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Get Involved: Castlewood Canyon State Park

Become part of an enthusiastic community that shares your passion. Volunteers are critical in all parts of Castlewood Canyon State Park. Volunteer today!

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Campground Host


Castlewood Canyon is a quiet park located just east of Castle Rock Colorado. Centered on Cherry Creek the canyon has a diversity of natural resources that astound most who visit. With a visitor center, picnic areas, and fourteen miles of trails the park is a hidden treasure for those who truly love nature. This park is a day use park operating from sunrise to sunset, so hours vary with the change of the season. 

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Climbing Committee


Castlewood Canyon Climbing Committee
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Friends of Castlewood Canyon State Park


FRIENDS of Castlewood Canyon State Park is a nonprofit corporation that provides private support for critical fundraising and special project efforts of Castlewood Canyon State Park. FRIENDS will take a lead role in ensuring both the protection of Colorado's heritage and the provision of full outdoor opportunities for future generations.
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Leave No Trace


The Leave No Trace initiative includes helping to implement the 7 principles in to all aspects of park operations.  This will include education via social media, displays and park brochures.  There are also opportunities to help with LNT education programs.
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Maintenance and Construction


Assist with contruction and maintenance projects at Castlewood Canyon State Park.
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Naturalist


Become a Volunteer Naturalist at Castlewood Canyon and enjoy the unique beauty and history of the park! Volunteers have opportunities year-round to participate in educational workshops, hikes and social events. Volunteer Naturalists present educational programs to school groups and park visitors, hike the trails, work in the Visitor Center, work on special projects, complete trail projects, and monitor a variety of birds throughout the park. Volunteer Naturalists must enjoy working with people and have a love for the outdoors. Training is required to become a Naturalist at Castlewood Canyon and the first Naturalist training class will be on Saturday, January 25th.
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Special Projects


This opportunity is for potential Castlewood Canyon State Park volunteers and for active volunteers who assist with a variety of tasks and projects to keep the park beautiful and functional!
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Trail Ambassador


*This opportunity is only open to volunteers that have attended Castlewood Canyon Volunteer Naturalist training* As a Volunteer Naturalist, rove the park to talk to visitors and help with resource issues on the park's trails. Volunteers must act as responsible role models exhibiting a friendly face to the public, great personal trail etiquette, and leave no trace practices.
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Trail Work


Assist park staff with creating, restoring, and maintaining trails throughout Castlewood Canyon State Park.
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Visitor Services


Visitor Services is an important role in welcoming park visitors, answering questions, offering information and selling applicable pass and licenses.
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Weed Warriors


Volunteers serve with trained crew leaders and individually to help restore balance to this beautiful natural area by cutting, pulling, and digging nasty invaders like plumeless thistle and diffuse knapweed. Enjoy scenery, wildlife sightings, and the company of fellow volunteers while doing important and much-needed work.
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Wildcat Canyon Bridge Project


Volunteers assist in various ways with the Wildcat Canyon Bridge Project.
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