Spinney Mountain Reservoir

Located in Park County, south of Fairplay on the Middle Fork of the South Platte River, Spinney Mountain Reservoir is the main storage reservoir for all of Aurora’s Colorado and Arkansas River rights, as well as Aurora's west-Park County water rights. Aurora owns the reservoir, which was completed in November of 1981. Spinney Mountain Dam impounds a maximum of 53,651 acre-feet of water. Spinney Mountain and the South Platte River below it are renowned for their great fishing. Releases to the South Platte River are adjusted daily to provide fish habitat and accurate water rights distribution.

Spinney Mountain Reservoir

Owned and Operated by Aurora Water
Spinney Mountain Reservoir

Elevation: 8,710 feet (2,655 meters) — high water line
Capacity: 53,651 acre feet (1 acre foot = 325,851 gallons)
Recreational opportunities managed by Colorado Parks and Wildlife

4229 County Road 92Lake George, CO, 80827

  • Take US-285 South 109 miles to CO-9

  • South on CO-9 to 9 miles to Co Rd 59

  • Co Rd 59 8.5 miles to Spinney Mountain Reservoir

Recreational Opportunities

  • Boating

  • Fishing

  • Hiking

  • Picnicking

Recreational opportunities managed by Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Fees: See Spinney Mountain State Park Fees.

Boating: Boating and windsurfing (with full wet-suit) are permitted from the two boat ramps. Body contact sports (i.e. water-skiing, diving, tubing, etc.) are prohibited.

Fish: Cutthroat, rainbow and brown trout and northern pike

Water Acres: 2,520

Managing Agency: Colorado Parks & Wildlife. For more information, call (719) 748-3401.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife website

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