Elk Creek Campground


Elk Creek Campground is on the north shore of Blue Mesa Reservoir. The lake is Colorado's largest body of water with 96 miles of shoreline and the largest Kokanee Salmon fishery in the United States.


Facilities

Campfire programs are in full swing during the summer months. There's a marina adjacent to the campground that's open late spring to early fall. Concession run coin operated showers are nearby, open during summer months..Cell phone service is limited. Electric hookups are in Loop D only for 30 and 50 amps.

Nearby attractions

Head down to the Gunnison Diversion Tunnel, a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark or visit the Morrow Point Reservoir at the beginning of the Black Canyon. At morrow point, visitors can take a ranger-led pontoon boat through the upper Black Canyon. Find more tour information here.

Natural feaures

At an altitude of 7,540 feet, Elk Creek is surrounded by a vast expanse of sagebrush. Trees are minimal because the reservoir gets less than 12 inches of rain a year. Curecanti National Recreation Area is sandwiched between the towns of Montrose and Gunnison, Colorado. It spans three reservoirs, named for corresponding dams on the Gunnison River. These include the Crystal Reservoir, Morrow Point Reservoir and Blue Mesa. Nearby Attractions Head down to the Gunnison Diversion Tunnel, a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark or visit the Morrow Point Reservoir at the beginning of the Black Canyon. At morrow point, visitors can take a ranger-led pontoon boat through the upper Black Canyon. Find more tour information here.

Recreation

Anglers delight in catching large salmon and rainbow trout, while water sports fans find excitement in windsurfing and water skiing. Swimming is permitted throughout the 20-mile long reservoir and birders can find bald eagles here in the winter.


Driving directions to Elk Creek Campground

Elk Creek is located off of US Hwy 50 between Gunnison and Montrose, along Blue Mesa reservoir.

Location and contact info

Unnamed Road, CO 81230

For campground inquires, please call:970-641-2337

Elk Creek Campground details

  • Campfire allowed
  • Checkin time: 1:00 PM
  • Checkout time: 1:00 PM
  • Max num of people: 8
  • Max num of vehicles: 2
  • Max vehicle length: 0
  • Pets allowed
  • Hike in distance to site: 20
Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

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Amenities at Elk Creek Campground

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    Shade

  • RV Hookups

    Electricity hookup

  • supplies

    BBQ

    Fire pit

    Grills/Fire ring

    Picnic table


Activities at Elk Creek Campground

Camping

Hiking

Visitor center

Wildlife viewing

Hunting

Boating

Fishing

Swimming site

Biking

Day use area

Water sports

Interpretive programs


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