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Many visitors come to Winter Park for the stunning mountain terrain and the alpine activities you can do here, but what they might not realize is that Winter Park is situated a handy distance from the Three Lakes region, which includes Grand Lake, Lake Granby, and Shadow Mountain Reservoir. At these enormous and beautiful lakes, you can partake in all kinds of water-based sports and recreation—including boating, a particularly popular activity in the area. Learn more about boating in Colorado near Winter Park below!

The Best Boating Lakes in Colorado

On Lake Granby, you’ll find Indian Peaks Marina. At this marina, you can rent boat slips, two-seat catamarans, pontoon boats, and fishing boats. Rental prices for 60 HP twenty-foot pontoon boats with a maximum of ten people range from$150.00 for two hours to $380.00 for eight hours. Twenty-two and twenty-four foot pontoon boats (75 HP and 60 HP, respectively) with a maximum of twelve people cost between $180.00 to rent for two hours and $410.00 to rent for eight hours.

Near Grand Lake, Beacon Landing Marina offers boat rentals, a bait shop, and guided fishing charters, as well as slip and mooring rentals and a fuel dock. Twenty-foot pontoons with a maximum of six people can be rented for prices between $105.00 for two hours and $300.00 for eight hours. Twenty-two foot pontoon boats cost between $120.00 for two hours and $320.00 for eight hours, while twenty-four foot pontoon boats can be rented for between $130.00 for two hours and $330.00 for eight hours. Twenty-five foot pontoon rentals cost between $155.00 for two hours and $355.00 for eight hours.

Finally, Shadow Mountain Reservoir is an incredible location for sailing. Though manmade, the lake is no less beautiful, linking up with Grand Lake to create a lovely boating locale. Trail Ridge Marina is ideally situated near both Shadow Mountain Reservoir and Grand Lake. Pontoon boats can be rented for $249.00 to $589.00, pleasure boats can be rented for $199.00 to $299.00, and fishing boats are available for $99.00 to $159.00. Pontoon boats hold a maximum of twelve people, while pleasure boats hold five people and fishing boats hold three people.

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To find out more information about the best boating lakes in Colorado and other seasonal activities you can partake in during your Winter Park summer vacation, contact our office today to ask about reserving your accommodations in one of our incredible vacation rentals!