South Saint Vrain Picnic Area


This picnic area is located 7.75 miles west of Lyons along the south side of Colorado Highway 7, adjacent to the south fork of Saint Vrain Creek. High, rocky canyon walls provide the scenic backdrop for these picnic sites nestled in the shade of cottonwood trees.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Dawn to dusk year round.
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Accessible year-round for use during daylight hours.
Restrictions: No parking dusk to dawn; fishing is permitted in accordance with regulations established by Colorado Parks & Wildlife.
Closest Towns: Lyons, Colorado
Water: South Saint Vrain Creek; treat water for drinking.
Restroom: Vault toilet
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Boulder Ranger District, 2140 Yarmouth Ave, Boulder, CO 80301, Phone 303-541-2500, Fax 303-541-2515; Contact Us

General Information

Directions: From Lyons, follow Colorado Highway 7 toward Allenspark. Turn into the pullout 7.75 miles west of Lyons.

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Fire InformationUnless seasonal restrictions are in effect, campfires must be attended at all times and cold to the touch with the bare hand before being abandoned. Collection of dead and down wood is allowed; do not break branches from standing trees for firewood.
Reservation InfoNone
Difficulty Level: Easy
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