Boating & Lakes Near Winter Park, CO

The Lakes of Grand County

Grand Lake
Located in the town of the same name about 45 minutes from Winter Park, Grand Lake borders the south-western border of the beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park. There are public boat launches, marinas, docks and boat rentals available. A swimming beach can be accessed from the town, just beyond the quaint main street boardwalk.

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Lake Granby
This is the second-largest man-made lake in Colorado and is larger than Grand Lake. A popular lake for water-skiing, wake boarding & fishing, you’ll find Lake Granby on Hwy 34 about ten miles before the town of Grand Lake. There are also good picnic spots and public boat launches.

Shadow Mountain Reservoir
This smaller body of water sits between Lake Granby & Grand Lake and is primarily used for fishing and power boating.

Wolford Mountain Reservoir
Located just outside of Kremmling, Wolford Mountain Reservoir is about an hour away from Winter Park. You’ll find a boat launch, picnic areas & trails to explore. You can rent a pontoon boat, fishing boat, paddle boat or canoe here. It’s another great lake for water sports, including jet skis, waterskiing and more.

Williams Fork Reservoir
You’ll find Williams Fork Reservoir about 40 minutes from Winter Park, just before the tiny town of Parshall on Hwy 40. It’s said to be a prime spot for fishing, with fisherman often leaving with Rainbow trout, Kokanee salmon, Mackinaw and others.

Green Mountain Reservoir
To really get off the beaten path for some boating recreation, consider Green Mountain Reservoir.  It’s a bit of a drive from Winter Park, about an hour and 15 minutes, but a well-kept secret. Built in the 1940s primarily to replace water that’s diverted to the front range, it’s now a fun spot for water sports, sailing, power boats & fishing.