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Lake: Eleven Mile Reservoir

Place to sleep around Eleven Mile?

Post By: nworden      Posted: 1/22/2020 9:22:38 AM     Points: 0    
Looking to fish Eleven Mile Jan 30 & 31, and would like to spend the night somewhere in the area. AirBnBs are slim, and whats left is overpriced. Last resort is crashing in the back of my truck, but I thought Id reach out and see if someone didnt have something in the area? Its just me and my 45lb dog, would be out before sun-up on the 31st.

As far as crashing in the truck, it looks like National Forest area is kind of slim around there, any advice on where I could park the truck for the night would also be appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

 Reply by: bron      Posted: Jan. 22, 9:26:13 AM     Points: 33587    
Try Lake George Cabins. They are not expensive and very close to the Mile.

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 Reply by: longdraw      Posted: Jan. 22, 9:49:45 AM     Points: 509    
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 Reply by: SGM      Posted: Jan. 22, 10:12:10 AM     Points: 10821    
There is a fair amount of NF about half way between Lake George and the 11 Mile store. Also there is a campground at 11 Mile you can stay at.
 Reply by: MOJO      Posted: Jan. 22, 11:14:36 AM     Points: 489    
You have NF access from the S shore (see map) that is not too far but since there is a lot of night fishing, I've car camped right in the parking area near Lazy Boy with no issues. -30F bags help!
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Jan. 22, 11:42:44 AM     Points: 6546    
Got a shelter for ice fishing? Bring a heater and a cot/sleeping bag . . . .put a leash on your rod.
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: Jan. 22, 1:03:31 PM     Points: 44    
Chaparral Park is just a mile or 2 west of the lake--right in front of the Spinney entrance. Call Robbie or his wife(forgot her name). 719-836-0308. They have rooms of different sizes with toilets, microwaves,stoves,fridge,TV etc. Unless something has changed they were on a well with sulfur so bring your own water to drink. Minor inconvenience. They had a nice fire pit the last time I stayed up there. Nice little store they have also with just about everything you could need.
 Reply by: nworden      Posted: Jan. 25, 10:28:44 AM     Points: 0    
I appreciate all the advice from everyone. I ended up going with a campsite with an electric hookup at Rocky Ridge (I dont camp with a camper, so I honestly forgot that was an option).

Ill just hunker down in the back of the truck with an electric heater.
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: Jan. 25, 4:22:42 PM     Points: 44    
That will test your frosticles.
 Reply by: MOJO      Posted: Jan. 25, 4:32:27 PM     Points: 489    
"Got a shelter for ice fishing? Bring a heater and a cot/sleeping bag . . . .put a leash on your rod."

Everyone's gotta try this at least once. I did it at Wolford, luckily, on a relatively tropical 20F night. The early morning bite before sun up can be incredible for monsters cruising for crayfish.
 Reply by: SpaceCarp      Posted: Jan. 26, 10:37:13 AM     Points: 3    
There is free camping all over the place near 11 Mile
 Reply by: nworden      Posted: Jan. 26, 4:08:09 PM     Points: 0    
I know theres free camping, but an electric heater is the best option for me to get heat into the topper. I dont have to worry about the carbon monoxide or moisture from a propane heater. I'll happily pay the $36 per day to have the electric heater blasting all night.

I dont have a portable shelter, so an overnighter on the ice isnt an option for me. Although, I have done that in the past for walleye an pike in Wisconsin and we caught some lunkers.
 Reply by: finsnfeathers      Posted: Jan. 27, 5:15:58 AM     Points: 514    
Chaparral Park General
Store used to have a bunkhouse. Not sure if they still do.

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