Lake Granby

Winter on Lake Granby

Lake Granby offers some of the best ice fishing around and as such is the site of several ice fishing tournaments throughout the winter months. There are several guides/outfitters in the area who can show you the ropes of this unique sport.

The expansive Lake Granby reservoir is the third-largest of all lakes in Colorado boasting 45 miles of shoreline offering numerous access points for fishing, camping and boating. Located on Highway 34 between the towns of Granby and Grand Lake, it sits at an elevation of 8,284 feet, covers more than 7,000 acres and collects around 200,000 acre-feet of water per year as part of the Colorado-Big Thompson project.

Lake Granby Boating

Both motorized and non-motorized boating is permitted on Lake Granby. There are three marinas located on Lake Granby for boat rentals, slips and tours: Indian Peaks Marina, Highland Marina and Beacon Landing Marina. If you have your own boat, ramp access (with mussel inspection sites) can be found at both the Stillwater Campground and the Sunset Point recreation area.

Lake Granby Kayaking & SUP

Paddling activities such as kayaking, canoeing and standup paddle boarding are most popular near campgrounds and picnic areas on Lake Granby, such as Sunset Point, Rainbow Bay, Roaring Fork and Stillwater. Canoe rentals are available at Beacon Landing Marina.

Lake Granby Fishing

Fishing is very popular on Lake Granby, and the area is especially well-known for its stock of large lake trout and kokanee salmon. A Colorado fishing license is required and can be purchased at Beacon Landing Marina on Lake Granby or Kirk’s Flyshop in Grand Lake, Colorado.

There are more than 250 campsites along the shores of Lake Granby in the Stillwater Campground, Sunset Point Campground and the Cutthroat Bay Group Campground. Fees are required and reservations are recommended for all Arapaho National Forest camping sites. You can also reserve private camping at the Highland Marina.