Wildflowers are abundant. Deer, coyote, and pronghorn
antelope roam the region. Ducks, Canada geese, grebes,
rails and pelicans are common. Bald and golden eagles
make cameo appearances in the park.
Built in 1982, its season lasts approximately April 15th
to November 15th. The park closes from ice-on to ice-off
From Colorado Springs take Highway 24 west for 55
miles. Turn left on Park County Road 23, go 2.8 miles.
Turn right on County Road 59 and go 1.1 miles to the
park entrance. Spinney Mountain State Park is located
8.8 miles west of Eleven Mile State Park off of County
is designated a “gold
medal water” and is
home to trophy-size
cutthroat, rainbow and
brown trout as well as
northern pike. Fishing is
by artificial fly and lure
only. Bait fishing and
snagging are prohibited.
For a complete listing of
fishing regulations and
definitions, please consult
the current Colorado
Fishing Regulation Brochure. Different bag and possession
limits apply on the reservoir; the river upstream from the
reservoir; and the river below the dam.
C O L O R A D O PA R K S & W I L D L I F E
Picnicking is allowed in the park,
except in those areas posted
otherwise. Spinney offers several
picnic areas with tables and
grills. Fires must be contained in
the grills provided.
Waterfowl, big game, small game and varmints can be
hunted at Spinney through the operating season, during
lawful seasons, in areas that are not closed to hunting.
ENJOY YOUR STATE PARKS
All park rangers are certified in CPR and first aid. 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.
Commercial and religious facilities are available in the
town of Hartsel, ten miles west of the north entrance.
Groceries, camping and fishing supplies, licenses,
firewood and snacks are available at the 11 Mile Marina
at Eleven Mile State Park.
Spinney Mountain State Park
4229 County Road 92 • Lake George, CO 80827
(719) 748-3401 • email@example.com
pinney Mountain State Park is nestled in the
southeast corner of South Park at the foot of
Spinney Mountain. Spectacular views of the
acclaimed Collegiate Peaks in the Sawatch Range to the
west and 39-Mile Mountain to the southeast make the
park an isolated retreat. Thanks to its 2,500 surfaceacre reservoir and prime locations along the South
Platte River, the park offers visitors exceptional boating,
picnicking and waterfowl hunting; but the prized
attraction is its nationally-renowned fishing.
The area within the chain-link fence below the dam and
the Homestake Diversion Channel are closed to fishing.
All islands and the face of the dam are closed to all
Funded in part by Great Outdoors Colorado
through Colorado Lottery proceeds.
To Colo. Springs
County Rd. 23
5. Keep all pets on a leash no longer than six feet.
6. The area within the chain-link fence below the dam
and the face of the dam is closed to all public use.
7. Drive only on designated roads. Off-road driving can
damage the resources and wildlife habitats.
8. The park is a day-use area only, opening one half hour
before sunrise and closing one hour after sunset. No
camping is allowed. (Camping is available at Eleven
Mile State Park, seven miles to the east.)
2. No fishing or boating from one half-hour after sunset
until one half-hour before sunrise.
4. Water-skiing, tubing, swimming, scuba diving and
similar activities are prohibited.
Islands Closed to all
1. All trailered vessels must be inspected at entrance for
aquatic nuisance species upon entry and exit.
3. All public use is prohibited on all islands for
Spinney Mountain State Park is operated for your safety
and enjoyment so please observe the following rules:
Passes and Permits
A Colorado State Parks Pass is required on all motor
vehicles entering the park. All passes are to be displayed on
the lower passenger side of the windshield. A DAILY PASS
is valid for the day purchased until noon the following day.
A YEARLY PASS is valid at any Colorado State Park for 12
months from date of purchase. The ASPEN LEAF annual
pass is available to Colorado residents 64 years of age or
older at a discounted rate. Daily passes are available at
self-service dispensers. CPW passes, permits and hunting/
fishing licenses may be purchased at the Eleven Mile State
Park camper services building.
closed to all
Colorado disabled veterans displaying the Colorado
Disabled Veteran (DV) license plates are admitted free.
South Park winds can blow in gusts of 30-40 miles per
hour and create five-foot waves on Spinney so, for safety,
the bigger the boat the better.
Closed to Public Use
South Platte River
Catch & Release Only
Homestake Diversion Channel
Boat ramps are located on both the north and south sides
of the reservoir. Boaters must observe Colorado boating
statutes and regulations. Wind surfing is allowed-full-body