Roaring Fork Boat Ramp

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Non-motorized, portable craft only may launch from this site.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: CLOSED. No motorized boat launches allowed. See Sunset Point Boating Area for nearest launch point.
Rentals & Guides: Boat rentals are available at several marinas on Lake Granby.
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Permit Info: Valid recreation pass must be displayed on vehicle.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: All boats are required to undergo inspections for zebra and quagga mussels mandated by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
Closest Towns: Granby, CO; Grand Lake, CO
Water: Drinking Water in adjacent Campground.
Restroom: Vault Toilet in adjacent Campground.
Operated By: USDA Forest Service
Information Center: Sulphur Ranger District, 9 Ten Mile, 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 (NFSR 125, Arapaho Bay Road) at the southeast end of Lake Granby.

Recreation Map

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Boating - Motorized

Launch RampsYes

Boating - Non-Motorized

The access from US Highway 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 (PFDs) 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 availabilityFuel is available at marinas on the west and north shores of Lake Granby.
Launch RampsYes
Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate


WATERSKIING ACCESS ONLY. Lake Granby is the second largest reservoir in Colorado and offers many forms of water activities including waterskiing. Water temperatures are considered cold, and wetsuits are recommended.


Drinking water In adjacent campground
Toilets In adjacent campground
Boat ramp
Fee charged for some activities
Tent camping In adjacent campground.
Camping trailer In adjacent campground