11 Mile Marina is the perfect place to spend some time on the water in Colorado!
The marina is located just an hour outside of Colorado Springs in Lake George, Colorado. It’s an oasis for visitors and locals alike.
Eleven Mile Reservoir
11 Mile Marina is situated right on the shore of Eleven Mile Reservoir, so there’s no better starting point for all things water! Kayaks and canoes are available to rent, or even a pontoon boat. You can set sail for some sight seeing, or test your luck with a fishing pole. Eleven Mile Reservoir is part of Eleven Mile State Park. Feel free to hike or bike around the reservoir once you’re back on shore!
Pontoons hold 10 people. Rental rates start at $150 for two hours, and go up based on size and duration of rental. Fuel charge is based on usage.
16-foot Lund fishing boats hold 5 people. Rental rates start at $89 for two hours. Fuel charge is based on usage.
Canoes and kayaks start at $40 for two hours.
Life jackets and whistles are provided (and required) for each person on the boat.
Fun in the Sun
We love kayaking around Eleven Mile Reservoir. Time flies with mountain views, rocky outcroppings, fish jumping and clear waters all around! It’s a perfect day trip, or even half-day trip. Kids are welcome!
Bring lots of sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat to protect yourself on the water. Our last trip was in July, and I wore long sleeves to help protect from the sun. I wasn’t hot and was glad for the extra protection.
Also, bring a water bottle to throw in the boat. I’ll suggest snacks, at least in the car. You’ll be surprised how hungry you are after a couple hours of kayaking or canoeing.
Things to Know
Fishing licenses are required for anyone over 16 and can be purchased at the marina. A State Park day pass ($8) is required for use of Eleven Mile Reservoir and is available at the marina.
Storms over the reservoir tend to roll in and out during the day, but mostly in the afternoon. I suggest getting an early start on the water to avoid the rain. During the summer, you may want to call ahead to make a reservation, or check availability of the boat you want.
The road to 11 Mile Marina is bumpy! Make sure your car can handle a bumpy mountain road.
Please note, swimming in the reservoir is not allowed. The water gets to about 50 degrees; even in the peak of summer it’s too cold to swim.