Spinney Mountain Reservoir, Fairplay Colorado - Fishing! When its good at Spinney Mountain State Park, you'll have to look hard to find any better. Open from ice-off to ice-on (apprx. May 1st to Nov. 15th).
Spinney Mountain Reservoir opens after ice-out usually sometime around mid to late April. The lake is classified as Gold Medal water and may be fished with artificial flies and lures only. The lake is... Log into read more...
Getting there: From Colorado Springs, take U.S. 24 west for 55 miles over Wilkerson Pass. Turn south on Park County Road 23 and drive 2.8 miles to County Road 59. Turn right and continue another 1.1 miles to the park entrance.
Boating: All Boats Allowed. Strong winds are common at Spinney and the bigger the boat the better.
Special Regulations: The park is a day-use park only, opening one half hour before sunrise and closing one hour after sunset. Camping is available at nearby Eleven Mile Res.
Ice fishing prohibited.
Fishing is prohibited just below the dam.
Gold Medal Water.
Artificial Flies and lures only.
Bag and possession and minimum size for trout is 1, 20 inches long.
Bag and possession limit for northern pike is unlimited. No minimum size restriction.
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Chaparral Park General Store and RV Campground# of Sites: n/a Fees: $9-13
The closest campground to Spinney. Campground has both electrical and non-electrical sites available. General store with fishing tackle and supplies onsite. Contact them to make a reservation at 719-836-0308 and let them know you saw them on Fish Explorer.