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Grand Lake was formed around 30,000 BC during the glacial period that covered the area. The lake is Colorado’s largest and deepest natural lake and forms the headwater for the mighty Colorado River that stretches for over 1,400 miles across western America. The Ute Tribe that occupied these lands had named it Spirit Lake, as they believed departed souls lived in the cold, still waters.

Grand Lake is located in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, with the town of Grand Lake built along its northern shoreline. The town is next to the western entrance to the Rocky Mountain National Park, and both the town and lake have become popular tourist attractions.

Although this is mountainous terrain, there is the main highway to the lake and the two nearest cities of Fort Collins and Denver, both on the western edge of the Rocky Mountain National Park. Search for an RV in Grand County, and you won’t be disappointed by the range of things to see and do in the area. Should you visit in the winter, the ski resort of Aspen is only a few miles southwest of the lake.

Getting Outdoors

This is a high mountain location, at a height of over 8,000 feet, and has two distinct tourist seasons for getting outdoors. From late spring until early fall, hiking, fishing, and boating are popular, but once winter and the snows arrive, ice fishing, snowmobiles and skiing become the norm.

You’ll find world-class fishing at Grand Lake, and it has been awarded many honors for the quality of fish here. The cold waters are perfect for rainbow trout, lake trout, sockeye salmon, and other species of trout. In the town are many companies offering guided fishing trips, and these are particularly useful during the winter for the ice-fishing season.

All types of boating are catered for on the lake, from canoes, kayaks, powerboats and jet skis. Water skiing is also popular. There are two or three marinas along the northern shore of the lake in the town of Grand Lake, where you can rent various types of boat, safety equipment, and fishing tackle. At the eastern end of the lake are a public boat ramp and a parking area big enough for your RV rental.

Although the water is very cold, there is a swimming beach on the north shore. Kids and dogs probably won’t notice the cold so much and will enjoy the water while the adults relax and take in the beautiful mountain views surrounding the lake.

Camping at Grand Lake

Just north of Grand Lake is the Elk Creek Campground. This medium-sized campground has 50 campsites, all with water and electric and some with full hookups. On-site are modern restrooms with showers, a laundry, and a playground to keep the kids amused, plus a store for your essentials. The wooded location is home to numerous wild animals, so do not be surprised to wake up to an Elk peering into your rental RV!

At the southern end of Shadow Mountain Lake, which connects to Grand Lake via a short canal, is the Green Ridge Campground. This is a basic recreational site that does not have any electrical or water connections when RV camping here. There are flushing toilets, drinking water, and picnic sites, but not much else. What it lacks in amenities it more than made up for by the location, right on the edge of the unspoiled lake. This is a basic motorhome campground that is perfect when you want to spend most of your time exploring the great outdoors.

Exploring the Area

The town of Grand Lake on the north shore has all the facilities such as a gas station, store, and restaurants that you should need, but the larger cities to the west are just a short drive if you need more.

While in Grand Lake, take a while to stroll along the wooden boardwalk, with numerous art galleries, craft shops, and more to discover. All the shops here are locally owned and mostly sell locally produced items. When you’ve had enough of shopping, sit back in one of the many cafes and just admire the beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains.

While RV camping near Grand Lake, it is very easy to visit the Rocky Mountain National Park, either using your RV, by taking an organized tour or using the shuttle bus service at the eastern entrance to the park. The roads in the park can get very busy during summer, so taking your rental RV, except for just passing through, is probably best avoided.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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