Arapaho Bay Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Sunset at Arapaho Bay

The Arapaho Bay Campground is located in the Arapaho National Recreation Area on Lake Granby, southeast of Grand Lake. Visitors enjoy the area for its great boating, fishing and hiking opportunities.

Facilities: The campground offers three loops of single and double-family sites, a few of which are accessible. Each site is equipped with a picnic table, campfire ring and tent pad. Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided.

Natural Features: The campground is situated on Arapaho Bay, on the eastern tip of Lake Granby, at an elevation of 8,300 feet. Afternoon thunder showers should be expected during the summer months. Due to the mountain pine beetle infestation and consequent hazardous tree removal, the campground offers little shade.

Recreation: Lake Granby is part of the Arapaho National Recreation Area. It offers boating, sailing, swimming and fishing. Anglers can cast for kokanee salmon and a variety of trout. Numerous hiking and horseback riding trails are nearby in the Indian Peaks Wilderness, including the Roaring Fork Trail and the Cascade Creek Trail.  

Sites 1-7 are open during the winter with no fees or amenties. The restrooms are locked in the winter months, so campers must be self-contained.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open dates vary by loop.
Reservations: Individual sites at this campground operate on a 6-month rolling basis. Make reservations at or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
Fees Detailed fee information on or the campground table. The $5/day Arapaho National Recreation Area fee also applies.
Open Season: 5/20 - 10/17
Usage: Heavy
  • A single site holds up to 8 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. 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; 970-887-4100; Contact Us

General Information


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.

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