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Lake Granby

Elevation: 8,280 Feet (2581.0 Meters)
Size: 7,256 Acres




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General Description

Boater at Lake Granby
Copyright: - US Forest Service
Boater at Lake Granby
7,256 acres at full pool, Lake Granby is the second largest body of water in Colorado. Recreation on this large reservoir includes power and sail boating, water skiing, wind surfing and fishing and ice-fishing. Lake Granby has 40 miles of shoreline. Columbine Bay provides a popular area for nonmotorized boating.

Developed campsites exist at Arapaho Bay and Stillwater Campgrounds. Cutthroat Bay has a group Campground. Commercial facilities include boat rentals, fuel, mooring slips and ties. Groceries and food are available at several marinas and cafes located off Highway 34 on the lake's western shore.

ARAPAHO BAY BOAT RAMP
Located in the Roaring Fork Loop of Arapaho Bay Campground, on the southeast end of the lake.

Facilities: The boat ramp has no fee. It is unsurfaced and unusable at low water levels. Campground facilities include vault toilets, drinking water, and picnic and campsites.

STILLWATER BOAT RAMP
Located in the Stillwater Campground on the northwest shore of the lake.

Facilities: The concrete boat ramp has no fee. Campground facilities include flush toilets, drinking water, picnic and campsites.

SUNSET POINT BOAT RAMP
Located on the southwest end of the lake.

Facilities: There is no fee for this steep, unsurfaced ramp. There are vault toilets and picnic tables. There is no drinking water.

Directions from Granby: Follow Highway 40 west to Highway 34. Go north on 34 to Lake Granby.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Year-round (NOTE: Lake Granby is open to Summer and Winter activities.) .



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Arapaho National Recreaton Area Call for Current Fee 1 Day Pass
Arapaho National Recreation Area Call for Current Fee 3 Day Pass
Arapaho National Recreation Area Call for Current Fee 7 Day Pass
Arapaho National Recreation Area Call for Current Fee Annual Pass



Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Filed By: ROBERT (JOHNSTOWN, CO)
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: TI GO TO GRANBY 10 TIMES A YEAR AND ITS ONE OF THE BEST LAKES IN COLORADO FOR FISHING. I HAVE A LAKE TROUT GUIDE SERVICE AND WE ALL WAYS CATCH OUR LIMIT AND ILL NEVER STOP COMMING TO THIS LAKE... BOB R
Conditions: ALWAYS IN GREAT SHAPE FOR THE ELEMENTS IT ENCOUNTERS....AAAA++++
Water Availability: ALWAYS FIND WATER NO PROBLEM
Recommended Clothing: ALWAYS BRING WARM CLOTHES IT S COLORADO

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report:

Filed By: Mike Basemann Jr. (Golden/Granby, Co)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: I go to this lake every time I visit my fauthers house and we catch 5-20lb. Macs(Lake Trout)till our limit is full. We also have very good luck catching brown and rainbow trout. I highly recomend this lake for anyone looking for a good fishing trip.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Boat Launching Arapaho Bay, Stillwater and Sunset Point have public boat ramps.
Yes
ICON Boating Arapaho Bay, Stillwater and Sunset Point have public boat ramps. Power and sail boating are recommended on this lake.
ICON Powered Boating Lake Granby
Yes
ICON Sailing Lake Granby
Yes
ICON Camping Arapaho Bay Campground, Stillwater Campground and Cutthroat Bay Group Campground.
Yes
ICON Cold Water Fishing Lake Granby
Yes
ICON Ice Fishing Lake Granby
Yes
ICON Lakes & Reservoirs Lake Granby
Yes
ICON Canoeing Power boats are also allowed on the lake.
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery Lake Granby and the Arapaho National Recreation Area.
Yes
ICON Waterskiing & Other Water Sports Lake Granby
Yes
ICON Sail Boarding Lake Granby
Yes



Related Activities
Arapaho Bay Campground - Arapaho Bay Campground is located north of Granby in the Arapaho National Recreation Area. It sits on the southeast end of Lake Granby, at an elevation of 8,360 feet.

Cutthroat Bay Group Site - Cutthroat Bay is a Group Campground located north of Granby, on the southwest end of Lake Granby. It can accommodate two large groups

Stillwater Campground - Stillwater is a large campground located north of Granby in the Arapaho National Recreation Area. It sits on the northwest side of Lake Granby at an elevation of 8,300 feet.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Grand Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, 928 Grand Avenue , Grand Lake, CO, 80447, Phone: 800-531-1019

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