Arapaho Bay Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

This campground is located in the Arapaho National Recreation Area near Grand Lake, Colorado. It is situated in a lodgepole pine forest next to the Indian Peaks Wilderness area. There are 84 non-electric sites that will accommodate tents, trailers, and RVs. Facilities provided include restrooms, trash service, and drinking water. Each site contains a tent pad, fire grate, and picnic table. Additional facilities include a boat ramp. Popular activities include fishing and boating on Lake Granby or other nearby lakes and streams. Other popular activities include hiking and wildlife viewing in the nearby Indian Peaks Wilderness and around Monarch Lake. Most sites lack shade as the trees were removed during the recent mountain pine beetle epidemic.

Bring WATER for drinking, cooking and washing. Water pipes had to be repaired, and the water will be tested before potable water is available. Call the Sulphur Ranger District, 970-887-4100, before arriving for an update.

Sites 1-7 are open during the winter. No fees. No amenities. Must be self contained. Restrooms are locked.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: BE ADVISED THAT THERE MAY NOT BE WATER AVAILABLE FOR THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND DUE TO FROZEN PIPES. BRING YOUR OWN WATER FOR DRINKING, COOKING & WASHING JUST IN CASE.
Operational Hours: 24 hours
Rentals & Guides: No
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees Arapaho Nat'l Recreation Area use fee required. $5 daily fee. Annual passes available. Camping fee: single $19, double $38. Reservations accepted at most sites. Make your reservations at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777 as early as 180 days in advance and at least 4 days prior to arrival.
Permit Info: Valid recreation pass must be displayed on vehicle.
Open Season: May 22 - Sept. 28
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: A single site may hold up to eight people. Double sites will accommodate more people. Tents must fit on the pads provided. RVs, trailers, or other vehicles must fit on the parking spur because driving or parking off road is not permitted. The parking length ranges from 20 -40'. Pets must be on a hand-held leash at all times.
Closest Towns: Granby, Grand Lake
Water: drinking water
Restroom: vault toilets
Operated By: Concession operated by American Land & Leisure
Information Center: Sulphur Ranger District, 9 Ten Mile Drive, PO Box 10, Granby, CO 80446, Phone: 970-887-4100, Fax: 970-887-4111, Contact Us

General Information

Directions: Arapaho Bay is in the Arapaho National Recreation Area (ANRA), six miles northwest of Granby on US Highway 34, nine miles east on County Road 6 (Forest Road 125, Arapaho Bay Road) at the southeast end of Lake Granby.

Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Family camping.

Reservation Info Reservations accepted at most campsites. Make your reservations at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777 as early as 180 days in advance and at least 4 days prior to arrival.
Fire Information Campfires are allowed in the fire ring provided. Dead and down wood may be gathered from the forest if available. Wood may also be purchased from the campground hosts.
No. of Sites 84
No. of Accessible sites Some
Difficulty Level: Easy

RV Camping

Family camping with several sites that can accommodate several sizes of recreational vehicles.

Fire Information Campfires are allowed in the fire ring provided. Dead and down wood may be gathered from the forest if available. Wood may also be purchased from the campground hosts.
Reservation Info Reservations accepted at most campsites. Make your reservations at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Some campsites are first come, first served.
Hookup - WaterNone
Size Restrictions Parking lengths 20 - 40 ft.
Dump StationsCampers may use either the Stillwater Campground or Shadow Mountain Picnic Area dump stations (operated by 1000 Trails).
Hookups - ElectricNone
Hookup - SewerNone

Fishing

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Hiking

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Hunting

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Water Activities

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Amenities

Boat ramp adjacent to campground
Camping trailer
Toilets
Picnic tables
Parking
Fee charged for some activities
Tent camping
Interpretive Site Monarch Cabin 2 miles
Drinking water