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Three reservoirs are key attractions in this national recreation area. The reservoirs impound water from the Gunnison River. All offer excellent opportunity for fishing and water sports.

Blue Mesa Reservoir is Colorado's largest body of water. It is considered the largest Kokanee Salmon fishery in the U.S.

Morrow Point Reservoir is at the head of the famous Black Canyon of the Gunnison.

East Portal Reservoir is the site of the Gunnison Diversion Tunnel, a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.

Between Montrose and Gunnison, in SW Colorado, about 200 miles from Denver. Access is available from U.S. Highway 50 and CO Hwy 92.


  • Visitor Centers
  • Campgrounds
  • Marinas
  • Scenic roads
  • Hiking and horseback trails


  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Sports
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Scenic drives
  • Hunting
  • Wildlife watching

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