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Curecanti National Recreation Area
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NameCurecanti National Recreation Area
Brief DescriptionNational Recreation Area
TypeAttraction
CategoryNational Park
DescriptionThree reservoirs, named for corresponding dams on the Gunnison River, form the heart of Curecanti National Recreation Area. Panoramic mesas, fjord-like reservoirs, and deep, steep and narrow canyons abound.

Blue Mesa Reservoir is Colorado's largest body of water, and is the largest Kokanee Salmon fishery in the United States. Morrow Point Reservoir is the beginning of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison and below, Crystal Reservoir is the site of the Gunnison Diversion Tunnel, a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. Recently discovered dinosaur fossils, a 5,000 acre archeological district, a narrow gauge train, and traces of 6000 year old dwellings further enhance the offerings of Curecanti.

Phone 1(970) 641-2337
Handicapped AccessibleNo
Websitewww.nps.gov/cure/index.htm
Last Updated1/23/2013
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