Colorado Parks and Wildlife is removing barricades on some roads at Lake Pueblo State Park that were installed due to the Stonemoor Fire.
The fire is 70 percent contained as of Saturday night and has burned 217 acres west of Pueblo. Roads accessing Rock Canyon, Cottonwood, and Valco Ponds parking lot will remain closed.
Highway 96 is now open south of the park and entry is available through both north and south entrances, according to a release.
Areas that will remain closed in Rock Canyon are:
- Swim beach
- Anticline pond
- Osprey picnic area
- All trail and river access from the bridge at Juniper Road to the nature center is closed
These areas are to remain closed as firefighters continue to work on hot spots and large Cottonwood trees burning from the inside in areas along the river, trails and in Osprey Picnic area. This could take several days and will be closed until all impacted areas are safe for the public.
The Swim Beach and Anticline Pond were not in burn areas, but will remain closed.
For the latest on the Stonemoor Fire, click here.