Spinney Mountain State Park features the 2,500 acre Spinney Mountain Reservoir, a Gold Medal fishing spot. The park doesn’t offer camping, just fishing, boating and several picnic sites.
It’s known for its world class, gold medal trout fishing. Other things to do include boating, hunting and hiking. The park closes in the winter when the lake freezes.
Situated in Park County, facilities include the Boat Ramps, Entrance Station, Park Office (at Eleven Mile), Picnic Sites. It’s located just west of Eleven Mile State Park, and 60 miles from Colorado Springs. The park office is located at neighboring Eleven Mile. For camping, nearby Eleven Mile offers over 300 campsites.
Boating: 2,500 acre reservoir; Open to boating from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset. Water/body contact sports like scuba diving, swimming and water skiing are prohibited. Sailboarding is popular with wind gusts of 30-40 mph common.
Camping: No, day-use only. Available at nearby Eleven Mile State Park.
Equipment Rental: Canoes and kayaks are available, as well as a 20′ pontoon and a 16′ Lund aluminum V-Hull.
Fishing: Golf-medal fishing, including trophy-sized trout and northern pike. Fishing is flies and lures only. No live bait. No ice fishing in the winter. Nearby Eleven Mile offers ice fishing. In addition to the lake, there is river fishing behind the dam.
Hiking: There are no official hiking trails, but it can still be done along the river or a long hike around the reservoir. Pets are welcome in the park.
Hunting: Big and small game, waterfowl hunting during seasons. Jackrabbits and coyotes are abundant. Larger game includes mule deer.
Picnicking: Over a dozen picnic sites with tables and grills on both sides of the reservoir.
Winter Recreation: The park is closed during the winter.
Address: 4229 County Rd 92, Lake George
Fee: $7/daily, $70/annual (vehicle)
Map: Spinney Mountain Brochure (PDF)
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