Highline Lake State Park
Located northwest of Grand Junction in the Grand Valley, Highline Lake State Park has miles of hiking/biking trails and two lakes in a lush green, well-treed environment. Mack Mesa Lake allows only wakeless boating while Highline Lake can get pretty active with the water skiers and jet skis. Both lakes have excellent fishing. In addition, as a wet and green oasis in the midst of a large high desert area, the Audubon Society has designated Highline Lake State Park an important bird migration resting point and there are wildlife viewing kiosks (with telescopes and educational materials available) on the east and west sides of Highline Lake. The State Park is also home to a herd of mule deer. Highline Lake State Park is open year round and sees lots of snowshoers and cross-country skiers in the winter.
The daily vehicle park pass runs $7, or you can buy the annual Colorado State Parks pass for $70. Basic campsites are $18 per night from May 1 to September 30 ($16 per night the rest of the year). The Group Picnic Area is $30 plus a $10 reservation fee. Highline Lake State Park also has a group camping area that serves a lot of wedding receptions, too. Cost is $60 plus the $10 reservation fee for the first 10 campers, for each additional 10 campers add $18 (from May 1 to September 30 - $16 during the rest of the Year).
In the campground at Highline Lake State Park
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