Navajo State Park to open for camping on Friday

Navajo Lake State park

Camping at Navajo State Park will open Friday (May 15) and Colorado Parks and Wildlife is happy to welcome back campers.

CPW wants campers to enjoy their time outdoors but reminds everyone that social distancing must continue and that guidelines provided by the Colorado Department of Health and Environment and the Centers for Disease Control must be followed.

“We’re pleased that campgrounds are open but our top priority is the safety of our guests and staff,” said Cory Chick, CPW’s Southwest regional manager. “The reopening will closely abide by health department and CDC recommendations,”

Here are items campers must be aware of before heading out to one of Colorado State Parks:

  • All camping is by reservation only. Check campground information and make reservations at cpwshop.com.
  • Bathrooms are open at the park; but showers, laundry and other group facilities are not be open.
  • Visitors Centers are not open. Campers can call the park office for information.
  • It is advised that you only camp with members of your household. Camp sites at Navajo are limited to six people.
  • Cabins are not available for rental at this time.
  • Individuals must maintain a six-foot distance from other individuals, including park staff, in the campground.
  • A mask should be worn in public areas or when close to others in the campground.
  • If you or any member of your family is feeling ill, none of you should go to a State Park campground.
  • Bring all of your own food from your local grocery store; don’t plan on going out to eat at a local restaurant.
  • Bring hand sanitizer and other cleaning supplies. Please keep a clean camp and pack out your own trash.
  • Do not invite others into your camp; give them a wave, a smile and a healthy hello from a distance.
  • Check for park updates at CPW’s COVID-19 information page at cpw.state.co.us

For information about camping at Navajo State Park, call: 970-883-2208.

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