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Welcome to Blue Mesa Reservoir

Elk Creek and Lake Fork Marinas are open for the summer season.

US 50 Blue Mesa Bridge Update


A safety closure has been implemented for the Middle Bridge on US Highway 50, situated west of Gunnison and east of Montrose.  The Middle Bridge stands amidst our marinas.


Boat Rentals: If you're traveling through Gunnison, book your boats at Elk Creek Marina.

                        If you're traveling through Montrose, reserve them at Lake Fork Marina.

US 50 Blue Mesa Bridge Update:

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Elk Creek Marina

Elk Creek Marina boasts an extensive rental fleet featuring pontoon boats, kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards, all available for exploration on Blue Mesa Reservoir. Additionally, our facility offers a well-stocked general store, boat slips, fishing gear, tackle, and knowledgeable fishing guides. Conveniently located 16 miles west of Gunnison on Highway 50, Elk Creek Marina provides easy access to aquatic adventures.


Lake Fork Marina

For a more intimate marina experience, visit Lake Fork Marina, nestled on the west end of Blue Mesa Reservoir near Blue Mesa Dam along Highway 92. Here, you'll find amenities such as in and out boat launching, a store and tackle shop, gasoline, boat rentals, boat slips, and guided fishing excursions.


Blue Mesa Adventure Pods

Experience camping like never before with our unique offering at Elk Creek Marina. Your campsite awaits your arrival, complete with pre-set accommodations, blending the joys of camping with thrilling water exploration. Our Pods stand as the sole accommodations on Blue Mesa Reservoir, ensuring a truly unforgettable experience.




Colorado's Largest Lake 

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.

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Situated in Western Colorado near the charming town of Gunnison, Blue Mesa Reservoir stands as Colorado's largest body of water, beckoning visitors with its breathtaking vistas. Spanning 20 miles in length and featuring over 96 miles of picturesque shoreline, Blue Mesa Reservoir forms an integral part of the Curecanti National Recreation Area. Surrounding Gunnison County complements this natural wonder with its unparalleled scenic beauty, renowned gold medal and wild trout fishing waters, and abundant recreational opportunities, showcasing the very best of Colorado's natural splendor.

No matter your aquatic passion, whether it's cruising the waters, embarking on guided fishing expeditions, or anything in between, Elk Creek Marina is your ultimate waterfront destination. We offer an extensive array of water-centric amenities, from pontoon boat rentals, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards to convenient boat launching and loading services. Our on-site store boasts a variety of essentials and souvenirs, including tackle, apparel, and gifts, while also providing gasoline to fuel your adventures. For those seeking guided fishing experiences or a tranquil stay, we offer boat slips and Blue Mesa Adventure Camping Pods conveniently situated within Elk Creek Campground.

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