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Colorado Parks and Wildlife fee changes take effect

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Colorado Parks and Wildlife modified its state parks entrance fees and camping permit fees beginning Jan. 1. This is the first increase to park entry fees since 2010.

Key park entrance fee changes are listed below.

  • Daily vehicle pass increases from $8 to $9 and an individual daily pass is $4. These fee changes apply for any person entering Elkhead Reservoir, Pearl Lake, Stagecoach Reservoir, Steamboat Lake and Yampa River state parks in Northwest Colorado, except those entering the park in a motor vehicle with a valid annual parks pass or state parks annual hang tag pass.
  • Annual affixed vehicle pass: $80
  • New state parks annual hang tag pass: $120. These passes are issued to individuals, not vehicles, and can be moved between vehicles. Only one vehicle at a time can use the pass.
  • Dog off-leash daily pass: $3
  • Dog off-leash annual pass: $25

The price of the annual Columbine Annual Pass and Centennial Annual Pass will remain $14 per pass, and commercial daily pass costs also remain unchanged in 2019.

Camping permit fees were also changed beginning Jan. 1. Rather than having a single pricing structure statewide, parks now have the flexibility to set prices for campsites based on historical occupancy and demand as well as other camping opportunities in the area.

Campers should use the Parks and Wildlife Park Finder to see camping permit fees at individual parks when planning camping trips in Colorado’s state parks in 2019. Several parks are now using a reservation-only system, which means reservations must be made to hold a campsite. Self-service permits are no longer valid.

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