Stay at a campground where the views rival any postcard at St. Vrain State Park. If you're familiar with the area, you may have known this facility as Barbour Ponds, named after the numerous bodies of water that draw visitors to the area. In recent years, the area has undergone numerous upgrades to provide campers with more amenities, natural features, and fun things to do during their trip.
There are now 87 campsites at St. Vrain, all of which offer electric hookups and 46 that boast water and sewer options as well. Three of the lots welcome those in wheelchairs and every site has its own concrete pad, fire ring, and picnic table -- some of which have their own shelter. During winter months, the water at this park is often shut off to prevent freezing.
Prices to stay here start at $24 for an electric-only site from October to April and jump to $30 per night for a full-hookup lot during peak season. To access the park, you must purchase a daily permit which runs at $7 per day or be an annual pass holder.
Activities at this facility definitely center around the many ponds, bringing anglers from near and far to test their skills at catching channel catfish, largemouth bass, yellow perch, or northern pike, to name just a few of the fish that swim in these waters. Electric and motorless boats may operate in any of the ponds, and gas-powered watercraft can run at low speeds in the Blue Heron Reservoir. Be sure to abide by all posted rules regarding fishing at each pond. Your pupper will be happy to know that there are many hiking trails through this state park, with more being added all the time.
The grounds welcome four-legged fishing buddies and only ask that you keep your canine compadre on a 6-foot leash during your stay and properly clean up all of the waste they leave behind. We recommend keeping your woofer at your side as well, as there are coyotes in the area.
If fishing is your calling, you may want to plan your next trip at St. Vrain State Park!