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Aspinall, Wayne N., Unit

Aspinall, Wayne N., Unit

Recreation at the three reservoirs of the Aspinall Unit is managed by the National Park Service under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation, Western Colorado Area Office - Northern Division, Grand Junction, Colorado.Formerly, the Curecanti Unit, in 1980 it was renamed the Wayne N. Aspinall Unit in honor of former Congressman Aspinall; a strong supporter of the Colorado River Storage Project. The Aspinall Unit, also referred to as the Curecanti National Recreation Area, consists of three dams and reservoirs - Morrow Point, Crystal, and Blue Mesa.Water activities at Morrow Point Reservoir include fishing and boating (pack-in boats). The concessionaire provides guided fishing opportunities and a scenic guided boat tour (1.5 miles) May 1-Oct. 1. Call the Elk Marina at (970) 641-0707 for reservations. Both Morrow Point and Crystal require a vigorous hike to reach either reservoir. The exercise is worth the trip for nature lovers and photographers. Fishing enthusiasts can select from rainbow, German brown, or lake (mackinaw) trout, or kokanee salmon.Blue Mesa Reservoir's water activities include boating, fishing, sailboarding, waterskiing, and swimming. Ice fishing and cross-country skiing are some winter activities. Camping and picnicking areas are available. The reservoir area's natural beauty is a perfect setting for nature lovers and photographers. A variety of trout and kokanee salmon are found at Blue Mesa.While no entrance fees to the recreation area are charged, there are camping and boating fees in place.Current Resevoir Water LevelsBlue Mesa Reservoir, Crystal Reservoir,
Directions: Morrow Point and Crystal Reservoirs are located about 57 miles southeast of Delta on Colorado Highway 92. For Blue Mesa go east on U.S. Highway 50 from Montrose to the Lake Fork Junction of Highway 50 and 92. The dam is just off Colorado Highway 92.

Aspinall, Wayne N., Unit
National Park Service
102 Elk Creek
Grand Junction, CO, USA
970- 641-2337
Official Website
Bureau of Reclamation
Bureau of Reclamation
 • Boating
 • Educational
 • Camping
 • Fishing
 • Groceries/Supplies
 • Hiking
 • Hunting
 • Lodgng
 • Picnic
 • Restaurant/Snack Bar
 • Recreational Vehicles
 • Water Sports
 • Wildlife Viewing

Other Colorado Vacation Destinations

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Littleton Historical Museum - Littleton
Crawford Reservoir - Grand Junction
Cherry Creek Lake - Littleton
Dolores River - Durango
Shadow Mountain Lake - Granby
Great Sand Dunes National Monument & Preserve - Mosca
Aspinall, Wayne N., Unit - Grand Junction
Bonny Reservoir - Idalia
McPhee Reservoir - Durango
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