Colorado Parks and Wildlife will celebrate Colorado Day, Monday, Aug. 5 by offering free entrance at all 42 state parks. Colorado Day was created by the state legislature to mark the anniversary of statehood, granted in 1876 by President Ulysses S. Grant. Free entrance at the state parks is an annual Colorado Day tradition. Colorado's Actual birthday is August 1st.

All other fees, including camping and reservations will remain in effect on Aug. 5.

There are a huge variety of recreational opportunities at all Colorado State Parks. Float your boat or kayak, or raft a river. View diverse wildlife and a multitude of bird species. Catch fish, hike, explore by geocaching, ride some of the best OHV trails in the state or go horseback riding. Teach your children to fish, camp or learn about nature. Climb a challenging rock face, fly a kite or ride your bike.