Spinney Mountain State Park Construction Delayed Until Nov. 5-7
Credit: CPW press release
HARTSEL, Colo. – The City of Aurora will begin construction on Nov. 5 and continue work through Nov. 7 at Spinney Mountain State Park to add additional rip rap to the face of the dam. Rip rap is added periodically to help buffer the structure from relentless waves. The City of Aurora originally planned the construction earlier in the month, but had to reschedule the project.
Construction is expected to start on Monday morning, Nov. 5, and should be completed by the end of the day on Wednesday, Nov. 7. Access across the dam and to south side sites, including the river access below the dam, will be closed to all public use during the project.
“The contractor will have heavy equipment on the dam which will block both lanes of traffic,” said Park Manager Kevin Tobey. “All parking lots on the north side of the reservoir will remain open during the project. The reservoir is now closed to boating for the remainder of the season and will re-open in the spring following ice-off. Other activities will be permitted until the reservoir freezes over, which usually occurs the third week of November.”
For those wanting to fish the river below the dam, parking will be available at the three parking lots along the Charlie Meyers State Wildlife Area located between Spinney Mountain and Eleven Mile State Parks.
“We realize this project will inconvenience a number of our guests, but the work is necessary for the long term protection of the dam and the contractor will work long hours to complete the project with the least amount of disruption possible,” said Tobey.
Please call the Eleven Mile State Park office at 719-748-3401 if you have questions.