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Service members can visit Colorado state parks for free on Veteran's Day

Posted at 7:05 AM, Nov 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-09 09:13:46-05

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will honor all veterans and active-duty members of the U.S. military, military reserve and National Guard with free admission to any of the state’s 41 state parks on Sunday for Veterans Day.

“CPW is proud to offer free admission to our state parks in honor of Veterans Day to thank our veterans and military members,” said CPW Director Bob Broscheid. “We greatly appreciate the selflessness displayed by these men and women through their service. Inviting them to enjoy a free day at our state parks with their friends and family is our gesture of appreciation for their sacrifice in protecting our country and the places we in Colorado hold so dear."

To get the free admission, military members and veterans must present proof of military service at the park gate. This can be in the form of a military ID card, applicable DD form, Veterans Affairs health identification card or current Colorado driver’s license or state-issued identification card with the veteran seal.

The free entry extends to everybody in the same vehicle as the service member.

Other park fees, such as for camping and fishing, still apply on Sunday.

Use the Park Finder tool on CPW’s website to locate a park near you and plan your Veterans Day visit.

To learn more about other military benefits offered by CPW, click here.