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Fishing: Colorado > Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests > Sulphur Ranger District

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Shadow Mountain Lake

Elevation: 8,367 Feet (2608.2 Meters)
Size: 1,400 Acres

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General Description

Shadow Mountain Lake
Copyright: - US Forest Service
Shadow Mountain Lake
1,400 acre Shadow Mountain Lake is maintained at a constant level, equal to that of Grand Lake. This shallow reservoir is connected by a canal to Grand Lake allowing boat passage between the two. Shadow Mountain has eight miles of shoreline.

Sailing, fishing and water-skiing are popular on this lake but it is very shallow. Most shallow areas and channels are marked with buoys. Canoeing is especially recommended on this lake. Pine Beach Picnic Ground has good canoe access. Green Ridge is a developed campground located at the south end of the lake. Commercial facilities include boat rentals, fuel, mooring slips and ties. Groceries and food are available at several marinas, and cafes are located off Highway 34 on the lake's western shore.

Located on the south end of the lake, near Green Ridge Campground. It is close to the islands on the lake where there is picnicking and good canoeing.

This gravel boat ramp has no fee. It has flush toilets, a fish cleaning station and a sanitary dump station.

This boat ramp is located at the north end of Shadow Mountain Lake, near the canal leading to Grand Lake.

Facilities: This gravel boat ramp has no fee and is suitable for small boats only. There are vault toilets but no drinking water.

Directions from Granby: Go west on Highway 40 to Highway 34. Travel north on 34 past Lake Granby to Shadow Mountain Lake.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Year-round (NOTE: Shadow Mountain Lake is open for Summer and Winter activities.) .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Boat Launching Hilltop and Canal Boat Ramps
ICON Boating Shadow Mountain and Grand Lakes
ICON Powered Boating Shadow Mountain and Grand Lakes
ICON Sailing Shadow Mountain and Grand Lakes
ICON Camping Green Ridge Campground
ICON Cold Water Fishing Shadow Mountain Lake, Grand Lake and the Colorado River.
ICON Ice Fishing Shadow Mountain and Grand Lakes.
ICON Lakes & Reservoirs Shadow Mountain Lake
ICON Canoeing Shadow Mountain and Grand Lakes
ICON Waterskiing & Other Water Sports Shadow Mountain Lake
ICON Sail Boarding Shadow Mountain and Grand Lakes

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

More Information

Visitor Information:

Winter Park/Fraser Valley Chamber of Commerce, 78841 Hwy 40 , Winter Park, CO, 80482, Phone: 800-903-7275, Fax: 970-726-9449, www.winterpark-info.com


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