C.R.S. Section 33-10-102

As used in articles 10 to 15 of this title 33, unless the context otherwise requires:




“Camping” means the erecting of a tent or shelter of natural or manmade material, the placing of a sleeping bag or other bedding material on the ground, the parking of a motor vehicle, motor home, or traveler, or the mooring of a vessel for the apparent purpose of overnight occupancy.


to (6) Repealed.


“Fishing” shall have the same meaning as that specified in section 33-1-102.


“Hours”, unless otherwise stated, means the hours of the day or night when recreational activities shall take place on land and water under the control of the division.




“Littering” means the indiscriminate depositing of trash, garbage, or other waste on public or private lands or waters of this state.


and (12) Repealed.


“Outdoor recreation” means any activity conducted in an outdoor environment by persons, such as hiking, camping, boating, fishing, hunting, and the like.


“Outdoor recreation resources” means the land and water areas which provide or may in the future provide opportunities for outdoor recreation.


“Parks and recreation officer” or “special parks and recreation officer” means a person who is appointed by the director and authorized to enforce the park laws and the rules of the commission and who shall cooperate with the division in the enforcement of the wildlife laws and rules.


“Pass” or “registration” means a document issued by the division authorizing the use of land and water under the control of the division or the use of vessels or snowmobiles within this state. The term “pass” shall include a permit or card, and the term “registration” shall include decals issued by the division.


“Peace officer” means a sheriff, undersheriff, deputy sheriff, police officer, Colorado state patrol officer, or town marshal; a district attorney, assistant district attorney, deputy district attorney, or special deputy district attorney; an authorized investigator of a district attorney; an agent of the Colorado bureau of investigation; a Colorado wildlife officer or special wildlife officer; or a parks and recreation officer. A parks and recreation officer has the powers of a peace officer as set forth in sections 16-2.5-101 and 16-2.5-117, C.R.S., and has the authority to enforce the laws of the state of Colorado while in the performance of his duties.


“Permit” means a document issued pursuant to commission rule and includes such documents as campground permits, electrical hookup permits, group picnic area permits, and other permits as authorized by the commission.


“Person” means any individual, association, partnership, or public or private corporation, any municipal corporation, county, city, city and county, or other political subdivision of the state, or any other public or private organization of any character.


“Public road” means the traveled portion and the shoulders on each side of any road maintained for public travel by a county, city, or city and county, the state, or the United States government and includes all structures within the limits of the right-of-way of any such road.


“Resident” means any person who has been domiciled in this state for six consecutive months or more immediately preceding the date of application for or purchase of any registration or aspen leaf passport under articles 10 to 15 of this title or the rules of the commission, who resides in this state with the genuine intent of making this state his or her place of permanent abode, and who, when absent, intends to return to this state. A person who is a resident of this state does not terminate residency upon entering the armed services of the United States. A member of the armed services domiciled in Colorado at the time he or she entered military service is presumed to retain his or her status as a domiciliary of Colorado throughout his stay in the service, regardless of where he or she may be assigned to duty or for how long. For the purposes of this subsection (21), the following are deemed residents of this state:


Members of the armed services of the United States or any nation allied with the United States who are on active duty in this state under permanent orders and their spouses and dependent children;


Personnel in the diplomatic service of any nation recognized by the United States who are assigned to duty in this state;


Students who are enrolled in and have been attending any school, college, or university in this state for at least six months immediately prior to the date of application for any registration. Students who are temporarily absent from this state while still enrolled at any such school, college, or university shall be deemed residents for the purposes of this subsection (21).


“Sell” includes offering or possessing for sale, bartering, exchanging, or trading.


“State park” means a relatively spacious fee title area having outstanding scenic and natural qualities and often containing significant archaeological, ecological, geological, and other scientific values so as to make imperative the preservation of the area by the division for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of residents and visitors.


“State recreation area” means a relatively spacious and scenically attractive land and water area under the control of the division offering a broad range of outdoor recreational opportunities. A relatively spacious water body with limited land area under the control of the division may be classified as a state recreation area if it offers a full range of water-based recreational activities such as boating, water skiing, hunting, trapping, fishing, and swimming and has sufficient adjacent land acreage for the associated camping and picnicking. A relatively spacious land area without a significant water body may be classified as a state recreation area if it offers a full range of land-based recreational activities such as camping, picnicking, bicycling, hiking, horseback riding, environmental education, target shooting, hunting, trapping, and motorized recreation.


“Transfer” means to pass, deliver, convey, or hand over from one person to another.


“Trapping” shall have the same meaning as that specified in section 33-1-102.


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“Vessel” means every description of watercraft used or capable of being used as a means of transportation of persons and property on the water, including all types of stand-up paddleboards.


“Vessel” does not include:


Any single-chambered, air-inflated devices that are not stand-up paddleboards; or




“Waters of the state” means any natural streams, reservoirs, and lakes within the territorial limits of the state of Colorado.


“Wildlife” shall have the same meaning as that specified in section 33-1-102.

Source: Section 33-10-102 — Definitions, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-33.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

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Current through Fall 2024

§ 33-10-102’s source at colorado​.gov