If you're planning an outdoor adventure for nine to 50 people, check out the East Elk Creek Group Campsite This Curecanti National Recreation Area facility offers a furrific place to sleep under the stars, explore nature, and enjoy some water recreation. There's plenty of shaded space under the cottonwoods here to set up your tent or RV. Hookups aren't available here, but you'll find a fire ring, grills, picnic tables, and a shelter for your use. Water is available when the site is open for camping reservations between mid-May and mid-September.
You'll find the campsite on the north side of the Blue Mesa Reservoir near Cebolla Basin. Go windsurfing in the inlet, explore the alpine reservoirs of this National Recreation Area, or bring a boat and go fishing for trout, perch, and Kokanee salmon in the lake. There have been some blue algae blooms in the area. Check with the park for any active alerts. Before you launch your watercraft, you need to get a certification that it's free of invasive mussel species. Enjoy the pawtastic rock formations and high desert mesa here. Whether you paddle through the water or hike the trail at Dillon Pinnacles, keep your eyes open for mule deer, prairie dogs, osprey, otters, and more. At the end of your day, swap stories around the campfire.
If you bring your pooch with you, remember to keep them on a six-foot leash any time they're outside. Never leave your fur-baby alone in the camp. Keep the grounds clean by immediately scooping their droppings.
You'll need to make reservations at least three days ahead of time to camp here. It's a group site, and the park requires a minimum party size of nine people. This facility offers a secluded spot to set up your home base. From here, you and your friends or family will be able to explore the magnificent flora and fauna of the Curecanti National Recreation Area.