Cheyenne Mountain State Park closed due to high wind damage

PROMO Outdoors Bear
Published Monday, January 9, 2017

Residents and visitors are being asked to avoid the area around Cheyenne Mountain State Park as strong winds have downed power lines, shifted dirt and brush, and overturned at least one camper.

Power lines were blown down in front of the park entrance, and while fire and utility crews are on scene, entry to the park is unsafe.

Park staff is checking on visitors in the park and in the camping area where the camper was overturned. The camper was occupied by a mother and two small children who were taken to a nearby emergency room by another camp visitor. A 5 year-old male sustained a laceration to the head. No other information on present condition of all involved is available.
Residents and visitors are being asked to avoid the area around Cheyenne Mountain State Park as strong winds have downed power lines, shifted dirt and brush, and overturned at least one camper.

Power lines were blown down in front of the park entrance, and while fire and utility crews are on scene, entry to the park is unsafe.

Park staff is checking on visitors in the park and in the camping area where the camper was overturned, and so far no injuries have been reported. More information on damages will be released once a proper assessment can be made.

It is also uncertain when the park will reopen. For the safety of visitors and crews responding, please avoid the state park until further notice