Brazos Outdoor Center

Leased Fishing Access
Brazos River downstream from Lake Granbury

Located on the west bank of the Brazos River near Glen Rose, TX in Somervell County. See map.

Lease period: October 1, 2020 to August 31, 2024
Phone: 682-262-0925
Lat/Long: 32.271261, -97.666546

Area Description

Located at 1191 CR 316, Rainbow, Texas. Brazos Outdoor Center (BOC) offers a complimentary parking area for TPWD leased access users, and approximately 200 feet of river frontage on the Brazos River for bank or wade fishing. For an additional fee, BOC offers canoe/kayak rentals and shuttle services for various lengths of paddle experiences depending on the time of year and river flow conditions. Other amenities available on-site at the Brazos Outdoor Center include restrooms, an outdoor shower, and a boat washing station. Please contact BOC at 682-262-0925 for availability and pricing.

Special Conditions on Public Use

Access is open from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset for bank angling and launching non-motorized boats, canoes, kayaks, or other floatable devices for fishing. Limited parking space is available free of charge for TPWD leased access users to launch or retrieve watercraft. Please call before you arrive to ensure the availability of space. All visitors must check in at the front office before accessing the property. There is a fee of $5.00 per person for everyone over 12 years of age for day use on-site. Shuttle services cost extra and must be arranged before launching.

Pack It In, Pack It Out

TPWD strives to leave our environment cleaner and more natural than when we found it. We encourage and expect all visitors to do the same by taking any trash and recycling out of the access area and properly disposing of it.


From Dallas/Fort Worth
Take I-35E South and merge onto US-67 South. Continue for 64 miles to CR-316 (immediately past the Brazos River bridge) in Somervell County. Turn left on CR-316 and continue for 0.1 miles. BOC will be on the left.

From Waco
Take China Spring Rd. for approximately 3.4 miles to FM 2490/Wortham Bend Rd.  Turn right onto FM 2490 and continue for approximately 16 miles. Turn right on FM 56N.  Travel on FM 56N for 36.7 miles (several turns required) to Brazos Point. Turn right onto CR-1175 and continue onto Brazos Point Rd, CR-1118 and CR-1237 to FM 200. Turn left onto FM 200 and continue for approximately 4 miles. FM 200 turns right and becomes FM 200S/FM 199N. Continue to follow FM 199N for 1.6 miles to US-67S. Turn left on US-67S and go about 1 mile.  Turn left on CR-316 property (immediately past the Brazos River bridge) and go 0.1 mile. BOC will be on the left.

Angling Opportunities

Fishing opportunities abound in this segment of the Brazos River for largemouth, spotted and white bass. Channel catfish, freshwater drum, and sunfish are also good species to target. Fishing for largemouth and spotted bass is best when turbidity in the river is low, as these species feed primarily by sight.

Anglers are urged to practice moderation in harvesting sportfish in this segment of the Brazos River, especially largemouth and spotted bass.

Fishing Regulations

All species are currently managed under statewide regulations. A current freshwater or combo fishing license is required for each angler to fish.