Note:  Blue Mesa Reservoir is Colorado's largest reservoir boasting 96 miles of shoreline. Current projections indicate Blue Mesa Reservoir storage will remain near the current level till March of 2019 before rebounding during the spring runoff.  There will be plenty of water for your water activities.



At Elk Creek and Lake Fork Marinas, we believe in providing excellent customer service and treating our guests like one of the family. Everyone on our staff is knowledgeable about the boats we rent, the services we provide and the merchandise we sell.

We offer full, half day, and hourly boat rentals on Blue Mesa Reservoir. We rent boats seven days a week through September 30th (after the 30th by appointment only). Call for reservations Today!

We have a full line of 20' and 24' pontoon boats as well as aluminum fishing boats. Most pontoon boats have Bimini tops and rod holders. Fishing equipment is also available to rent to complete your day on the water. All boats have Colorado Boating Regulation safety equipment and Personal Flotation Device.



Located in Western Colorado near the town of Gunnison, Colorado’s largest body of water is a must-see destination. Blue Mesa Reservoir spans 20 miles and boasts over 96 miles of shoreline. Blue Mesa is part of the Curecanti National Recreation Area, and offers two full service marinas — Elk Creek Marina and Lake Fork Marina — as well as the famous Pappy’s Restaurant overlooking the lake. The surrounding Gunnison County offers the best of Colorado with truly outstanding and spectacular scenic areas, gold medal and wild trout waters, and great recreation.
Whatever your water interest – from boating, to challenging guided fishing, or something in between- Elk Creek Marina with it’s waterfront playground has you covered. We’ve got everything on the water, including boat rentals, kayaks, SUP’s, boat launching and loading, store, tackle shop, t-shirts, gifts, gasoline, mechanic on duty, boat and repair supplies, guided fishing, boat slips, and Pappy’s Restaurant.

Deep Water

Big Fish


Catch and Release State Record: 46 7/8 " long!

Ryan Vanlanen - Gunnison, CO Fishing Guide

Guided Fishing Tours
Elk Creek Marina Guided Fishing Services provide fishing trips on Blue Mesa Reservoir, the largest Kokanee Salmon fishery in the US, and for the more adventurous and very hearty there is Morrow Point Reservoir in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, with Elk Creek Marina being the only motorized fishing guided outfitter on this reservoir.  These bodies of water are located on the Gunnison River in Gunnison, Colorado and are home to a variety of fish species:  Trophy Lake Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Rainbows, Browns and even Perch. The Gunnison River, from 200 yards downstream of Crystal Dam all the way through Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park to the North Fork is designated Gold Medal & Wild Trout Water. This designation is given to the lakes and streams of Colorado that offer the greatest potential for trophy trout fishing.
Lake Fork Marina is located on the western end of Blue Mesa Reservoir near the dam. It offers easy access to this end of the lake.
Blue Mesa Recreational Ranch
27601 West Highway 50, Gunnison, CO 81230
(970) 642-4150  -  (970) 641-7461 FAX
RV Site Reservations: (800) 378-3709
Member Services is Open Year-round
(970) 642-4579 (MST) -  (970) 641-7461 FAX
MST Hours: Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  
Closed daily: 12 -1 p.m. Closed on holidays.

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