Lake Fork Campground

Curecanti National Recreation Area

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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.

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

Flush toilets are available in summer months. Cell phone service is limited.
For anglers, a fish cleaning station is provided for conveniently preparing the days catch.
Concession run coin operated showers are nearby and open during summer months.

Natural Features

The steep canyon walls in this part of the reservoir 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.

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 Curecanti Creek Trail or Hermit's Rest Trail off HWY 92..

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Campground Matrix

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Nearby Campgrounds Distance Notification Rate
Red Creek Group Site
Curecanti National Recreation Area
5.2mi
Elk Creek Campground
Curecanti National Recreation Area
8.4mi
East Elk Creek Group Campsite
Curecanti National Recreation Area
8.7mi
Stevens Creek Campground
Curecanti National Recreation Area
12.8mi
Alpine Ranger Station
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre And Gunnison National Forest
16.4mi
Silver Jack Campground (Co)
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre And Gunnison National Forest
19.1mi
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