We stayed for a three-day weekend at St. Vrain State Park. A weekend spent camping is almost always better than a weekend at home, but we definitely didn’t pick good camping sites.
A satellite view of the park makes it seem like the sites right next to one of the biggest ponds would be the best ones, but they aren’t. People fish all over the ponds, and we ended up with people in front of our RVs pretty much the whole time, on the few feet of grass between our picnic tables and the water. It definitely wasn’t as relaxing as it could have been.
We went for a walk, as always, and discovered that the sites in the trees and away from the water were actually pretty nice. The sites next to water that was not easy to fish because of tall grasses were also nice. So, in this case, you should choose sites that aren’t exactly perfect unless you plan on fishing (and setting your chairs up next to the water the whole time you’re there).
Longmont was on the agenda, so we hit the St. Vrain Cidery and Longtucky Spirts for some local booze. It was a great day in town.
If we stay in St. Vrain State Park again, we’ll definitely camp in the trees. It’s very close to town and very easy to get to, which makes it ideal for quick weekends.