Eleven Mile State Park RV & Campground Guide

Colorado

Eleven Mile State Park

is the home of the Eleven Mile Reservoir, a 7,622-acre lake that is a popular site for dedicated anglers. This reservoir is one of Colorado's largest human-made lakes and has over 325 campsites, miles of hiking and biking trails, and plenty of opportunities for boating activities. The park is an hour west of Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs and is next to Pikes Peak, which makes it an ideal location for visiting Colorado Springs, the Rocky Mountains, and the Pikes Peak area on your next RV trip.

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Weather
Spring 16-64 F
Summer 38-80 F
Fall 12-72 F
Winter 3-49 F
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Nearby Cities
Colorado Springs, CO
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Eleven Mile State Park

Colorado is known for its mountain ranges and high plateaus. While you are visiting Eleven Mile State Park in your own RV or a rental RV from RVshare, you will want to see many of the natural sites of interest that abound in this area. Fortunately, there are many convenient RV campgrounds to reserve for your RV during your travels. 

Pikes Peak RV Park

Pikes Peak RV Park is a small and intimate family-owned RV park. It is located in the city of Manitou Springs near Pikes Peak. The park has a stream running through it, and many of the sites are right next to the running water. The other side of the park has sites that are adjacent to a walking trail with great views of Pikes Peak. While staying here, you have a good chance to see many varieties of wildlife make an appearance.

• Number of sites: Call for availability of back-in sites

• Rates: $75 per night

• Type of hookup: Full hookups

• Electrical amps: 30 and 50

• Wi-Fi: Available at the nearby lodge

• Pet-friendly: Yes

• Showers: Yes

• Laundry: Yes

• Additional amenities: Free shuttle into Manitou Springs

Golden Eagle Campground

You will thoroughly enjoy your stay at the Golden Eagle Campground in Colorado Springs. There are fishing lakes, wildflowers, and plenty of breathtaking mountain views. There is a 5-mile hiking trail in the park and other hiking trails in and around it. The park is quiet and away from the city noise, and you will often see different varieties of wildlife during your stay. The campground is convenient to Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak, and other nearby attractions.

• Number of sites: 125 pull-through sites, 75 sites for small RVs and trailers

• Rates: Call for rates

• Type of hookup: Full hookups

• Electrical amps: 30 and 50

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pet-friendly: Yes

• Showers: Yes

• Laundry: Yes

• Additional amenities: Playground, basketball court, propane for sale, dog run

Falcon Meadow RV Campground

Falcon Meadow RV Campground is a small, family-owned campground that is homey but has plenty of amenities. The on-site store sells propane and wood, and visitors can enjoy a playground and a basketball court. The campground is at 6,800 feet in altitude and affords views of the front range of the Rockies with Pikes Peak in the background.

• Number of sites: 45 pull-through sites

• Rates: Start at $38 for RVs

• Type of hookup: Full hookups

• Electrical amps: 20, 30, 50

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pet-friendly: Yes

• Showers: Yes

• Laundry: Yes

• Additional amenities: Propane, gas, ice, and wood available at the on-site store

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What to Do at
Eleven Mile State Park

Inside Eleven Mile State Park

There is no end to the fun you can have at Eleven Mile State Park. You can hunt and fish as permitted per season, and there are many outdoor opportunities like bird-watching, boating, ice skating, snowshoeing, hiking, biking, and numerous other sporting and recreational activities. You can rent some of the equipment for these outings at the park. Ice fishing is popular in the winter, and duck hunting attracts many hunters in the fall.

Outside Eleven Mile State Park

When you are ready to find alternative entertainment away from Eleven Mile State Park, you have plenty of choices for outdoor activities, shopping, and dining out. This area of Colorado has many beautiful sites of nature to explore, and you will enjoy dining at some of the local towns and shopping farther out in Colorado Springs.

Restaurants

Bla Bla Blah Caffe

This small cafe in Lake George specializes in Italian cuisine in a casual setting. You will enjoy the home-cooked dishes like lasagna, meatball sandwiches, soups, and salads. The cafe is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Type: Italian

Location: Lake George, CO

Highline Cafe and Saloon

This eatery in Hartsel features rustic decor and plenty of Western-themed dishes. Some favorites are the Buffalo Burger, the BLT, and the Chicken Sammy. It's open for lunch and dinner.

Type: American

Location: Hartsel, CO

The Hopp

This pizza restaurant in Hartsel has all the variety of pizza you could want, plus items like barbecue, smoked wings, and salads. It is open for lunch and dinner.

Type: Pizza

Location: Hartsel, CO

Russ' Place

This small diner has a plain appearance but a fantastic take on unique burgers. Every type of burger you can possibly imagine is featured, like a Jiffy Burger, which has peanut butter as an ingredient, and the Mac and Cheese Burger, a favorite on the menu. The diner is open for lunch and dinner.

Type: Burgers

Location: 52 Co Rd 5, Divide, CO 80814

Shopping

The Promenade Shops at Briargate

All your favorite stores are located in this upscale strip shopping center, along with many popular restaurants.

Location: 1605-1925 Briargate Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

First & Main Town Center

You can find something for everyone to like at First & Main, such as brand-name stores, over 25 eateries, hotels, and services. 

Location: 3650 New Center Point, Colorado Springs, CO 80922

Old Colorado City

This historic district is home to retail stores, boutiques, restaurants, and entertainment venues.

University Village Colorado

You will enjoy shopping and eating at this quaint shopping center. You can also access the Pikes Peak Greenway trail system via Overlook Park in UVC. 

Sightseeing

​​​​Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak is a famous landmark mountain that is 14,115 feet in elevation. It is 44 miles from Eleven Mile State Park but can be seen from the park on most days. People come from miles around to hike or drive along the mountain or ride the railway through the Pike National Forest. You can access Pikes Peak from Manitou Springs, which is just west of Colorado Springs.

Location: Manitou Springs, CO

​Royal Gorge

The world's highest suspension bridge is located in Royal Gorge. It is west of Canon City and is 35 miles south of Eleven Mile State Park. You can get wonderful views of the Arkansas River 1,000 feet below while driving across the bridge.

Location: Canon City, CO

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

You will be amazed at the number of fossils you can find here in the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, which is located 18 miles from the state park. It's not just a fossil bed; this area has forests, meadows, wildflowers, and many different species of wildlife to view.

Location: 15807 Co Rd 1, Florissant, CO 80816

Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine

You will enjoy taking a tour at the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, one of the first claims in the Cripple Creek Gold Camp. The Cressen Gold Mine is still operating today. ​

Location: 9388 CO-67, Cripple Creek, CO 80813

Gold Belt Byway

The Gold Belt is a fun, scenic route that begins in Florissant and continues through the Beaver Creek Wilderness area, Royal Gorge, and the mining town of Cripple Creek.

Location: Cripple Creek, CO

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How to Get to
Eleven Mile State Park

From Canon City, you will drive 10 miles west on U.S. 50 to County Highway 9. Turn north on County Highway 9 and drive 22 miles to County Road 59. Turn back north on County Road 59 and drive 20 miles to the park.

From Colorado Springs, you will drive 38 miles west of the city on U.S. 24 to the town of Lake George and then turn left to head south on County Road 90. Drive for 6 miles to County Road 92. You will continue south on 92 for 5 miles to the park.

Entering Eleven Mile State Park

The park is open from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. for day use. The office is open Friday through Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and is closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays. 

Per vehicle : $7

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