St. Vrain State Park is an easy drive from
Denver or Fort Collins, located on Highway
119 just off I- 25 (Exit 240). A nature lover’s
paradise with over 152 land acres and 604
acres of water split among several ponds, the
park offers an abundance of opportunities
for outdoor activity.
It’s a great place for anglers, campers,
photographers, birders, walkers and anyone
who loves nature. All will find plenty of
space to partake in their activity of choice
year-round. The park’s calm ponds make this
an excellent place to relax and spend a day
floating in the water fishing. Trout fishing
is incredible in the fall, as well as bluegill,
crappie, largemouth bass and catfish. Only
non-motorized or trolling-motor boats are
allowed in the ponds, ensuring a peaceful
atmosphere for all who come to the park.
Bikers and walkers will enjoy St. Vrain
State Park’s approximately 3. 5 miles of flat,
unpaved trails. Don’t forget to stop and take
in the breathtaking views of Long’s Peak.
Birders will rejoice when they discover the
largest Great Blue Heron rookery in the
state, as well as an abundance of migrating
waterfowl, songbirds and raptors. Bald
eagles nest here in winter.
St. Vrain State Park has 87 campsites open
for year-round camping located in eight
campgrounds. Sites 1-41 have electric
hookups at each site with water hydrants
available to fill tanks and a dump station
at the exit of the campground. Sites 42-87
(designated for motor homes and trailers)
have water, sewer, and electric hookups at
each site. All campsites also include a grill,
picnic table and concrete pad. Amenities for
campers include restrooms, pay showers and
a small meeting room.
• Amenities include convenient coin-operated showers and flush toilets.
• Comfortable camp year-round at any of
the St. Vrain State Park’s 87 campsites.
Reservations are recommended as campsites fill quickly on weekends.
• Enjoy a picnic under the mature cottonwood or willow trees. Most sites have
shelters and grills.
• Northern Colorado’s best warm water
fishing found in the park’s ponds.
Universally accessible fishing piers
and stone fishing platforms located in
Mallard, Sandpiper and Pelican Ponds
make casting a line even easier.
• Bird watching is heavenly, with migratory bird species that pass through the
park. Great Blue Herons, Snowy Egrets,
Great Egrets, Great Horned Owls,
Red-tailed Hawks, kingfishers, Bald
Eagles, Golden Eagles, Ospreys and
others grace the park.
• Enjoy a leisurely stroll or bike ride
around the park on the lovely unpaved
This family-friendly destination has modern camping facilities and is widely
known as a bird-watching heaven.
[St. Vrain] is a
great place for
birders, walkers and
anyone who loves
nature. All will find
plenty of space to
partake in their
activity of choice
St. Vrain State Park. Photo courtesy of Colorado State Parks.