USACE implementing changes to day use fee collection operations at Granger & Georgetown Lakes

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District
Published April 7, 2021
Ganger Lake and Dam

Aerial view of Granger Lake and Dam on the San Gabriel River in Williamson County, Texas, USA. The dam is located approximately 10 miles (16 km) north-northwest of Taylor, Texas. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers constructed the dam in 1980 for flood control and water supply. View is to the southwest.

The following operational changes will be implemented at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District parks on Granger Lake and Georgetown Lake immediately.

  • Parks will resume collection of day use fees for access to all day use areas including hiking trail access areas, swim beaches, and boat ramps. All fees will be collected online through Payment will no longer be accepted at the gate houses. Passes will not be available at the parks for purchase.
  • All visitors, including walkers and bikers, will be required to have a camping reservation or possess a valid America the Beautiful Pass, USACE Annual Pass, or day-use permit before entering park areas.
  • USACE Annual passes and day-use permits may be purchased in advance through or by scanning the QR code on the signs at the park.
  • Entrance to the parks is based on parking capacity. Purchasing a pass in advance does not guarantee admittance. The pass may be used at another park on the lake that does have capacity.
  • USACE Annual passes purchased online may be redeemed for a plastic hang tag at the gate houses Friday through Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Volunteer park hosts and park rangers will be monitoring the parks to ensure compliance.

These changes are being made to make the parks and campgrounds safer and more efficient. The Corps of Engineers understands there will be challenges associated with these changes. Park Rangers and volunteers will be patrolling the parks to help visitors and answer questions regarding the new policies.

Questions regarding these park operational changes can be addressed to the Granger Lake Office at (512) 859-2668 or Georgetown Lake Office at (512) 930-5253.

About the Fort Worth District: The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was established in 1950. The District is responsible for water resources development in two-thirds of Texas, and design and construction at military installations in Texas and parts of Louisiana and New Mexico. Visit the Fort Worth District Web site at: and social media at:   

Trevor Welsh

Release no. 21-019