Hunting at Eleven Mile State Park
Hunting is permitted within the park’s boundaries with a valid hunting permit and during legal hunting seasons, except in those areas that are specifically closed to hunting. Click here to view a hunting closure map of these areas. These areas include, but are not limited to, any location that is within 100 yards of any campground, picnic site, vault toilet, boat ramp, building or other facility or structure.
Eleven Mile State Park is home to a diverse number of waterfowl. Mallards, buffleheads, gadwalls, widgeons, common mergansers, coot, teal, shovelers and goldeneyes all frequent the area each fall as they migrate on their way to warmer climates. The numerous waterfowl species present a popular challenge every year to local duck hunters who are seeking a slightly different type of hunting experience in the mountains.
Big game hunting opportunities are also available at Eleven Mile State Park. Select Eleven Mile’s campground to establish your base camp at night and then hunt the surrounding mountains and plains the next day. Big game hunters will find deer, elk, bear and mountain lion among the mountains that are only minutes away on USFS land bordering the park. Pronghorn antelope can be found on the plains located within the park, as well as the adjacent BLM land.
Hunters seeking small game and furbearers will find an abundance of cottontail rabbits, jackrabbits and coyote both on the plains and in the mountains. Bobcat, badger and weasel are also abundant, but less frequently seen residents of the area.
Click here to access the Colorado Parks and Wildlife hunting page. Hunting Regulations brochures are available on line.