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Canyon Lake is located on the Guadalupe River in Comal County, Texas. Canyon Lake has 80 miles of scenic shoreline and covers an 8,230 surface acre area.  You will find Canyon Lake located approximately half way between San Antonio and Austin, approximately 14 miles northwest of New Braunfels on FM 306 west from IH-35.

Canyon Lake is one of the deepest lakes in Texas with an average depth of 43 feet and is great for fishing. The reservoir was first stocked in the 1970's and has an abundance of Largemouth Bass, Catfish, and White & Striped Bass.

deer under a beautiful tree

There are five communities located around the shores of Canyon Lake. On the north side, there are Hancock and Canyon City.  The Canyon Lake Marina is located on the north shore in the Canyon Park in Hancock.  Two Yacht Clubs are also located on Canyon Lake.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages eight public parks on the Canyon Lake shoreline. Cranes Mill Park and Comal Park are located on the south side and Potters Creek Park, Canyon Park, Jacobs Creek Park, North Park, Overlook Park, and Guadalupe Park are all on the north side.  These parks offer camping, trailer, and picnicking areas, and boat ramps.  Canyon Lake fishing is great and several record fish have been caught.

Tubing down the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake
Tubing down the Guadalupe River

Want more than boating activities?  Right below the Canyon Dam off FM 306, you can go tubing down the Guadalupe River.  Several river outfitters are located along the highway.

The Canyon Lake Gorge was opened in 2007 and offers tours of rock strata as old as 100 million years showing fossils and a set of dinosaur tracks, and forms a new ecosystem for wildlife with carp and other creatures in a series of pools fed by springs and waterfalls. The Gorge Preservation Society formed as a local citizen's group is developing long-term plans for the Gorge in partnership with the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Canyon Dam is on the north side near Canyon City.  The dam is 5 kilometers in length and rises to a height of 224 feet above the river bed.  Take a stroll across the dam and take some outstanding water scenery photos along the way.

winding river

Want to enjoy some great seafood or just plain home cooking?

You will find plenty of restaurants in the surrounding communities that will take care of your every desire.  Some have waterfront locations that offer great views of the water, the soaring birds, and  the boats cruising by.

Canyon Lake Cabins | Summit Vacation & RV Resort | New Braunfels TX

Canyon Lake Cabins | Summit Vacation & RV Resort | New Braunfels TX

on the Guadalupe River

Cabin Rentals, Vacation Rentals and RV Park located on the Guadalupe River 4 miles from Canyon Lake and a short drive to New Braunfels, TX. This scenic Texas Hill Country Resort provides the perfect vacation destination to enjoy Guadalupe River tubing, mini-golf, pools, hot tubs, playgrounds, sand volleyball and resort amenities. Also a perfect Canyon Lake venue and event space for weddings, family reunions, and corporate events.

Rustic Ridge Bed and Breakfast

Rustic Ridge Bed and Breakfast

Canyon Lake

20th Anniversary Special - Check out our website for details
Enjoy a romantic getaway for two. This secluded cedar log cabin overlooks a pond into beautiful Texas sunsets. You will have the cabin with a gated entrance all to yourself. Close to Potters Creek Park on Canyon Lake.



Tourist Attractions in the Area

  • Natural Bridge Caverns – New Braunfels
  • Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort – New Braunfels
  • Historic Town of Gruene - Gruene
  • New Braunfels - This interesting city is located between Austin and San Antonio and home to The Schlitterbahn and Wurstfest. If you make the drive to San Antonio or Austin, plan some extra time for New Braunfels.
  • Touring Texas
    This web site provides tourist information for the state of Texas with links to over 100 cities and towns throughout Texas.
  • Wonder World Park – San Marcos
    The most visited cave in Texas
  • Seaworld Adventure Park – San Antonio
    Amusement rides, water rides and fun, shows with
    dolphins, whales and sea lions, and much more.
  • Six Flags Fiesta Texas – San Antonio
    Six Flags Fiesta Texas is sure to be a crowd-pleaser with a
    full line-up of rides, shows, and family-fun entertainment.



Things to do at Canyon Lake


  • Try the public beach areas for perfect swimming and sunbathing
  • Rent a boat and tour the lake
  • Parasailing, wave runners, and scuba diving
  • Nature watching and photography
  • Fishing from the beach, your own boat, or a fishing charter boat
  • Shopping at the local community tourist stores
  • Dining at the waterfront seafood restaurants or community cafes 


Texas Freshwater Fishing-A very useful guide from Texas Parks and Wildlife featuring current lake levels, fish species available, stocking history, various fishing tips, etc.

Fisherman’s Corner


Canyon Lake Golf and Country Club

Recreation and Park Information:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Corps Parks

Other Attractions:

Tye Preston Memorial Library

Canyon Lake Market Days
Indoor and outdoor Market Days event from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm with Free Admission, Free Parking and Family Entertainment.  Arts, Crafts, Bargains, Attic Treasures, Prize Winning BBQ, and more!  Located at the CRRC Recreation Center.


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