MANCOS, Colo. – Join Mancos State Park for some fun, entertaining and educational events over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. These events are free, but a valid parks pass is required for all vehicles that enter the park. For more information please call (970) 533-7065.

Friday, July 1:

  • 8:30 a.m. Birding: Meet at west end parking area. Let’s see and hear what birds are here. Bring your binoculars.
  • 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Butterflies: Let’s go watch and chase. Nets provided. Meet at Chicken Creek Trail head.

Saturday, July 2:

  • 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Butterflies: Let’s go watch and chase. Nets provided. Meet at Chicken Creek Trail head.
  • 7 p.m. Concert: Donny Johnson and his Band of One, plays and sings country music and more. Come and enjoy at the amphitheater. You won’t want to miss this concert.

Sunday, July 3:

  • 9 a.m. Birding: Meet at west end parking area. Let’s see and hear what birds are here. Bring your binoculars.
  • 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Butterflies: Let’s go watch and chase. Nets provided. Meet at Chicken Creek Trail head.
  • 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. WILD Games for kids and kids-at-heart! Meet at amphitheater.
  • 7:30 p.m. Campfire Program: Lions and Bears and Coyotes-Oh My! Find out about some common predators found in the San Juan Mountains.

Monday, July 4:

  • 9:30 p.m. Watch fireworks from the dam. Bring your own chairs and enjoy!

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:
Carol Bylsma, (970) 533-7065, mancos.park@state.co.us

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