Elk Creek and Lake Fork Marinas and Pappy's Restaurant
Elk Creek Marina is the major facility of Blue Mesa Reservoir, featuring the main marina and Pappy's Restaurant. Lake Fork Marina is located on the west end of Blue Mesa Reservoir near Blue Mesa Dam. The marinas offer in-and-out boat launching, a store, guided fishing on two reservoirs, tackle, gasoline, boat rentals, kayaks, SUP's and boat slips, and Blue Mesa Adventure Pods. Blue Mesa Adventure Pods are the only accommodations located on Blue Mesa Reservoir. Adventure Camping Pods that come equipped with paddle boards and firewood. Pods are located at Elk Creek Campground, 16 miles west of Gunnison on Highway 50. Elk Creek Marina, LLC is the concessionaire for the Curecanti National Recreation Area.