Granger Lake is located on the San Gabriel River in central Texas. The dam, lake, and all adjacent property are managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The reservoir was impounded in 1980 and provides flood control and recreational activities.
The reservoir is often used for fishing as well. The lake has been stocked with varying species of fish including catfish, white bass, and crappie.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers also maintains recreational facilities at the lake. There are three parks on the lake; Taylor Park, Willis Creek Park, and Wilson H. Fox Park, which all include day use areas for picnics and boat ramps. Overnight camping is permitted, at both improved and primitive sites. There are multiple wildlife areas bordering the lake including, Pecan Grove Wildlife Area, Willis Creek Wildlife Area, San Gabriel Wildlife Area, and Sore Finger Wildlife Area.