Open Year-round
No
Reservations possible?
Yes
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
No
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The stepchild of its two sisters, Big Rock Campground is little more than an overflow camping area for the Arapaho Bay Campground complex, with Roaring Fork Campground being the most popular and Moraine Loop Campground being a close second in popularity. Big Rock itself is a cluster of 22 campsites under a grove of lodgepole pine with a vault toilet, and big rock (giving the park its name). Each site is spacious, but unlike the other two campgrounds at Arapaho Bay, Big Rock provides no views or direct access to Lake Granby, although neither are far away. For potable water, you'll just need to head a quarter mile up the road to Roaring Fork Campground.

From the campground you venture deep into the Indian Peaks Wilderness via the Arapaho Pass Trail, Cascade Creek Trail or Buchanan Pass Trail, all of which depart from the Monarch Lake Trailhead. Or, if you head up to Roaring Fork Campground, you can also venture up the there-and-back Roaring Fork Trail - an easy jaunt to see pristine Rocky Mountain cascades.

Other campgrounds on the reservoir include:

Arapaho Bay: Big Rock Campground is operated by American Land and Leisure. Call 801.226.3564 for more details.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer

Congestion

Occasionally full

Open from

May 21 to October 18

Price per night (basic site)

21.00 $ (17.63 €)

Pros

Overflow campground for Moraine Loop and Roaring Fork Campground.

Cons

No views or direct access to Lake Granby.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

U.S. Forest Service

Features

Family friendly
Vault toilet
Near lake or river

Access

Vehicle

Total number of sites

22

Maximum trailer length

30.00 ft (9.14 m)

Location

Field Guide + Map

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