Colorado Outdoors Podcast: Episode 20 -Discovering Colorado’s 43rd State Park at Sweetwater Lake

Governor Polis recently announced a partnership among CPW, the U.S. Forest Service, and Eagle Valley Land Trust to create Colorado’s 43rd State Park.

In a first of its kind partnership in Colorado to create a state park on U.S. Forest Service land, it was recently announced that Sweetwater Lake will become Colorado’s 43rd state park. Sweetwater Lake is located in Garfield County. It is a hidden gem, both as a destination and gateway to the Flat Tops Wilderness, and has great potential for even more recreational opportunities in Northwest Colorado. CPW, The White River National Forest, and Eagle Valley Land Trust will now come together to modernize facilities and provide updated and sustainable recreational services through this partnership. Joining us for this episode is Jacob Brey, the Deputy Regional Manager for CPW’s Northwest Region, to talk about Sweetwater Lake and how the agencies plan to develop Colorado’s newest state park.

Video: Colorado’s 43rd State Park at Sweetwater Lake

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Podcast hosted by Mark Johnson. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is a nationally recognized leader in conservation, outdoor recreation and wildlife management. The agency manages 42​ state parks, all of Colorado’s 960-plus wildlife species, more than 350 state wildlife areas and a host of recreational programs from hunting and fishing to the state’s trails program, boat registrations, snowmobiles, off-highway vehicles and more. All of its management is in perpetuity for the enjoyment of Coloradans and its visitors and this podcast is dedicated to telling the stories and happenings in Colorado’s great outdoors.

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