NEW FOR 2021

We opened up 2 pods to include pets!

We now have a Pontoon Boat Package as an add-on to your adventure!

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.
The Lake Pod
Site #118

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

The Lookout Pod
Site #116

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

The Tri Pod
Site #115

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.

The Fireside Pod
Site # 117

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

The Sunset Pod
Site # 119

The Sunset Pod includes: a queen bed and  will  accommodate 2 guests and one pet, 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

Friday, April 30 through Saturday October 2, 2021.

Pod Pricing

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

Non-Peak:  $95 

April 30 – May 27, 2021

September 6 – October 2, 2021

Peak:  $139

May 31 – September 2, 2021


Holiday:  $149 

May 28 – 30, 2021

July 2 – 4, 2021

September 3 – 5, 2021

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 allow pets in some of our adventure camping pods for a flat rate of $10.


New for 2021. Add a pontoon rental to your camping package with a two night minimum stay.

  • 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

  • Smoke-free

  • Pets allowed in a few pods.

  • Add-on a pontoon boat with a two night or more stay.

" 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! "  

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 Friday, April 30 Thru Saturday, October 2, 2021

Seasonal Closure October 3, 2021

Gunnison National Park Service   


Area Information, Boat Regulations, NPS Campground Reservations and

NPS Morrow Point Boat Tours.   

NOTE: NPS does not handle POD reservations.


Reservations to Open January 2021

Elk Creek Marina: Closed for the season.

Pappy’s Restaurant: Closed for the season.

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