Operating Hours & Seasons

A body of blue water rests between brown and green landmasses. Pine trees and sagebrush dot the landscape. White puffy clouds fill a blue sky.

Curecanti National Recreation Area is open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

2022 Visitor Center Hours

Updated 07/26/22

Elk Creek Visitor Center

Open Daily 8 am - 5 pm (closed for lunch from 12 to 1 pm)

Lake Fork Visitor Center

Closed for 2022 Season

Cimarron Visitor Center

Closed for 2022 Season

Campground Status

Updated 07/29/22

Elk Creek Campground


Lake Fork Campground


Stevens Creek Campground


Cimarron Campground


Ponderosa Campground


Dry Gulch Campground


East Portal Campground


East Elk Creek Group Campground


Red Creek Campground


Gateview Campground


Marina Operations

Updated 07/26/22

Elk Creek Marina

Ramps Open
No Services for 2022 Season

Lake Fork Marina

Ramps Open

Watercraft Inspections & Launching - read more


No matter the season, weather can vary greatly throughout the day. Summer daytime temperatures range between 50 to 90F (10 to 32C), with nights between 40 to 60F (4 to 15C). Afternoon thunderstorms and strong winds are common in the summer months. Winter daytime temperatures range between -20 to +40F (-29 to +4C), nights -30 to +20F (-34 to -7C). Snow accumulation varies greatly year to year.

Seasonal Road Closures - East Portal Road is closed in winter. The road typically closes mid-November and reopens mid-April.

Know before you go! Check current conditions before visiting.

Last updated: July 29, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

102 Elk Creek
Gunnison , CO 81230


970 641-2337 x205

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