Management

DESIGNATION
Curecanti National Recreation Area was established in 1965.


CURECANTI RESOURCE PROTECTION STUDY
In 1999 Congress directed NPS to conduct a study to assess area resources within and surrounding the NRA, and to identify and recommend a variety of practicable alternatives and tools to protect those resource values and the character of the land.
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GENERAL MANAGEMENT PLAN
This plan, created in 1997, provides Black Canyon and Curecanti with a long-range management program.
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COMPREHENSIVE PRESERVATION STUDY TRAIN RELATED RESOURCES
The purpose of this plan is to create a stewardship guide for preserving the rolling stock assets and railroad bridge located at the Cimarron Rail Exhibit within Curecanti.
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VISITOR USE STUDY
During the summer of 2010, University of Idaho Park Studies Unit conducted a questionnaire-based survey of recreation area users. To see the report of this study:
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WILDERNESS AND BACKCOUNTRY MANAGEMENT PLAN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
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NOTE: The public comment period closed on October 27, 2011.

 
LAWS & REGULATIONS
Links to Code of Federal Regulations and the Superintendent's Compendium.
 
SPECIAL USE PERMITS
Special events such as weddings, memorial services, automobile/motorcycle club rallies, organized tours or rides, etc. require a permit.
 
COMMERCIAL FILMING & PHOTOGRAPHY
Certain filming and photography requires a permit.
 
PARK CONCESSIONER
A concessioner runs Elk Creek Marina, Pappy's Restaurant, and campground showers.

Last updated: August 6, 2018

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Mailing Address:

102 Elk Creek
Gunnison, CO 81230

Phone:

(970) 641-2337 x205

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