BRIGHTON, Colo. – Barr Lake State Park is offering youngsters a rare opportunity to spend the night in the park starting Friday, June 10. Kids will eat dinner, play games, work in teams, ride the pontoon boat with park rangers, exercise their nocturnal skills in observing wildlife on a night hike, sleep under the stars, and relish a hearty breakfast with new friends followed by a tree planting project.

The program, designed for kids ages 8 to 13 only, starts at 5 p.m. on Friday and continues through Saturday, June 11 until 11 a.m. No accompanying adults required. The fee per child is $15. There are only fifteen spots available and reservations are required. Please contact the Nature Center at (303) 659-6005 to reserve a place. An outline and list of supplies will be provided after registration.

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:

Michelle Seubert, (303) 655-1495, michelle.seubert@state.co.us

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