High Water Levels Prompt State Park Restrictions

Record-breaking rains leading to high water levels have prompted Colorado Parks and Wildlife to restrict access in some recreational areas. 

Boat ramps, shoreline access points and parking areas are limited at Lake Pueblo State Park. The department isn’t sure when they’ll reopen.

Near Lake George, the South Platte River is running usually high, resulting in the closure of Spinney Mountain State Park’s river access lot. The department is discouraging fishing along many areas of the river.

Portions of Eleven Mile Canyon may be closed, but campgrounds and facilities at the state park remain open.

In Colorado Springs the city closed Red Rock Canyon Open Space during May’s heavy rains, and it remains closed.

For other parks impacts in the Colorado Springs/El Paso County area, the Trails and Open Space Coalition is maintaining an updated list here.