Curecanti National Recreation Area, Gunnison

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National Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Curecanti National Recreation Area is a series of three reservoirs along the once wild Gunnison River. The reservoirs that make up Curecanti today are a destination for water-based recreation high in the Rocky Mountains. Best known for salmon and trout fishing, Curecanti also offers opportunities for hiking, boating, camping, and bird watching.
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  • While passing through on a road trip, we read the reviews that spoke about this beautiful area. However, it was really sad to see that the water was so very low. I had read that this was the largest.....  more »
  • Beautiful area which was highly recommended to us while in the area. Well worth the travels to see the beauty of this area and enjoy the views of the mountains and waters below.  more »
  • We stayed in one of the Primitive camp sites next to the water and it was great! The camp hosts were really nice, we talked several times about different things. Spent one day kayaking and fishing. Drove down to one of the dams and realized the water is 100+ feet in a lot of areas of the lakes. Can't wait to go back again!
  • Stayed at Elk Creek campground from Sunday before Labor Day until Friday. Once the Labor Day crowd headed home. We had no neighbors for 5 days.😁😁😁 flushed toilets, no electric or water hookups. We visited Black Canyon South Rim, East Portal, North Rim every day we were there. GREAT time hiking, picnicking and taking tons of pics.

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