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Eleven Mile State Park, Lake George

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Eleven Mile State Park is a Colorado State Park located in Park County, 11mi south of Lake George, Colorado, United States. Established in 1970, the 7662acre park surrounds 3405acre, 5.5mi long Eleven Mile Reservoir. Facilities include a marina, a visitors center and over 300 campsites. There are 5mi of trails available for hikers and bicyclists. Fish species include cutthroat, rainbow, brown trout and northern pike. Eleven Mile Reservoir is famous for the thriving Kokanee salmon population found in the river current along the north side of the reservoir known as the Dream Stream. This reservoir is also known for being very windy in the afternoon. A required daily vehicle park pass can be obtained at the entrance of the park. Daily species possession limits are as follows: trout, 4 total, two over 16" and two under 16", or four under 16"; salmon, 10; pike and crawdads, unlimited. Cottontail rabbit, white-tailed jackrabbit, coyote, muskrat and ground squirrels are commonly seen in the park. Mule deer, pronghorn, porcupine, badger, black bear and elk are seen occasionally.
Under the reservoir in the state park lie three former communities, which had flourished prior to 1933, Howbert, Idlewild, and Freshwater Station, Colorado. The towns were submerged to provide for the water needs of the city and county of Denver.
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  • Not being a fisherman or boating enthusiast, bor us the glory of Eleven Mile State Park is the very nice backcountry camp sites. There are no roads, so they get you away from the RVs and crowds. You....  more
    Not being a fisherman or boating enthusiast, bor us the glory of Eleven Mile State Park is the very nice backcountry camp sites. There are no roads, so they get you away from the RVs and crowds. You....  more »
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  • Gorgeous state park with over 230 campsites on both sides of the reservoir. Swimming is not permitted, but boating (including powered) and fishing are. Watch out for the men who feel the need to open carry multiple pistols in broad daylight in a busy campground. The campsites are kind of pricey at $28 and you also need a parks pass ($9 daily, $80 annual), so it will be nice next year when the parks pass is included in car registrations for $30. We had a great time paddleboarding here. We will definitely return!
  • Might you at any point say flawless? I was so eager to spend at some point at Eleven Mile State Park. It was an early morning and lengthy drive however definitely worth the effort. There are various camping areas and a wondrously lovely lake. You can buy a yearly or day pass. We bought a day pass for $9. There are data signage in the recreation area about costs and places. We fundamentally had the whole region to ourselves. A portion of the areas are private property and checked likewise. We looked for quite a long time and didn't get one fish. The sun was so splendid, the slight breeze and the quieting water was beautiful as I looked somewhere far off to see the mountains. We only sat briefly and partook presently. There are additionally bathrooms accessible in the recreation area and a lot of strolling.

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