Otterly Lucky at St. Vrain State Park in Firestone, Colorado
On Sunday, March 21, 2022, I went to St. Vrain Colorado State Park. The park is about 40-minutes north of Denver in Firestone.
There was a rock near the water that I sat down to take in the view. As I sat there, I saw something go by me. It caught me off guard. I took a closer look. I felt excited as I realized it wasn’t a fish or bird. Honestly, I wasn’t sure what it was – muskrat, otter, beaver, or maybe something else.
I sat there for a while watching it swim back and forth. I’ve been to a lot of parks but this was the coolest experience (so far)! My new little friend disappeared into the vegetation. I sat there for awhile reflecting on what happened and hoping he would come back – but he didn’t.
Some Googling didn’t help me figure out what I had just seen. I explored the park for awhile before I headed home. Once back and settled in, I posted the photograph on the OurFunPass Instagram page. The Colorado Park and Wildlife Department replied to the post saying “Otterly lucky!” I had the answer – it was an otter!
Visit the Official St. Vrain State Park page to learn more about the park, amenities, and wildlife.