Groceries, camping and fishing supplies, licenses,
firewood and snacks are available at the 11 Mile
Marina located at the North Shore Boat Ramp.
Medical facilities are available in Woodland Park.
Religious and commercial facilities are available in
most nearby communities.
Please contact a park ranger if you need first
aid assistance. Medical facilities are available in
Woodland Park, 40 miles east, and in Fairplay, 30
miles northwest. If you are not able to reach a ranger,
please call 911.
C O L O R A D O PA R K S & W I L D L I F E
This remarkable setting is home to tremendous
recreational opportunities. Eleven Mile’s waters have
surrendered some of the largest fish ever taken in
Colorado. The reservoir’s boaters, particularly sailors,
are challenged by the tricky winds and fast-rising storms
that occasionally sweep the area.
ENJOY YOUR STATE PARKS
Park Office/Camper Services
Eleven Mile’s elevation of 8,600 feet makes for a wide
range of temperatures in any season, so park visitors
should dress accordingly. Visitors should also be
prepared to protect themselves against sunburn at this
The Park Office is located in the camper services
building near Rocky Ridge Campground on Park
County Road 92. Showers, flush toilets and laundry
facilities are available at the camper services building
Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages Eleven Mile’s
3,400 surface-acre reservoir and 4,000 land acres under
a lease from the Denver Water Board. The reservoir has
been an important water storage facility for the city of
Denver since the dam was completed in 1932.
Campsites may be reserved in advance by calling
1-800-244-5613 or reserve online at
Photo by Kevin Tobey
Passes & Permits
All vehicles entering the park are required to display
a current Colorado State Parks Pass. A Daily Pass is
valid for the day purchased until noon the following
day. A Yearly Pass is valid at any state park for 12
months from date of purchase. For yearly passholders
with an additional vehicle, a multiple pass is available
for a reduced fee. Daily passes are available at self
Eleven Mile State Park
4229 County Road 92 • Lake George, CO 80827
Colorado’s senior citizens 64 and older may buy an Aspen
Leaf Annual Pass at a discounted rate. (Passes, permits,
and licenses may be purchased at the park office.)
Funded in part by Great Outdoors Colorado
through Colorado Lottery proceeds.
leven Mile State Park is in South Park – an
expansive high-altitude grassland region of
central Colorado. The park is bordered on two
sides by the Pike National Forest. The surrounding
mountains, including Pikes Peak, the Tarryall Range and
the snowy peaks of the Continental Divide, complement
Eleven Mile’s own scenic reservoir, short grasses and
Colorado disabled veterans displaying Colorado
Disabled Veteran (DV) license plates are admitted
free without a pass.
Rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout, kokanee salmon,
northern pike and carp are found in the reservoir.
Bow fishing for carp and northern pike is permitted
year round. Fishing is prohibited in the restricted
area near the dam. Please check the current Colorado
Fishing Regulation brochure for special regulations,
season dates, and bag and possession limits that may
Eleven Mile’s 335 campsites can accommodate
tents, pick-up campers, trailers and motor homes.
A camping permit is required in addition to the
vehicle pass. Only one camping unit with a single
family or a maximum of six people is permitted per
site. Electrical hookups are available in Rocky Ridge
Campground, Loops A, B or D. No more than two
motor vehicles are allowed at any site.
Quiet hours are enforced from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
The backcountry area of the park, near the east end of
the reservoir, has 14 walk-in / boat-in campsites.
Holding tank dump stations are located near the
North Shore and Witcher’s Cove entrances. Please
use these facilities. It is illegal to dump waste
anywhere else. A valid vehicle pass and a valid
camping permit are required to dump tanks.
Wildlife & Hunting
Several species of waterfowl are abundant at the
reservoir. Pronghorn antelope, elk, deer, bear, coyote,
mountain lion, bobcat and many varieties of small
mammals frequent the park and surrounding area.
Hunting is permitted in specific portions of the
park during legal seasons. Maps of hunting areas
are available online or at the park office. The park
supports many species of ducks, as well as geese, as
they migrate south each fall.
Some areas and campgrounds have been adapted for
use by persons with disabilities. Ask at the Park Office
for more information.
Eleven Mile State Park
Winter activities include ice fishing, ice boating, ice
skating and cross-country skiing, weather permitting.
Snowmobiles and off-highway vehicles are prohibited,
except for those used by people with qualifying
mobility impairments who possess a Disabled Ice
Access Permit issued by park staff.
(Closed to All Public Use)
Camper Services Building
Rocky Ridge Campground
North Shore Campground
Stoll Mountain Campground
Cross Creek Campground
Sucker Cove Fishing Access
Lazy Boy Campground
Rogers Mountain Fishing Access
Rocking Chair Campground
Howbert Point Campgound
Witcher’s Cove Campround
Coyote Ridge Fishing Access
Park Maintenance /
14. Backcountry Campground Walk-in/Boat-in
15. Trail System
Boat Mooring Areas
Boaters must observe all Colorado boating statutes
and regulations. Regulation brochures are available at
the Park Office and are posted at self-serve stations.
ll trailered vessels must be inspected for aquatic
nuisance species prior to launching or leaving and
launch only at designated boat ramps.
2. The reservoir is closed to boating from 1/2 hour
after sunset until 1/2 hour before sunrise.
3. Water-contact sports such as swimming, waterskiing, tubing, wading and scuba diving are
prohibited. Wind surfing and paddleboarding are
allowed — full-body wetsuit recommended.
4. Boat docks are for loading and unloading only.
Mooring at or fishing from the docks is prohibited.
A five-minute use limit is enforced.
5. All islands, and the land and water in the restricted
area at the southeast end of the reservoir, are closed
to all public use.
CAUTION: Sudden storms with strong winds and high
waves can develop quickly at Eleven Mile. Underwater
hazards are frequently found in the reservoir and not
all are marked. Boaters should be especially careful
when within 150 feet of any shoreline.
lease observe the following rules at Eleven Mile State Park:
1. Display a valid parks pass on each motor vehicle
entering the park.
2. Keep vehicles on established roads and parking areas.
3. Camp only in established camping sites. A camping
permit is required in addition to the parks pass.
4. Build fires only in park-provided fire rings or grills.
5. Keep pets on a leash no longer than six feet.
6. Dispose of all trash, garbage, fish entrails, etc. in
7. Only 3.2% alcoholic beverages are allowed.
8. Observe quiet hours from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.