Vehicle-access restriction in place at Navajo State Park
ARBOLES, Colo. – Visitors to Navajo State Park are no longer allowed to drive their vehicles to the water at Arboles Point. Visitors can still walk to the water in that area and can continue to hand-launch water craft there.
Parking is available near the campground above Arboles Point.
The area has been designated as a “Special Use Area” by the federal Bureau of Reclamation due to resource damage. Motor vehicle use is not permitted in the area under this new classification.
The Bureau of Reclamation owns the reservoir and surrounding property. Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages the park in partnership with the bureau.
“People can still get to the water at Arboles Point, they will just need to access that area on foot,” said Brian Sandy, Navajo State Park manager. “We’ll need everyone’s cooperation to protect the park’s natural and recreation resources.”
State Park personnel will be placing closure signs in the Arboles Point area during the next few weeks.
Vehicular shoreline access will continue to be allowed at Windsurf Beach.
Navajo State Park is a major recreational facility in southwest Colorado, drawing more than 300,000 visitors every year. The 2,100-acre park offers boating, fishing, trails, wildlife viewing, 138 camp sites, and three cabins.
Entry to the park costs $7 per vehicle; an annual pass costs $70.
To reserve a camp spot or a cabin, call 1-800-678-2267, or go to the reservation section of the Colorado Parks and Reservation website, http://coloradostateparks.reserveamerica.com.
For more information about all of Colorado’s state parks, go to: cpw.state.co.us.
CPW is an enterprise agency, relying primarily on license sales, state parks fees and registration fees to support its operations, including: 42 state parks and more than 350 wildlife areas covering approximately 900,000 acres, management of fishing and hunting, wildlife watching, camping, motorized and non-motorized trails, boating and outdoor education. CPW’s work contributes approximately $6 billion in total economic impact annually throughout Colorado.
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