Lake Granby is one of the largest bodies of water in Colorado and is approximately 8 miles from the town of Granby.
It was created by the erection of Granby Dam, completed in 1950, as part of the Colorado Big Thompson Project. Lake Granby contains approximately 40 miles of shoreline and is surrounded by the Arapaho National Forest.
Lake Granby nestles under the shoulder of the towering Continental Divide, deep within the Rocky Mountains. Granby, together with its neighboring Grand Lake and Shadow Mountain Reservoir, are the headwaters of the Colorado River. Here, it begins its run to the Sea of Cortez. At capacity the Lake is 221 feet deep and has 7,280 surface acres with 40 miles of shoreline at an elevation of 8,280.
The lake is popular with fishermen in both the winter and summer. Fish in Lake Granby include Kokanee Salmon, Rainbow, Cutthroat, Brown and Mackinaw trout. In January, Lake Granby hosts the 3 Lakes Ice Fishing Tournament, one of the largest and longest running tournaments in the West.
The Lake is home to the Lake Granby Yacht Club. At 8280 feet, the Lake Granby Yacht Club is one of the highest-elevation yacht clubs in the world. Check out their webcam of Lake Granby.
Picnics and camping around Lake Granby are popular in the summer and there are many areas to choose from. For more information about these areas, click here.
Beacon Landing Marina is open all year, offering guided fishing charters, pontoon boat rentals, canoe rentals, and guided winter ice fishing trips. Indian Peaks Marina is open during the summer and offers pontoon boat rentals, speed boats, fishing boats, CraigCat catamarans, slips, buoys, storage for boats and/or trailers, and a gas dock.