· St. Vrain
This private lake can be well-scanned from a quiet county road. It is one of the better places in the area to look for shorebirds, especially in late summer and early fall, when Blue Grosbeaks are often still singing along the road. Please be sure to respect private property.
Directions: From I-25: exit at Hwy 66 and go west to US Hwy 287. Head north on US Hwy 287 for 3 miles to CR 2/Yellowstone Rd. and head east on CR 2/Yellowstone Rd. In 1 mile, go north on 115th St. In 0.5 miles, the lake will be on the west. Go west on CR 2 to drive around the north side of the reservoir. Roadside parking only.
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Daylight hours
Restrictions: Beware of traffic when parking on the roadside. Please respect private property
Lodging: Hotels in Longmont
Handicapped Access: Viewing from car only