Granger Lake

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Granger Lake

Texas

(512) 859-2668

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Overview

Operated by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Granger Lake is one of Central Texas's best kept secrets. Known for great white bass and crappie fishing, it also offers excellent hunting opportunities on the 10,000+ acre wildlife management area. Granger Lake offers excellent recreational boating as well as jet skiing and sailing opportunities. Facilities include four parks with 133 class A campsites, restrooms with hot showers, swim beaches, screened shelters, sewer hook-ups, three large group shelters, fishing pier, playground and a hiking trail with a primitive campground.

Map of Granger Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 30.690277, -97.365038

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Activities

  • Boating

    Granger Lake currently has 5 boat ramps. Two ramps in Wilson H. Fox Park, and one in Taylor, Willis Creek, and Friendship Parks.

  • Camping

    There are three developed campground and one undeveloped campground at Granger Lake.

  • Fishing

    Fishing at Granger Lake varies throughout the year. Large catfish, along with the annual crappie and white bass runs bring many people to the lake for a taste of good Texas fishing.

  • Hiking

    Granger Lake currently has two established trails. On the south side of the lake is Comanche Bluff Trail. On the north side of the lake is the Willis Creek Park Equestrian Trail.

    Comanche Bluff Hiking Trail- This trail is designated as a hiking and biking trail only. No motorized equipment or horses are authorized on this trail. There are two entrances to the trail, the east trailhead is located in Taylor Park, and the west trailhead is located off County Road 496. Access from the east trailhead gives access to a trail museum, and a couple of historic bridges.

  • Horseback Riding

    Willis Creek Park Equestrian Trail is designated as an equestrain trail, but hiking and biking are also allowed. There is a day use fee required for access to this trail. Upon entrance to the park, horseback riders will need to be able to provide coggins information (accession number and date blood drawn) on any horses that will be on the trail. The gate attendant will have a clipboard at the gate house at the entrance of the park.

  • Hunting

    Primary game species for shotgun hunting are dove, quail, waterfowl, rabbit and squirrel in applicable seasons. Archery hunting for feral hogs is allowed year round except when areas are closed for draw hunts.

    Wildlife management and hunting lands on this project are licensed to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department as part of their Annual Public Hunting (APH) Permit and Public Hunting Drawing System Programs. For hunting information on this area please write or call TPWD at:

    Public Hunting Texas Parks and Wildlife Department 4200 Smith School Road Austin, Texas 78744-3218 (800) 792-1112 (512) 389-4800

  • Picnicking

    Picnicking is permitted. Please do not litter.

Directions

Driving

From Austin:

Take IH 35 north to Hwy 79 in Round Rock. Take Hwy 79 east to Hwy 95 in Taylor. Take Hwy 95 north through Taylor to Circleville.

From Georgetown:

Take Hwy 29 East until it dead ends into Hwy 95 in Circleville.

From Temple:

Take Hwy 190/36 east to Hwy 95. Take Hwy 95 south to Granger.

From Houston:

Take Hwy 290 east to Hwy 95 in Elgin. Take Hwy 95 north through Taylor to Circleville.

From Dallas/Ft. Worth:

Take IH 35 E to H.K. Dodgen Loop just before Temple. Take the H.K. Dodgen Loop south and it will turn into Hwy 95 south. Take Hwy 95 south to Granger.

From San Antonio:

Take IH 35 north to Hwy 79 in Round Rock. Take Hwy 79 east to Hwy 95 in Taylor. Take Hwy 95 north through Taylor to Circleville.

From Bryan/College Station:

Take Hwy 21 from Bryan to Hwy 36 in Caldwell. Take Hwy 36 north ton Hwy 79 in Milano. Take Hwy 79 west to Hwy 95 in Taylor. Take Hwy 95 north through Taylor to Circleville.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(512) 859-2668

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