Update from Randy Stafford on new procedures for redeeming Park Pass Vouchers.
To all who bought a discounted annual Colorado state parks pass through Colorado Sail and Yacht Club:
I’m writing with an update on how you can redeem your voucher for the actual pass you stick on your windshield.
You may recall the letter enclosed with your voucher instructed you to go to any state park office to redeem your voucher. But in response to COVID-19, Colorado Parks and Wildlife closed all state park offices (though not the state parks themselves).
In an email message sent March 23rd, I advised CSYC’s contact list that in lieu of the actual pass, voucher holders could tape their voucher to their windshield. That was based on information I’d received from the Chatfield State Park office.
Since then, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has come up with a new procedure for redeeming vouchers: by submitting an online form, after which CPW will mail the actual pass to you.
I tested this process myself with a voucher I bought, by submitting the online form last week. My pass arrived in the mail six calendar days later.
CPW requests that all voucher holders use this process. The online form may be found at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc8BZu4qseka3uxQvfhasIKB0nB1fzOe-l5kOFiBF-IoHirng/viewform
(which is linked from https://cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/COVID-19-Response.aspx?utm_source=CPW-Web&utm_medium=Slider1&utm_campaign=2020_COVID-19_Coronavirus_Info).
The form asks for a lot of detailed information, including your voucher number and a photo of the voucher. But after you fill out and submit the form, your actual pass should arrive in about a week.
Also, https://cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/COVID-19-Response.aspx?utm_source=CPW-Web&utm_medium=Slider1&utm_campaign=2020_COVID-19_Coronavirus_Info states that a one-month extension has been granted on annual passes expiring in March or April 2020. So if you have an annual pass from last year you can still get into state parks while waiting for your new pass to come in the mail after submitting the online form with your voucher information.