Squaw Creek Park, located at Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, provides an ideal setting for boat fishing, bank fishing and recreation. Please click on the links below to learn more about how you can enjoy the park's facilities.
ATTENTION — Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Comanche Peak nuclear power plant and it's surrounding property is currently enforcing a "no visitors" policy, which includes Squaw Creek park. The fishing program is temporarily suspended and no access to the park will be allowed.
The address for Squaw Creek Park is 2300 Coates Road, Granbury, Texas 76048. The park is located off State Highway 144, which runs north and south between highways 377 and 67. It is 45 miles southwest of Fort Worth, halfway between Granbury and Glen Rose. Please click here for a map to the park.
Hours of Operation
The park's standard hours of operation are 6:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday for bank fishing and boat fishing (includes bow fishing).
The park is typically closed on New Year's Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Please note: Because safety is our top priority at Comanche Peak and at Squaw Creek Park, from time to time the park may be closed or have a delayed opening due to weather, lake conditions, or other reasons. It is best to call in advance to confirm the park is open.
- Squaw Creek Park is owned and operated by Luminant.
- The reservoir serves as the cooling source for two nuclear power units.
- The lake's surface area is approximately 3,200 acres and average depth is approximately 46 feet.
- There are five divided boat launches, a dock and numerous picnic areas with tables.Click here for a detailed map of the park.
- Boater information on preventing the spread of invasive species is available at www.texasinvasives.org.
Reservations and Fees
- Reservations for boat fishing are required; however, guests do not need to register for bank fishing.
- The admission fee for bank fishing is $5 per person. Admission for bank fishing is free to those ages 16 and under and 80 and over.
- The cost per boat is $30.
For the safety and security of those enjoying Squaw Creek Park, visitors are expected to obey all signs and instructions from Squaw Creek Park personnel. Violation of any of these rules may result in expulsion and possible legal prosecution.
- Visitors must comply with all Texas Parks and Wildlife regulations, including fishing and boating laws.
- Filming is not allowed without prior permission from Squaw Creek Park management. We do allow individuals to video their own fishing with GoPro style cameras. Please do not directly video the Nuclear Plant or any of its Security Structures.
- Boat covers must be removed prior to entry.
- All boats must be off the water by the time designated by Squaw Creek Park. Check with park personnel prior to launch.
- Tampering with buoys or other structures on the lake is not permitted. Do not tie boats to buoys.
- Jug lines and trotlines are not allowed.
- Visitors are prohibited from entering restricted or buoyed areas and are not permitted to go ashore except in the marina area. Any violation of a restricted area which is deemed a willful act by the Licensee (Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant management) can result in the boat operator's immediate expulsion from the park.
- No firearms, weapons or fireworks are allowed in the park or on the lake.Pursuant to Section 30.06, Penal Code (trespass by license holder with a concealed handgun), a person licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code (handgun licensing law), may not enter this property with a concealed handgun.DE ACUERDO CON LA SECCIÓN 30.06 DEL CÓDIGO PENAL (INGRESO SIN AUTORIZACIÓN DE UN TITULAR DE UNA LICENCIA CON UNA PISTOLA OCULTA), UNA PERSONA CON LICENCIA SEGÚN EL SUBCAPÍTULO H, CAPÍTULO 411, CÓDIGO DEL GOBIERNO (LEY SOBRE LICENCIAS PARA PORTAR PISTOLAS), NO PUEDE INGRESAR A ESTA PROPIEDAD CON UNA PISTOLA OCULTAPursuant to Section 30.07, Penal Code (trespass by license holder with an openly carried handgun), a person licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code (handgun licensing law), may not enter this property with a handgun that is carried openly.DE ACUERDO CON LA SECCIÓN 30.07 DEL CÓDIGO PENAL (INGRESO SIN AUTORIZACIÓN DE UN TITULAR DE UNA LICENCIA CON UNA PISTOLA A LA VISTA), UNA PERSONA CON LICENCIA SEGÚN EL SUBCAPÍTULO H, CAPÍTULO 411, CÓDIGO DEL GOBIERNO (LEY SOBRE LICENCIAS PARA PORTAR PISTOLAS), NO PUEDE INGRESAR A ESTA PROPIEDAD CON UNA PISTOLA A LA VISTA
- Vehicles must remain on roads and parked horizontal to the water where parking bumps are not in place.
- No littering is allowed on the premises.
- Pets must be kept under control at all times while in the park.
- Visitors should be aware that the lake area is a natural habitat for potentially dangerous reptiles and other animals. Appropriate care is necessary.
- Obey all informational signs.
- Bow Fishing Rules and Requirements
- Bow fishermen must comply with Texas Parks & Wildlife regulations on bow fishing
- Hunt only non-game fish (i.e.,tilapia, gar, buffalo and mullet)
- No minimum lengths or daily bag limits; no fish released after being taken
- Bow fishing is open to the public 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday
- Fishermen must register on website, pay $30.00 boat registration fee
- In the event an evacuation of the reservoir is necessary, you will be alerted by park personnel to return to the marina. Depending on the severity of the event, you may be instructed by park personnel or law enforcement to leave your boat secured at or near the dock. If bank fishing, you may be instructed to immediately load your belongings in your vehicle and exit the park.
For more information, please call the park office at 817-573-7053 or 817-279-1657 or click here to send an e-mail to park administration.