Enjoy the Fall Foliage at Lake Granbury

Mid-October is the beginning of the fall foliage season in Texas. This is the time of year when you see the most beautiful colors in the largest state of the continental U.S., and Lake Granbury is one of the spots where you’ll see some of the most incredible views.

The lake is located about an hour southwest of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, which puts it about as close to where the West begins as you can get.

Lake Granbury has much to offer the serious recreational camper. With more than 100 miles of shoreline, the drives around the lake are gorgeous and scenic. Plus, there is a lot to do at Lake Granbury with more than 8,000 acres of water. Campers can fish, enjoy the lake on a boat, or hike the many awesome trails where you can get up close and personal with the fall foliage.


Fall Foliage in Texas is Diverse

The entire state of Texas is like an oil painting on canvas in the fall. The leaves change colors and fall from the trees, leaving a collage of reds, yellows, and a variety of colors on the ground like a royal carpet. Lake Granbury is just one of the state’s recreational areas where fall foliage is a heavenly delight.

The town of Granbury is a National Register of Historic Places. The courthouse square is famous for its beauty and historic importance. You can also take in live performances at the Granbury Opera House or enjoy a movie at the Brazos Drive-in movie theater. There is always something to do in and around Granbury, but especially at the lake.

No matter where you go in Texas, however, the fall season is the best because the weather is cooler and the foliage is beautiful, but Lake Granbury is one of the state’s finest features.


What to See at Lake Granbury

While visiting Lake Granbury in the fall, you’ll want to visit the town of Granbury for sure. You won’t be bored.

You can also fish at the lake. Fishermen go to Lake Granbury for a variety of fish including several types of bass, catfish, crappie, and sunfish. If fishing isn’t your thing, launch your boat from City Beach or the City Boat Ramp, which is open year round.

There are also beautiful places to hike, camp, picnic, and geocache where you can enjoy the fall foliage at Lake Granbury. Whatever your favorite outdoor activity is, you can find it at Lake Granbury and enjoy the fall foliage of Texas while you do. For couples, Lake Granbury is a great place to go for a romantic getaway.


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Lake Granbury Weather Forecast


Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 98

Saturday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 78


Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 99

Sunday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 76

Independence Day


Hi: 102

Monday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 77



Hi: 103

Tuesday Night


Lo: 78

Lake Granbury Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 7/2: 691.44 (-1.56)

Lake Granbury

Fishing Report from TPWD (Jun. 29)

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 81 degrees; 1.19 feet low. Channel catfish are slow while they spawn, but can be caught on small shad and prepared baits in the shallows around brush and stumps. Report by Jeffery Sojourner, Sojourner Fishing. Striped bass and white bass are good moving fast, biting topwaters early in the morning throughout the reservoir in 15-60 feet of water. Lots of smaller sized fish being caught. Catfish are good in 20-50 feet of water on cut bait. Report provided by Kraig Sexton, Sexton’s Guide Service LLC. Granbury has slowed down a little with the hot weather. Bass are around deeper boat docks on Carolina rigged soft plastics, and 3/4 ounce jigs. Report by James Moore, North Texas Bass Fishing and Cmoore Striper Guide Services.

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