Blue Mesa Reservoir Boat Inspection - Nov. 1 to Ice Up

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Date: October 23, 2014
Contact: Sandra Snell-Dobert, 970-481-5835

Beginning November 1st, boat inspections for Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) at Curecanti National Recreation Area will be provided to boaters on a call-in basis.

Inspections can be requested by calling the Blue Mesa AIS Inspection phone at (970) 209-2335 between the hours of 7:00 am and 4:30 pm, 7 days a week. Boaters should expect a 20 minute response time to boat ramps, so call ahead to meet the inspector at the ramp. Boaters are reminded that inspections are required for launch and retrieval and ramps are locked, so calling for an inspection is necessary. 

Call-in inspections will be available at Elk Creek and Lake Fork boat ramps until ice precludes launching at each site. Those two boat ramps will not be plowed, though the adjacent parking areas will be cleared of snow as quickly as possible. Ramps can become extremely icy in freezing conditions. Please ensure that you have the proper equipment to retrieve your vessel considering these factors.

Due to freezing temperatures, decontamination will not be available; boats requiring decontamination may be denied launch.

AIS Coordinator Gene Seagle adds, "Blue Mesa Reservoir remains the beautiful place we enjoy so much thanks to the diligent efforts and cooperation of our boaters and anglers. Thank you for helping us to keep Aquatic Invasive Species out of Blue Mesa Reservoir and thanks for a great boating season."


Last updated: February 24, 2015

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102 Elk Creek
Gunnison, CO 81230


(970) 641-2337 x205

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