LOMA, Colo. – Highline Lake State Park is once again inviting kids, ages 8 to 12, to get outdoors this summer. The Summer of Outdoor Fun programs, offered on Wednesdays throughout the summer, will give kids the chance to learn how much fun it is to be outdoors, including the importance of the environment, “Leave No Trace” ethics, the history of Highline Lake, camping basics, fossils and the “Scorpion Man,” a natural scavenger hunt and local fish habitat. There will also be a how-to class on fishing where poles and tackle will be given out and can be taken home.

The Summer of Outdoor Fun programs will take place each Wednesday beginning June 8, from 10 a.m. to noon. Kids will meet in the picnic area near the beach house. There will be a different outdoor activity each week, and kids will discover how much fun nature, the environment and being outdoors can be. The Summer of Outdoor Fun Wednesday program will end with a barbeque on Aug. 3. For more information, contact the Highline Lake office at (970) 858-7208, or email the park at highline.park@state.co.us.

The Outdoor Fun at Highline Lake continues on Saturdays and Sundays with programs and activities for the entire family. A few of the activities and programs planned include a star party, owls and their nests, how to keep bears away from your campsite, all about bats, Highline Lake’s Junior Ranger program, water ecology, and special crafts for special days. Dates, times and programs vary; please check the Colorado State Parks calendar of events at www.parks.state.co.us for specific information. Choose the calendar link, or choose Highline Lake; the activity calendar is found on the right side of the Highline Lake home page. Contact the park directly at (970) 858-7208 or via email at highline.park@state.co.us.

The Highline Lake Summer of Outdoor Fun programs are free; however, each vehicle entering the park is required to display a Colorado State Park Annual pass, or purchase a $7 daily pass.

Colorado State Parks get everyone outdoors! Attracting more than 12 million visitors per year, Colorado’s 42 State Parks are a vital cornerstone of Colorado’s economy and quality of life. Colorado State Parks encompass 224,447 land and water acres, offering some of the best outdoor recreation destinations in the state. Colorado State Parks is a leader in providing opportunities for outdoor recreation, protecting the state’s favorite landscapes, teaching generations about nature and partnering with communities. Colorado State Parks also manage more than 4,300 campsites, and 63 cabins and yurts. For more information on Colorado State Parks or to purchase an annual pass online, visit www.parks.state.co.us.

Contact:
Alan Martinez, (970) 858.7208, alan.martinez@state.co.us

Deb Frazier, 303-866-3203 ext. 4342, deb.frazier@state.co.us

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