Lake Granby
Lake Granby looking east
Location of Lake Granby in Colorado, USA.
Lake Granby
Location of Lake Granby in Colorado, USA.
Lake Granby
LocationGrand County, Colorado
Coordinates40°08′53″N 105°51′57″W / 40.14806°N 105.86583°W / 40.14806; -105.86583Coordinates: 40°08′53″N 105°51′57″W / 40.14806°N 105.86583°W / 40.14806; -105.86583
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. depth221 ft (67 m)[1]
Shore length140 mi (64 km)[1]
Surface elevation8,284 ft (2,525 m)[2]
SettlementsGrand Lake
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Lake Granby is the third largest body of water in Colorado.

It was created by the erection of Granby Dam, completed in 1950, as part of the Bureau of Reclamation's Colorado-Big Thompson Project. Water from Lake Granby is pumped via the Farr Pump plant though a pipeline that empties into a canal connected to Shadow Mountain Reservoir. The Bureau of Reclamation owns Farr Pump plant while Northern Water operates it. On its own, Lake Granby contains approximately 40 miles (64 km) of shoreline.[1] The lake is popular with anglers and is continually stocked with rainbow trout and kokanee salmon.[3]

The Lake is also home to the Lake Granby Yacht Club. At 8,280 feet (2,520 m), LGYC is one of the highest-elevation yacht clubs in the world,[4] slightly beating out Grand Lake Yacht Club on nearby Grand Lake.

See also


  1. ^ a b c d "Granby Lake". Archived from the original on 2009-07-21.
  2. ^ a b "Lake Granby Fishing in Grand County".
  3. ^ Jon Ewert, Aquatic Biologist. "Lake Granby Fishery Management Report" (PDF). COLORADO PARKS & WILDLIFE. State of Colorado. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 June 2021. Retrieved 9 June 2021.
  4. ^ "Lake Granby Yacht Club".