CPW Commemorates Veterans Day, Nov. 11 with Free State Park Admission for Military, Veterans

Colorado Parks Wildlife Logo - smDENVER — Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers all military men and women free admission to Colorado’s state parks on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11.

“CPW is proud to honor our veterans and military members this Veterans Day,” said CPW Spokesman, Matt Robbins. “Free access to Colorado’s State Parks is our way to say ‘thank you’, and provide a special place for those who serve this great country to relax, renew and reflect.

Boating, fishing, camping, hiking and wildlife viewing are just a few of the activities to enjoy, adds Robbins. Use the Park Finder at http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/Pages/ParkMap.aspx to locate a park near you.

To obtain free admission to a state park, veterans, active duty military personnel (including active duty, Reserve and National Guard members) and their families must show:

– A valid active, reserve or retired military identification card,

– An identification card from the Veterans’ Administration, Veterans of Foreign Wars or the American Legion,

– Discharge papers or a DD214,

– Or other proof of service.

The identification should be presented at the park gate. All other passengers in the vehicle will be admitted for free. This offer applies only to entrance; other fees, rules and regulations apply.


CPW is an enterprise agency, relying primarily on license sales, state parks fees and registration fees to support its operations, including: 42 state parks and more than 350 wildlife areas covering approximately 900,000 acres, big-game management, hunting, fishing, wildlife watching, camping, motorized and non-motorized trails, boating and outdoor education. CPW’s work contributes approximately $6 billion in total economic impact annually throughout Colorado

For more news about Colorado Parks and Wildlife go to: http://cpw.state.co.us

For more information about Colorado Parks and Wildlife go to: http://cpw.state.co.us.

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