Green Ridge Campground is located on beautiful Shadow Mountain Reservoir, southwest of Grand Lake in north central Colorado. Visitors enjoy the area for its great boating, fishing and hiking opportunities.
Shadow Mountain Lake is part of the Arapaho National Recreation Area. It offers boating, swimming and fishing. Anglers cast for kokanee salmon, as well as rainbow, brown, mackinaw and cutthroat trout. A boat ramp and dock are located within the campground. The Colorado River can also be accessed from the campground. National Fishing Week is held annually the first week of June.
Numerous hiking and horseback riding trails are in the vicinity, including the East Shore Trail (which is part of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail), Roaring Fork Trail and Monarch Lake Trail.
The campground offers several single-family sites, as well as one double and one triple capacity campsite. Picnic tables, campfire rings and tent pads are provided, as are flush and vault toilets and drinking water. Firewood may be gathered in the forest or purchased from the host.
The campground is situated between the southern shore of Shadow Mountain Lake and the banks of the Colorado River, at an elevation of approximately 8,300 feet. Afternoon thunderstorms should be expected during the summer months.
Due to the mountain pine beetle infestation and consequent removal of hazardous trees, there is little to no shade available in the campground. Since 2008, 3,000 pine seedlings have been planted to remedy the problem in the future.
Rocky Mountain National Park's west entrance is located north of Grand Lake. With lush valleys and craggy peaks reaching elevations higher than 14,000 feet, visitors are provided opportunities for countless breathtaking experiences and adventures. Scenic driving, hiking, backpacking, fishing, horseback riding and wildlife viewing are popular activities in the park.
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S the campgrounds around the lake were so full we drove and pitched a tent nearby for 1 of the nights. The views were nice. We made it work. It is always what ya make it. I would not return. Felt as if there was no privacy except off the campground.
Clean, well kept. But the camp spots are very close to each other and close the main road coming in. The east side of the campground’s trees have been recently burned and are regrowing. The west side has full size trees. Easily able to walk to the lake for fishing. Fishing was mediocre (tried fly fishing, casting, bait). At the time there weren’t many people in the campground, but if it was full, there wouldn’t be much privacy.
Camp hosts were very cool, we had two sites reserved for three days. Had equipment issues on the first night and had to leave. The next morning they refunded us the other nights. This was on the summer solstice. Two feet of snow!
Nice national forest campground near the water, fishing, clean flush toilet bathrooms, had water, trash, picnic tables, fire pits and bear proof containers,, stayed 2 nights in May 2018,
The pine beetle took its toll here so don’t expect shade, but you can walk to the lake and directly into RMNP.osty quiet, close to Grand Lake and the campground hosts were friendly.
Very close to the RMNP, but far enough away that you aren't bombarded with tourists. Located very near shadow mountain lake, but no sites are actually on the lake. Tent pad was a little small for out 6 person tent, but we made it work.