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ARAPAHO BAY, CO

part ofARAPAHO AND ROOSEVELT NF - FS, US Forest Service
Roaring Fork Loop
Status: Closed through Thu May 21 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Arapaho Bay Campground is located on Lake Granby, southeast of Grand Lake, in north central Colorado. Visitors enjoy the area for its great boating, fishing and hiking opportunities.

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 to no shade.

Recreation:

Lake Granby is part of the Arapaho National Recreation Area. It offers boating, sailing, swimming and fishing. Anglers cast for kokanee salmon and a variety of trout, including rainbow, brown, mackinaw and cutthroat. A boat ramp is located within the campground. National Fishing Week is held the first week of June each year.

Numerous hiking and horseback riding trails are located within the Arapaho National Recreation Area, including the Roaring Fork Trail, Monarch Lake Trail and the East Shore Trail (which is part of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail).

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.

Nearby Attractions:

Rocky Mountain National Park's west entrance is just north of Grand Lake. With lush valleys and craggy peaks reaching elevations over 14,000 feet, visitors are provided opportunities for countless breathtaking experiences and adventures. Scenic driving, hiking, backpacking, fishing, horseback riding and wildlife viewing are popular activities in the park.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Parking Area
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Area
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tent Pads
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Backpacking
  • Scenic Drive
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • No RV water connections are available due to health and safety reasons.
  • This is bear country! For bear and human safety, keep a clean campsite and do not place food or other attractants in your tent. For more information about visiting bear country, contact Colorado Parks and Wildlife at http://wildlife.state.co.us
  • No utility hookups are available
  • Boats are subject to inspection, to prevent the spread of zebra and quagga mussels
  • An additional fee will be charged for admission to the Arapaho National Recreation Area; fees are $5 for one day, $10 for three days, $15 for a week or $30 for a year-long membership and can be purchased from the Forest Service or local vendors; Golden Eagle, Age and Access passports are valid for admission; call (970) 887-4100 for more information
  • Sites may be available on a first-come, first-served basis during and outside the reservation season
  • You must stay in the campsite you reserved. Site-swapping is not allowed.
  • Click here for more information on the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests
  • Operated by American Land & Leisure. You may contact us at www.AmericanLL.com or 801-226-3564.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing organisms by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
40.11944, -105.75581
40°7'10"N, 105°45'21"W

From the intersection of U.S. Highways 40 and 34 in Granby, head north on Highway 34 for about 5 miles to County Road 6. Go east for 9 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

ARAPAHO BAY
C/O USFS PO BOX 10
GRANBY  CO  80446

Phone Number:

Information:  (970)887-4100
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