Curecanti National Recreation Area is situated between Montrose and Gunnison, Colorado. Curecanti National Recreation Area is situated between Montrose and Gunnison, Colorado. Three reservoirs, named for corresponding dams on the Gunnison River, form the heart of Curecanti. Blue Mesa Reservoir is Colorado's largest body of water, and is the largest Kokanee Salmon fishery in the U.S. Morrow Point Reservoir is the beginning of the Black Canyon, and below, East Portal is the site of the Gunnison Diversion Tunnel, a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.
Lake Fork Campground is located just off Highway 50 near Blue Mesa Dam, approximately 37 miles east of Montrose and 28 miles west of Gunnison. Altitude is 7800'. This a semi-arid shrub land with vast expanses of sagebrush. Showers are available - please bring quarters. Cell phone use is available. All boats require a Curecanti NRA boat permit.
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