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



Hi: 98

Sunday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 68

Memorial Day

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 93

Monday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 71


Thunderstorms Likely

Hi: 89

Tuesday Night

Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 68


Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 83

Wednesday Night

Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 69

Lake Granbury Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 5/28: 692.59 (-0.41)

Lake Granbury

Fishing Report from TPWD (May 22)

GOOD. Water clear; 74 degrees; 0.01 feet below pool. Water temperatures are in the low to middle 70s. Water is clearing, but there is still a lot of debris in the water especially on the upper ends. Be careful navigating. Sand bass continue to be good on slabs on feeding flats early and late. Best sand bass reports are coming from Indian Harbor and near Decordova. Striped bass to 12 pounds are possible on live bait and trolled Alabama rigs mainly on the lower ends. Some top water action is available early on feeding flats by Blue Water Shores. Yellow and blue catfish are good on the upper ends on cut shad. Largemouth bass are fair to good on crankbaits and soft plastics worked near creek entrances. Some good topwater action for largemouth bass is possible near main lake points. Crappie are moving to their post spawn locations on structure and are good to excellent on small jigs and minnows. Report by Michael Acosta, Unfair Advantage Charters.

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