LAKE FORK CAMPGROUND, CO

Lake Fork Campground is on the Blue Mesa Reservoir, near the reservoir's dam. It is a part of the historic Curecanti Recreation Area and is an ideal place to stay for days of boat recreation, hiking and taking in the views of the Black Canyon.The steep canyon walls of Gunnison...
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  • No electric hookups
  • All watercraft must be inspected and certified as Zebra and Quagga Mussel free
  • This is a high elevation facility, please use caution when traveling from lower elevations
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Overview

Overview

Lake Fork Campground is on the Blue Mesa Reservoir, near the reservoir's dam. It is a part of the historic Curecanti Recreation Area and is an ideal place to stay for days of boat recreation, hiking and taking in the views of the Black Canyon.

Natural Features:

The steep canyon walls of Gunnison Basin were carved out by the Gunnison River, which once flowed with powerful intensity fueled by the snowmelt of nearby mountains.

Today, the Gunnison river is dammed in three places, creating three large and beautiful reservoirs to be enjoyed by visitors.

The land is characterized by semi-arid shrubland with vast expanses of sagebrush. The natural features and ecosystems of Curecanti vary greatly, with Riparian habitats, epic canyons and lush patches of Ponderosa pine, Douglas fir and aspen trees.

Recreation:

Jet skiing, water skiing and canoeing are some of the many water activities available on the reservoir.

Birding is also rewarding, with chances to see the black-billed magpie.

Along the shrubland, visitors can spot Gunnison's prairie dogs popping out of their holes.

Facilities:

Pay showers and flush toilets are available in summer months, as well as ample cell phone service.

For anglers, a fish cleaning station is provided for conveniently preparing the days catch.

Nearby Attractions:

The recreation area is just south of Gunnison National Forest and east of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. There's no shortage of options for scenic drives and hikes.

Try hiking the Warner Point Nature Trail on the South Rim of Black Canyon, or the Deadhorse Trail on the North Rim.

Booking Window

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Thu Jul 31 2014 - Wed Jan 28 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC

Thu Jul 31 2014 - Wed Jan 28 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri May 16 2014 Sat Sep 06 2014
Walk In Sun Sep 07 2014 Mon Dec 15 2014
Walk In Wed Apr 01 2015 Thu May 14 2015
Peak Fri May 15 2015 Fri Sep 11 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Sites
  • Boat Trailer Parking
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets (Seasonal)
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Marina
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • Scuba Diving
  • Security Lights
  • Self Pay Station
  • Snowshoeing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Windsurfing
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 16 2014 -
Sep 06 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $15.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $15.00
Walk In Season
Sep 07 2014 -
Dec 15 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $6.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $6.00
Walk In Season
Apr 01 2015 -
May 14 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $6.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $6.00
Peak Season
May 15 2015 -
Sep 11 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $15.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $15.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
38.45889, -107.33
38°27'32"N, 107°19'48"W

Lake Fork campground is located off of Hwy 50 between Gunnison and Montrose, along Blue Mesa reservoir.

Contact Information

Mailing Address:

LAKE FORK CAMPGROUND
102 ELK CREEK
GUNNISON  CO  81230

Phone Number:

Information:  (970)641-2337
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