St. Vrain State Park

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St. Vrain State Park
Map showing the location of St. Vrain State Park
Map showing the location of St. Vrain State Park
Location Weld County, Colorado, USA
Nearest city Longmont, CO
Coordinates 40°10′04″N 104°59′01″W / 40.16778°N 104.98361°W / 40.16778; -104.98361Coordinates: 40°10′04″N 104°59′01″W / 40.16778°N 104.98361°W / 40.16778; -104.98361
Area 688 acres (2.78 km2)
Established 1965
Governing body Colorado State Parks

St. Vrain State Park, formerly known as Barbour Ponds is a Colorado state park.[1] The park hosts year-round camping.[2] It is a popular birding destination, hosting the states largest rookery of Blue Heron, it is home to several other bird species as well including migrating waterfowl, songbirds and the occasional bald eagle.[3] Other park activities include year round fishing and hiking. There are plans for a reservoir to be built at the park named Blue Heron Reservoir.[4]

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