• Curecanti National Recreation Area


    National Recreation Area Colorado

News & Conditions

Updated January 23, 2015


Elk Creek and Lake Fork boat ramps are now closed to boat launching due to ice.

Blue Mesa Reservoir from Lake City Bridge to Elk Creek is generally ice covered but thickness varies greatly. The reservoir west of Elk Creek is still almost all open water. Be advised that if you see fog, that is open water.

Approximate Ice Conditions*:
Lake City Bridge: 12"
Iola Boat Ramp: 10" near shore, 5" toward center of Iola Basin
Dry Creek: 7"
Elk Creek: 5"
* Ice conditions can vary greatly even in a small area. Travel on the ice at your own risk.


East Portal Road is closed for the season.

Elk Creek Loops A & D: OPEN, but water is NOT available.
Lake Fork: CLOSED.
Stevens Creek: CLOSED.
Cimarron: CLOSED.
Red Creek: CLOSED.
Dry Gulch: CLOSED.
Ponderosa: CLOSED.
East Portal: CLOSED.
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Water is available at the Elk Creek Picnic Area (boat inspection station) throughout the winter.

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