Fall Hours for Boat Inspection Stations at Blue Mesa Reservoir
Contact: Sandra Snell-Dobert, 970-641-2337 x227
Boaters on Blue Mesa Reservoir should be aware of the following fall closures and hours changes. Beginning September 4, Elk Creek, Lake Fork, and Iola ramps and inspection stations will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Those hours will be in effect through September. October hours will be 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with Iola ramp closing October 31. Elk Creek and Lake Fork ramps will remain open until water at those ramps freezes. On November 1, inspections for Elk Creek and Lake Fork launch ramps will be arranged by calling 970-209-2335. Boaters are reminded that it is their responsibility to be off the lake before the ramps close for the day. Entrance and exit inspections are required as they have been during the summer months. Watch for updates at www.nps.gov/cure or call the Elk Creek Visitor Center at 970-641-2337, ext. 205.
Did You Know?
The Curecanti Needle has long been a defining symbol and landmark of this region. In 1882, the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad entered the Black Canyon and promptly designated the Curecanti Needle as their symbol.