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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  • Lots of beautiful calm water for kayaking and camping. Many unique and hidden places to get away from the crowd.  more »
  • Beautiful lake and scenery. Many fisherman. Great for camping and picnicking, families or solo for peace and quiet. .  more »
  • We absolutely loved our time at Curecanti. We camped at Elk Creek Campground and were greeted by a lovely park ranger who was extremely helpful. There's tons of drift wood for crafty types, and they p...  more »
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  • Amazing scenery, as is par for the course when you stick a giant lake in the mountains. I didn't camp here due to timing, but I'm sure I would have enjoyed doing so. Grand, sweeping vistas.
  • Breathtaking views ! great family fun. Mid 40's when we went thru there on our way to cherry orchards. Bathrooms were nice and clean. JULY 2
  • Love it out there blue mesa lake is a great place to catch yellow perch my favorite fish in Colorado
  • Very large National Recreation Area located along U.S. 50 between Gunnison and Cimarron. Composed of three reservoirs, Blue Mesa, Morrow Point, and Crystal, on the Gunnison River, this enormous area offers developed lake access to Blue Mesa, with marinas, public boat ramps, campgrounds, group facilities, trails, and limited primitive and boat-in camping. Both Morrow Point and Crystal and smaller, more remote, difficult to access areas, with limited lake access and facilities. Despite occasional seasonal and fiscal closures, this is a year-round park that offers something for all types of visitors, from day-visitors to dedicated fishermen and rock-climbers.
  • This recreation area is huge! There is truly something for everyone, whether you like to hike, boat, kayak, canoe, backpack, or climb! The many campgrounds make it easy to stay the night. We would highly recommend the drive toward the North Rim of the Black Canyon. It is so scenic and memorable!

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