Recreation

For more information about activity times and availability, please see the concierge.

Challenge your rock climbing skills on our 40-Foot Climbing Wall and then propel yourself 675-foot toward Mallard Lake on our Double Zipline.
Enjoy a night in your room curled up watching a good movie and some popcorn from our Video Library.
Wake up early, get a bass boat or fish from the dock at the fishing shack at Mallard Lake. See if you can break the 11 lb. 4 oz. record!!
surf the web from your room or nearly anywhere else near the Lodge with our high speed, wireless connection!
While at Rough Creek Lodge, you have to visit our newest friends, Gracey with her babies Sidewinder and Twister, the miniature goats, Cowboy, the mini-horse and rabbits that we can’t keep up with to name!
Enjoy some fun in the sun or relax your tired muscles in our Outdoor Family Pool complete with 66-foot Slide, Lazy River and Hot Tub.
We have a great new area for kids (of all ages!). The Kid’s Ranch features foosball, air hockey, ping pong and video games. In the evening, children are invited to a party with nutritional meals and fun; mom and dad can have a nice, quiet dinner in the
lodge restaurant.
Schedule an old fashioned hay ride for a group of your friends or family.
Share stories around one of our two limestone fire pits while roasting marshmallows and indulging in rich, chocolate-y s’mores.
Round up the kiddos for an excursion to search and dig for fossils. The fossil hunt includes a bag, picks to dig for fossils and an informative book describing the different types of fossils.
Tomahawk Throwing competitions date back to the earliest years of American history. Try your hand at one of the oldest sports of our country.
Tour our dog kennels to see our great bird dogs and learn their names. It’s noisy, doesn’t smell great…but your kids will love it!
Visit the Children’s Playground near the Cabins and Pavilion. It has swings, a slide and a climbing wall to keep even our smallest guests entertained.
Challenge a friend to an old fashioned game of Horseshoes or Washers. We have pits next to the pergola behind and Main Lodge and near the Pavilion and Cabins.
Enjoy Tennis on our outdoor court then test out your Michael Jordan skills at the basketball court near the Fitness Center. Balls and Rackets are available at the Beretta Room.
Try your hand at our nine-hole Disc Golf Course. The course begins right behind the main lodge. Discs are complimentary for your use and available at the Beretta Room.
Dive into a good book while relaxing on our luxurious chaise lounge chairs under a cabana or umbrella. You can even stroll down to the poolside cabana and take in a lakefront view while indulging in your favorite beverage.
Discover what the hill country has to offer while biking on our beach cruisers through the countryside or hiking on one of our many trails. You may also bring your own Mountain Bike to enjoy our challenging five-mile trail.
Enjoy the beautiful scenery while maintaining your fitness regimen at our 24-hour fitness center.
Enjoy our five mile nature Trail around Mallard Lake. Visit the Enchanted Forest and enjoy the native wildlife surrounding Rough Creek
Do your best Tiger impression on our 300-yd. Driving Range. Men’s, women’s and youth clubs are available.
Whether it’s on a paddle boat or a water trike, you are sure to have fun! It’s also a great way to explore Mallard Lake.
On a rainy day, borrow one of our Xbox
Consoles and enjoy a game from our library. Ask the Concierge about setup
Enjoy an afternoon lemonade or hot chocolate and fresh house made cookies in the Great Room or by the fireplace at the Carriage Entrance.
Relax in our loft and challenge a friend to a game of poker at our table or catch your favorite sport on our two TV’s.
Pick up a complimentary kite (in the spring and summer) and relax while your kite floats on the breezes
Schedule an old fashioned hay ride for a group of your friends or family.
For those who can’t seem to leave your work behind, we have a guest computer available for use with highspeed wireless internet access.
Grab the family and tour the grounds on a Kawasaki Mule. Ride around the lake or up to Gunn Mountain. Hourly and daily rentals are available.
Relax your tired, aching muscles with a sumptuous massage our luxurious Spa with a View. Treatments include massages, facial, body wraps, manicures and pedicures. Services are available from 8:00am to 8:00pm, seven days a week. Therapies are also available in the privacy of your guestroom. The Spa Pool is a quiet oasis overlooking Mallard Lake.
On 11,000 acres, 60- and 90-minute tours are guided by our experienced wranglers or bring your own horse and enjoy the freedom of riding our trails.
Experience a Cattle Drive Rough Creek Style. See real cowboys at work and move some cattle yourself!
Visit the historical Granbury square with a variety of eateries, art galleries, and antique shops
Enjoy a movie at one of the last drive-ins in Texas at the Brazos Drive-In. Call 61 817-573-1311 for more information.
Enjoy boating activities on Lake Granbury. Pontoon boats, ski boats and jet skis are available at various marinas. Make arrangements with the Concierge.
Visit Acton Cemetery, the smallest State Park in the united States. Davy Crockett’s widow is buried there.
Granbury is home to seven separate
golf courses. Please contact the concierge to arrange tee times.
Visit the historical Granbury square with a variety of eateries, art galleries, and antique shops
Enjoy a movie at one of the last drive-ins in Texas at the Brazos Drive-In. Call 61 817-573-1311 for more information.
Enjoy boating activities on Lake Granbury. Pontoon boats, ski boats and jet skis are available at various marinas. Make arrangements with the Concierge.
Visit Acton Cemetery, the smallest State Park in the united States. Davy Crockett’s widow is buried there.
Granbury is home to seven separate
golf courses. Please contact the concierge to arrange tee times.
Challenge your athletic ability and climb Gunn Mountain, a spectacular view and the highest point at RCL
Our two-person canoes are a great way to relax, exercise and explore Mallard Lake
Enjoy the Paintball recreation field, perfect for team or individual play. Our guides are always on hand to assist in this fun game.
Enjoy a guided Bass Fishing excursion on Mallard Lake or Chalk Mountain Lake. Our guides know all the hot spots.
Our national sporting Clay Association ten-stand course features multiple traps on each stand and is the finest course in the area.
Enjoy a round of Five-Stand Clay
Shooting with the assistance of our professional hunting guides.
A fast and furious game of Wobble Trap Shooting will test even the most experienced shooter.
Elevated covered shooting platform, steel targets located at multiple distances commencing at 100 yards and wind direction indicators. Remington 700 bolt action / 308 caliber sniper rig available for use equipped with long range optics, Harris bi-pod, rear monopod and anti-cant level.
Bring a group of friends, relatives or
colleagues and compete for first place in our GPS Navigational Challenge.
Great for teambuilding!
Take a guided spotlighting tour to
watch our native wildlife’s night time activities.
Take in the scenery while enjoying the wonderful cuisine of the restaurant while on a private picnic.
Broaden your culinary capabilities by
scheduling a private cooking lesson with our world renowned chef, Gerard Thompson.
Drive the 9.5 mile scenic wildlife park road in your own car at the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. Visit the petting pasture, nature trails, and the Nature Store and Cafe. For tickets call 254-897-2960.
Catch up on some prehistoric history
at the Creation Evidence Museum in Glen Rose, 254-897-3200. This museum was established for the purpose of excavating and displaying scientific evidence for creation.
Visit the historical Glen Rose Square
with a variety of eateries, art galleries, and antique shops.
Listen to some live music under the stars at Loco Coyote Live Entertainment. Call ahead for music schedule and ticket pricing— 254-897-2324.
Visit the Barnard street Mill and Art Museum, the first permanent structure in Glen Rose, featuring work from many great artists, 254-897-2611.
Squaw Valley Golf Club is located in Glen Rose just 15 miles from Rough Creek Lodge. Squaw Valley Golf Club is home to 36 holes of Championship Golf, and is consistently rated as one of the top courses in the state, including a 4 1/2 star rating from Golf Digest Magazine, and home to the #1 and #4 municipal courses in Texas by The Dallas Morning News. Squaw Valley features beautiful vistas of century old Oak trees and Squaw Creek that meanders through both courses. Our professional and courteous staff of PGA professionals will make your visit one to remember. Squaw Valley is open seven days a week and tee times are accepted five days in advance.
Please see the Concierge or call 888-670-1223 for tee times..
Visit the Somervell County Expo Center on Highway 67 for equestrian shows, concerts, car and boat shows, wrestling and rodeos. Call for more information, 254-898-0640.
Have an adventure kayaking, canoeing, tubing or swimming on the Brazos River outside Glen Rose. Contact Rhodes Rentals, 254-897-4214.
Headquarter for family fun, visit Oakdale Park in Glen Rose. The park offers swimming and children’s activities, playground, and snacks. Call for information, 254-897-2321.
Experience The Promise, the inspiring
musical drama of the life of Jesus Christ, performed under the stars at the Texas Amphitheater every Friday and Saturday night August-October, purchase tickets at 1-800-687-2661.
Visit Dinosaur Valley state Park and see the 113 million-year-old dinosaur tracks in the Paluxy River bed, 254-897-4588.
After your visit to Dinosaur Valley,
be sure to stop by Dinosaur World—home to over 150 life-size dinosaurs. Visit dinosaurworld.com for more information.
Visit Comanche Peak, one of only two nuclear plants in the state of Texas. Daily tours available, 254-897-5554.
Stop by the historical Billy the Kid Museum in search of legend and lore, 254-796-4004.
The Wiseman house in Hico makes chocolates the old-fashioned way—by hand. Chocoholics can taste the difference and casual connoisseurs enjoy the unique flavors of the gourmet candy, 254-796-2565.
Visit the stephenville Museum in
historic Erath County, dedicated to collecting, preserving and educating.
Have a fun game of bowling at Lone
Star Lanes, try to have a perfect game at the end of the day, 254-968-0440.
View the Cowboy Walk of Fame in downtown Stephenville recognizing the significance of the Western heritage that is an integral part of Stephenville and the surrounding area
Cowboy up at the City Limits, a true Texas honky tonk with live music and dancing, 254-968-5222.