Multiple state parks, wildlife areas and forest access closed due to flood

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:
• 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

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.

Road Status Uncertain in Some Areas, Travel Discouraged

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 visit:

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