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Stevens Creek Campground

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About

National Park Service

Curecanti National Recreation Area

Overview

Stevens Creek Campground lies on the north shore at the eastern end of Blue Mesa Reservoir. This is the closest campground to the town of Gunnison, CO. Popular with boaters, Stevens Creek has easy access to the reservoir. It is very sunny and bright, and the scent of sagebrush adds to the camping experience.A bit downstream is the Morrow Point Reservoir and the Crystal Reservoir, both surrounded by the steep cliffs of the Black Canyon.

Recreation

Stand up paddleboarding, fishing, canoeing and other water sports are popular here.__ Bird Watching is rewarding throughout the park but especially so in this shallower end of the reservoir which is ideal for waterfowl.__ Hikers, try the 1.5 mile (2.4) Neversink Trail, which meanders along the Gunnison River upstream of Blue Mesa Reservoir. Check the park's Hiking web page for more information.

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.

Natural Features

The campground sits at an elevation of 7,540 feet (2298 m) and is characterized by a semi-arid, treeless shrubland. The mesa landscape is covered with sagebrush and receives less than 12 inches (30 cm) of rain each year.

Nearby Attractions

Head into Gunnison for a meal, a bit of shopping, or a visit to the local park or museum. Gunnison is known for its western ambiance and small town friendliness. Mountain biking and hiking can be found at Hartman Rocks Trail just south of Gunnison.

Charges & Cancellations

This is a Scan and Pay campground. There are no refunds,changes, cancellations, or other fee changes allowed with Scan and Pay payments. This system is the same as putting cash into a fee tube and cannot be refunded.

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

Stay Connected

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  • AT&T
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  • T-Mobile
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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Water Hookups
  • Big Rig Friendly

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6 Reviews

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Reviewed Jul. 17, 2023

Not for tent camping

My partner and I pulled up, got disappointed. The site looks like an RV neighborhood, and is not a tent campground. The sites are all close really close together (offering no privacy) and not to mention there are no trees anywhere. We tried to pitch a tent but couldn’t let go of any side of it for even a second. There are no trees so it’s constantly windy and the exposure is ultra high. We didn’t even finish packing up, we just left and found another site that was more catered to the type of camping we were looking for. Thankfully we found a site near by, with fishing, running water, firewood and everything else you could want, that catered more to rent camping.

This is an RV campsite. Not for tents.

Month of VisitAugust
Stuart K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2022

Nice stop for the night

The reservoir is quite low (summer 2022) so don't expect to be close to the water. No trees; just typical low scrub. Reasonably spaced sites. Water spigot spaced throughout. One bar cell coverage.

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Month of VisitJuly
Christopher R.
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2021

Good stopping point

We spent one night here on our way further West. Cheap site with nice views of the Reservoir. Basic site and no running water in campground. Vault toilets were as clean as can be expected.

Month of VisitAugust

Location

Stevens Creek Campground is located in Colorado

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Directions

Stevens Creek campground is located off of US Hwy 50, 12 miles (19 km) west of Gunnison, CO.

Address

29130 Hwy 50
Gunnison, CO 81230

Coordinates

38.4911111 N
107.0969444 W

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