Curecanti National Recreation Area, Gunnison

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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. Best known for salmon and trout fishing, Curecanti also offers opportunities for hiking, boating, camping, and bird watching.
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  • August 11, 2017
    We had planned on just passing through on our route, however ended up spending several days here. It is a beautiful area. We didn't do any boating or fishing but enjoyed the beauty. Be sure and drive ...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    We camped here for 14 days and had 11 days of rain. It is a beautiful lake though and the sunsets were nice; both of them. Will not go back, the area is just too rainy.  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    The big reservoir is heavily used by fishermen. Not much other recreation boating that I could see. It gets very windy with the open landscape. Poor for swimming and not great for unpowered boats, alt...  more »
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  • May 20, 2017
    Really nice place to go and fish/camp and have a great day out with the family. It has lots of great hiking trails and fishing spot. Great place to go for seeing wild life and just plainly get out doors. lots of stuff to see and do. AAAA++++++++++
  • July 9, 2017
    Campgrounds kinda sad, but convenient. Bathrooms we're about average cleanliness.
  • April 18, 2017
    Really beautiful area. Did a great hike here down into the canyon that went all the way down to the river. Very cool!
  • June 19, 2017
    A great fishing spot to relax and get away. And good fishing
  • June 9, 2017
    Loved it, lived in Montrose area for 45+ years and just now got to see the flume opened up...

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