Check-in Procedures

We have a no hassle do it yourself check-in procedure.

Blue Mesa Adventure Pods are located at Elk Creek Campground LOOP C (see map).

Drive directly to your site number.

At the site marker post will be your welcome kit and key to your pod.

Two paddle boards (SUPs) with carrying straps and life preservers, drink tokens and firewood will be at your pod.

Pod rentals come with parking for one car or truck only.

We do allow pets in select pods.

What to bring:

Sheets, Blankets or Sleeping Bag


Other suggestions to bring with you:

Towels, Swim Gear, Sunscreen,

Cooler for Food and Beverages

Check-in / out

Check-in time is 2:00 p.m. MST

Check-out time is 11:00 a.m. MST

Must be 21 years of age to rent Blue Mesa Adventure Pods.

*When local fire bans are in effect, firewood will not be provided.

*Pappy's season and hours may vary.  

Open Flame and Cooking are not allowed inside the pods.

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

Check-out: please remove all trash from the pod and surrounding area and place it in the designated NPS trash receptacles located within the campground, ensure fires are completely extinguished, leave the SUPs clean and locked beside pod, return clean PFDs and paddles to storage bin, leave outside area as you found it.

Elk Creek Marina rents pontoon boats, kayaks, boat slips, and guided fishing services. 


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

Reservations are Open for Summer 2021

Elk Creek Marina: Open May 1 - September 30

Pappy’s Restaurant: Open Mid May - September 15

Curecanti National Recreation Area


Area Information, Boat Regulations, NPS Campground Reservations and

NPS Morrow Point Boat Tours.   

NOTE: NPS does not handle POD reservations.

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