Chatfield State Park offers nature programs to visitors of all ages.
Programs vary from hikes, history talks, and nature education to the Junior Ranger programs and Beach Mania. These programs help connect children and adults to the great outdoors and Chatfield State Park. All programs are free but every vehicle entering the park must have either an annual ($70) or daily ($8) Colorado State Parks pass.
Friday Sept. 21
Nature Journal Hike – Lakeview Parking Lot – 10 a.m.
Create a nature journal and capture experiences in the wonderful nature around Chatfield while hiking along the lake.
Judge a Fish By Its Cover – Amphitheater – 7 p.m.
Come test your knowledge on common fish of Chatfield State Park and learn easy ways to tell what type of fish it is just by looking at its cover.
Saturday Sept. 22
Junior Ranger Program – Amphitheater – 10 a.m.
Become a Junior Ranger of Chatfield State Park by completing activities in our Junior Ranger guidebook. These activities encourage exploration, examination and excitement for the park. Complete the correct amount of activities and receive a Junior Ranger Badge. Ages six to 12.
Wild Animals of Chatfield – Amphitheater – 10 a.m.
Join Great Outdoors Colorado Interpretive Ranger Tiffany Gagne and see real animal pelts and learn about the habits and habitats of species that share Chatfield State Park with us. This program is for all ages.
Slocum Cabin Open House – Slocum Cabin – 11 a.m.
Explore the history of the park and the wonderful Slocum Cabin, one of the oldest standing houses in Colorado. This program is for all ages and the cabin stays open till noon.
Cherokee Trail – Amphitheater – 7 p.m.
Travel the Cherokee trail with your guide Great Outdoors Colorado Interpretive Ranger Tiffany Gagne and try to make it to your new homestead in Colorado with the resources needed for a successful homestead.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife was created by the merger of Colorado State Parks and the Colorado Division of Wildlife, two nationally recognized leaders in conservation, outdoor recreation and wildlife management. Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, all of Colorado’s wildlife, more than 300 state wildlife areas and a host of recreational programs. To learn more about Colorado’s state parks, please see: http://www.parks.state.co.us. To learn more about Colorado’s wildlife programs, please see: http://wildlife.state.co.us