Management

DESIGNATIONS
The Black Canyon was proclaimed a national monument in 1933 by President Herbert Hoover. Congress made it a national park in 1999.

Congress has also designated the park lands below the canyon rims for additional protection within the National Wilderness Preservation System.

 

FOUNDATION DOCUMENTS
To effectively manage a national park unit and plan for its future, a basic understanding of a park's resources, values, and history is needed - a foundation for planning and management. These are called foundation documents. Foundation documents are at the core of each park's planning portfolio.

 

GENERAL MANAGEMENT PLAN
This plan, created in 1997, provides Black Canyon and Curecanti with a long-range management program.
Download (14.2 MB pdf)

 

VISITOR USE STUDY
During the summer of 2010 a visitor use survey was conducted at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park by the University of Idaho Park Studies Unit.
Download (169K pdf)

 
LAWS & REGULATIONS
Links to Code of Federal Regulations and the Superintendent's Compendium.
 
COMMERCIAL FILMING & PHOTOGRAPHY
Certain filming and photography requires a permit.
 
SPECIAL USE PERMITS
Special events such as weddings, memorial services, automobile/motorcycle club rallies, organized tours or rides, etc. require a permit.

Last updated: March 22, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

102 Elk Creek
(GPS/physical address = 9800 Highway 347, Montrose, CO)

Gunnison , CO 81230

Phone:

970-641-2337

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