The Ultimate Way To Camp

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 in Gunnison, Colorado.

We are open.

The Lake Pod

The Lake Pod includes: a queen bed and  will  accommodate 2 guests, 2 paddle boards and a bundle of firewood.

The Buddy Pod

The Buddy Pod includes: two beds and will accommodate 2 guests, 2 paddle boards and bundle of firewood.

The Tri Pod

The Tri Pod includes: two beds (double & small single) and will accommodate 3 guests (2 adults, 1 child); 2 paddle boards, and a bundle of firewood.

Pods can be rented from one night to up to a week, and are available for rent May through September 30.

Pod Pricing

Prices will be the same price for all pods per night.

Non-Peak:  $85 

May 1 – May 21, 2020

September 7 – September 30, 2020

Peak:  $129

May 22 – September 6, 2020


Holiday:  $149 

July 3 – 4, 2020

ADD-On: RV Site to Your Pod Reservation:  $19 / night

No Utilities.   38' sites available.

Pods come with:

  • Two paddle boards

  • Two drink tokens at Pappy's Restaurant

  • Bundle of firewood

  • Picnic table

  • Fire pit

  • Paved car space at the site

Pet Policy

We do not allow pets in any of our adventure camping pods. 

  • Your camp is already set up when you arrive - just settle in and make yourself at home

  • Equipped with two paddle boards

  • Views and easy access to Blue Mesa Reservoir

  • Avoid the rain, heat or cold

  • More privacy and security than typical tent camping

  • All the benefits of an insulated structure in summer

  • A big hit with kids

On Site:

Elk Creek Marina

Pappy's Restaurant (when open)

Shower Facilities

96 Miles of shoreline for endless water activities

  • Picnic table

  • Fire pit

  • Paved car space at the site

  • Located within the NPS Curecanti Recreational Area 

  • A unique experience to rave about

  • Pet-free

  • Smoke-free

  • Additional site add-on available to accompany pod reservation

Need More Camping Space for an RV, Boat, Tent or Vehicles?

Additional 38' sites available to accompany a pod reservation for only $19 / night.  No W/S/E. * Once you reserve a pod, you will be able to add an RV site for your RV, boat, vehicles or tent for $19/night. No w/s/e/.

"We had a wonderful experience staying at the pod, and could tell a lot of thought had been put into the whole “Supping experience.” We throughly enjoyed our stay, and will definitely be back. Thanks for creating such an awesome experience!" 

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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 and our Adventure Pods are located in the Curecanti National Recreation Area, and offer two full service marinas — Elk Creek Marina and Lake Fork Marina — as well as the famous Pappy’s Restaurant overlooking the reservoir. 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.

Blue Mesa Adventure Pods

Blue Mesa Reservoir Gunnison, Colorado

Online Reservations

Questions Only: 866-342-4664

Open Thru September 30. Closed October 1

Gunnison National Park Service   


Area Information, Boat Regulations, NPS Campground Reservations and

NPS Morrow Point Boat Tours.   

NOTE: NPS does not handle POD reservations.


Elk Creek Marina: Open Daily 8am - 5pm  

Pappy’s Restaurant: Open Thurs.- Mon. 11am -7pm / Closed September 15 for the season

Deck is open for take-out. 

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