Blue Mesa Reservoir is a water sport enthusiasts dream. The large, wide-open reservoir makes it perfect for boating, sailing, and messing around. It’s the place to enjoy water skiing, kayaking, stand-up paddle-boards, beach time, and for the hardy few, even swimming in the mid-summer months. But it's the deep water and big fish that makes Blue Mesa Reservoir well known.

The Elk Creek complex is the major facility of Blue Mesa Reservoir. It features the main marina, Pappy's Restaurant, a visitors center and campground with Adventure Camping Pods for rent. The marina offers in and out boat launching, a store, fish tackle, gasoline, boat rentals, kayaks, canoes, SUP's and boat slips.

 

The marina, the restaurant and the Adventure Camping Pods are only open in the summer, while the NPS visitors center and campground are open year-round. Elk Creek Marina is located 16 miles west of Gunnison on Highway 50. There is a well marked turn-off.

Go to our Elk Creek Marina website for more information about the marina and our professional guided fishing trips.

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Elk Creek Marina

Full Service Marina

Boat Launching

Boat Slips

Guided Fishing

Marina Store

Boat Rentals

Pappy's Restaurant

Adventure Camping Pods

NPS Visitors Center

ELK CREEK MARINA
970-641-0707
Open May 1 / 7am-5pm
16 mi. W of Gunnison on Hwy 50

LAKE FORK MARINA
970-641-3048
Open May 15 / 7am-5pm
29 mi W of Gunnison on Hwy 50
39 mi E of Montrose on Hwy 50

PAPPY'S RESTAURANT

970-641-0403

Open May 21 / 11am-8pm
Located at Elk Creek Marina

ADVENTURE CAMPING PODS


866-342-4664

Open May - September

Located within Elk Creek Campground

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   

 970-641-2337

Area Information, Boat Regulations, NPS Campground Reservations and

NPS Morrow Point Boat Tours.   

NOTE: NPS does not handle POD reservations.

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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