Gold Medal Rivers and The Dream Stream, Need We Say More?
Anglers love staying at Mountain River Lodge. We are proud to be able to say we are the only luxury lodge in Lake George, near three Gold Medal River sections! Trophy fishing awaits beneath the waters in this world-renowned fly fishing territory. Area rivers and reservoirs regularly offer up prize cutthroats, browns, rainbows, northern pikes, and kokanee salmon. Whether you’re an experienced angler or have never cast a fishing rod, our staff will find the perfect fishing adventure for you. Please contact us today!
Colorado has 322 miles (15 sections) of Gold Medal rivers. Three of these Gold Medal sections are close neighbors to Mountain River Lodge; The South Platte – Cheesman downstream, The South Platte – South Park area, and Spinney Mountain Reservoir. To be a Gold Medal fishery, the area must be able to produce 60 pounds of standing crop per acre, and at least 12, 14″+ trout per acre.
Mountain River Lodge is at the doorstep of the most famous Gold Medal trout stream in the state of Colorado, “The Dream Stream” – also named the Charlie Meyers State Wildlife area. And therefore, anglers love staying at our Lodge! The stream is a notorious stomping ground for fisherman looking for a trophy catch: running rainbow and cutthroat trout in the spring, and brown trout and kokanee salmon in the fall.
The Dream Stream is the Gold Medal section of the South Platte River running between Spinney Mountain Reservoir and Eleven Mile Reservoir. This world famous meandering stream flows through high desert prairie, making it a great destination for beginner anglers, because there are no large trees around to get caught up in. But beware the flat prairie winds can be fierce, plan for all types of weather.
As reported by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife, “This section of the South Platte River is called the Dream Stream because of the large fish that migrate upstream from Eleven Mile Reservoir. Although an ample number of resident fish are available all year round, the best fishing occurs in March through early May and late September through November.”
Driving directions to Dream Stream from Mountain River Lodge: (27 minutes )
West on US-24 for 15.4 mi, turn Left onto San Juan St. 2.8mi, turn right onto Co Rd 59 2.4mi, turn right onto Thirtynine Mile Road 1.4mi, and turn right onto Spinney Mountain Access
A 28-minute drive from our Lodge takes you to the best trout fishing Colorado has to offer, the Gold Medal waters of Spinney Mountain Reservoir. This 2,500-surface acre lake is formed by the South Platte River. This isolated reservoir separates two sections of the South Platte Gold Medal waters and is a Gold Medal Section. It boasts World-class trout fishing. Anglers from all over the world can’t get enough of the trophy sized northern pike, rainbow, cutthroats and brown trout, taken all summer long. Review the special fishing restrictions at Spinney Reservoir before you go. The park is open to boating but there is no overnight camping – another great reason to stay at Mountain River Lodge!
Also see on our website:
Eleven Mile State Park
We Love Our Anglers
Just for our angler guests, we have wader hooks located on the outside of your cabin and fly rod holders in most of the cabins.
Bring your fresh catch to our Patio at Grill 39, where you’ll find a commercial oven and multiple commercial gas and charcoal grills. Take your pick of complimentary seasonings and condiments at our prep station. And chefs, we also provide grilling utensils and aprons!
We offer vacation Fly Fishing Packages, or design a unique fly fishing experience just for you or a group. Go with a guide, take a class or explore on your own. We’ll help you plan your dream fishing trip.
Not traveling with fly fishing gear? No worries, we can organize equipment rentals and plans for day or week-long fishing adventures.
When you book your stay, make sure to ask questions about fly fishing streams, reservoirs and weather conditions; our local staff is knowledge about the area and always happy to help.
Planning Your Fly Fishing Trip
- Colorado Fly Fishing Reports – get the latest news
- Colorado Parks and Wildlife – buy fishing licenses
- Colorado Fish and Wildlife – rules and regulations brochure
Best Fishing Locations Near Lake George, Colorado
Our top picks for area fishing locations:
- The Dream Stream
- Eleven Mile State Park
- Spinney Mountain Reservoir
- South Platte River
- Antero Reservoir
- Skagway Reservoir
- Tarryall Reservoir
We want to make certain you have the best fly fishing vacation while staying with us at Mountain River Lodge. Whether you’re seeking a trophy catch, or just time near the water with friends, we will help you plan the perfect trip! Enjoy luxury lodging while exploring the Gold Medal fly fishing waters of Colorado at Mountain River Lodge!
Customize Your Stay
Did you know we can fully customize your stay? Take your vacation to the next level and contact Mountain River Lodge concierge located in the main Lodge or call 719-748-1353 today. We are always ready to assist in order to enhance your stay!