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Eleven Mile State Park, Lake George

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#144 of 244 in Nature in Colorado
State Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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  • Camped at Rocking Chair camp ground with my toddler. Bring cash to pay your park pass at the self service area. It is $8 a day and you’ll need exact change. The views were incredible. Park service cleaned vault toilets areas daily and removed the trash from bear proof dumpsters. Our campsite had a cover over the picnic table for afternoon shade. It was very windy in the afternoons and evenings. There were also some very aggressive ants around the park, mostly everywhere! My only suggestion would be for the fire pits to be dig out. There are fire rings, but ours was really full. I was able to dig it out some with a rock, but wish I’d brought my shovel! Fishing is great early morning and late afternoon/evening.
  • A little crowded, but where in Colorado isn't there 100 people from out of state? One of the best fisheries and parks in the state!! Beautiful! DOW was friendly , marina and boat ramp easy to access. Cant wait to go back, during the week , when the yahoos are working.

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