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.
Stand up paddleboarding, fishing, canoeing, and other water sports are popular here.
Birding is rewarding, as this shallower end of the reservoir is ideal for waterfowl. For hikers, try the 1.5 mile Neversink Trail, which meanders along the Gunnison River upstream of Blue Mesa Reservoir.
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.
The campground sits at an elevation of 7,540 feet and is characterized by a semi-arid, treeless shrubland. The mesa landscape is covered with sagebrush and receives less than 12 inches of rain a year.
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 Recreation Area just south of Gunnison
Stevens Creek campground is located off of US Hwy 50, 12 miles west of Gunnison, CO.