Have you always wanted to check out Colorado’s State Parks?

Now you can!  Thanks to a partnership with the Colorado State Library and Colorado Parks and Wildlife, every library in Delta County has two park pass hang tags and two adventure backpacks* that can be checked out for up to seven days.  The pass is good for any state park in Colorado, including the three state parks right here in Delta County!  Backpacks are available on a first come, first served basis.  Visit or contact your local library to inquire about checking out a backpack.

*To limit the potential spread of the Coronavirus, State Parks Passes are available but will not be checked out with a backpack.

Colorado State Parks Passes

     Are available on a first come, first served basis.

     Check out for a 7-day period with no renewals.

     Come in a protective plastic sleeve rather than a backpack

     Must be returned in library book drops.

     Must be returned to the same library where they were checked out.

     Will be quarantined for a minimum of 72 hours after being returned.

For availability and to check out a parks pass visit your local library during normal business hours.

A $10 per day fee, up to $50 maximum, will be charged if returned late.

A $150 fee plus a $5 processing fee will be charged if a parks pass is lost or not returned.

The program is meant to encourage Coloradans to visit state parks, not to replace the purchase of parks passes for regular use.

If you would like to access park brochures, a park finder, or more information about the Check Out State Parks program, please visit Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s website at https://cpw.state.co.us/librarybackpack.

Are you planning to visit Crawford State Park or Sweitzer Lake State Park? Make sure you check out the posted StoryWalks® while your there! StoryWalks® are story books posted along trails and in parks that provide a great way for families to get outdoors and read together. Click here for information about StoryWalks®, the current books on display, and locations.