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Lake-Granbury is a reservoir in north-central Texas, located in the town of Granbury. The lake was created in 1969, as one of three lakes formed by the damming of the Brazos River. Lake Granbury is a long, narrow lake that has 103 miles of scenic shoreline. It is contained by the De Cordova Bend Dam. The surface area of Lake Granbury is 8,310 acres and maximum depth is 75 feet. The lake was first proposed in the late 1950s, but construction didn't begin until 1966. The impoundment became the subject of a book by John Graves called "Goodbye to a River." Activities at Lake Granbury include swimming, boating, water-skiing, wakeboarding, and fishing. The lake is annually stocked with catfish and bass, which may include largemouth bass, striped bass, white bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, and also white crappie, sunfish and long nose gar. The city of Granbury was founded in the 1860s and has several historic buildings, including many on the town square that are registered historic landmarks. Other places of interest include the Granbury Opera House, which still hosts Broadway productions. Also of historical interest, folk hero, Davy Crockett's wife, Elizabeth, settled in Hood County following the Texas Revolution against Mexico. The Crockett family received land in what is now Hood County, and Elizabeth Crockett is buried in Acton State Historic Site, the smallest state park in Texas. A large statue of Elizabeth Crockett marks her grave site. Granbury's population is 7,978 people, and it's about 35 miles southwest of Fort Worth.

Surrounding areas: Granbury, Texas (3.4 mi), Glen Rose, Texas (17.9 mi), Stephenville, Texas (29.5 mi), Fort Worth, Texas (32.8 mi), Palo Pinto, Texas (34.3 mi), Eagle Mountain Lake, Texas (34.6 mi), Mansfield, Texas (39.2 mi)

Lake Granbury Vacation Rentals

Lake Granbury Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Holiday Inn Express800 PLZ DrGranbury, TX3.4 mi.(817) 573-4411
Arbor House Lakeside Inn530 East Pearl StGranbury, TX3.7 mi.(800) 641-0073
Comfort Inn1201 N Plaza DrGranbury, TX4.4 mi.(817) 573-2611
Best Western Granbury Inn1517 N Plaza DrGranbury, TX4.5 mi.(817) 573-4239
Bed & Bath Basic Lodging1709 I-20 EWeatherford, TX16.4 mi.(817) 599-5150
Hampton Inn2524 S MainWeatherford, TX16.4 mi.(817) 599-4800
Holiday Inn Express2500 S Main StWeatherford, TX16.4 mi.(817) 599-3700
Econo Lodge2207 Old Dennis RdWeatherford, TX16.5 mi.(817) 599-3703
Super 8720 Adams DrWeatherford, TX16.8 mi.(817) 598-0852
Best Western Santa Fe Inn1927 Santa Fe DrWeatherford, TX17.4 mi.(817) 594-7401
Comfort Suites210 Alford DrWeatherford, TX18.6 mi.(817) 599-3300
La Quinta Inn & Suites1915 Wall StWeatherford, TX18.6 mi.(817) 594-4481
Best Western Smithfield Inn1707 West HendersonCleburne, TX25.0 mi.(817) 556-3330
Oakwood/montevista5350 Bryant Irvin RdFT Worth, TX26.0 mi.(972) 392-4747
Oakwood/avery Pointe At Cityview5230 Bryant Irvin RdFT Worth, TX26.1 mi.(972) 392-4747
Motel 6 #0117 Fort Worth8701 West FwyFort Worth, TX26.1 mi.(817) 244-9740
Extended Stay America5831 Overton Ridge BlvdFort Worth, TX26.4 mi.(817) 263-9006
Super 8 Motel Fort Worth West7960 I-30 WFort Worth, TX26.4 mi.(817) 246-7168
Comfort Inn West Hotel8345 West FwyFort Worth, TX26.5 mi.(817) 244-9446
La Quinta Inn #4517888 I-30 WFort Worth, TX26.5 mi.(817) 246-5511
Amerisuites5900 Cityview BlvdFort Worth, TX26.6 mi.(817) 361-9797
Comfort Inn2117 N MainCleburne, TX26.9 mi.(817) 641-4702
Sagamar Inn2107 N MainCleburne, TX26.9 mi.(817) 556-3631
BW Fort Worth Inn & Suites201 W Loop 820 NFort Worth, TX26.9 mi.(817) 246-8777
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites2730 Cherry LnFort Worth, TX26.9 mi.(817) 560-4200
Quality Inn & Suites2700 S Cherry LnFort Worth, TX27.0 mi.(817) 560-4180
Townplace Suites4200 International PLZFort Worth, TX27.4 mi.(817) 732-2224
Comfort Suites6851 West FwyFt Worth, TX27.6 mi.(817) 731-9600
Courtyard By Marriott Fort Worth West Lands End6530 West FwyFort Worth, TX27.7 mi.(817) 737-6923
Courtyard By Marriott-Ft Worth Lands End6530 West FwyFt Worth, TX27.7 mi.(817) 737-6923
Oakwood/the Reserve@willow Lake4101 S HulenFT Worth, TX27.9 mi.(972) 392-4747
Best Western Club House Inn & Suites4410 Hwy 180 EastMineral Wells, TX28.2 mi.(940) 325-2270
Ramada Limited4103 Hwy 180 EMineral Wells, TX28.2 mi.(940) 325-6956
Homestead Studio Suites Hotel1601 River RunFort Worth, TX28.6 mi.(817) 338-4808
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites13250 Jake CtBurleson, TX28.7 mi.(817) 426-0396
Comfort Suites321 S Burleson BlvdBurleson, TX29.2 mi.(817) 426-6666
Microtel Inn & Suites Fort Worth TX10675 South FwyFort Worth, TX29.6 mi.(817) 551-7000
Holiday Inn - Fort Worth South100 Alta East BlvdFt Worth, TX29.8 mi.(817) 293-3088
Days Inn Stephenville701 South LoopStephenville, TX29.9 mi.(254) 968-3392

Lake Granbury Weather & Climate

Central Northeast Texas has hot, humid summers and cool winters. The climate is classified as humid subtropical. Dry winds add to the heat in the summertime, often causing the mercury to soar above 100 degrees F. July and August are the hottest months and January is the coolest month. Northeast Texas lies on the southern end of "Tornado Alley". The National Weather Service occasionally issues tornado watches, although they rarely form into actual tornadoes. This region receives approximately 37 inches of rain per year. Flash floods and severe thunderstorms are frequent occurrences during spring months. Average snowfall in northeast Texas is 2.4 inches per year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 58°F 28°F 1.59 in. -
February 64°F 33°F 2.21 in. -
March 72°F 41°F 2.63 in. -
April 79°F 49°F 2.92 in. -
May 86°F 58°F 4.69 in. -
June 92°F 66°F 3.85 in. -
July 97°F 69°F 1.68 in. -
August 97°F 67°F 2.41 in. -
September 89°F 61°F 2.59 in. -
October 80°F 50°F 3.94 in. -
November 68°F 39°F 2.32 in. -
December 59°F 31°F 2.31 in. -

Lake Granbury Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Fort Worth Alliance airport (AFW) located about 44 miles northeast of Lake Granbury in Fort Worth, Texas, the Dallas Fort Worth International airport (DFW) located approximately 52 miles northeast of Lake Granbury in Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas, Dallas Love Field (DAL) located roughly 60 miles east of Lake Granbury in Dallas, Texas, and finally the Tstc Waco airport (CNW) located around 72 miles southeast of Lake Granbury in Waco, Texas.

Lake Granbury Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Six Flags Over TexasArlingtonTX44.2 mi.
Boardwalk Fun ParkGrand PrairieTX50.5 mi.
State Fair of TexasDallasTX62.1 mi.
SpeedZoneDallasTX62.1 mi.
Sandy Lake Amusement ParkCarrolltonTX62.3 mi.
Water Parks
Six Flags Hurricane HarborArlingtonTX44.2 mi.
Golf Courses
Granbury Country ClubGranburyTX3.6 mi.
Hidden OaksGranburyTX3.6 mi.
Three Oaks Par 3 Golf CourseActonTX7.8 mi.
Sugartree Golf ClubDennisTX10.5 mi.
Live Oak Country ClubWeatherfordTX17.0 mi.
Canyon West Golf & Sports ClubWeatherfordTX18.0 mi.
Horseshoe Bend Country ClubWeatherfordTX18.0 mi.
Squaw Valley Golf CourseGlen RoseTX18.3 mi.
Lost Creek Golf CourseAledoTX18.4 mi.
Squaw Creek Golf ClubWillow ParkTX20.9 mi.
Benbrook 3 ParBenbrookTX23.9 mi.
The Whitestone Golf ClubBenbrookTX23.9 mi.
Pat Cleburne Municipal Golf CourseCleburneTX27.1 mi.
Riverview Golf ClubCleburneTX27.1 mi.
Holiday Hills Country ClubMineral WellsTX27.7 mi.
Hidden Creek Golf ClubBurlesonTX28.7 mi.
Southern Oaks Golf ClubBurlesonTX28.7 mi.
Legends Country ClubStephenvilleTX29.4 mi.
State Parks
Acton State ParkTX8.6 mi. 
Dinosaur Valley State ParkTX16.6 mi. 
Cleburne State ParkTX21.9 mi. 
Lake Mineral Wells State ParkTX27.7 mi. 
Amon Carter MuseumFort WorthTX32.8 mi.(Art)
Kimbell Art MuseumFort WorthTX32.8 mi.(Art)
Modern Art Museum of Fort WorthFort WorthTX32.8 mi.(Art)
Modern at Sundance SquareFort WorthTX32.8 mi.(Art)
Sid Richardson Collection of Western ArtFort WorthTX32.8 mi.(Art)
Imgisphere Children's MueumBedfordTX45.9 mi.(Children's)
Zoos and Aquariums
Fossil Rim Wildlife CenterGlen RoseTX17.9 mi.
Fort Worth Zoological ParkFort WorthTX32.8 mi.
Dallas Aquarium at Fair ParkDallasTX62.1 mi.
Dallas World AquariumDallasTX62.1 mi.
Dallas ZooDallasTX62.1 mi.
Cameron Park ZooWacoTX75.7 mi.
Abilene Zoological GardensAbileneTX112.2 mi.

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