St. Vrain State Park

Saint Vrain State Park near Longmont
A boat floats across Bald Eagle Pond at sunset. | Photo by Jeff Cadwell / Colorado State Parks

St. Vrain State Park
Weld County, east of Longmont

St. Vrain Park’s ponds are home to amazing numbers of birds, including egrets, white pelicans and cormorants.

The park, formerly called Barbour Ponds, is family-friendly and easy to reach from the Denver metro area, on Interstate 25 between Denver and Fort Collins at Colorado 119 (exit 240).

The 604-acre park holds 152 acres of water split among several ponds and is a great place for anglers, campers, photographers, birders, walkers – anyone who loves nature.

New amenities include modern camping facilities and fishing piers, and work is in progress on more hiking trails and Blue Heron Reservoir.

Anglers can find bass, crappie, bluegill, yellow perch, pumpkinseed, rainbow trout, carp, and catfish.

Campsites are open year-round.

St. Vrain Park
3785 Weld County Road 24 1/2
Firestone, CO 80504
Park hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Office hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(303) 678-9402
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