Free Parks Entry for Vets Next Weekend

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Published Friday, November 3, 2017
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by Rebecca Ferrell

Colorado Parks and Wildlife honors veterans and active duty members of the military, military reserve and National Guard by offering free admission to any Colorado state park for Veterans Day, November 11. Any member of the military forces or veteran can enter any of Colorado's 41 state parks free of charge, along with his or her companions joining in the same vehicle.

"Colorado Parks and Wildlife is proud to thank our veterans and military members by offering free admission to our state parks in honor of Veterans Day," said CPW Director Bob Broscheid. "We invite the men and women who serve or have served our country in the armed forces to enjoy our state parks on Saturday, November 11, with their friends and family. It is a small but sincere gesture of our appreciation for their service and sacrifices."

Military members or veterans visiting the parks must present proof of military service at the park gate. This free entry extends to all passengers in the same vehicle with a qualified service member. All other park fees, such as camping or fishing fees, still apply.

Military identification methods include:

  • Military ID card
  • Applicable DD Form
  • Veterans Affairs health identification card
  • A current Colorado Driver's License or state-issued identification card with the veteran seal printed on it

Boating, fishing, camping, hiking and wildlife viewing are just some of the activities enjoyed in Colorado's state parks in November. Use the Park Finder to locate a park near you and plan your Veterans Day visit.