St. Vrain State Park

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St. Vrain State Park
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Bald Eagle Pond in the park.
Map showing the location of St. Vrain State Park
Map showing the location of St. Vrain State Park
LocationWeld County, Colorado, USA
Nearest cityLongmont, CO
Coordinates40°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
Area688 acres (2.78 km2)
Established1965
Governing bodyColorado Parks and Wildlife

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Libran -parks Archived 2013-01-28 at Archive.today libean.com Retrieved 4 August 2019
  2. ^ resourceanalysis - campincolorado Retrieved 4 August 2019 Archived 15 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ state - park activites parks.state.co.us Retrieved 4 August 2019 Archived 1 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ parks.state.co.us - parks Retrieved 4 August 2019 Archived 18 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine