Blue Mesa Reservoir
Colorado's Largest Lake
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, boat and repair supplies, guided fishing, boat slips, Pappy’s Restaurant, and new this year - Adventure Camping Pods located in Elk Creek Campground.
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.
Adventure Camping Pods
at Elk Creek Campground
Seasonal Closure: October 5, 2020.
Offering an experience that is unique to campgrounds, combining camping with an exhilarating paddle on the open water.
Our Pods are the only accommodations located on Blue Mesa Reservoir. We are taking reservations for summer.
Adventure Pods come with 2 paddle boards, drink tickets to our onsite restaurant and a bundle of firewood.
Adventure Pods offer cozy insurance against bad weather, these sturdy structures are the perfect luxury upgrade. Forget the tent and avoid the hassle with a comfortable pod getaway.
YOU'RE ON LAKE TIME!
ELK CREEK MARINA
Service Open: 8 am-5pm
16 mi. W of Gunnison on Hwy. 50
Seasonal Closure: October 1, 2020
LAKE FORK MARINA
Service Open: 8 am-5pm
29 mi W of Gunnison on Hwy. 50
39 mi E of Montrose on Hwy. 50
Seasonal Closure: September 20, 2020
Thursdays - Mondays: 11am-7pm
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Seasonal Closure: September 15, 2020
Located at Elk Creek Marina
ADVENTURE CAMPING PODS
Located within Elk Creek Campground
Seasonal Closure: October 5, 2020
CURECANTI NRA MAP
Sportsmen and campers love maps. We have added a new 3D terrain map which features the Curecanti NRA area and beyond. Explore our area in an amazingly detailed terrain map. Zoom all the way in to see the actual USGS topo lines, forest roads and so much more. This is a fun map. Check it out!
Check out our stores!
Hoodies, T-shirts, fishing tackle & more
NPS P. Santellan Photo