Free entry to state parks on Monday for Colorado Day

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DENVER -- Entrance to state parks is free on Monday in honor of Colorado Day.

Colorado was recognized as a state on Aug. 1, 1876.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife marks Colorado Day with free park entrance at all 42 state parks. Activities such as fishing and camping will still require a valid license and permit.

"Colorado Day is an opportunity for everyone to get outside and experience the diverse natural beauty and recreational activities that our 42 state parks and 350 state wildlife areas have to offer," CPW information and education assistant director Gary Thorson said.

Most Coloradans live less than 30 minutes from a state park, according to CPW officials.

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