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Highline Lake
Highline Lake

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​An oasis in the desert, Highline Lake is the recreation epicenter for the Grand Valley with two lakes, lush grass, trails and trees.

No matter the season, Highline Lake State Park is a diverse and welcome retreat. Connected to miles of trails and close to communities, the park makes an ideal base camp for exploring the Grand Junction area. Whether passing through on mountain bikes, or as an end destination, the park welcomes campers, anglers, families and groups.

Birders have plenty to see here. The Audubon Society designated the park an important bird area; thousands migrate through the area every winter.

Highline Lake ​is open for boating! 

Required ANS inspections are available.


  • ​Monday through Friday
    7 AM to 9 PM

  • Saturday and Sunday
    6 AM to 9 PM



Please make sure the boat has a current ​2017 registration before launching. Registration renewals and new registrations are available at the Visitor Center!

Registration Reminder

Don't forget, effective 1/1/2017​, there are regulations for Colorado Residents concerning proof of ownership when registering a boat, snowmobile or OHV. See New Regulations for What Constitutes Acceptable Proof of Ownership.​​ Bait, required throw-​able flotation devices and fire extinguishers are available, also!

Paddle Board Rentals 

Paddle board rentals as available​ at our lake through Grand Junction Stand Up Paddle​


Fishing​ is a great family activity that adults and kids both will  enjoy!  Teach a kid to fish and that kid will always remember those special times spent outside.  Then that kid will teach his kids to fish and enjoy being outside, creating  more memories, and so on, with each generation learning how  special it is to be outside.  They will grow up wanting to protect that "special" feeling, and the places that help create it! Get Outside! 

It's time to get outside to Highline Lake! 

Spring has sprung at Highline Lake!  It's time to hit the trails, whether on foot or two or even three wheels, the temperature is just right and the skies are beautifully blue.

You may need a jacket in the morning, but the sunrise over Grand Mesa is an awesome sight from the top of Mack Hill!  What a great way to start the morning.

Bald eagles and juvenile bald eagles continue to soar the skies above the park!  They are enjoying the fishing - especially the 6,000+ trout that have been stocked into Highline and Mack Mesa lakes in the past two weeks!  

Don't forget to listen for the great horned owls nesting in the campground again this year.  Some of the wonderful sounds of nature can be heard early in the morning and late at night at Highline Lake.  

It's time to make a reservation for a summer camp-out in the campground!  The campground has five new sites this year, three walk-to tent sites and two back-in sites. But, the only way to be sure you will have a site when you're ready to camp is to make a reservation!  The campground fills every weekend!  Don't be disappointed - make a reservation today!

At Highline Lake, our views are awesome!