ADVENTURES IN OUR AMERICAN DREAM travel blog

More beautiful fall colors...

Mule deer on the drive to the park...

Another incredible Colorado State Park...

Huge campsites right on the water....

Great fishing...

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Last one, it's a great place for kayaking too...


We visited the Eleven Mile State Park today. We have really used our state park pass, we saved a lot by buying it for our extended stay in Colorado. We get into all the state parks for free and also save on camping in any of the Colorado State Parks. We highly recommend it to anyone staying a while in Colorado. The campsites at Eleven Mile State Park are huge and some are right on the water.

Eleven Mile State Park is located about 11 miles southwest of the town of Lake George. The park surrounds the 3,400 acre Eleven Mile Reservoir. There are nine campgrounds located around the reservoir at an elevation of 8,500 to 8,600 feet. The total number of campsites that are available is 349. There are nine separate camping areas that include: Rocky Ridge Campground, North Shore Campground, Stoll Mountain Campground, Cross Creek Campground, Lazy Boy Campground, Rocking Chair Campground, Howbert Point Campground, Witcher's Cove Campground, and the Backcountry Camping Area.

Anglers and writers consistently tout Eleven Mile’s large reservoir for its outstanding fishing. When not reeling in a rainbow, brown, cutthroat, kokanee or pike, there are nearly five miles of scenic hiking and biking trails in the park. You can fish from the shore or a boat while enjoying scenic vistas. This is also a wonderful area for bird watching. We heard they have a pair of Bald Eagles nesting in the area, but we didn’t see them this visit. Another great day in Colorado, check back later for more.

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