About St. Vrain State Park
Formerly known as Barbour State Ponds, the St. Vrain State Park is a beautiful park located unexpectedly in the heart of the I-25 corridor. Majestic Eagles, graceful Egrets, white Pelicans, and tall Cormorants call these ponds home and invite visitors to observe and enjoy nature to the fullest. St. Vrain State Park is a family-friendly destination for visitors seeking a peaceful and simple outdoor break. It’s an easy drive from Denver or Fort Collins, located on Highway 119 just off I-25 (Exit 240).
This nature and people-friendly park offers 604 acres of land and 152 acres of water split among several ponds. It’s a great place for anglers, campers, photographers, birders, walkers and anyone who loves nature. Since 2006, Colorado State Parks added amenities like modern camping facilities, trail additions and fishing piers, with many more improvements on the way.
St. Vrain now offers a total of 87 campsites open for year-round camping. Site 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 have water, sewer, and electric hookups at each site.
The addition to the park include several new fishing ponds and two additional hiking trails. There are 11 fishable ponds at St. Vrain, that are stocked on a regular basis. Bald Eagle Pond is artificial flies and lures only. Bald Eagle Pond and Blue Heron Reservoir are trophy bass fisheries: all bass caught must be immediately returned to the water! Only 1 catfish in your bag and possession limit can exceed 20″ on Blue Heron Reservoir. Blue Heron has been producing some good sized White Crappie, Bass, and Yellow Perch on small jigs and minnows.