There isn’t anything quite as relaxing as a scenic mountain lake. And, here in Grand County, there are a couple from which to choose! Shadow Mountain Lake in Colorado, though technically a reservoir, offers all the fun and amenities you’d want from a day at the lake. From fishing to boating to camping, there’s plenty to do here! What will you do first at Shadow Mountain Lake in Colorado? Let us help you plan your day at the lake!

Of course, Grand County is full of awesome outdoor activities, Shadow Mountain Lake included. To help you plan the best day on the lake and more, check out the recommended activities from Real Estate of Winter Park! We’re your resource for everything Grand County, from things to do to home-buying!

Get Outside and Get to Shadow Mountain Lake in Colorado

Incredible views of the Rockies behind the Shadow Mountain Lake in Colorado greet you when you come to the scenic respite to boat, fish, camp, and more. There are 1,346 acres of water and over eight miles of shore for you to enjoy! Here are some of the best ways to enjoy Shadow Mountain Lake in Colorado!

Boating | Jet Skiing | Sailing | Kayaking | Canoeing

With 1,346 surface acres of beautiful blue water, there’s plenty of room for any kind of boating adventure! Two boat launches that allow access to the lake are found in Green Ridge Campground. Imagine the fun you can have boating on Shadow Mountain Lake in Colorado!

Fishing | Fly-Fishing

Fishing in a mountain lake brings with it many wonderful opportunities to both relax and enjoy the thrill of catching elusive lake trout. The reservoir is full of brown trout, rainbow trout, and salmon for your fishing adventure. If you seek a quiet creek or stream for fly-fishing, there are plenty of those around the reservoir, as well.


Green Ridge Campground offers some great camping near the lake, conveniently near the boat launches. The campground itself sits between the southern shores of Shadow Mountain Lake and the Colorado River at an elevation of 8,300 feet. There, you’ll find campfire pits, tent pads, toilets, drinking water, and picnic tables make camping here an easy, worthwhile adventure! It’s the perfect way to enjoy the lake while you’re not on it!

Just One of the Many Great Things to Do in Grand County

Part of what makes Grand County such a great place to live is the abundance of incredible outdoor experiences right at your fingertips. When you live here in Grand County, you’re surrounded by innumerable opportunities to come alive! So, come, make a lifestyle switch with Real Estate of Winter Park. Our agents are your keys to your best life. Browse our homes for sale and discover the life you need right here in Grand County, Colorado. Contact us today to begin your adventure!