St. Vrain State Park
Located along the St. Vrain River, this state park provides excellent birding. St. Vrain features numerous ponds and small lakes, marshes, willow thickets, fields, and stands of cottonwoods that provide rich and varied habitat for birds. Winter bird viewing includes Bald Eagle and various waterfowl, such as Teals, Buffleheads, Gadwalls, and Mergansers. St. Vrain is a great place to see Western and Clark’s Grebe, several species of swallows, Osprey, and White Pelican. Orioles, Grosbeaks,and chats are also known to nest in the park. St. Vrain was once known as having the largest rookery of Herons and Egrets in Colorado. A State Parks pass is required for entry.
Directions: From I-25: take exit 240/Hwy 119 and go west to CR 7. Go north on CR7; it will curve to the east and turn into Weld Co Road 24 1/2. Continue east on Weld Co Road 24 1/2 to the entrance station.
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Admission: Daily or Annual State Parks Pass. Colorado disabled veteran displaying Colorado Disabled Veteran (DV) license plate is free.
Restrictions: Please obey all rules and regulations. Dogs must be under control and on a leash at all times.
Lodging: Camping in the park; hotels in Longmont
Handicapped Access: ADA accessible trails