News from Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Contact Name: Jennifer ChurchillFlood fall 2013 ront ranhge colorado
Contact Phone: 303-291-7234

DENVER – Due to the historic flooding of the last five days, several
parks and wildlife areas, as well as forest access is closed until
further notice.

Northeast region parks closed:

Eldorado Canyon State Park

Jackson Lake State Park

St. Vrain State Park

Northeast region state wildlife areas and state trust lands closed:Flood fall 2013 ront ranhge colorado

Atwood SWA & STL
Big Thompson Ponds SWA
Boyd Ponds SWA
Bravo SWA including the Scalva Parcel
Brower SWA
Brush SWA
Centennial Valley SWA
Cottonwood SWA
Dune Ridge SWA
Eagle Canyon STL
Elliott SWA
Ford Bridge STL
Forks SWA
Frank SWA
Jean K. Tool SWA|
Julesburg SWA
Knudson SWA
Messex SWA
Mitani Tokuyasu SWA
Mt. Evans SWA
Nakagawa SWA
Narrows SWA
Overland Trail SWA
Pony Express SWA
Red Lion STL
Sedgwick Bar SWA
Simpson Ponds SWA
Tamarack SWA
Watson Lake SWA
Webster SWA

Trail map Links

Limited access:

Ralston Creek SWA (parking lot washed out—hunters can park at Golden
Gate Canyon State Park).

CPW recommends that hunters not cross the South Platte to go hunting, as
additional flood waters are anticipated and may close roads that are
currently open. Storm Mountain access road is closed except for
emergency purposes by order of Larimer County and Highway 5 in Clear
Creek County is being closed on and off at various spots.

US Forest Service ALERT! Road Status Uncertain in Some Areas, Travel


Due to heavy rains and saturated soils the Arapaho and Roosevelt
National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland officials are
discouraging all travel and activities on the Boulder, Canyon Lakes and
Clear Creek Ranger Districts and the Pawnee National Grassland until
further notice. The current condition of roads is unknown.

The Forest has 230 miles of roads across the hardest hit areas on the
Boulder and Canyon Lakes Ranger Districts. Forest officials will be
assessing damage. Some road or area closures are expected. Use caution
on any travel in areas affected by recent rains.

For additional information on accessing Forest Service lands, please
If a customer holding a license in a GMU that is inaccessible and the
season has not yet started, they may return their license to us prior to
the start of the season get a refund or have their preference points
reinstated. They may either bring their licenses into an office or have
it postmarked PRIOR to the start of the season.

For any customers who are trapped by the water or who cannot get to
their homes, CPW is following our standard disaster procedure–if the
hunter wants to return a license, please contact us and return the
license as soon as possible. If the license is destroyed, we will, of
course, work with hunters to get them a refund, preference point
reinstatement, or a replacement.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, more than 300 state
wildlife areas, all of Colorado’s wildlife, and a variety of outdoor
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