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Eleven Mile State Park. Photo Credit: Jasen Miller - OutThere Colorado.
Eleven Mile State Park. Photo Credit: Jasen Miller - OutThere Colorado.
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Eleven Mile State Park

With fishing (both flatwater and beneath the ice) boating, hiking and biking, this reservoir west of Colorado Springs is a popular getaway for Front Rangers. Located in the high windswept prairie of South Park, it offers stunning views of distant peaks and nine campgrounds, along with backcountry sites. It also offers a rare diversity of fish by Colorado standards, with trophy rainbow, brown, cutthroat, kokanee, and pike.

MAPS

State Park Area

Area Map | Fishing Closure Map | Hiking Trails Map

Campgrounds

Backcountry Campground | Cross Creek Campground | Howbert Point Campground | Lazy Boy Campground | North Shore Campground | Rocky Ridge Campground | Stoll Mountain Campground | Witcher Cove Campground

“I had never been ice fishing before. In fact, I never could imagine what was so fun about it, until I came up here a few winters ago to write an article on the popularity of the sport. Then I saw the excitement when, from a hole drilled into the ice, anglers brought forth huge catches, bellowing with excitement. I asked one man what was so fun about it. “The solitude, the quiet, getting out on the ice, and watching the fish swim by, knowing you’re not going to catch them all.'”

Pro Tips

  • For a unique camping experience, bring (or rent) a canoe or boat and paddle to one of the 25 backcountry campsites on a wooded peninsula, away from any roads.
  • Forgot a key piece of fishing or camping gear? The 11 Mile Marina store has plenty available, as well as boat and canoe rentals.
  • Winters are harsh here, which makes for incredible ice-fishing. Just don’t forget the hut for warmth.

Recommended season(s): Spring to fall for shore and boat fishing and camping, winter for ice fishing

R. Scott Rappold

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Eleven Mile State Park. Photo Credit: Jasen Miller - OutThere Colorado.
Eleven Mile State Park. Photo Credit: Jasen Miller - OutThere Colorado.
Reservoir Eleven Mile State Park - OutThere Colorado
Mountains with reservoir in foreground on an autumn day
Eleven Mile - State Park - OutThere Colorado
Early morning at the lake with fog in early Fall.
Eleven Mile - Morning - OutThere Colorado
Early morning at the lake with fog in early Fall.
Eleven Mile - Rocks - OutThere Colorado
Early morning at the lake with fog in early Fall.
Eleven Mile RV Camping OutThere Colorado
Motorhome campsite near the lake on early morning late in the season.
Backcountry Campground - Eleven Mile State Park - OutThere Colorado
Photo Credit: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Cross Creek Campground - Eleven Mile State Park - OutThere Colorado
Photo Credit: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Eleven Mile State Park - OutThere Colorado
Photo Credit: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Fishing Closure Map - Eleven Mile State Park - OutThere Colorado
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Hiking Trail Map - Eleven Mile State Park - OutThere Colorado
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Howbert Point Campground - Eleven Mile State Park - OutThere Colorado
Photo Credit: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Lazy Boy Campground - Rocking Chair Campground - Eleven Mile State Park - OutThere Colorado
Photo Credit: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
North Shore Campground - Eleven Mile State Park - OutThere Colorado
Photo Credit: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Rocky Ridge Campground - Eleven Mile State Park - OutThere Colorado
Photo Credit: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Stoll Mountain Campground - Eleven Mile State Park - OutThere Colorado
Photo Credit: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Witcher Cove Campground - Eleven Mile State Park - OutThere Colorado
Photo Credit: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
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