Lake Granby features forty miles of shore for fishing. This easy-to-find, four-season destination is also superb for hiking, boating, camping, and snowmobiling. Fishermen often catch trout (rainbow, brown, cutbow, lake) and kokanee salmon here. Winters come alive on the water with ice-fishing anglers landing lake trout. Anglers with families enjoy everything Lake Granby has to offer and often return each year.
January is one of the best times for ice fishing at Lake Granby when many anglers take part in the annual Three Lakes ice-fishing contest. The large lake typically freezes over as winter progresses, but warmer winters can affect the ice quality. Always check its thickness, moving across the ice with caution. Many smaller lakes in the area may offer safer conditions if you can’t find a suitable spot at Lake Granby.
The lake has the largest biomass in Colorado, with a healthy trout population within the 14 – 20” range. You will often find large trout between the smaller ones in Lake Granby.
Much of the lake is surrounded by Arapaho National Forest, where there are over 250 campsites available for anglers between May and October. A marina on the western side of the lake also offers boat rentals, dining, and boating supplies and repairs.
Lake Granby Fish:
Lake Granby boat ramps:
The following boat ramps provide access to Lake Granby.