Steamboat briefs: Grand Mesa’s Vega State Park opens boating May 1 | SteamboatToday.com

Steamboat briefs: Grand Mesa’s Vega State Park opens boating May 1







Colorado Parks and Wildlife is preparing to open Vega State Park to boating May 1. Located on Grand Mesa, the park features fishing, water skiing, sailing, windsurfing, jet skiing, biking, camping hiking and much more. CPW reminds the public that swimming is not permitted in Vega Reservoir.

Boaters are advised that safety on the water is critical. All regulations are strictly enforced, including having all required equipment on board.

"Each year, the most common citation we issue to boaters is for not having the required number of life jackets," said Park Ranger Ashlee Wallace. "The good news is that if you need to borrow some, we have them available at the park for free. All you need to do is come by the office and ask."

Wallace reminds boaters that park staff is available to perform a free boat inspection to ensure everyone has the proper equipment on board. Boaters can take their vessel to the Visitor Center between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

A valid pass is required to enter the park. Anyone 16 or older who plans to fish will need a current fishing license, available for purchase at the park. For more information about Vega State Park, visit cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/vega/pages/default.aspx.

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