COVID-19 UPDATE: Bus trips have now been suspended, but we encourage you to continue making donations. We will hold all funds collected during this campaign until trips resume, either later this spring or next school year.
Mueller State Park, part of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife system, has over 5,000 acres of spring-fed meadows, forested ridges and massive rocks of Pikes Peak Granite with several ponds that dot the landscape.
The park supports a variety of plant life ranging from native grasses and wildflowers to stands of spruce, fir, pine and aspen. Along with the elk, mule deer and bears, many small mammals and birds share the park's habitat.
Visitors can enjoy year-round recreational opportunities including camping, picnicking, trail use, fishing and nature studies. Winter activities include sledding, snowshoeing and cross country skiing.
Mueller State Park offers almost unlimited opportunities for children to experience the Colorado outdoors in the form of field trips guided by the Park's volunteer naturalists. Unfortunately, most area school districts do not have funds available to pay for buses to transport children to and from the Park.
$300 pays for one bus carrying 40 children to visit the park, where they will explore the Visitor Center and hike one of the Park's many trails, accompanied by a CPW Volunteer Naturalist who will show them the many wonders of our natural environment. Many of these children may never have another opportunity like this.
Please help us show children this wonderful natural treasure, and foster what we hope will become a lifetime of outdoor activities!
The Friends of Mueller State Park (FoMSP) is a non-profit public charity that raises money to fund youth programs, park improvements and interpretive exhibits to enhance the experience of every visitor who enters the Park.