Things To Do
The James M. Robb – Colorado River State Park is a string of five distinct park units along the Colorado River by Grand Junction. The five sections—Island Acres, Corn Lakes, Colorado River Wildlife Area, Connected Lakes, and Fruita—offer lots of outdoor recreation, including hiking, fishing, boating, camping, and picnicking. Within the park, camping is available at 57-site Fruita Campground and 80-site Island Acres Campground. Lots of trails, both hard packed and paved, lace the parks; while hand-propelled boats are allowed on almost all the small lakes dotting the sectors. Fishermen toss lines in the river for bullhead catfish or in lakes for rainbow trout, largemouth bass, bluegill, and crappie. The park sections are all easily accessible from Interstate 70 and Grand Junction.
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Recommended season(s): Year-round.
—Stewart M. Green