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Eleven Mile Reservoir

Photos of Eleven Mile Reservoir State Park in Park County, Colorado - November 6, 2003
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Eleven Mile Reservoir State Park

I had some free time on a chilly November day and visited Eleven Mile Reservoir in Park County, Colorado. Now I am sure fishing is the largest attraction to this particular lake, but let me say there is a great amount of scenery to enjoy as well.

Park County, Colorado The South Platte River runs through the high plateau and flows into the reservoir. Other pages in this vicinity: Hartsel, Wilkerson Pass and Trout Creek Pass.
Eleven Mile Reservoir, CO Eleven Mile Reservoir, CO It kinda looks like a beach a little, doesn't it? ;)

Keep in mind, however, that this is frigid mountain runoff water.

Tumbleweeds A number of tumbleweeds lay ailing by the lake's edge.
A sign about various fishes. I know so little about fishes and fishing and I only caught one fish in my entire life - a 15-inch stripped bass in Cape Cod, MA seven years ago.
Eleven Mile Reservoir, CO Eleven Mile Reservoir, CO Large and snowy mountains in the background. Nice!

Some of my nearby mountain pages in that direction:

  • Kite Lake
  • Mt. Sherman
  • Mt. Democrat, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Bross
  • Hoosier Pass
  • Eleven Mile Reservoir, Colorado I captured a photo of a bird flying across!
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    Pictures standing on the south side of the lake.
    Eleven Mile Reservoir, CO The lighting was not the greatest, but I really liked this view.
    At the visitor center, some interesting history is explained in signs. Click each thumbnail to read them close up!

    Friends, it was freezing outside! It was about 30 degrees, but with the winchill and strong winds, I would say it was around 15.

    Eleven Mile Reservoir, CO Eleven Mile Reservoir, CO The strong winds created some noticeable waves.
    Park County, Colorado Other nearby lakes and bodies of water:
  • Blue Mesa Reservoir
  • Twin Lakes, CO
  • Hartenstein Lake
  • Antero Reservoir
  • Eleven Mile Reservoir, CO When the weather is warmer, I would say this is a great spot for a picnic!
    Colorado Rocky Mountains From the far southern side of the lake (across from the visitor center), go south on Road 59 and you will go over a pass that gives you this view of the Sangre de Cristo range.
    Snow A thin layer of snow on the ground.

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