Spinney Mountain State Park
Location: Park County, west of Woodland Park
Spinney Mountain Park is about water, fishing and birding. The quiet park is a place to get away from the noise of the city.
The Collegiate Mountain Range is a scenic centerpiece, as is the beautiful 2,500-acre reservoir, with two boat ramps available depending on water levels. No swimming or other water body contact activities are permitted.
Trout abound in Spinney Reservoir – and anglers can try shoreline or fly fishing, belly boating or trolling.
A dozen picnic sites are available.
Birders can watch ducks, waders and birds of prey. Rare species such as the bald eagle, American peregrine falcon and white pelican are observed at the park.
The park is open roughly from April 15 to Nov. 15, from ice-off to ice-on.
No camping is available, but campsites can be found at nearby Eleven Mile State Park or at the Chaparral General Store Campground near the entrance to Spinney Mountain.