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Sunset Point Boating Site

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Single lane boat ramp with courtesy dock located on the southwest side of Lake Granby. Facilities include restroom, gin pole for raising sailboat masts, and parking for vehicles with boat trailers. All boats are subject to inspection for zebra and quagga mussels as mandated by Colorado State regulations. Located in the Arapaho National Recreation Area.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Boat ramp opens May 18th. One must have or purchase a pass valid in the Arapaho National Recreation Area (ANRA).
Operational Hours: Boat inspections required. Access on and off water available only when state inspectors are present. Visit CPW for hours of operation.
Rentals & Guides: Boat rentals are available at several marinas on Lake Granby.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Fee charged for some activities,Toilets,Parking
Fees Arapaho Nat'l Recreation Area use fee required. $5/Day/Vehicle. Annual passes available.
Open Season: 5/18
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: All boats are required to undergo inspections for zebra and quagga mussels mandated by Colorado Division of Wildlife.
Closest Towns: Granby, CO; Grand Lake, CO
Water: None
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Passes: Valid recreation pass must be displayed on vehicle.
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
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: In the Arapaho National Recreation Area (ANRA), six miles northwest of Granby on US Highway 34, 1 1/2 miles east on County Road 6 (Forest Road 125) on south shore of Lake Granby. Drive past Sunset Point Campground to get to boat ramp.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Fishing

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Waterskiing

Lake Granby is the second largest reservoir in Colorado and offers many forms of water activities, including waterskiing.  Water temperatures are considered cold (brrrrrrrr!) and wetsuits are recommended.

Fees: ANRA recreation fee
Hours of Operation: On/off access available only when Colorado Parks and Wildlife inspectors are present. Visit CPW for details.

Boating - Non-Motorized

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
Fuel availabilityThe nearest fuel is at marinas on Lake Granby.
Launch RampsYes
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

Boating - Motorized

All motorized vessels must have a current state registration. 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.
Launch RampsYes

Amenities

Toilets Vault
Parking
Boat ramp
Fee charged for some activities
Accessible


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