Deep Water and Big Fish

Curecanti National Recreation Area is a series of three reservoirs along the once wild Gunnison River. The reservoirs that make up Curecanti today are a destination for water-based recreation high in the Rocky Mountains. Best known for salmon and trout fishing, Curecanti also offers opportunities for hiking, boating, camping, and bird watching.

A big, blue reservoir surrounded by crags and hills.

Plan Your Visit to Curecanti

Curecanti offers three reservoirs, seven hiking trails, and plenty of fish to catch.

Curecanti entrance sign with snow in winter

Winter Activities

Winter brings many opportunities for recreation and exploration at Curecanti.

Two people with dogs walking across a frozen lake in winter.

Winter Safety

Winter recreation at Curecanti demands preparation and caution. Follow these tips for a safe visit.

Campground Information


Our 10 campgrounds have a variety of services to accommodate tents or recreational vehicles.

Hiking Trails

Take a Hike

Curecanti offers the hiker diversity of habitat, scenic vistas, wildlife, and wildflowers.

Blue Mesa Fishing

Blue Mesa Fishing

Luck favors the prepared! Get an update on the fishing in Blue Mesa and around Curecanti.



Information about where pets are allowed in Curecanti.

Boat Ramps

Boat Ramps

Check to see which boat ramps are open and their hours

The sun sets on the Painted Wall at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

One River System, Two Park Experiences

Visitors to nearby Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park can experience the Gunnison River system in a different form.

Last updated: January 5, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

102 Elk Creek
Gunnison , CO 81230


970 641-2337 x205

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