Changes to Spinney Mtn State Park operations for the remainder of season
Spinney Mountain Reservoir is experiencing lower than normal water levels for this time of year and adjustments to its operations are being made at the state park.
The water level has dropped to a point that will not allow Colorado Parks and Wildlife to provide docks and breakwaters at the ramps. With changing weather conditions and high winds common this time of year at Spinney Mountain State Park, the unprotected boat ramp is very risky. In order to still provide as some access for vessels for the remainder of the 2020 season, we will be implementing the following:
Spinney Mountain State Park is open to boating with the upcoming closure dates listed below:
• ½ hour after sunset on Wednesday, Oct. 14: - o Main Boat Ramp will close for the season due to low water. - o ANS inspection station will remain staffed from ½ hour before sunrise to half hour after sunset through Oct. 31 at ½ hour after sunset. - o The reservoir will remain open for hand launched vessels, motors will be allowed on the hand launched vessel and will continue to require an ANS inspection prior to launch. - o Any hand launch vessel that is not ANS exempt per 2020 Land and Water regulations under 800(k.) will also require to be inspected.
• ½ hour after sunset on Saturday, Oct. 31 - o The ANS station will be closed for the season. - o Only vessels listed under 2020 Land and Water regulations under 800 (k) will be allowed, but NO motors will be allowed as of Nov. 1.
• ½ hour after sunset on Sunday, Nov. 15: - o Spinney Mountain State Park will be closed to all use for the season.