Eleven Mile Canyon Reservoir


Lake George, CO
United States United States
38.9268, -105.5275
3,400 Acres

Eleven Mile State Park is open year-round with 350 campsites for overnight accommodations.

Eleven Mile Reservoir is known for its excellent fishing. Rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout, kokanee salmon, northern pike and carp are all found within the waters of Eleven Mile. Power boating, sailboating, and windsurfing are also very popular during the summer and fall months. Two boat ramps are available on the shores of the reservoir. A multitude of camping and picnicking sites are available around the lake.
Completed in 1932 after two years of construction at a cost of only $1.5 million, Eleven Mile stands 135 feet above the South Platte riverbed. The six-mile long reservoir is second largest in the Denver system and one of the largest bodies of water east of the Continental Divide. Eleven Mile has a surface area of 3,405 acres and 23.9 miles of shoreline.

Getting There: Take Hwy 285 to Fairplay. About a mile south of Fairplay, veer southeast on Hwy 9 toward Hartsel. After about 15 miles you will reach a stop sign at the intersection with Hwy 24. Turn left (east) on Highway 24. Drive on Highway 24 for about 10 miles. On your right you will come to the road that will access both Eleven Mile and Spinney Reservoirs. Take that gravel road to Eleven Mile State Park.

Spot Access:
Boat Ramp, Parking (car/truck), Parking (boat/trailer), Picnic Area, Power Boats Allowed, Swimming Area, Pier
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Fishing Reports

Eleven Mile Canyon Reservoir Fishing Report 02.23.12

Water temp at noon 37 degrees, great fishing on dries(midges) size 24-26 midge cluster and parachute Adams , nymphing with pinned egg(glass bead)in roe colored patterns, tailed w/soft hackle purple haze( see Orvis patterns or go to iTunes for tying inst. ) very good from 11am to 2 pm, have fun and c u on the river!!! G. B. ...



Carp, Common (Cyprinus Carpio)


Northern Pike (Esox lucius)


Perch, Yellow (Perca flavescens)


Trout, Cutthroat (Oncorhynchus clarki)


Trout, Steelhead (Rainbow) (Oncorhynchus mykiss)



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