Lake Granbury

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Lake Granbury
Location Hood County, Texas,
United States
Coordinates 32°22′26″N 97°41′16″W / 32.37389°N 97.68778°W / 32.37389; -97.68778Coordinates: 32°22′26″N 97°41′16″W / 32.37389°N 97.68778°W / 32.37389; -97.68778
Type Reservoir
Primary inflows Brazos River
Primary outflows Brazos River
Basin countries United States
Surface area 8,310 acres (3,360 ha)
Max. depth 75 ft (23 m)
Water volume 153,500 acre·ft (0.1893 km3)
Shore length1 103 miles (221 km)
Surface elevation 693 ft (182 m) msl
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.
Location of Lake Granbury, Texas

Lake Granbury is a North Texas reservoir near Granbury, Texas. It was created in 1969 and is one of three lakes damming the Brazos River.

Lake Granbury is contained by the De Cordova Bend Dam and is a long, narrow lake, encompassed by 103 miles (221 km) of shoreline.

The lake is controlled by the Brazos River Authority in Granbury.


The lake was first proposed in the late 1950s. Construction began on the Cordova Bend Dam on December 15, 1966 by Zachry Construction Company.[1] Impoundment of water began on September 15, 1969.

The proposed construction of the De Cordova Bend Dam in the mid-1950s became the impetus for John Graves' book, Goodbye to a River.[citation needed]

Fish populations[edit]

The lake is annually stocked with bass and in past years with catfish.[2]

Recreational uses[edit]

Recreational areas[edit]

  • Thorp Spring
  • Hunter Park
  • City Park
  • Rough Creek
  • De Cordova Bend


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