This first-come, first-served campground sits on the shores of Lake Granby within the Arapaho National Recreation Area near Grand Lake, Colorado. There are 25 non-electric shaded sites that will accommodate tents, trailers and RVs. Each site contains a tent pad, fire grate and picnic table. Additional facilities include restrooms, trash service, drinking water and a boat ramp. Popular activities include fishing and boating in Lake Granby and in other nearby lakes and streams, hiking, scenic driving and wildlife viewing.
There aren’t a ton of campgrounds in the area and I would say it is one of the best. The grounds fill up quickly though and as far as I knew, it was first come first serve and there was only two spots left when I showed up at 4pm on a Thursday so get there early if you can. Check out time was 1pm so no rushing there. The camp hosts were a bit… talkative but super nice. Nice walk to the lake within 30 seconds or so. Only downside was how close all the sites were to each other and for $26/ night + pet fees not the best bang for your buck to to speak. Not a ton of privacy but otherwise a great spot.
We were lucky enough to snag one of the tent camping sites at Sunset Point, which had direct access to the lake and awesome views! It was great to be able to launch our paddle boards directly from out site and hang out on the shore during the day. The wind picked up in the afternoon but usually calmed down by 6pm or so. The location is great with only a short drive to Rocky Mountain NP and several awesome hikes in the Arapaho Bay Area. The towns of Gramby and Grand Lake offer plenty of amenities as well!! The campground is small with only ~25 sites, which helps keep traffic and noise down. There are two restrooms on site, each with two separate vault toilets. They were cleaned daily and in good condition for being pit toilets. We felt like we had plenty of room between sites and everyone was very friendly. We didn’t experience any major issues, but we were told from others that it can get loud on the weekends. Overall, we truly enjoyed our stay and will absolutely be coming back!
Campground was pretty quiet despite being full. Most of the sites are a pretty decent size, and the lake is very accessible. Bathrooms were clean and staff was super helpful. We got hit with some crazy wind/rain but it passed fast.
The sites are close together with little private space. we were lucky to be a short hike down to the lake where we could bring our chairs and play in the water. There was a fire ban, so no campfires at this time. Not so sure I would go back because of the crowds.