During the summer, the Colorado sun is shines bright over Lake Granby. And what’s summer without the occasional lake day? Whether you’re visiting our charming mountain town or are a long-time Granby local, there is plenty to do on and around one of the largest bodies of water in Colorado!

Fish from It

Lake Granby is a sought-after Colorado fishing destination in both winter and summer. Catch a kokanee salmon, hook a rainbow, corral a cutthroat, or trap some brown and mackinaw trout. And the fun doesn’t stop when the lake freezes over! Ice fishing is a popular wintertime sport, and Granby is even home to the largest ice fishing tournament in the west, the 3 Lakes Ice Fishing Contest.

Camp Around it

There is something so peaceful about waking up adjacent to a body of water. Lake Granby is surrounded by lakeside campsites, cabins, and more. Whether you choose to be a happy camper or spend the night with a solid roof over your head, there’s lodging in Granby that will keep you near the water. Wake up, splash around, repeat!

Boat on It

Looking out upon Lake Granby is great, but why not spend some time on it? We have three marinas that offer boat rentals on Lake Granby. Choose from pontoon boats, fishing boats, catamarans, and more. Bring the whole family along on a 24’ pontoon boat or grab a two-seater catamaran for a romantic jaunt around the lake surrounded by Arapaho National Forest.

Coast in a Kayak

If you’re interested in taking in the lake a little closer to the water’s surface, grab a paddle! Kayaking, canoeing, and even stand up paddleboarding are all options when the lake is thawed, so you can explore your way around the headwaters of the Colorado River.

Wade in It

Even though the water is cold, taking a dip in Lake Granby can be quite refreshing on a hot summer day. Sunset Point campground has a nice beach area and is less crowded than other sites, making it a favorite spot for kids (and adults!) to play and swim.