Elk Creek Marina


Lake Fork Marina


Guided Fishing


Pappy's Restaurant


Elk Creek Marina, LLC is the concessionaire for the Curecanti National Recreation Area

Gunnison NPS


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

Blue Mesa Reservoir

Colorado's Largest Lake 

We Have You Covered!

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, and Pappy’s Restaurant.

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.



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.

Elk Creek 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.

Lake Fork Marina

Gunnison Colorado’s Premier Fishing Guide Service serving Blue Mesa Reservoir and Morrow Point Reservoir–the Black Canyon of the Gunnison.

* Elk Creek Marina Guided Fishing Service has the Exclusive Permit for Morrow Point Reservoir.

Guided Fishing



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

Open May 1
16 mi. W of Gunnison on Hwy 50

Closed for the season
29 mi W of Gunnison on Hwy 50
39 mi E of Montrose on Hwy 50

Closed for the season

Located at Elk Creek Marina

During Off Season:
Contact: 970-642-4511

NPS P. Santellan Photo


September 20, 2019


* Elk Creek Marina is closed for the season.       

* Lake Fork Marina is closed for the season.

* Pappy's is closed for the season.

Elk Creek Marina, LLC is the concessionaire for the Curecanti National Recreation Area.

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Peak Season: May 26 - September 5 /  7am - 5pm

Off Season: May 1–May 25 & Sept. 6–Sept. 30 / 8am - 5pm