Hunting regulations at Curecanti National Recreation Area are in accordance with state regulations.
Campgrounds with trash pickup, vault toilets, fire grates and picnic tables are available at Elk Creek, Dry Gulch, Red Creek, Cimarron and Ponderosa.
Water is typically not available past mid-September. Drinking water is available at the Elk Creek Picnic Area all year.
A dump station is located at the entrance to Elk Creek Campground.
Horses may be used on the Dillon Pinnacles Trail to access the West Elk Wilderness north of Curecanti.
Horse corrals are located at Dry Gulch and Ponderosa campgrounds.
Picketing, hobbling or tying livestock to natural features such as trees is prohibited.
All hay utilized in Curecanti must be certified as weed free in compliance with Gunnison County standards.
Off-road vehicle travel is prohibited. All-terrain vehicles are permitted below high water line of Blue Mesa Reservoir where access is by road.
All-terrain vehicles are allowed at the following campgrounds only for the purpose of accessing Forest Service roads during big game hunting season: East Elk Creek Group Campground, Red Creek Campground, and Ponderosa Campground. Other use on park roads is prohibited.
Did You Know?
The average precipitation at Curecanti is only 12" a year, which is why there are few trees around Blue Mesa Reservoir.