Q: I drove past a sign that said something about paying a fee and displaying a pass on my dashboard. What's that all about?
A. 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.
Q: Do I need to purchase an access pass to rent a boat or come to the marina?
A: 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.
Q: Where can I launch my boat?
A: There are two public launch ramps, 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.
Q: Do I have to have my boat inspected?
A: 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.
Q: What's the big concrete building just to the west of the marina?
A: That is the Farr Pumping Plant.