Things to do at Lake Granbury

Activities and Attractions at Lake Granbury Marina

2323 South Morgan Street, Granbury, Texas

As well as offering fun water activities like boat, tubing, and jet ski rentals, Lake Granbury Marina acts as a hub for our local community. We love introducing our guests to lake life and the charming, historic Granbury area. Here’s what you can enjoy during your stay.

A sunny view of Granbury’s Lake Granbury Marina with clear blue skies, featuring docks, small boats, and buildings with red roofs
Children in soccer uniforms walk by Stumpy’s Lakeside restaurant with outdoor seating and docked boats on Lake Granbury

On-site Stumpy’s and Lake Granbury Marina Attractions

Your destination for incredible lake food and cold drinks dripping condensation is…

Stumpy’s Lakeside Grill

The iconic Stumpy’s Lakeside Grill gives you a taste of our local culture. Serving up lake fare from fried catfish po-boys to shrimp tacos with a side of a giant margarita or bloody mary, guests come for the local grub and stay for the vibrant conversations in the warm and welcoming bar area.

A Lake Granbury summer scene with people dining under a red roof, overlooking boats docked on clear blue water under a sunny sky
A Stumpy’s Lakeside Grill fried catfish sandwich in a basket with fries, pickles, and sauce on a checkered paper liner

Catfish po-boy at Stumpy’s Lakeside Grill

Your Lake Granbury swimwear and lake shopping experience starts at…

Stumpy’s Closet

Blue t-shirt with "Stumpy's Granbury, TX" logo and a pair of black flip-flops on the floor

The marina store is part boutique clothing shop, part classic ship store. Stumpy’s Closet has a range of supplies for fun in the sun, including a comprehensive selection of casual lake fashion that will have you ready for a day in the shade or the sun. Brands include Under Armour, Huk, Oakley, Reef swimwear, and we are the only regional retail location for Ray Ban sunglasses.

Besides shades, sundresses and brand-name sports gear, Stumpy’s Closet is home to a vibrant and colorful selection of paddleboards, tubes, float toys, and accessories that will complement your brand-new outfit and fulfill every aspect of a weekend on the lake.

How’s your sweet tooth? Delicious, mouthwatering desserts at…

Stumpy’s Sweet Shack

Assorted holiday treats including a snowman, heart-shaped cookies, and a cupcake with a mistletoe decoration on a metal tray

Guests with a sweet tooth can’t miss a stop at Stumpy’s Sweet Shack. Our talented bakers prepare fresh cookies, cupcakes, and desserts daily. Children rejoice, and adults remember what it’s like to be a kid with whoopie pies (vanilla, chocolate, and mint chocolate chip), classic chocolate chip cookies, and even dog-friendly pupcakes.

Visitors are treated to seasonal cookies that include snickerdoodle, peanut butter, frosted sugar, the “Annie Cookie” with sprinkles, gluten-free “monster” cookies, and seasonal cupcake flavors like peanut butter, chocolate, cookies and cream, banana pudding, vanilla, red velvet, strawberry, coconut, German chocolate, “death by chocolate wedding cake”, lemon blueberry, and salted caramel.

If you haven’t found yourself in a treasure trove of desserts by now, you can move onto the brownies, rice krispies, candy, and the ultimate Texas treat: the Cowboy Cookie – a decadent cookie filled with oatmeal, pecans, coconut, chocolate chips and a touch of cinnamon.

Things to do in Granbury, Texas

Restaurant Anise dining table setup featuring dishes with seafood, steak, and vegetables, with a glass and a bottle of white wine

An exotic spread at Restaurant Anise

Get a taste of what the locals eat with 12 dishes at exceptional Granbury restaurants chosen by votes from locals. From the Texas Trilogy Appetizer at 1890 Grille and Lounge to Lavash with Whipped Goat Cheese and Aleppo Honey at Restaurant Anise, this experience is full of once-in-a-lifetime foodie moments you don’t want to miss. Visit all 12 restaurants on the trail to be entered into a drawing for a $200 gift certificate. Pick up a Foodie Trail punch card at any of these participating locations or the Visit Granbury office at 201 East Pearl Street.

Exterior view of Hotel Lucy with a combination of brick and wood façade, featuring a balcony

The striking exterior of Granbury’s lavish Hotel Lucy

Creative local entrepreneur Vicki Nivens brings Granbury guests a boutique hotel experience like no other. The gorgeous adults-only Hotel Lucy is the perfect secluded spot for a girl’s weekend, romantic getaway, or Granbury wedding. Hosting visitors in 10 luxurious suites and two full house rentals, the romantic lodge facility offers a peaceful stay beside their resort-style pool on beautifully manicured grounds.

Off the Historic Square in Granbury Square Plaza is the best source of information for all things Granbury. Friendly visitor center staff can answer questions, give directions, and provide brochures and info for area attractions, entertainment venues, hotels, upcoming events, and festivals.

Looking for an elevated stay in Granbury? Spend a luxurious night at the Hilton Garden Inn, a spacious and centrally-located waterfront hotel with an indoor pool, restaurant, and 18,000 square feet of event space. The venue is within walking distance of Granbury’s historic downtown and the Granbury Opera House, with a half-hour drive to Glen Rose and Dinosaur Valley State Park and about an hour southwest of the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport.

This is the best online community for local lake goers. Members offer advice and services, sell marine equipment, post local news and events, and chat about their shared love of the water. Join the group to hear all the latest boater info and maybe catch a new friend out on the lake!

A great local resource for rentals, North Texas Kayak offers a variety of boating equipment and boat rentals, from motorboats to kayaks, paddleboards, rafts, and more. Located just a couple hundred feet away from Stumpy’s Grill on Lake Granbury, it’s the perfect place to paddle out and experience the most beautiful surroundings that Granbury has to offer.

"We rented a pontoon boat during our stay In Granbury. The Marina staff were all accommodating to our needs, the boat was very nice, clean and very well kept. Had a slight issue with my reservation (my fault) but, I was very impressed with the way they made a correction. Very positive experience. We will be a returning customer and highly recommend!!!"

Colette Gopffarth

"Kayak on over to the Granbury marina! Get a burger at Stumpys and pick up a Hobie Tandem Island. Put a smile on those kids faces."

Jeremy Stone

"We rented a pontoon boat from Lake Granbury Marina. The boat was top notch. It had the right equipment - Bimini top, Bluetooth music, dock side floats, and decent sized engine to cover off most of the lake in well under 4 hours. Their team was knowledgeable, courteous and efficient. Give them a shot the next time you are in town!"

Byron Byrd

"We rented a pontoon boat last weekend and had the best time! Upon arrival everyone was friendly and knowledgeable. They explained the lake to us, made suggestions about their favorite places to go and best swimming spots. They made sure we were confident handling the boat and navigating the lake. The owner came down to make sure our three younger kiddos were properly fitted with life jackets and made suggestions about where she takes her own children. They helped us unload when we returned and asked about our day. It truly was an excellent experience and we will for sure be back!"

Susan Taylor

"Amazing food, great staff, and a perfect location! Highly recommend stopping by here for a bite or a day on the water."

Jeffery Oliver

"Great experience! Crew was very helpful and made my renting experience easy. Great time."

Carey Ferren

"Reasonably priced slips and Marina very well taken care of. Stumpy's restaurant is a great asset there also!"

Steve Bowden