Fly Fishing

World-Class Waters and The Dream Stream, Need We Say More?

Search no further, Mountain River Lodge is one of those ultimate North American fly fishing destinations. Fishermen from all around the world visit our world-class area fishing waters to fulfill their fishing fantasies.  Our Lodge is located on the doorstep of Gold Medal Colorado fishing waters; like the Dream Stream, The South Platte River, or nearby Eleven Mile, Spinney, Tarryall, and Antero Reservoirs. Drop your line in our trout-filled fly fishing waters with the help of a professional local guide.  Mountain River Lodge has partnered with experienced fly fishing outfitters that can provide you the best fly fishing trip you’ve ever had.  Come alone or bring a group.  Our recommended outfitters are sure you get the most individualized experience on the best fly fishing waters in Colorado.  All of their uniquely designed packages have a maximum of three people to one guide rule. You can keep adding guides as your group grows!  Spend a day on the water with our recommended outfitters and return to the comfort of five-star lodging accommodations at Mountain River Lodge & Cabins.

Anglers love staying at Mountain River Lodge & Cabins. 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, you are sure to have a great experience.

Gold Medal Rivers Near Lake George, Colorado

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.

The Dream Stream

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 fishermen 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 a 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.

Dreamstreammap | Mountain River Lodge

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

Spinney Mountain Reservoir

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  multiple commercial gas and charcoal grills. And chefs, we also provide grilling utensils and spices!

When you book your stay, make sure to check the weather conditions.

Planning Your Fly Fishing Trip

Best Fishing Locations Near Lake George, Colorado

Our top picks for area fishing locations:

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 can point you in the right direction to help you plan the perfect trip!  Enjoy luxury lodging while exploring the Gold Medal fly fishing waters of Colorado at Mountain River Lodge!

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