Eleven Mile

Fact Sheet

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C O L O R A D O P A R K S & W I L D L I F E Eleven Mile State Park FACT SHEET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017 Who we are Sport fishing and recreation writers across the state have produced volumes of material about Eleven Mile State Park’s fantastic fishing. While fishing gets most of the attention, the park boasts nine separate campgrounds with 335 campsites, ranging from drive-to-site RV camping to boat- or hike-in tent-only campsites in the backcountry area. Five miles of hiking and biking trails, interpretive programs throughout the summer and boating opportunities on one of the larger reservoirs in Colorado (3,405 surface acres) round out the most popular uses. Visitors to Eleven Mile State Park spend about $25.2 million annually in local communities.1 Top attractions • Fishing is the main draw at Eleven Mile, whether it’s shoreline, deepwater boat, fly or ice. • Eleven Mile State Park is one of the most popular camping spots in Colorado. • Park staff offer a variety of interpretive programs. • Colorado State Land Board • Denver Water Board • Rocky Mountain Conservancy • U.S. Forest Service • Hartsel and Lake George Fire Departments • South Park Ambulance District • Park County Sheriff’s Department • Colorado State Patrol • Park County Emergency Services Council • Coalition for the Upper South Platte THOMAS KIMMEL/CPW Our partners Challenges we face • Finding funding to meet priorities in the recently completed Eleven Mile State Park Redevelopment Plan, including renovating aging facilities and infrastructure to keep pace with the changing demands of the recreating public. • Working with the Denver Water Board to secure viable, consistent and sufficient funding needed to provide an effective aquatic nuisance species inspection program at Eleven Mile Reservoir. • Creating long-term partnerships with other agencies and private parties to find solutions to the ongoing livestock trespassing issues that have a negative effect on park resources, management and public safety. Volunteer activities • Campground host program • Shoreline cleanup • Interpretation and speaking on environmental topics • General purpose volunteers who assist with backlog of maintenance and administrative projects • Aquatic nuisance species (ANS) boat inspections assistance 1Source: Corona Research, Colorado State Parks Marketing Assessment, “Visitor Spending Analysis 2008-2009” (adjusted for inflation). COLORADO PARKS & WILDLIFE 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216 (303) 297-1192 cpw.state.co.us 4229 County Road 92, Lake George, CO 80827 (719) 748-3401 • Email: eleven.mile.park@state.co.us Park Manager: Jacob Dewhirst As of June 30, 2017 Manager’s Message Visitors to Eleven Mile State Park are quickly discovering that there is more to the park than trophy fishing opportunities and camping. Located near the geographic center of the state, the park often serves as a base camp for guests looking to participate in short day trips to popular area destinations, such as Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the Arkansas River. The park is open year-round, offering spectacular Rocky Mountain sunsets and plenty of room to breathe. Geography Region: Northeast County: Park Year Acquired: 1970 Elevation: 8,597 ft Miles From Denver: 119 Annual Visitation 331,844 Facilities 3 Boat Ramps Boat Rental 2 Dump Stations Laundry Marinas (year-round) Mooring/Docking 20 Picnic Sites Showers (coin-operated) Visitor Center Acreage Total Acres: 7,572 Governmental US Cong Dist: 5th CO Senate: 2nd CO House: 60th Trails Biking: 5 miles Hiking: 5 miles Cross Country Skiing/ Snowshoeing: 5 miles Total: 5 miles Employees Permanent: 6 Temporary: 22 Volunteers: 53 Volunteer Hours: 1,881 Roads Paved: 7.9 miles Unpaved: 10.6 miles Recreation Boating Fishing Hunting Ice Fishing Ice Skating Jet Skiing Ranger/Nature Programs Sailboarding Snowtubing Wildlife/Bird Viewing Winter Camping Camping Campsites (basic, year-round): 283 Campsites (electrical, year-round): 52 138 Walden Fort Collins 14 Craig Hayden Steamboat Springs 40 Estes Park 125 14 Loveland 6 Greeley 34 Oak Creek 36 13 131 Meeker Sterling 14 134 Fort Brush Morgan 76 85 Kremmling 40 34 Wray Brighton 287 93 Denver Golden Avon Vail 385 Breckenridge Collbran Fruita 330 Leadville Aspen Grand Junction 82 24 85 Castle Rock 285 Paonia133 Hotchkiss Gunnison 92 Burlington 70 24 40 Colorado Springs Kit Carson 67 Cripple Creek Olathe Montrose Limon Eleven Mile Reservoir Buena Vista Crawford 86 Fairplay 65 Delta 36 70 Frisco Glenwood Springs 9 Salida 50 Canon City 550 287 50 Ridgway Pueblo 285 Ouray 50 Lamar 25 La Junta Dove Creek 350 160 491 Cortez 550 Mancos Walsenburg Monte Vista Dolores 160 Alamosa 150 La Veta Springfield Pagosa Springs Durango 12 172 285 160 Trinidad 151 COLORADO PARKS & WILDLIFE 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216 (303) 297-1192 cpw.state.co.us THOMAS KIMMEL/CPW Rifle THOMAS KIMMEL/CPW Eleven Mile State Park

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