Lake Granbury Information

Welcome to Lake Granbury

Lake Granbury is a beautiful place to visit year-round and provides a wonderful family fun location in Parker & Hood County. Granbury, Texas is located right on the lakefront, a North Texas reservoir that was created in the late 1960s. The long, narrow lake takes the shape of the Brazos River valley, and is surrounded by over one hundred miles of shoreline. It is managed under the Brazos River Authority.

The water volume of Lake Granbury is approximately 153 thousand acres per foot. The surface elevation is almost seven-hundred feet (693), and surface area reigns in at a smidge over eighty-three hundred acres. 

Lake Granbury is one hour or so outside of the Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex. The lake is approximately seventy miles from Fort Worth, Texas.


History of Lake Granbury

The formation of Lake Granbury was first proposed during the late 1950s. Cordova Bend Dam construction began in the mid-60s, historically noted in the book Goodbye To A River, by John Graves about the Brazos River projects.


Lake Granbury Fishing Information

Lake Granbury is a great place for fishing. Fish populations include largemouth bass, white bass, striped bass, longnose gar, sunfish, white crappie, and a variety of catfish. The lake is stocked regularly.

Many anglers like to fish for largemouth bass around the fishing docks of the lake. Fishing for catfish is fun almost anywhere throughout the lake. Crappie is caught mostly with live minnows dropped from boats around underwater brush piles. Sunfish are abundant and a great catch for kids using live worms and crickets in the early summertime. White bass action never disappoints but are more active during the Spring season. 

One way to enjoy fishing on Lake Granbury is to hire an experienced fishing guide. Here are a few excellent options: Ft Worth Fishing, Collins Fishing Guide, Final Cast Guide Service, and Davis Fishing Guide. You can view all guide listings on our Lake Granbury Fishing Guides page. 

Lake Granbury Boating Information

Lake Granbury offers many marinas, including Lake Granbury Marina, Pecan Plantation Marina, and De Cordova Bend Marina. Each provides a variety of products, fishing supplies, food items, and lake services. Boat rentals are available from Sam’s Dock Boat Rentals such as jet skis, pontoons, watercraft, and cruises. Browse all marina listings on our Lake Granbury Marinas page. 

If you don’t have a boat and want to own your own, check out our listings of boats for sale on Lake Granbury. 

Rental Cabins Near Lake Granbury

Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway to the lake or a week-long family vacation, Lake Granbury offers an excellent selection of rentals, including cabins, lake homes, bungalows, and studio apartments. Lake Granbury is a popular vacation destination for time spent with family and friends. Browse the cabin and lakeside rental options on our Lake Granbury Rental Cabins page.

Lake Granbury Camping Resources

Camping locations at Lake Granbury offer excellent places to RV camp and tent camp with family and friends. A few examples include Sunnyside RV Park located in Granbury, which gives utilities, storage, and on-site laundry facilities. Thorp Spring RV Park is open year-round and offers RV camping opportunities. 

Hunter Park offers year-round tent camping for all ages. Fishing is available nearby, along with boat ramp access. Another location offering tent camping is 377 Market Place & RV Camp. Bennetts RV Ranch allows tent camping and RV camping year-round, along with an astounding number of amenities. 

Explore all the camping that the lake has to offer on our Lake Granbury Camping and RV Parks page. 

Hiking & Riding Near Lake Granbury

Lake Granbury has hiking trails at several locations. Hiking trails through a natural setting are available at Acton Nature Center of Hood County. Courses offered at Acton are the Crockett Butterfly Trail, William Travis Nature Trail, San Juancito Pass Trail, and the Jim Bowie Bike Trail.

Hewlett Park offers a family-friendly location for walking trails, enjoying the shade, walking by the water, and bonding with the great outdoors. Other parks near Lake Granbury with places to walk include Shanley Park, Rough Creek Park, Hunter Park, and Granbury City Park. 

Mountain biking is an excellent option near Lake Granbury. Bikers have access to several locations, including Dinosaur Valley State Park, approximately fourteen miles from Granbury. Sansom Park Trail is about thirty miles from the area along with Eagle Mountain Park. Another option for mountain biking is at Solavaca Ranch, located fifteen miles from the lake area.

Horseback riding is another popular option near Lake Granbury. Equestrian lovers enjoy visiting Painted Thorn Ranch, Dusty Spur Ranch, and Iron Horse Ranch. Texasstar Horse & Pony Company. Most offer riding lessons and party options. 

Things To Do at Lake Granbury


While visiting Lake Granbury, you will find many things to do with the family. For the golf enthusiast, you will find many golf courses to play. 

Harbor Lakes Golf Club offers an 18 hole course in a beautiful setting of hills, trees, vistas, and waters. The Granbury Country Club offers lake visitors access to thirty-six pars on a nine-hole course. 

The Nutcracker Golf Club is a golfer’s paradise. It provides members and guests access to the golf course, parks, and other amenities. Another site to visit during your time at Lake Granbury is De Cordova Bend Country Club, which offers a gated community set in a beautiful landscape. 


After a day at the lake, take some time to stop at one of the most popular Lake Granbury eating establishments. Stumpy’s Lakeside Grill offers lake food with a twist you won’t want to miss. Other great places to eat near Lake Granbury include Rockin ‘S Bar & Grill, Mesquite Pit Steaks & BBQ, as well as Eighteen Ninety Grille. Explore more food and drink options here

Entertainment at Lake Granbury

Granbury City Beach Park offers free admission to their splash pad and rooftop pavilions to enjoy the day during the summer season. And, the beach is within walking distance of the historical downtown Granbury. Historic downtown Granbury offers a large selection of places to eat, shop, and explore. 

Take a historical tour at Barking Rocks Vineyard & Winery. Learn how the establishment makes small amounts of premium wine in the old rock wall barn. Listen to the stories of their unfolding historical journey. 

Acton Nature Center in Hood County near Lake Granbury offers a nice place to walk trails, behold nature, and learn about wildlife found in the area. Explore together in a peaceful setting at the nature center. 

Shopping & Dining at Lake Granbury

Shopping at Gypsy Chicks Boutique offers a new shopping experience for those visiting the Lake Granbury area. Browse clothing, scents, jewelry, and more. St Helen’s on Granbury Square offers a beautiful selection of skincare products for men and women along with unique home decor items.

Visit Witherspoon’s Antique Mall to browse historic antiques, fun junk, and a wide range of exciting items. Also, be sure to stop in at Bella Rosa Consignment Gallery for the latest in fashion. Plus, don’t miss the latest fashion show at Stuff ‘N Nonsense Boutique

Health & Beauty 

Lake Granbury also offers an excellent selection of health and beauty options after a day of shopping and dining. Head 2 Toe Spa & Salon provides many useful services, including manicures, pedicures, body wraps, facials, and massages. A few other pampering places to check out include Serenity on the Square and Dani Tye Salon & Spa


Visit Lake Granbury Year Round

Lake Granbury is a beautiful place to spend time all through the year - Spring, Summer, Fall, & Winter. There are plenty of options available for shopping, dining, enjoying entertainment, historical locations to visit, and sports to enjoy. Visit our site regularly for new additions in things to do, places to see, eateries to try, and services to use.

Visiting Lake Granbury offers excellent fishing opportunities, water sporting options, nature & wildlife enjoyment, and places to camp. Rental options are available for the weekend, week, and longer terms. Browse through our options to rent beautiful cabins, spacious homes, comfy bungalows, and more.

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Lake Granbury Current Weather Alerts

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Lake Granbury Weather Forecast


Partly Sunny

Hi: 96

Saturday Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 74


Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 92

Sunday Night

Rain Showers Likely

Lo: 72


Rain Showers Likely

Hi: 85

Monday Night

Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 71


Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 87

Tuesday Night

Chance Rain Showers

Lo: 71

Lake Granbury Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 7/20: 692.49 (-0.51)

Lake Granbury

Fishing Report from TPWD (Jul. 17)

GOOD. Water stained; 88 degrees; 0.30 feet below pool. Granbury summertime patterns continues with lake temperatures in the upper 80s. Thermocline is present in many areas and is typically about 20 feet down in the water column. Striped bass fishing continues to be good with catches up 12 pounds on live bait and trolled Alabama rigs. Largemouth bass are good in numbers with an occasional bigger fish to 7 pounds. Largemouth bass are best on crankbaits and soft plastics worked near docks and main lake points. Sand bass are good early and late from Decordova to Indian Harbor. Look for schooling fish chasing bait fish in open water. Crappie are fair to good on jigs and minnows on submerged timber midlake. Catfish continue to be good at night on many areas of the lake with some big fish up to 30 pounds possible. Report by Michael Acosta, Unfair Advantage Charters.

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