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 Elk Creek Marina Scheduled To
Open May 29, 2023


The National Park Service has scheduled Elk Creek Marina to open May 29, 2023. The open date depends on the water levels ... sure does look promising!  We will keep you updated.


Lake Fork Marina will open May 15, 2023


Our office opens April 3. We will be contacting all previous slip owners at that time.  Both Marina's will be renting boat slips for the summer season.

Welcome to Blue Mesa Reservoir

We're back ... May 29, 2023

Look forward to a great summer
on the water!


Opens May 29, 2023

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,  fishing gear, tackle and guides, and Pappy’s Restaurant. Located 16 miles west of Gunnison on Hwy. 50.


Opens May 15, 2023

Lake Fork Marina

The smaller of our marina's Lake Fork Marina is located on the west end of Blue Mesa Reservoir near Blue Mesa Dam on Hwy. 92. The marina offers in and out boat launching, a store and tackle shop, gasoline, boat rentals, boat slips and guided fishing.


Reservations Open

Blue Mesa Adventure Pods

Your camp is already set up when you arrive! We offer 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. 



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 Reservoir is part of the Curecanti National Recreation Area. 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 its 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, guided fishing, boat slips, and Blue Mesa Adventure Camping Pods located in Elk Creek Campground.

Elk Creek Marina

Scheduled Opening May 29, 2023


To view the most current reservoir elevation, content, inflow and release, click on: Blue Mesa Reservoir Data or Crystal Reservoir Data.


Click to view the current status on Aspinall Unit Reservoirs which includes Blue Mesa.

Colorado's Largest Lake 

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