Colorado Parks and Wildlife will celebrate Colorado Day on Monday, August 6 by offering free entrance at all 41 state parks, including Lory State Park, just west of Fort Collins.

Colorado Day was created by the state legislature to mark the anniversary of statehood, granted in 1876 by President Ulysses S. Grant. Although the state commemorates its 142nd year on the first of the month, state parks recognize the occasion with free entrance on the first Monday of the month.

All other fees, including camping and reservations, will remain in effect on August 6.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 41 state parks, more than 300 state wildlife areas, all of Colorado's wildlife, and a variety of outdoor recreation.