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Texas: Granger Lake / Willis Creek
Posted on Tuesday, January 16 @ 10:12:15 CST by iljiana

Horse Camping & Trails U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
3100 Granger Dam Road
Granger, TX 76530
Phone: (512) 859-2668

Directions: The dam is located 7 miles east of Granger, Texas via FM 971 on the San Gabriel River.

Open to the public March 1981, know as one of the top five crappie/white bass fishing spots in Central Texas.

Granger Lake is one of Central Texas's best kept secrets for fishing and hunting. Granger Lake offers year round fishing for white bass, crappie, large mouth bass, and channel and flathead catfish. Some 10,800+ acres of hunting area are licensed to Texas Parks and Wildlife for public hunting ranging from dove, quail, waterfowl, rabbit, squirrel, and archery hunting for feral hogs.

Facilities at Granger Lake include three campgrounds with Class A campsites, swim beaches, screened shelters, sewer hook-ups, fishing pier, group shelters, horse trails with a primitive camp area and a hiking trail with a primitive campground.

Wanting to avoid the multitudes of people and relax? Then what are you waiting for, Granger Lake is only 35 miles northeast of Austin, Texas off Highway 95 North of Taylor (Directions). Come see what the secret is all about!

Willis Creek Park Equestrian Area

GPS COORDINATES FOR THE PARK: 30°41'44.01"N X 97°23'53.96"W

The horse trails are NOW OPEN!
There is a $4.00 day use fee (per vehicle) required to use the trails. Upon entrance to the park you will need to be able to provide coggins information (accession number and date blood drawn) on your horses. The gate attendant will have a clipboard at the gate house at the entrance of the park. They will also have a map of the area with trail rules and a survey. If there is no one in the gate house (opens at 10 am ) when you arrive, you will need to stop on the way out and pay the day use fee and fill out the coggins information. Camping is permitted at the designated area at the start of the horse trail. Please keep trailers in one general area so that those who want to camp can get set up.
For more information on camping CALL BEFORE YOU HAUL - 512/859-2668 M-F 8-4:30 or just check this page on the bottom.
The Texas Equestrian Trail Riders Association (TETRA) is the primary group establishing the horse trails. See their link in the RELATED SITES (LINKS) for more information or call us at 512/859-2668.
*Please note that this area is located in a Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Hunting is permitted year round.
Check back soon for more information and updates!

CLOSURE INFORMATION: (DATE AND TIME LAST UPDATED: 01/13/2007 10:08 AM) The GRANGER WMA will be closed OCT 30- NOV 3, NOV 6-8, 13-17, 27-29, DEC 4-8, DEC 11-13, DEC 18-22, 2006 and JAN 8-12, 15-17, APR 2-4, 9-11, 2007. TRAIL STATUS OPEN (Note closure dates above)

TRAIL CONDITIONS Very Wet. Use caution in the parking area.

The camp area is directly across from the trailer camping area in Willis Creek Park at the trailhead of the equestrian area. Camping is not permitted outside the fenced area or in the wildlife area along the trails. The Texas Equestrian Trail Riders Association (TETRA) is the primary group establishing the horse trails and the camping area. See their link in the RELATED SITES (LINKS) for more information or call us at 512/859-2668. For more information on the horse trails .
Open Year Round (except during draw hunts. See Hunting page for closure dates) 10 Primitive Campsites (5 sites on the reservation system (NRRS-"non site specific") and 5 sites on first-come first-served basis) Horses and horse trailers are allowed. Reservations must be made from 4 to 240 days in advance. Amenities:
* Centralized Restroom in Park.
* Centralized dump station in park. * Group fire pit/picnic table.

For more information: http://swf67.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/granger/



 
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