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STEVENS CREEK CAMPGROUND, CO

part ofCurecanti National Recreation Area, National Park Service
Photo: STEVENS CREEK CAMPGROUND
Status: Open through Thu Oct 30 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Stevens Creek Campground is on the north shore of the Blue Mesa Reservoir, the largest reservoir in Colorado and the most popular of the three in the Curecanti Recreation Area for boating, wind surfing and salmon fishing.

A bit downstream is the Morrow Point Reservoir and the Crystal Reservoir, both surrounded by the steep cliffs of the Black Canyon.

The Gunnison River carved the Black Canyon at a rate of one inch per every hundred years. Today, the canyon's steepest cliff drops 2,250 feet at the Painted Wall.

Natural Features:

The campground sits at an elevation of 7,540 feet and is characterized by a semi-arid, treeless shrubland. The mesa landscape is covered with sagebrush and receives less than 12 inches of rain a year.

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.

For hikers, try the 1.5-mile Neversink Trail, which meanders along a stream lined with wildflowers, cottonwoods and willows, located near a Great Blue Heron rookery.

Facilities:

The 53-site campground offers waterfront-sites and a wide variety of amenities including a picnic area, self pay station and drinking water available late-May to mid-September.

Nearby Attractions:

Head down to the Gunnison Diversion Tunnel, a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, or visit the Morrow Point Reservoir at the start of the Black Canyon. There, visitors can take a ranger-led pontoon boat through the upper Black Canyon. Find more tour information here.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Trailer Parking
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Area
  • Scuba Diving
  • Self Pay Station
  • Snowshoeing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Waterfront Sites
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Windsurfing
Know Before You Go
  • No electric hookups
  • All watercraft must be inspected and certified as Zebra and Quagga Mussel free
  • This is a high elevation facility, please use caution when traveling from lower elevations
  • Cell phone coverage is limited

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
38.49111, -107.09694
38°29'28"N, 107°5'49"W

Stevens Creek campground is located off of US Hwy 50, 12 miles west of Gunnison, CO.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

STEVENS CREEK CAMPGROUND
29130 Hwy 50
GUNNISON  CO  81230

Phone Number:

Information:  (970)641-2337
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