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Free National Park Weekend for Presidents Day

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Free National Park Weekend for Presidents DayEnjoy a free National Park Weekend now! The Free National Park Weekend is from February 14th through the 16th. This weekend is to honor Presidents Day and the National Parks are offering free entrance to those that normally have a fee. Many National Parks are always free to enter. Only about a one third of America’s National Parks even require a fee.

Free National Park Weekend Entry Only

This Free National Park Weekend does not normally apply to campground reservations or other paid for activities inside the National Park. Check your local National Park as they may have other deals or activities going on during this Free National Park Weekend for Presidents Day.

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Free Admission to Colorado State Parks on Veterans Day

Free Admission on Veterans Day Tomorrow November 11, 2014 is Veterans Day. Take some time and honor a veteran tomorrow in one of the many Colorado State Parks! Here are the details courtesy of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Free Admission on Veterans Day

Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers all military men and women free admission to Colorado’s state parks on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11.

“CPW is honored to manage state parks on behalf of Colorado’s citizens,” said CPW Parks and Outdoor Recreation Assistant Director Ken Brink. “Especially this Veterans Day as we offer free access to Colorado’s special places to veterans and military members who serve this great country.”

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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 of . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Free Fishing Weekend June 7 and 8

Go Camping for Colorado Kayak Supply’s Paddlefest

PaddlefestMay 24-27 is Colorado Kayak’s Suppy Paddlefest

Kick off the summer paddling season this Memorial Day weekend with an exciting interactive river festival in Buena Vista and the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area . Whether you are a newby to the sport of kayaking or one of the most seasoned paddlers, this action packed weekend has something for you. The four-day festival will feature river competitions, multi-sport races, free demonstrations, educational seminars, live music and tons of fun for the whole family. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chaffee Country. Check out this video for an overview of past highlights and visit the Colorado Kayak Supply Paddlefest Home page for . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Go Camping for Colorado Kayak Supply’s Paddlefest

Sequestration Effects on Camping

camp-out-colorado-carter-lake-pine-campgroundAlthough the actual impact on campers in National Parks may be less than originally feared, it’s a good idea to check to see how the Sequester has affected your planned camping trip to a National Park before you go. Sequestration is a set of automatic spending cuts contained in the Budget Control Act. Since Congress has not been able to agree upon an alternative to these cuts, deep budget cuts in most aspects of government went into effect on March 1, 2013, including a 5% budget cut for each National Park.

The National Park system already operates on a relatively small budget, with very little room for belt tightening. National Parks are a very profitable endeavor for the American taxpayer. National Parks get $10 for every $1 invested by taxpayers. In some areas of . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Sequestration Effects on Camping

Camping on the 4th Of July

camp-out-colorado-lake-dillon-fireworksMany people go camping on or around the 4th of July. It is in the middle of summer when the weather is warm and the camping conditions are right for camping.

Make the most out of your trip this 4th of July by making sure you are a responsible and respectful camper. Under no circumstances should you ever take any fireworks up with you camping. This is just a recipe for disaster. Especially in years where the summers are extra hot and the risk of forest fires is high. As far as I know every campground in Colorado that I have visited does not allow fireworks. It’s dangerous and the risk of forest fires is just too high. Compound that with the remoteness of most campgrounds and their inability to respond to fires quickly, there is just no . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Camping on the 4th Of July

Go Camping For Free During National Park Week

Hiking While CampingNational Park Week has crept up on us once again. Next week (April 21st – 29th), all National Parks are free to enjoy! Head out to your favorite National Park for a night or two of camping and enjoy the great spring weather we have been having. They’ll be free for a full 9 days. This is a great time to scout out some of the National Parks you have always wanted to see!

Even if you can’t get out for a few days of camping, it would be fun and easy to go on a day trip somewhere. This is a great time to take advantage of all the National Parks have to offer.

National Park Week Official Video

For more information, visit their official website: http://www.nps.gov/npweek/

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