MANCOS Mancos State Park has opened Jackson Gulch Reservoir for boating. Mancos State Park is a great park to visit in the southwest corner of Colorado. In addition to boating, Mancos offers 32 campsites, two yurts, hiking trails, beautiful mountain views and great fishing. The entrance station opens for the season on Saturday, May 28.
The park is presently on a self-serve basis for entry fees. If you are coming to Mancos to go boating, please check that your vessel has all of the required safety items on board.
Also, to prevent the spread of aquatic nuisance species (ANS), including zebra and quagga mussels, all trailered vessels must be inspected prior to launch. The inspection station at the boat ramp will begin regular summer inspection hours on May 28. Hours will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days per week. Prior to May 28, a pre-launch inspection is required. You have two options for a pre-launch inspection: Schedule an inspection with a Division of Wildlife certified inspector by calling (970) 247-0855 or schedule an inspection with the Colorado State Parks office in Dolores by calling (970) 882-2213.
Obtain a pre-inspection seal and receipt from a certified inspection location in Colorado at one of the following locations: Colorado State Parks with inspection stations. Please visit www.parks.state.co.us to find out more about ANS and parks with inspection stations or call the State Parks Dolores office at (970) 882-2213.
Division of Wildlife locations with inspection stations. Please visit http: //wildlife.state.co.us to find more information on DOW inspection stations.
Boaters who live or are traveling through Denver, Grand Junction or Hot Sulphur Springs can access a Division of Wildlife permanent boat inspection facility weekdays during regular business hours.
There are inspection stations at the Divisions Denver headquarters at 6060 Broadway at the northwest regional office at 711 Independent in Grand Junction, and at the Hot Sulphur Springs area office at 346 Grand County Road 362.
Vessels planning to launch outside of posted inspection times will require a pre-inspection seal attached prior to launch. Pre-inspection seals are to be removed by boaters upon launching. The seal along with the corresponding seal receipt should then be placed in the pre-inspection drop box, located at the boat ramp. Boaters should also fill out the pre-inspection log sheet on the top of the drop box.
Remember to always clean, drain, and dry your vessel to help prevent the spread of ANS. Thank you for helping to keep Colorado waters ANS free. We hope to see you at Mancos State Park soon.
Colorado State Parks get everyone outdoors! Attracting more than 12 million visitors per year, Colorados 42 State Parks are a vital cornerstone of Colorados 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 states 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.