Elk Creek Campground

Elk Creek Campground

The Elk Creek Campground location is in Gunnison, Colorado
81230. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.

If you have any questions about the Elk Creek Campground facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.

24830 Us Hwy 50


Phone number


Campground information Gunnison, Colorado


Elk Creek Campground is on the north shore of Blue Mesa Reservoir. The lake is Colorado’s largest body of water with 96 miles of shoreline and the largest Kokanee Salmon fishery in the United States.

Elk Creek Campground is located off of US HWY 50 -15 miles west of Gunnison Co. at Mile Marker 142.

The campground is part of the Curecanti National Recreation Area, which was named after a Ute Indian chief of the mid-19th century. 

The Elk Creek area is a hub for water based activities year round.


Anglers delight in catching salmon and rainbow trout, while water sports fans find excitement in windsurfing and water skiing.

Swimming is permitted throughout the 20-mile long reservoir and birders can find bald eagles here year round.


Campfire programs are in full swing during the summer months.

Cell phone service is limited. Electric hookups are in Loop D for both 30 and 50 amps. 

Elk Creek, Lake Fork and Iola boat ramps are OPEN for the season. 

Natural Features

At an altitude of 7,540 feet, Elk Creek is surrounded by a vast expanse of sagebrush. Trees are minimal because the reservoir gets less than 12 inches of rain a year.

Curecanti National Recreation Area is sandwiched between the towns of Montrose and Gunnison, Colorado. It spans three reservoirs, named for corresponding dams on the Gunnison River. These include the Crystal Reservoir, Morrow Point Reservoir and Blue Mesa.

Nearby Attractions

Visit the Cimarron Rail Exhibit to see railcars and the last remaining railroad trestle on the Black Canyon of the Gunnison route.

Frequently Asked Questions About 24830 Us Hwy 50 Gunnison, CO

How do I make a reservation with Elk Creek Campground?

To make reservations at Elk Creek Campground, you can call the office at 970-641-2337.

There is an additional $6 electricity attribute fee for Standard Electric sites.

Where is Elk Creek Campground located?

The Elk Creek Campground is located at 24830 Us Hwy 50 in Gunnison,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does Elk Creek Campground have tent or RV camping?

Elk Creek Campground offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 970-641-2337 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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