Podcast: History and Insight on Eleven Mile Reservoir

Eleven Mile State Park is in South Park – an expansive high-altitude grassland region of central Colorado.
Eleven Mile Reservoir
Eleven Mile State Park

Anglers and writers consistently tout Eleven Mile’s large reservoir for its outstanding fishing. When not reeling in a trophy rainbow, brown, cutthroat, kokanee or pike, there are nearly five miles of scenic hiking and biking trails that await exploration. In this podcast episode we learn about its history, unique species and fishery management outlook for one of the great angling opportunities in the state of Colorado. We’ll talk with Bryan Johnson, the hatchery manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Mt. Shavano Hatchery along with Tyler Swarr, the aquatic biologist who oversees the management of the fishery. Then we’ll close with Colorado Parks and Wildlife Senior Aquatic Biologist Jeff Spohn, who provides us with some of the history on Eleven Mile and how it developed over the previous decades.


 Podcast hosted by Mark Johnson. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is a nationally recognized leader in conservation, outdoor recreation and wildlife management.

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