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Barbour Ponds State Park
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Barbour Ponds State Park
Description - Barbour Ponds State Park encompasses 50 acres with 80 surface acres. The lakes support trout, catfish, crappie, bass and bluegill. Visitors can fish in a quiet, prairie-like setting with views of Longs Peak and Mount Meeker. There are three fishing piers accessible by wheelchair throughout the park.

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Surrounding the lakes are 60 campsites that include tables and grills. A dump station and picnic facilities are also available on site. A short nature trail and guided nature walks provide information about the environment and wildlife of the park. This facility is open year-round.

Recreation - Most visitors to Barbour State Park participate in camping, picnicking and fishing activities. The facilities within the park focus on these activities. No-wake boating, bird watching and nature photography are also popular during the spring, summer and fall. During the winter months visitors enjoy ice fishing, ice skating and cross-country skiing.

Climate - This region has a pleasant climate that is relatively mild. The high elevation and nearness to the mountains keeps the temperatures from soaring during the summer months, although, heat waves do occur. The winter months bring some snow and an occasional cold snap, but usually the temperatures reach the 40s during the day.

Location - This park is located east of Longmont on the lake-laden plains of central Colorado. Interstate 25 lies immediately east of the park and provides easy access to the facilities.


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Filed By: Irv Cohen (Denver, CO)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Need to change name on website - Is now St. Vrain SP, and sign on road will reflect this. Do not look for Barbour name. Red Tail Hawk nesting at entrance in large cottonwood. Saw no eagles this time, but does support BE's.Is great year round for birding. Lots of nests.

Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: Surprising little oasis so close to the city. Bird watching is great. Can hear the traffic from interstate 25 from all campsites. Alot of sites are shaded. Very popular. Good place for a day trip and picnic.


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Additional Information:
Boulder Area - Nestled at the base of the foothills in the shadow of the majestic Flatirons lies the city of Boulder, one of Colorado's foremost havens of commerce, education, research and recreation.
Colorado Lakes & Reservoirs - The lakes and reservoirs included in this list range from small mountain lakes surrounded by snow capped peaks, to large reservoirs with beaches and boating facilities.
Colorado State Parks - Colorado is world renowned for natural beauty and outdoor recreation. Visiting Colorado's state parks is an excellent way to gain access to the natural environment and the recreation opportunities created by it.

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Campground Reservations - Reserve your campground online here with reserveamerica.com
Colorado State Parks - Official State Parks Website

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