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Blue Mesa is a nice place to visit in the heat of the summer. It's fairly high in elevation (7519 ft.), so you'll want to make sure you're lightly loaded or if you've got a set of props you put on when you go to higher lakes, put them on before you go here.
By far the most scenic place to put in is at the Elk Creek Marina. The Marina there is nestled in a small draw, with a small store, fuel facilities, a fish cleaning station, restrooms and a Restaurant. You can get your boat permit at the store, as well as those last minute items you forgot. You’ll need to get your major groceries in either Montrose or Gunnison before you get to the lake. There are slips available for rent if you need to tie your boat up for the night. We found the local Rangers to be very diligent in their monitoring of the boat permits, and don’t be surprised to find a Ranger on hand for routine safety inspections as you put your boat in the water. While we enjoyed our time on the lake, we did feel as if we got a less than enthusiastic welcome from some of the locals. Despite the fact that we did everything "by the book", purchasing our boat permits, fishing licenses, slip rentals and even our ice from the marina store, we were often left feeling as if our tourism dollars would have been more readily welcomed elsewhere.
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- National Park Service Webcams - Two here, Lake Fork and Elk Creek