Spinney Mountain State Park

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Spinney Mountain State Park

Somewhat deeper and more consistently full than Antero Reservoir, Spinney Mountain provides great opportunities for viewing waterfowl, as the reservoir hosts an amazing number of birds, especially in the fall. Spinney is also one of the best lakes in the state to look for less common diving species, including all three scoters, Pacific Loon, and Red-necked Grebe. Shorelines provide the chance to view plovers, sandpipers, and phalaropes. In the prairie habitat around the reservoir, you may spot Horned Lark, Mountain Bluebird, and Vesper Sparrow, along with the occasional rosy-finch during inclement weather. Many rarities have shown up in the area, so keep an eye out! A State Parks pass is required for entry.  Hunting occurs on this property, so be sure to check for seasonal restrictions before visiting.

County: Park

Directions: From US Hwy 285 and C-470: go south on US Hwy 285 through Fairplay. Continue south to the junction of US Hwy 24 and US Hwy 285 and head east on US Hwy 24 for 13 miles to the town of Hartsel. Go east onto CR 59 and continue to CR 92. Head southeast on CR 92 to Spinney Mountain Access Rd. and go south to the entrance station.

Dates of Access: Day use only, closed from ice-on to ice-off
Hours: Daylight hours
Ownership: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Admission: State Parks Pass.

Restrictions: Please obey all rules and regulations. Dogs must be under control and on a leash at all times.

Parking: Gravel parking areas
Lodging: Hotels in Fairplay, camping at Eleven Mile State Park

Handicapped: Yes
Handicapped Access: Some viewing from car, handicap access to facilities

Latitude: 39.002456
Longitude: -105.631128

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Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsYes
Paved TrailsNo
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo

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