Elk Creek Campground and Blue Mesa Adventure Pods

Elk Creek Campground is located 16 miles west of Gunnison on U.S. Highway 50 on the shore of Blue Mesa Reservoir and home to Blue Mesa Adventure Pods. There is a well marked turn-off off Hwy 50 and signs into the campground. Pods are located in Loop C.


The campground is located within the Curecanti National Recreational Area. All types of camping from tents to pods to large RVs can be accommodated at Elk Creek Campground.  


NOTE: Blue Mesa Adventure Pods are managed by Elk Creek Marina (concessionaire for the Curecanti National Recreation Area), all other camping is managed through the National Park Service. (970) 641-2337.

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 Utilities (W/S/E). 

Blue Mesa Adventure Pods Amenities and Facilities​

Elk Creek Marina 

Pappy's Restaurant Overlooking the Reservoir

96 Miles of Shoreline for Endless Activities

Shower House


Potable Water Spigot located within LOOP C by bathroom house


Blue Mesa Adventure Pods

Blue Mesa Reservoir Gunnison, Colorado

Online Reservations

Questions Only: 866-342-4664

Open Thru September 30. Closed October 5

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: Closed for the season.

Pappy’s Restaurant: Closed for the season.

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