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Arapaho Bay Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Arapaho Bay Campground

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 for non-motorized, hand carry boats only. LAUNCH & GET BOATS INSPECTED AT SUNSET POINT.

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.

Sites 1-7 are open during the winter: no fees, no amenities. Campers must be self contained. The restrooms are locked in winter months.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open until Oct. 8.
Reservations: 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.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees Check detailed information on www.recreation.gov or see general fees on the campground table. The Arapaho National Recreation Area use fee is also required.
Open Season: 5/24 - 10/8
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions:
  • 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 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
Passes: Valid recreation pass must be displayed on vehicle.
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.


General Notes:

Picnic tables alongside Arapaho Bay shore


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


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Boating - Non-Motorized

The access from US Hwy. 34 is 10 miles in on the gravel-surfaced Arapaho Bay Road (Forest Road 125/County Road 6). Conditions on Lake Granby can get rough and very windy. Afternoon thunderstorms are common throughout the summer season. Personal Floatation Devices (PFD's) are highly recommended for all boaters. Personal Floatation Devices (PFD's) are highly recommended for all boaters and required for children 12 years and under. A valid pass for the Arapaho National Recreation Area is required.
Trailer ParkingYes at the Arapaho Bay Boating Site (ramp)
Fuel availabilityFuel is available at marinas on the west and north shores of Lake Granby.
Marina/MooringNo
Launch RampsYes, at the adjacent Arapaho Bay Boating Site (ramp).
Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Amenities

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


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