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.

Blue Mesa Adventure Camping Pods

at Elk Creek Campground

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. Pets welcome in a few pods.

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.

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We Have You Covered!

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.

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YOU'RE ON LAKE TIME!

PAPPY'S RESTAURANT
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Service Open: Mid May - September 15, 2021

Thursdays - Mondays: 11am-8pm

Closed Tuesday and Wednesday

Located at Elk Creek Marina

Seasonal Closure: September 15, 2021

BLUE MESA ADVENTURE PODS

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April 30, 2021 - October 2, 2021

Located within Elk Creek Campground

Seasonal Closure: October 3, 2021

*Hours and dates subject to change.

ELK CREEK MARINA
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Open May 1 - September 30

Memorial Day - Labor Day: 7 am - 5 pm

Before Memorial Day & After Labor Day: 8 am - 5 pm


16 mi. W of Gunnison on Hwy. 50

Seasonal Closure: September 30, 2021

LAKE FORK MARINA
970-641-3048

Open May 15 - September 20

Memorial Day - Labor Day: 7 am - 5 pm

Before Memorial Day & After Labor Day: 8 am - 5 pm


29 mi W of Gunnison on Hwy. 50
39 mi E of Montrose on Hwy. 50

Seasonal Closure: September 20, 2021

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.

Lake Fork Marina

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. Located 39 miles east of Montrose on Hwy. 50.

Blue Mesa Adventure Pods

We offer an experience that is unique to campgrounds, combining camping with an exhilarating paddle on the open water. Discover a memorable aquatic camping landscape. Our Pods are the only accommodations located on Blue Mesa Reservoir.

CURECANTI NRA MAP

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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

Elk Creek Marina

970-641-0707

Lake Fork Marina

970-641-3048

Guided Fishing

970-596-4946

Pappy's Restaurant

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Gunnison NPS

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