Colorado Parks and Wildlife is raising its state parks entrance fees and camping permit fees beginning January 1, 2019. This includes Lory State Park, west of Fort Collins and pictured above. This is the first increase since 2010.

Colorado Parks Fee Changes

  • Daily Vehicle Pass $8 - $9
    • At Cherry Creek, Chatfield, and Boyd Lake State Recreation Areas, and Eldorado Canyon State Parks each daily vehicle pass is $9
  • Individual Daily Pass $4
    • Includes: Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area , Barr Lake, Crawford, Colorado State Forest State Park, Eldorado Canyon, Elkhead Reservoir, Harvey Gap, Highline Lake, James M. Robb - Colorado River, Lory, Pearl Lake, Rifle Gap, Rifle Falls, Stagecoach, Steamboat Lake, Sweitzer Lake, Sylvan Lake, Trinidad Lake, Vega and Yampa River State Parks.
  • Annual Affixed Vehicle Pass $80
  • NEW State Parks Annual Hang Tag Pass $120
  • 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 Permits

Camping permit fees also change 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, and other camping opportunities in the area.