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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 . . . → 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 . . . → 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/

For an . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Go Camping For Free During National Park Week

Camping Is In The Air as Spring Approaches

camping in colorado meadow flowerI don’t know about you, but the recent warm weather here in Colorado has me thinking a lot about camping. The camping season is almost upon us and I, along with many other campers, are making their plans for the year.

Colorado’s camping season is considered to be between Memorial Day Weekend (June 25th through 28th) and Labor Day (August 31st to September 3rd). I know that seems far away now, but with the warm winter and spring just around the corner, some low altitude trips just might be in order!

It’s always best to be prepared. No matter where you live, you should always take at least some gear to handle any weather your area might have throughout the whole year. Yes, in Colorado I take gloves, a heavy coat and snow . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Camping Is In The Air as Spring Approaches

Recognize Theodore Roosevelt on Presidents Day

On Presidents Day make sure that you take a moment to reflect on one of the greatest presidents and champions of America’s natural beauty, Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt. He was one of the most influential presidents ever to be in the office in regards to protecting and enhancing America’s plethora of natural wonders. Not with standing his efforts in politics, the economy, American rights and his far from standard foreign policy, he excelled at watching out for and protecting America’s natural beauty.

Here are just a few of his contributions that made such an impact on America’s natural beauty. He helped to make sure Yellowstone was reserved and protected from industrial interests. He created the Pelican Island Bird Reservation to fend off the extinction of the birds there whose feathers were used for hats. Created more than 50 animal refuges nationwide through his long history . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Recognize Theodore Roosevelt on Presidents Day