Gunnison Country

Find Your Adventure in Gunnison, Colorado

Hiking and Camping  |  Fishing and Hunting  |  Boating and Water Sports

Biking  |  Dirt Bikes and ATV  |  Sightseeing and Photography

Blue Mesa Adventure Pods at Elk Creek Campground located within the Curecanti National Recreational Area is surrounded by some the most spectacular Rocky Mountain beauty to be found anywhere. While we tend to be dominated by the reservoir there is so much more to see and do! 

Black Canyon National Park is to the west, the West Elk Mountains to the north, the San Juan's to the south, and so much more everywhere in between! Our location makes the perfect base camp to go out and and fall in love with our mountains and valleys.

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Gunnison Country Highlights

We have put together a Gunnison Country map highlighting many of our attractions. This map gives some perspective of where areas are and how much there is to see, so close to the campsite.

Gunnison Country Photo Gallery

People vacation in our area to get outside and have fun playing in our incredible Western Colorado. There is so much for everyone. Here are some of our favorite activities photos.

Curecanti National Recreation Area

Curecanti National Recreation Area is a series of three reservoirs along the once wild Gunnison River. The reservoirs that make up Curecanti today are a destination for water-based recreation high in the Rocky Mountains. Curecanti also offers fishing, hiking, boating, camping, and photography.

Curecanti NRA Map

We are surrounded by spectacular mountain landscapes that make a great day drive getaway. Make our pods your basecamp to explore our area. We have both local scenic loop drives and several Colorado State Scenic drives are close by.

Hiking in the Curecanti NRA

Curecanti offers the hiker diversity of habitat, scenic vistas, wildlife and wildflowers. Trails are available for all ability levels. Pets are permitted on all trails, but must be leashed at all times.

Elk Creek Marina

Elk Creek is one of two marinas serving Blue Mesa Reservoir. The large reservoir makes it perfect for boating, sailing, and fishing. It's the place to enjoy water skiing, kayaking, stand-up paddle-boards, and beach time.

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