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.
September 1, 2023 Update:
Squaw Creek Park is scheduled to re-open to the public on October 1, 2023. Registration is now open for dates 30 days in advance. Please be familiar with all rules and regulations prior to registration.
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 is open October - March.
The park's standard hours of operation are 6:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday for bank fishing and boat fishing. Boats must be off the water by 3:30 pm.
The park is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Closed to public on Dec 3, 2023 for Fish N Chips tournament and January 27, 2024 for Texas Bass Nation Youth tournament.
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 boats and kayaks are required.
- The cost per boat is $30 for up to four guests. $5 per person additional beyond four. To be included in the $30 you must be in the same vehicle.
- The cost per Kayak is $10. Each kayak will need its own reservation.
- If a boat/kayak arrives at the gate without a reservation they will have to wait until the line is gone. The max number of vessels on the water is 150. If any spots are remaining, then they will be allowed entrance. If 150 have already entered they will be turned away.
- The admission fee for bank fishing is $5 per person. No reservation is required. Admission for bank fishing is free to those ages 12 and under and 80 and over.
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.
- No Swimming or Wading is allowed.
- Boat launching will begin at First Light IAW times from sunrise-sunset.org.
- Turn off your headlights when in the boat ramp area.
- All boats must be off the water by 3:30 pm.
- During low visibility conditions (e.g., fog) boats are will operate at idle speeds only. Do run on pad when you can barely see over the bow of your boat. Endangering other boaters will result in expulsion from the park.
- In the event an evacuation of the reservoir is necessary, you will be called/texted on your cell phone by park personnel and instructed 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.
- 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.
- 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 OCULTA Pursuant 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.
- Pets must always be kept under control 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.
- Bow Fishing Rules and Requirements
- Bow fishermen must comply with Texas Parks & Wildlife regulations on bow fishing
- Hunt only non-game fish (e.g.., tilapia, gar, and buffalo)
- No minimum lengths or daily bag limits; no fish released after being taken.
- Cast Netting Rules and Requirements
- Legal only for taking nongame fish (e.g.., tilapia, gar, and buffalo)
- Cast net not be greater than 14 feet in diameter.
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.