Three Reservoirs, One Recreation Area

Located on the Western slope of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, Curecanti includes three reservoirs in the Upper Gunnison River Basin (Blue Mesa, Morrow Point, and Crystal). There are opportunities for hiking, boating, kayaking, camping, fishing, paddle-boarding, windsurfing, wildlife watching, and many other recreational activities.


Each of the three reservoirs has its own character and different boating opportunities.

A person sprays a boat down to clean it
Boat Ramps & Watercraft Inspections

Get information about boat ramp hours and where to go for a required watercraft inspection.

A campground with tents and RVs surrounded by vegetation at sunset hour

Curecanti has ten campgrounds to choose from across the recreation area.

A photo of one person with hiking poles going down wooden stairs to stone steps
Hiking Trails

Curecanti offers the hiker a diversity of trails and habitats to explore.


The Gunnison River and reservoirs provide excellent angling opportunities.

Aspinall Storage Unit
Aspinall Storage Unit

Three dams on the Gunnison River have created what is called the Wayne N. Aspinall Storage Unit.

The Geologic Story
The Geologic Story

The rock layers of Black Canyon and Curecanti tell a story of past environments, ancient animals and dynamic processes of change.

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: June 12, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

102 Elk Creek
Gunnison, CO 81230


970 641-2337 x205

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