Free entrance to Colorado state parks for military and veterans in August

Outdoors - Colorado Parks Wildlife Mountains Baca National Wildlife Refuge - USFWS
Published Sunday, August 1, 2021

As a thank you to U.S. military members, Colorado Parks and Wildlife 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 starting today.

The free park pass provides a chance to experience Colorado's state parksand 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 also not valid for accessing State Wildlife Areas.

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

CPW offers several additional military benefits to active duty military, veterans and disabled veterans. Programs include free admission to state parks on Veterans Day, year-round free entry to all state parks to residents with Colorado Disabled Veterans license plates and free small game and fishing combination licenses for qualified disabled veterans. CPW also offers a Columbine Pass which offers reduced park entrance fees to disabled Colorado residents.

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