chatfield will reopen to boating on March 1, if ice conditions permit.
The boat ramps at Boyd Lake, Navajo and Trinidad Lake State Parks will close at the end of the day on Nov. 30. However, anyone wishing to launch at Navajo from Dec. 1, 2012 through Feb. 28, 2013 can contact the Navajo State Park office, 970-883-2208 to schedule an appointment for a boating inspection prior to launching.
For additional closures and information about hand launched vessels and ice fishing, please visit the individual park websites at http://cpw.state.co.us
All Colorado State Parks will remain open for other outdoor recreation activities throughout the winter. Please check the respective Colorado State Park web pages at http://cpw.state.co.us
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, please visit http://cpw.state.co.us