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Rifle, Harvey Gap swim beaches open this weekend

Staff Report

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be opening the public swim beaches at Rifle Gap and Harvey Gap state parks for Memorial Day Weekend, starting Saturday, May 23.

Park managers remind the public that safety is paramount and ask users to follow all posted rules.

“There are no lifeguards on duty, so we advise everyone to be careful when entering the water,” Park Manager Brian Palcer said in a news release.

Palcer also reminds swimmers that they must stay within designated boundaries marked by orange and white buoys, and all children age 12 years and under must be accompanied by an adult when in the water.

A $7 dollar daily pass, or $70 yearly pass is required for all vehicles that enter the parks.

No camping or pets are permitted in Harvey Gap State Park, and pets are also not permitted at the swim beach at Rifle Gap State Park.

For more information, visit http://www.cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/Parks/riflegap, or http://www.cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/Parks/harveygap

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