There are five unique and exciting sections of the James M. Robb – Colorado River State Park. The eastern most point of the Park begins at the Island Acres Section in Debeque Canyon, just east of Palisade.
It then travels west along the Colorado River with four more sections of park, the last being in Fruita. Named after the man who created this “string of pearls”, James M. Robb, the Park is open year round for stellar recreation.
The 5 “Pearls” are: (from east to west)
1. Island Acres – Offers 4 campgrounds open year round. There are 3 small lakes and a separate Swimmin’ Hole with a beach. The Colorado River runs along one side of the Park and I-70 does the other. It’s fairly easy to zone out the highway noise. Striking sandstone mountains tower over sides of the Park.
2. Corn Lake – A day-use area near downtown Grand Junction. Hand carry and electric motorized vessels are allowed on lake.
3. Wildlife Area – A day-use area great for hiking around.
4. Connected Lakes – A day-use area offering fishing and boat access to lake and Colorado River.
5. Fruita – Year round use area with large campground, one lake and access to the Colorado River. It’s located close to attractions like the Dinosaur Museum, downtown Fruita and Colorado National Monument.
Address: 361 – 32 Road, Grand Junction
Vehicle Fee: $7/daily, $70/annual
Camping: Year round, range of tent only, electric and full hook-ups
- Island Acres Section in Debeque Canyon, 73 sites, Reservations
- Fruita Section, 57 sites, Reservations
Learn more about Colorado River State Park.
Another state park, Highline Lake, is located nearby in Fruita.