Canyon Lake Visitors' Guide
"Canyon Lake - Where Water Sports Are King"
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.
Canyon Lake Marina
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
Beach and park 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
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
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.
Boat launch with marina in background
On the south side of Canyon Lake are the communities of Sattler, Startzville, and
Cranes Mill. Cranes Mill Marina is located on the south shore of Canyon Lake
in Cranes Mill Park on FM 2673 in Startzville.
Canyon Lake Dam
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.
Sailor's Lakeside Grill
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.
Ft. Sam Marina
|Service to the Military
In Jacobs Creek Park, Randolph
AFB Rec Area is located on the east side and Fort Sam/5th Army Retreat is located on the
will find plenty to observe with the variety of sea birds. There are many white-tail deer
around the lake areas and you will find them grazing in the front yards of many of the
Deer under a tree at Canyon Lake
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