Check out Highline Lake for a pleasant summer surprise. Highline Lake State Park is touted as an oasis in the desert. The Grand Junction gem has also been dubbed the recreation epicenter for the region with two lakes, lush grass and lots of trails and trees.
Highline Lake offers a cool reprieve from the heat of the summer and caters to action sports like jet and water-skiing; while Mack Mesa Lake, a little smaller and a little to the west, is much quieter, allowing only wakeless boating. Fishing is available on both lakes.
During the summer, when it’s hot outside, a dip in the Highline Lake swim beach is a great way to cool off. Birders have plenty to see here and The Audubon Society has designated the park as an important bird area. Thousands of birds migrate through the Highline Lake area every winter. Summer also affords many birdwatching opportunities.
Highline Lake State Park serves up additional summer recreation favorites, such as boating, swimming, birding, hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, jet skiing, sailboarding, picnicking, waterskiing, wildlife watching and volleyball, along with various educational programs.
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