We will go through the boat, explain and demonstrate its operation, and answer any questions that you have. We want you to be comfortable with it before we let you leave the dock.
21 to rent a boat; 18 to operate the boat if the person who rented the boat is with you.
No, Colorado does not require a boating or Captain's license. But you do need to be able to understand operational and safety instructions given in English.
Yes. We're happy to take your reservation.
Yes. You may bring food, drinks, and coolers on the boat. Keep in mind that each rental boat has a strict weight limit, and we won't allow the boat to be overloaded. If you bring an excessive amount of gear, you may be asked to leave something (or someone) on the dock.
No. You will be held responsible and pay for any damage to our rental boat and any lost equipment.
NO. You cannot tow anyone or anything with our rental boats. If you do, we will terminate your rental with no refund. Damage Fees may apply.
Yes, in your car, but not by boat. Lake Granby is not connected by navigable water to any other lake.
Yes. There is no swim beach on Lake Granby, but you can swim in the lake. Keep in mind that the water is colder than you would expect, and we recommend wearing a PFD. Our rental pontoons are equipped with boarding ladders for swimming.
We provide life jackets, or Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) for everyone on our rental boat, including infants and children. Children under 13 years old must wear their life jacket at all times while on board. Adults are not required to wear them, but we do recommend it. And we strongly encourage wearing a PFD if you are swimming.
If you bring your own life jackets for yourself or your children, we will inspect them to make sure that they are Coast Guard approved and meet the requirements for Type, size, and weight.
NO Water Wings, Floaties, Puddle Jumpers labeled as a swimming aid. ONLY Coast Guard approved Type I, II, or III PFDs are legal for use in Colorado.
Lake Trout (also known as mackinaw), rainbow trout, brown trout, kokanee salmon.
Yes. All guided fishing trip participants (16 and older) must have a valid Colorado fishing license. If you don't have one, we sell them in our store or you may purchase one online from Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
No. You can if you want to, but your guide provides all fishing equipment, rods, bait and tackle.
Dress in layers with a waterproof jacket. It may start out cold in the morning, and then warm up quickly. You also want to have sunglasses, sunscreen, and a camera. Optional: drinks or snacks.
Yes, within limits. But if you're lucky enough to catch a big lake trout, we'll take pictures and quickly return it to the lake.
Yes. Guides and outfitters are licensed in the state of Colorado. Our license number is 1721.
Thank you for choosing only licensed and insured outfitters and guides!
Lake Granby is in the Arapaho National Recreation Area, which is managed by the U.S. Forest Service. The ANRA includes Lake Granby, Shadow Mountain Lake, Willow Creek Reservoir, and Monarch Lake. The ANRA is a federal fee area, so the Forest Service requires you to pay an access fee.
You can purchase a day pass at one of the self serve kiosks located at Cutthroat Bay, Stillwater, Sunset Point, or Green Ridge. You can purchase an annual pass at the Forest Service visitor center in Granby.
No. You do not need to purchase a pass to visit the marina or rent a boat from us, as we pay fees to the Forest Service for you.
There are two public launch ramps on Lake Granby, located at Stillwater on the west side of the lake on Hwy 34, and Sunset Point on County Road 6.
The launch ramp at Arapaho Bay campground has been closed.
Launch ramps are open only when inspectors are on duty; currently 6 am to 8 pm.
Gates are closed and locked after 8 pm.
Yes. Colorado Parks and Wildlife conducts inspections for zebra mussels, quagga mussels, and other aquatic invasive species. There are inspection stations at Sunset Point and Stillwater ramps; operating hours are 6:00 am to 8:00 pm. Gates are closed and no boat launching is permitted when an inspector is not present.
Motorboats and sailboats must have an ANS stamp before launching anywhere in Colorado.
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That is the Farr Pumping Plant. Water is pumped from Lake Granby up to Shadow Mtn. Reservoir, where if flows into Grand Lake and into the Adams Tunnel. The tunnel passes under Rocky Mountain National Park, and empties into the Big Thompson River at Estes Park.