Lake Granbury is a scenic rural recreational haven that has 103 miles of shoreline. Lake Granbury has 5 public boat ramps, two fishing piers, and 4 overnight excellent camping areas. The Granbury City Beach provides a boat ramp, public swimming, and picnicking. Lake Granbury is on the Brazos River in downtown Granbury, off US Highway 377 about 35 miles southwest of Fort Worth, Texas. It was created as one of 3 lakes in 1969 by damming the Brazos River. It is contained by the De Cordova Bend Dam.
Fishing is great at Lake Granbury! Striped bass, White bass, Largemouth bass, Longnosed Gar, Crappie, Sunfish, and Channel and Flathead Catfish are plentiful in the lake and around the 1000-plus boat docks and piers.
The Granbury Opera House which is listed on the registry, still hosts Broadway productions as the Texas Star Theatre. Built in 1886, the Opera House was restored and reopened its doors to professional, live theater in 1975.
Acton State Historic Site - Cleburne
The smallest state park in Texas. Acton cemetery is the final resting place of Mrs. Elizabeth P. Crockett, wife of Alamo hero Davy Crockett.
Cleburne State Park - Cleburne
A 528-acre park that encompasses a lively 116-acre, spring-fed lake. Located in Johnson County, the park opened in 1938.
Dinosaur Valley State Park - Glen Rose
113 million year old Dinosaur Tracks in the Paluxy River bed.
Texas Park & Wildlife Lake Access Information
The Windmill Farm - Near Tolar
Located 7 miles from Granbury near Tolar on Hwy 377. See antique windmills of all kinds. Some windmills are always in operation and new ones are being added. Well worth the trip!
Fossil Rim Wildlife Park - Near Glen Rose
In a sanctuary of 1500 senic acres where over 800 exotic animals roam free.
The Jail and Hood County Historical Museum
Old Western jail built in 1885, and operated through 1978. Complete with an original cell block and hanging tower.
Comanche Peak Information Center - Glen Rose
Learn about the generation of electricity using the atom at the first nuclear plant in Texas.
Barnard's Mill & Art Museum
Built in the 1860's. Registered with National & Texas Historic Places. Original art featuring oils, bronzes, watercolors, etchings and artifacts.
Creation Evidence Museum - Glen Rose
Archaeological excavations. A scientific look at Creation.