Curecanti National Recreation Area is a series of three reservoirs along the once wild Gunnison River. The reservoirs that make up Curecanti today are a destination for water-based recreation high in the Rocky Mountains. Best known for salmon and trout fishing, Curecanti also offers opportunities for hiking, boating, camping, and bird watching.
Operating Hours & Seasons
Curecanti National Recreation Area is open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
Seasonal Road Closures: East Portal Road is closed in winter. The road typically closes mid-November and reopens mid-April.
Fees & Passes
There is no entrance fee for Curecanti. Visitors traveling to East Portal through the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park entrance must pay $20.00 per vehicle. It covers all persons in a single, private, noncommercial vehicle and is valid for seven calendar days.