C O L O R A D O PA R K S & W I L D L I F E
ith much to offer, this park is an ideal
destination for those who want a break in
the great outdoors. An easy to reach location
alongside north I-25 between Denver and Ft. Collins
at Highway 119, St. Vrain State Park [formerly Barbour
Ponds], with 236 acres of water and 604 acres of recreational
land, is a great place for fishermen, campers, photographers,
birders, and anyone who loves to enjoy nature.
In the park, fishermen will find many opportunities to seek
out their next big catch. The ponds are stocked several times
a year with selected species.
ENJOY YOUR STATE PARKS
Park visitors are treated to breathtaking views of Longs Peak
and the Rockies with ample opportunities to see a variety
of wildlife that live in the park. It is a wonderful place for
outdoor enthusiasts of all ages!
Passes and Permits ($7-$70)
All vehicles entering the park that have purchased a valid
Colorado State Parks pass are required to display it. This
pass must be permanently affixed to the lower, inside,
passenger side of the windshield, and is not transferable
An Annual State Parks pass allows entrance to all Colorado
State Parks. A Daily pass is valid from the day purchased
until noon the following day.
In addition to a park pass, campers are required to purchase
and properly display a valid camping permit at their
campsite. Passes and permits are available at the entrance
station, park office, or self-service boxes near the entrance
Colorado residents 64 years of age or older qualify for
the discounted Aspen Leaf Annual pass. This pass allows
admission and discounted weekday camping at all Colorado
State Parks. The full-price camping fee is charged on Friday
and Saturday nights and all holidays.
Colorado disabled veterans displaying Colorado Disabled
Veteran (DV) license plates are allowed free access to state
parks, but are required to purchase camping permits.
St. Vrain State Park
3525 Highway 119 • Firestone, CO 80504
Picnicking is permitted
throughout the park except in
numbered campsites. There are
tables and grills available around
most of the ponds and mature
cottonwood trees shade some
sites in the park.
Funded in part by Great Outdoors Colorado
through Colorado Lottery proceeds.
St. Vrain State Park was built and is maintained for all to use
and enjoy. During your visit, we ask that you observe the
• Operate vehicles on designated roads and parking
• Keep campfires in the fire rings and grills provided.
• Firewood must be purchased or brought in with you.
It is prohibited to collect firewood from trees or on the
• Pets must be kept on a leash six feet or less at all times.
• Fireworks are prohibited at all times.
• Hunting, firearms, pellet-guns, sling shots, B.B. guns
and all other weapons are prohibited at all times.
• Radio controlled and/or fuel propelled models are
• Quiet hours will be enforced from 10:00 p.m. to
• 3.2% alcohol only is allowed in the park by persons
21 years of age or older.
• Please, do not litter! Pack all of your trash, including
fish entrails, cigarette butts, etc. and dispose in trash
receptacles. Please do not use the fire rings to dispose
of trash. Please think of the next person to camp in
St. Vrain State Park offers 87 campsites located in its two
campgrounds. Most sites are near the waterside and some
are accessible to the physically challenged.
Please camp only in designated or numbered sites and
display your camping permit in the plastic marker on the
post provided at your campsite.
Campsites may be reserved in advance by calling
(303) 470-1144 (in Denver) or 1-800-678-CAMP (2267).
There is a fee for using the reservation system, and does
not include the daily entrance fee if you do not have an
St. Vrain Muskrat Run and Pelican Pond
The ponds contain bluegill, perch, pumpkinseed,
largemouth bass, channel catfish, crappie and rainbow trout.
Bow fishing is allowed for carp. There are three fully
accessible piers for your use in Pelican and Sandpiper
Ponds. Ice fishing is allowed only when the ice is safe to
walk on. Please observe the following regulations when
fishing on Bald Eagle Pond:
ish with flies and lures only. Scented flies and lures must
be 1.5 inches or longer.
Pelican Pond Nature Trail
ll largemouth and smallmouth bass must be returned to
the water immediately. (Also for Blue Heron Reservoir)
Last Chance Ditch
Under Development - Closed to Public
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Closed to public
Bald Eagle Pond
Blue Heron Reservoir has a boat ramp and parking for boat
trailers; the reservoir is wakeless and restricted to 10 hp or
less (electric or gas) motors. Hand launched vessels that are
hand or foot propelled or propelled by an electric trolling
motor are permitted on all of the ponds within the park.
Inflatable devices that contain two or more chambers are
also permitted. All vessels and water users must observe all
Colorado Boating Statutes and Regulations at all times.
Bald Eagle Pond
Blue Heron Reservoir
Red Tail Pond
Wildlife and Nature
Wildlife, in addition to the fish, can be seen in the park at
different seasons. Raptors such as owls, eagles, red-tailed hawks
as well as waterfowl and songbirds, live here year-round.
Migrating birds such as curlew, Swainson’s hawk and osprey
can be seen. The sharp-eyed visitor can see coyotes, deer,
rabbits, reptiles and other wildlife. A 1⁄4-mile nature trail is
available for you.