Six State Parks Now Reservation-Only for Camping

Last-minute campsite options are shrinking starting this summer.

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Bad news for procrastinators and spontaneous types: Six Colorado state parks are ending first-come, first-served camping and moving to a reservation-only system. Cheyenne Mountain, Eleven Mile, Staunton, St. Vrain, and Trinidad Lake debut the system July 1, and Ridgway State Park joins the system in a more limited way September 15.