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Spinney Mountain
Fishing Spinney Reservoir

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​World class Gold Medal trout fishing awaits beneath the waters of Spinney Reservoir. 

For gold medal fishing, it would be hard to find any that is better than Spinney Mountain Reservoir. Anglers can find shoreline or fly fishing, belly boating or trolling opportunities in a setting that is both peaceful and scenic. Check the Conditions​ page for current fishing conditions. See the park map for more details.

This isolated retreat is ideal for visitors seeking beautiful views of the Collegiate Mountain Range or just a little solitude from the busy life of the city. Birders have plenty to observe among the waterfowl, waders and birds of prey that make Spinney Mountain Reservoir their home. Boating enthusiasts can enjoy the 2,500 surface-acre reservoir that has two boat ramps available (depending upon water levels).

In order to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species - particularly zebra and quagga mussels - mandatory inspections of all trailered vessels are now being conducted at the entrance station and must be completed satisfactorily prior to launching on the reservoir. Additionally, all trailered vessels and vessels with a gas motor are required to be inspected after being removed from Spinney Reservoir as well.  See the boating​ and fishing​ pages for further information.



Spinney Mountain Reservoir closes to all boating one half hour after sunset on October 31, 2015.  This includes all canoes, kayaks and any other hand carried vessels.  We will however continue to allow belly boats that are powered by FINS ONLY (no oars, motors or sails) until ice covers the Reservoir, at which time it will close for the season.  Remember the park closes to all fishing and boating activity one half hour after sunset.  The park gates close one hour after sunset.​

Dates of Operation 

The park is normally open, subject to change, from ice-off (typically April 15th) to October 31st annually. ​​

Camping near Spinney

There are no camping facilities at Spinney Mountain State Park, but you can set your base camp at Spinney Mountain's nearby neighbor, Eleven Mile State Park​, and enjoy even more fishing!  

Campsites are also available at the Chaparral General Store Campground located just outside of Spinney Mountain's Park entrance or in the U.S. Forest Service land found nearby.