Designated as one of Colorado's Gold Medal fisheries, SPINNEY MOUNTAIN RESERVOIR
produces large rainbows measuring 16-inch and more, browns
and trophy-sized cutthroat trout, as well as northern
pike. The best fishing is right after April ice-out.
The reservoir is excellent for boat and shoreline fishing.
It has given anglers many rewarding
days for over ten years. Despite its popularity and heavy
pressure, production remains generally good and one should
not be discouraged by what appears to be a crowd. When fishing is good at Spinney Mountain,
you'll have to look hard to find any better.
Reservoir, is located five miles further west of Eleven
Mile is the other gem of the South Platte River
system. It is one of the biggest success stories
involving public utilities fishing in the history of
the west. This 2,500acre reservoir is relatively
shallow which promotes the growth of rich vegetation
and aquatic life in its mountain meadow waters.
Camping is not allowed at
Spinney. The reservoir serves as an
isolated retreat for visitors seeking beautiful views of
the Collegiate Mountain Range or just a little solitude
from life in the city. The park is open seasonally from
ice-off to ice-on (approximately May 1 through Nov. 15)
and is a day-use area only. Camping is available at nearby
Eleven Mile State Park.
Entrance Fees: $5 for a
daily vehicle pass or $50 for an annual pass.
Directions - From
Colorado Springs, take U.S. 24 west for 55 miles over Wilkerson Pass.
Turn south on Park County Road 23 and drive 2.8 miles to County Road 59.
Turn right and continue another 1.1 miles to the park entrance.
4229 Co Rd 92
Lake George, CO 80827
(719) 748-3401 (phone)
Reservoir: is located at an elevation of 8,600 feet in the
southeastern corner of South Park, a large natural mountain park in
central Colorado. The 3,400 acre reservoir is stocked with kokanee
salmon and cutthroat and rainbow trout. Northern pike are plentiful and
carp abound in the shallow bays and inlets, providing great bow-fishing
opportunities. Trout fishing normally (more
on fishing Eleven Mile)