Get Ready for Summer Recreation

It’s May – hooray! – summer will soon be here. If you enjoy taking advantage of Colorado’s summer outdoor recreation opportunties, now is the time to start getting ready.

Fishing – anyone age 16 or older needs a fishing license to fish Colorado’s waters. Buying a fishing license is easy – you can apply for a license online or visit one of hundreds of retailers around the state. For a list of stores where you can purchase a license, click here. Additionally, you can obtain a Colorado Fishing Map from the Division of Wildlife, or check one out from our library.

State Parks – Colorado State Parks are great for hiking, biking, camping, or boating. To use the parks, you need to purchase an annual Parks Pass. Passes are issued per vehicle. The regular price is $60 per vehicle per year; however, there are reduced rates for seniors over 64, low income, and disabled individuals. Disabled veterans and persons born prior to 1923 get free passes. To find out more about purchasing a Parks Pass, click here.

Boating – Registration is required. Boats may also be subject to inspection for aquatic nuisance species (i.e. zebra mussels). For more about boating registration, inspections, and regulations, click here.