James M. Robb was instrumental in creating the five distinct sections that have become a beloved Colorado State Park. Robb helped create the 35-mile river corridor trail system from Island Acres in the middle of DeBeque Canyon to the Fruita Section of the park.
From Fruita on the west end to Island Acres on the east and three stops in between, the James M. Robb-Colorado River State Park is one park split into five sections. Each offers something special:
1. The Island Acres Section, known for swimming, camping, fishing, picnicking, and hiking, is at the eastern end of the park.
2. The Corn Lake Section, known mainly for fishing but also as a launch site for boaters and rafters into the Colorado River, features the riverfront trail traveling from the park headquarters on 32 Road all the way to 29 Road and through the next park section.
3. The Colorado River Wildlife Area Section is known for wildlife viewing, fishing, and the scenic riverfront trail.
4. The Connected Lakes Section is known for pond fishing, river fishing, hiking, and wildlife viewing.
5. The Fruita Section, also the home of the Riverfront Concert Series, features a visitor center, camping, fishing, swimming, and a boat launch site onto the river.