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Reptiles and Amphibians
Reptiles and Amphibians

​​​​​​With our plentiful water resources and wetland habitat, reptiles and amphibians have many places to thrive within the park.  St. Vrain is home to ten reptile and three amphibian species.

As you take part in activities near the ponds, you may see a Painted Turtle basking on a log, or a Northern Water snake slithering through the water.  These versatile creatures provide not only an important source of food for birds and mammals, but also add color and excitement to the landscape of St. Vrain State Park.

Take a look at our Reptiles & Amphibians of St. Vrain Brochure to learn about the park’s herpetofauna.