RED CREEK GROUP SITE, CO

In the heart of southwest Colorado is a group camp getaway for nature lovers and outdoor sports-enthusiasts. The Red Creek Group Site is located in the Curecanti Recreation Area, just south of the West Elk Mountains. The campground is surrounded by national forests and park lands...
Status: Open through Mon Dec 15 2014   Season Dates

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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
  • Cell phone coverage is limited
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Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Overview

Overview

In the heart of southwest Colorado is a group camp getaway for nature lovers and outdoor sports-enthusiasts. The Red Creek Group Site is located in the Curecanti Recreation Area, just south of the West Elk Mountains.

The campground is surrounded by national forests and park lands with Gunnison National Forest to the north, Black Canyon to the west and the Uncompahgre National forest to the southwest.

A wide range of mammals can be found within Curecanti, including mule deer, mountain lions, black bears, prairie dogs, bighorn sheep, elk and the occasional moose. Bald eagles come here to fish in winter.

Natural Features:

This area is characterized by semi-arid shrubland with large cottonwood trees lining the campground. The group site sits on Red Creek, off the northern edge of the Blue Mesa Basin at an altitude of 7,580 feet.

Blue Mesa connects to the Morrow Point Reservoir, which flows down to the more isolated Crystal Reservoir. The passage of the Gunnison River is marked by the steep, narrow cliffs of the Black Canyon.

Recreation:

Hikers will enjoy the Dillon Pinnacles Trail for views of spires formed by eroded volcanic ash.

Anglers can enjoy fishing for brown, rainbow, and Mackinaw trout and Kokanee salmon. The population of Kokanee salmon is denser at Blue Mesa Reservoir than anywhere else in the country.

Facilities:

This is a group camping site for up to 25 people. Pay showers and a marina are nearby at Elk Creek or Lake Fork (open during summer months).

Nearby Attractions:

The Cimarron Canyon Rail Exhibit features a display of an old-fashioned locomotive at the last remaining railroad trestle in the Black Canyon on the Gunnison route. The bonus is picture-perfect access to the tallest cliffs in the canyon.

Booking Window
Sun Sep 21 2014 - Fri Sep 18 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
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
Walk In Sat Sep 12 2015 Tue Dec 15 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
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:
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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
Walk In Season
Sep 07 2014 -
Dec 15 2014
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $28.00
Walk In Season
Apr 01 2015 -
May 14 2015
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $28.00
Peak Season
May 15 2015 -
Sep 11 2015
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $28.00
Walk In Season
Sep 12 2015 -
Dec 15 2015
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $28.00

*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):
38.48528, -107.24
38°29'7"N, 107°14'24"W

Red Creek Group campground is located off of US Hwy 50 between Gunnison and Montrose, on the north side of the highway approximately 3 1/2 miles west of Elk Creek.

Contact Information

Mailing Address:

RED CREEK GROUP SITE
21001 Hwy 50
GUNNISON  CO  81230

Phone Number:

Information:  (970)641-2337
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