Elk Creek Campground

Elk Creek Campground

Elk Creek Campground is located 16 miles west of Gunnison on U.S. Highway 50 on the shore of Blue Mesa Reservoir. All types of camping from tents to large RVs can be accommodated at Elk Creek, but note that there are very few sites with trees. This is the only campground with electricity (Loop D only) at Curecanti. Reservations are strongly recommended for Loop D in the summer months. First-come first-served sites are usually available, but may be hard to find on summer holiday weekends.

Campers using the walk-in tent sites are allowed one vehicle. All other campsites are allowed two primary recreational camping units per site (car, pickup, motorhome, pop-up trailer, in which people are sleeping). If space allows, the following may also be at the site: tents, boats trailer, vehicles not used for sleeping. Please note that overnight parking is not available at the Elk Creek Visitor Center.

Open: All year
Sites: 160
Accessible Sites: yes
Water: yes, mid-May to mid-September
Flush Toilets: yes, mid-May to mid-September
Vault Toilets: yes
Electric Hookups: yes, Loop D only
Dump Station: yes
Showers: out of order
Tables & Fire Grates: yes
Visitor Center: yes
Ranger Programs: yes
Marina: yes, mid-May to early September
Restaurant: yes, mid-May to early September
Boat Ramp: yes
Fish Cleaning Station: yes
Elevation: 7540 feet

* Showers are operated by our concessionair and are not included in camping fees.


Reservation Information
Reservations can be made for Loops A, C and D. Reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance. All sites in Loops A, C and D have a maximum 14 consecutive day stay in a 30 day period.

Elk Creek Campground Map (pdf) »

Loop B (first-come first-served) $16.00 per night ($8.00 per night with Interagency Senior/Access Pass)
Loops A & C $16.00 per night, plus $3.00 if reserved ($8.00 per night with Interagency Senior/Access Pass, plus $3.00 per night if reserved)
Loop D (electric) $22.00 per night, plus $3.00 per night if reserved ($14.00 per night for Interagency Senior/Access Pass, plus $3.00 per night if reserved)


Last updated: September 8, 2020

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Mailing Address:

102 Elk Creek
Gunnison, CO 81230


(970) 641-2337 x205

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