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NPS to Begin Phased Reopening of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Curecanti National Recreation Area

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Date: April 30, 2020
Contact: Sandra Snell-Dobert, 970-922-9216

National Park Service (NPS) staff at Curecanti National Recreation Area and Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park are working with state and local health officials, and with NPS offices regionally and nationally, to plan for a phased reopening of both areas. 

Plans are underway to safely open boating at Blue Mesa, and other reservoir areas, as well as some aspects of Black Canyon. In our preparations, we must take every precaution to provide for the safety of our staff and our visitors. This gradual, phased reopening will begin within the next two weeks. 

Thank you for your patience as we transition to reopening these important recreation assets. 

Watch our websites ( and as well as our Facebook pages for more information. 

Last updated: April 30, 2020

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