Lake Granby is the largest and most popular of the three lakes in this Colorado River headwaters area. Elevation is 8280 ft. with a surface area in excess of 7250 acres. Lake Granby, with its 40 miles of shoreline, is a great place to enjoy fishing, boating, waterskiing, windsurfing and camping. Lake Granby is routinely stocked with brown trout, rainbow trout, kokanee salmon and contains a growing stock of Mackinaw trout. Ice fishing is allowed during that season.
Lake Granby is a man made reservoir with a deepest depth of 220 feet. The reservoir serves the Front Range Greely area of Colorado. It is the largest storage reservoir in the Colorado Big Thompson (C-BT) system. The first water storage at Lake Granby began in September 1949. Lake Granby is surrounded by the 36,000 acre area known as the Arapahoe National Recreation Area, and is the west entrance to the Rocky Mountain National Park, the nation’s 10th national park, dedicated in 1915 by President Woodrow Wilson.
Near the blue green waters of Lake Granby you can enjoy a wide variety of wildlife, such as the Bald Eagle, the Osprey, Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Elk, Colorado Moose, deer, grouse and other wildlife.