The Lake Granger area is one of the best birding destinations. Click on the map and zoom in to see the many Wildlife Management Areas around the lake. These are four state of the larger ones: Sore Finger Wildlife Area, Willis Creek Wildlife Area, Granger Wildlife Management Area, and Pecan Grove Wildlife Area. These are all open to the public except during various hunting seasons. Sore Finger is a grassy area bordering a finger of the lake with hiking opportunities. On CR 348 where it crosses Willis Creek is a nice wooded area with paths.
Bathrooms are available at Friendship Park near the boat ramp. Friendship Park is closed to camping. Taylor Park, Willis Creek Park, and Wilson H Fox Park are Army Corps of Engineer facilities. There is an entry fee. National Park Passes may work.
During the spring, Dickerson’s River Bottom on CR 347 is great for bass fishing. The Canoe launch is farther east on CR 347. While the boat ramp is in disrepair, it is a good launch point for kayaks and canoes. . Fishing and birding are good here.
Going north on CR 356, there is a wildlife management area to the west. During the winter, it is a likely place to see short eared owls right around sunset. During winter days it is a good watching area for Northern Harriers and other wintering hawks.
Bert Frenz put together a route that winds through the county roads that is still an excellent guide to the area. <a href=”http://www.bafrenz.com/birds/Granger.htm” >Alcoa Lake and Granger Lake </a>