Gunnison Colorado’s Premier Fishing Guide Service serving Blue Mesa Reservoir and Morrow Point Reservoir–the Black Canyon of the Gunnison.

* Elk Creek Marina Guided Fishing Service has the Exclusive Permit for Morrow Point Reservoir.

Elk Creek Marina

Elk Creek Marina maintains a large rental fleet of pontoon boats, kayaks, canoes, and SUP’s on Blue Mesa Reservoir with a general store, boat slips, boat repair service fishing gear, tackle and guides, and Pappy’s Restaurant.

16 miles west of Gunnison on Hwy. 50.


The smaller of our marina's with rental fleet of pontoons, kayaks, canoes, and SUP’s, store, boat slips, fishing guides, gear and tackle.

27 miles west of Gunnison on Hwy. 50.    39 miles east of Montrose on Hwy. 50.


Open May 1
16 mi. W of Gunnison on Hwy 50

Open May 15
29 mi W of Gunnison on Hwy 50
39 mi E of Montrose on Hwy 50



Open May 21

Located at Elk Creek Marina

During Off Season:
Contact: 970-642-4511


Elk Creek Marina, Colorado's waterfront playground is open for the summer with new docks and new merchandise. Fishing tackle, t-shirts, hats - we have you covered.

2017 Hours of Operation

Pappy's Restaurant is closed for the season.

Lake Fork Marina closes Sunday, September 17, 5pm.

Elk Creek Marina closes, Saturday, September 30, 5pm.

‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍Blue Mesa Reservoir Boating Reminders for September: Ponderosa and Stevens Creek inspection station and ramps will close for the season on Sept. 5.

Blue Mesa Reservoir, located in Curecanti National Recreation Area, is Colorado’s largest reservoir being twenty miles long with 96 miles of shoreline.

Located in Western Colorado near the town of Gunnison, Colorado’s largest body of water is a must-see destination. Blue Mesa Reservoir spans 20 miles and boasts over 96 miles of shoreline. Blue Mesa is part of the Curecanti National Recreation Area, and offers two full service marinas — Elk Creek Marina and Lake Fork Marina — as well as the famous Pappy’s Restaurant overlooking the lake. The surrounding Gunnison County offers the best of Colorado with truly outstanding and spectacular scenic areas, gold medal and wild trout waters, and great recreation.

Whatever your water interest – from boating, to challenging guided fishing, or something in between- Elk Creek Marina with it’s waterfront playground has you covered. We’ve got everything on the water, including boat rentals, kayaks, SUP’s, boat launching and loading, store, tackle shop, t-shirts, gifts, gasoline, mechanic on duty, boat and repair supplies, guided fishing, boat slips, and Pappy’s Restaurant.

Blue Mesa Reservoir

We Have You Covered!

Elk Creek and Lake Fork Marinas

(970) 641-0707

Check out our stores!

Hoodies, T-shirts, fishing tackle & more

Lake F‍‍‍ork Marina

Guided Fishing

Peak Season: May 26 - September 5 /  7am - 5pm

Off Season: May 1–May 25 & Sept. 6–Sept. 30 / 8am - 5pm

Elk Creek Marina, LLC is the concessionaire for the Curecanti National Recreation Area.

Gunnison NPS


Area Information, Boat Regulations, NPS Campground Reservations and NPS Morrow Point Boat Tours.