(Illustration by Nichole Montanez, The Gazette)
Parks officials dropped a line to say there are still camping spots open throughout the state for Labor Day weekend fun.
Sure, some site may be full-up, but today there are still spots at Arkansas Headwaters, Bonny Lake, Crawford, Eleven Mile, Jackson Lake, James M. Robb-Colorado River, John Martin Reservoir, Lathrop, Mancos, North Sterling, Paonia, Lake Pueblo, Ridgway, Rifle Gap, San Luis, Stagecoach, State Forest, Vega and Yampa River.
Reservations can be made online or by calling 1-303-470-1144 or 1-800-678-CAMP.
Special events include:
Golden Gate Canyon State Park: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 1. Discover Green Ranch, a beautiful area of the park usually closed to the public. This guided hike will include encounters with flora, fauna, historical sites, and amazing vistas that will rejuvenate and inspire.
Eleven Mile State Park: 6 p.m. Sept. 1. Join the volunteers of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Auxiliary for a fun look at the relationships that exist between the predator and prey species of Colorado. Adaptations will also be discussed and there will be plenty of hands-on demonstrations for kids.
John Martin Reservoir State Park: 6 p.m. Sept. 1. Learn about the Sand Creek Battle Site with Chuck and Sheri Bowen. The Bowens promise artifacts from the battle site and their expert knowledge of the historic area. Plan to settle in at the West Picnic Shelter for a thrilling evening of yesteryear.