CPW’s Licenses, Reservations and Purchasing Now Online
Colorado Parks and Wildlife launches updated purchasing system
DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is pleased to announce the launch of our new integrated purchasing system, serving as a one-stop shop for all CPW products, including hunting and fishing licenses, campsite reservations, OHV and snowmobile permit renewals, Colorado Outdoors magazine and more.
“We are excited to offer a streamlined customer service experience by combining all prior purchasing and reservations systems into one,” said Bob Broscheid, Director of Colorado Parks and Wildlife. “Being able to plan a full trip, from parks pass to campsite to fishing license, all from one account and in a single checkout, is a huge benefit to our customers.”
This new purchasing system means an account holder can use a single login to purchase any CPW product, including:
- All camping, cabin and yurt reservations
- All fishing license purchases, Including waterfowl stamps
- All hunting licenses, as well as checking preference points and draw status and updating application information
- Habitat stamps
- Annual and Aspen Leaf parks passes
- Online retail orders, including Colorado Outdoors magazine
New customers and hunters and anglers who do not have existing ReserveAmerica accounts should find the process of creating an account similar to setting up any other online account, choosing a username and password and including identification information such as a birthdate and a driver’s license or state identification number. Additional details are required for purchasing hunting and fishing licenses, including your social security number and existing Customer Identification Number (CID) if applicable.
We are aware of a system challenge, specifically with existing customers who have accounts created in both CPW Reservations/ReserveAmerica and in our previous licensing system, which need to be merged into a single account in the new system. We are working to resolve this issue, but in the meantime, you may call our hunt planning and reservations teams to assist you with merging your accounts. For assistance in merging accounts, call 1-800-678-2267 and select option 2.
Detailed instructions on setting up a new account, or updating your existing ReserveAmerica account, can be found on the CPW Shop FAQs page.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife looks forward to helping customers plan their outdoor experiences. To learn more, and to start using the new system, visit cpw.state.co.us.
Click below to skip to the appropriate sign up instructions or download the account setup PDF.
What if I don’t have an email address?
You will need to have an email address to make purchases online. Gmail, Outlook and Yahoo! all offer free, easy-to-use email services.
Having an email address on file allows us to send receipts, draw status, reservation confirmations and special alerts if needed. Additionally, your email address will be your login should you choose to make online purchases in the future.
You may purchase or apply over the phone without an email address. However, you will not receive email receipts or notifications such as draw results.
If buying/applying by phone for yourself and your child, your email does not need to be unique. You can use the same email for all profiles.
What can I do if I don’t have a credit card?
You may still use cash, check, debit, pre-paid Visa or Mastercard or credit card to make in-person purchases at license agents, parks or Colorado Parks and Wildlife offices. Parks and CPW offices will also accept gift certificates as payment. However, all online and phone transactions require a credit card or a gift certificate issued from the new system.
If you draw a license and do not have a credit card, you will have until the payment deadline to pay for your license. If you do not pay by the deadline the license and any preference points used to draw will be surrendered to CPW.