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Blue Mesa Reservoir

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Colorado's Largest Lake 

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, boat and repair supplies, guided fishing, boat slips, Pappy’s Restaurant, and Blue Mesa 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 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.

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Check out our store!

Hoodies, T-shirts, fishing tackle & more

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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YOU'RE ON LAKE TIME!

PAPPY'S RESTAURANT
970-641-0403

Service Open: Mid May - September 15

Thursdays - Mondays: 11am-8pm

Closed Tuesday and Wednesday

Located at Elk Creek Marina

BLUE MESA ADVENTURE PODS

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April 29, 2022 - October 3, 2022

Located within Elk Creek Campground

102 Elk Creek, Gunnison, CO 81230

Seasonal Closure: October 3, 2022

*Hours and dates subject to change.

ELK CREEK MARINA
970-641-0707
Service Open Non-Peak: 8am - 5pm: May 1 - May 30 / Sept. 6 - Sept. 30, 2022

Service Open Peak7am - 5pm: May 31 - Sept. 5, 2022

24830 U.S. 50, Gunnison, CO81230


16 mi. W of Gunnison on Hwy. 50

Seasonal Closure: September 30

LAKE FORK MARINA
970-641-3048

Service Open Non-Peak: 8am - 5pm: May 15 - May 30 / Sept. 6 - Sept. 20, 2022

Service Open Peak 7am - 5pm: May 31 - Sept.5, 2022


From Gunnison: 27 mi. W Hwy. 50 to Hwy. 92
From Montrose: 39 mi. E Hwy. 50 to Hwy. 92

Seasonal Closure: September 20