Elk Creek Marina & Visitor Center

The Elk Creek complex is the major facility of Blue Mesa Lake. It features the main marina, Pappy's Restaurant, a visitors center and campground. The marina offers in and out boat launching, a store and fish shop, gasoline, boat rentals and boat slips. The marina and the restaurant are only open in the summer, while the visitors center and campground are open year-round.

Elk Creek is located 16 miles west of Gunnison on Highway 50. There is a well marked turn-off. Elk Creek sits in the middle of Blue Mesa Reservoir. Elk Creek offers over 150 slips on two docks,a tackle shop and boat rentals. New in 2011 was a floating restroom and new west dock offering 4' wide arms.