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Fishing for rainbow trout, brown trout, Mackinaw lake trout, kokanee salmon and yellow perch at Blue Mesa Reservoir in Colorado.

An impoundment on the Gunnison River, Blue Mesa Reservoir is a 10,000-acre reservoir located in the southwest corner of the state, 10 miles west of Gunnison, CO. It is the largest lake in Colorado and brags 96 miles of shoreline. Elk Creek Marina, boat launch ramps and several campgrounds enhance any trip here for boating camping and fishing. The lake provides excellent fishing for trout, salmon and perch. One of the features of the lake is its deep water for big lake trout and salmon. Ice fishing in winter can produce some good fish frys as well as the chance to catch a lunker.

Fish Species in Blue Mesa Reservoir, CO

Rainbow trout Brown trout Lake trout Kokanee salmon Yellow Perch

Blue Mesa Reservoir Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Area Campgrounds & RV Parks

Elk Creek Campground - 970 641-2337

Gunnison Lakeside RV Park & Cabins - 970 641-0477

Blue Mesa Point Campground - 970 641-3086

Gateview Campground - 970 641-2337

Blue Mesa Reservoir CO Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Blue Mesa Reservoir
Elk Creek Marina 970 641-0707
Lake Fork Marina 970 641-3048
Pappy's Restaurant 970 641-0403

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Blue Mesa Reservoir in CO.

Blue Mesa Reservoir, fishing lake in Colorado.