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Granger Lake, Granger

#186 of 235 in Nature in Texas
Granger Lake is a United States Army Corps of Engineers reservoir on the San Gabriel River in central Texas in the United States. The lake is located near the towns of Granger, Texas and Taylor, Texas in Williamson County. The dam, lake, and all adjacent property are managed by the Fort Worth District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The reservoir was officially impounded in 1980, and serves to provide flood control for the communities downstream. Granger Lake is a popular recreational destination.
The other reservoir on the San Gabriel River is Lake Georgetown, located upstream of Granger Lake, on the North Fork of the San Gabriel River, near Georgetown, Texas.
Granger Lake has been stocked with species of fish intended to improve the utility of the reservoir for recreational fishing. Fish present in Granger Lake include catfish, white bass, and crappie.
In addition to maintaining the dam that creates the reservoir, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintains recreational facilities at the lake. Taylor Park, Willis Creek Park, and Wilson H. Fox Park include day use areas for picnics and boat ramps for lake access. Overnight camping at both improved and primitive sites is permitted. Several designated wildlife areas border the lake, including Pecan Grove Wildlife Area, San Gabriel Wildlife Area, Sore Finger Wildlife Area, and Willis Creek Wildlife Area. Boating and fishing are very popular.
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  • very peaceful place to go hiking, and kayaking. most persons have good manners on the lake, and on the trails whom we come across. nice day to just enjoy nature. facilties are for the most part clean,...  more »
  • The camping spots accommodate RVs or tents. Each has a picnic table with cover and a grill. There are a few screened shelters. All have nice level pads with water and electric. Spaces are much bigger ...  more »
  • Lots of fish to catch. Plenty of camping available. Whats not to like.
  • Love this place has great fishing spots. Create a fun time on a boat. And the swimming area is really nice. The camping spot was great as well. Only downside the restrooms were you swim are not very pleasant but the camping ones are very nice. Plenty of parking and plenty of area to have a hangout spot in between swimming

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