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Fremont County enacts fire ban

Warm, dry and windy conditions warrant the fire ban, according to the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office.

FREMONT COUNTY, Colo. — The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office will enact a Stage 1 fire ban effective at 12 p.m. on Thursday, May 14.

Abnormally warm, dry and windy conditions, coupled with fuel moisture content normally seen in June and July warrant this response, according to the sheriff's office.

The current Fremont County fire ban status can be viewed at FremontCO.com.

Gov. Jared Polis said Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) began working to reopen campgrounds at state parks May 12th, phasing in available sites by park in coordination with counties.

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Polis is asking that campers be very mindful that camping today may look very different from what people might be used to.

Coloradans looking to camp at a state park must make a reservation at cpwshop.com.

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Here is a list of campgrounds with their respective reopening dates:

Tuesday, May 12

  • Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (Fremont County campgrounds only)
  • Chatfield State Park
  • Cherry Creek State Park
  • Eleven Mile State Park
  • Elkhead Reservoir State Park
  • Highline State Park
  • Jackson Lake State Park
  • James M. Robb CO River State Park Island Acres 
  • James M. Robb CO River State Park Fruita
  • Mancos State Park
  • Mueller State Park
  • North Sterling State Park
  • Rifle Falls State Park
  • Rifle Gap State Park
  • Staunton State Park
  • Vega State Park

Wednesday, May 13

  • Cheyenne Mountain State Park*
  • Crawford State Park

Thursday, May 14

  • Boyd Lake State Park
  • St. Vrain State Park
  • John Martin Reservoir State Park

Friday, May 15

  • Golden Gate Canyon State Park*
  • Lake Pueblo State Park
  • Lory State Park
  • Navajo State Park
  • Ridgway State Park

Thursday, June 4

  • Portions of Moraine Park and Glacier Basin Campgrounds and RMNP


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