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Great American Backyard Campout

Great American Backyard CampoutFor 10 years now the National Wildlife Federation has been sponsoring the Great American Backyard Campout. The Great American Backyard Campout is to help get people out camping and introduce new people to the joys of camping. This year they are hoping to get 200,000 thousand people out camping for the Great American Backyard Campout. Will you be one of them?

Here is a letter with more info about the Great American Backyard Campout.

Think back a moment to some of your favorite summer memories. Chances are, many of them involve vacations and spending time outside.

So what’s a great way to help build more favorite memories this summer?

Here’s your chance to create memories that will last a lifetime by taking part in . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Great American Backyard Campout

Top Ten Camping Gifts for Father’s Day

The Wave Multi Tool for Father's Day GiftFather’s Day is just around the corner. Father’s Day is a great time to get the camping gear that special father has always wanted. Here are Camp Out Colorado’s suggestions for some great camping gifts for dad on Father’s Day. . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Top Ten Camping Gifts for Father’s Day

Free Fishing Weekend June 7 and 8

Free Fishing Weekend in Colorado June 7 and 8

Colorado’s free fishing days are coming up on June 7th and June 8th. Outdoor enthusiasts can fish without a license. All other rules and regulations apply so make sure to stick to your fishing limits for whatever you are fishing for. Fishing is a fun and family friendly activity that everyone can enjoy. Colorado is wonderful place to fish as we have a large variety of types of fish. Colorado is almost split in half with cold fresh water fishing areas in the mountains and higher elevations (approximately 6000 feet or higher). At lower elevations and out along in plains there are fresh warm water areas to fish (approximately 6000 feet or lower). Colorado is rich in both large bodies . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Free Fishing Weekend June 7 and 8

Fishing Limits Lifted at Beaver Creek Reservoir

Beaver Creek Reservoir DrainingAttention anglers, the fishing bag and possession limit has been lifted at Beaver Creek reservoir. Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be finalizing draining Beaver Creek reservoir so they can make repairs to the dam and outlet. Now is the time to head over there and fish, fish, fish! Be careful in the area though, drained lakes can be dangerous. The water and new shoreline may expose hazards.

Here is the press release for the Beaver Creek reservoir draining.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife News on Beaver Creek Reservoir

MONTE VISTA, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife has started the last phase of draining Beaver Creek reservoir and anglers are warned to be extremely cautious on the ice and around the water. Ice remains on the reservoir but it is extremely unstable. Conditions will deteriorate as the water level drops. People should not . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Fishing Limits Lifted at Beaver Creek Reservoir

Roxborough National Archaeology Day

Roxborough National Archaeology Day

Roxborough is a National Archaeological District. Join Roxborough, History Colorado, Dinosaur Ridge, and the Denver Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society on Saturday, October 19, for National Archaeology Day. Colorado Department of Natural Resources will be having a fair! This will be a fun and educational event for the entire family. Activities are from 10 a.m – 2 p.m. and include:

Archaeological displays on the patio; Kids activities; Hiking and Rox Ride tours of past archaeological sites; Poster displays, handouts and PowerPoint presentations; Dedication of our new archaeology display in the Visitor Center.

Date: 10/19/2013 Time: 10 AM-2 PM Location: Roxborough State Park

It is looking like it is going to be a great day here in Colorado this weekend. Make sure to take advantage of this fun activity . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Roxborough National Archaeology Day

Lory State Park Full Moon Hike

Night Hiking at Lory State Park

This is the Hunter’s moon, or the Travel Moon and our last night hike of the year. If there are clear skies the hike will be three and a half miles. If there is no moon there will be a shorter night hike. Come explore the sights and sounds of Lory by the light of the moon. Meet at South Eltuck at 6:00 PM. The Lory Park Full Moon Hike may end as late 9:30 PM

Date: 10/19/2013 Time: 6:00 PM

This will be a lot of fun so head on out and enjoy the hike! It looks like we will be enjoying some nice weather this weekend in Colorado so make the most of it.

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Go Camping and Learn About Nature at Night

camping-tent-shadowGo camping this comping weekend at St. Vrain Colorado State Park and take some time to join them in learning about bats, stars, and other natural education about the night. Campers will have the opportunity to learn all about bats in Colorado. If you are more interested in learning about the stars the Longmont Astronomical Society will be our there to teach everyone about the night sky.

Here is the details from Colorado State Parks.

Spook Out Friday the 13th St Vrain State Park September 13, beginning at 7 p.m.

Take the ‘spook’ out of Friday the 13th with a fun, family-friendly and educational night of exploring bats and stars at St. Vrain State Park ! As the sun sets over the . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Go Camping and Learn About Nature at Night