Canyon Lake Visitors' Guide

Canyon Lake in Texas
Canyon Lake

"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. 

Canyon Lake is one of the deepest lakes in Texas with an average depth of 43 feet.  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.

Marina on Canyon Lake
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 Lake.

Canyon Lake Dam
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.

Launching a Sailboat
Boat launch with marina in background

On the south side of Canyon Lake are the communities of Sattler, Startzville, and Crane’s Mill.  Cranes Mill Marina is located on the south shore of Canyon Lake in Cranes Mill Park on FM 2673 in Startzville.

Beach and Park
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.

Ft. Sam Marina
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 west side.

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.

Deer under a tree at Canyon Lake
Deer under a tree at Canyon Lake
Enjoy Nature

Nature lovers 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 homes.

 

Sailor's Lakeside Grill
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.

 

Looking for a River Tubing Outfitter?
Tube Haus Tube Rentals

Tube Haus
Guadalupe River Tubing

Tubing on the Guadalupe River near New Braunfels in Canyon Lake, Texas, on the famous "Horseshoe Loop".  SHORT and LONG floats, (New Braunfels’ River Rules do not apply). Parking and one shuttle included with tube rental (Website Coupons), lodging and camping nearby. 830-964-3011 Open Daily..

 

Want to spend a few days or longer at Canyon Lake?
You can find accommodations for all incomes and lifestyles, all the way from luxury condos to tent camping in the parks and everything in between.

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Looking for Lodging near Canyon Lake?
Canyon Lake Retreats
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Canyon Lake Retreats
Welcome to our quiet Lake retreat. For Winter Texans or family vacations consider our lake front hide-away. We are centrally located near Austin, San Antonio, and New Braunfels.  Swim, boat, or ski on Canyon Lake, tube on the Guadalupe River, or shop in historic Gruene, New Braunfels, or San Marcos.
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Rustic Ridge Bed and Breakfast Inn
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Rustic Ridge Bed and Breakfast
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..
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Historic Kueble Waldrip Haus in Gruene, Texas
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Historic Kuebler Waldrip Haus
This historic 1847 B&B has a total of 3 buildings. It has 11 bedrooms, each with its private bath. Perfect for family reunions, vacations, getaways, weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries, business meetings, girls' night out, retreats, etc.   Located near River Road and all the attractions in New Braunfels.
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Rio Raft & Resort
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Rio Raft & Resort
A beautiful Guadalupe river resort near Canyon Lake, Gruene and New Braunfels.  25 River view cottages with kitchenettes, full RV hook-ups, meeting hall   for reunions & conferences, swimming pool, river trips (rafts, tubes, sit on top kayaks), trout fishing, free WiFi, group rates.  Winter Texans are welcome!
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Hill Country RV Resort
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Hill Country RV Resort & Cottage Rentals
This first-class RV resort has over 50 furnished cottages and cabins that sleep up to 10 people each. Great location near IH35 & local attractions. Daily, weekly and monthly rates available. Amenities galore! Families, Groups/Reunions & Winter Texans welcome!
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Hill Country Living Vacation Lake Home
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Hill Country Living Vacation House
This lake house is 100 feet up the hill from the water and has access to Canyon Lake.  It is within minutes of tubing on the Guadalupe River, Historic Gruene, New Braunfels and more tourist attractions. A park and pool are around the corner.
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Mermaid Cove at the start of Canyon Lake
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Lazy R & R Cove - Spring Branch
Where Canyon Lake begins, you will find a unique Cove on 14 rustic acres. Whether you want a lodge, cabin, RV space, tent camping, or Boondocker sites, they have a great experience waiting just for you! Considered Best fishing on the lake.
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     Looking for Real Estate in the Area?

Hunter Croan
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New Braunfels Homes for Sale - New Braunfels Real Estate
This comprehensive website allows you to browse the entire Central Texas MLS and the San Antonio MLS without registering. Looking to sell your house, then request a FREE Comparative Market Analysis (CMA). Don't forget to check out their New Braunfels blog...
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Texas Lake Houses For Sale

Lake McQueeney Real Estate &
Texas Lake Houses For Sale

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Click on the links below for discount prices on hotel reservations:

New Braunfel Hotels
San Antonio Hotels

 

Deer at Canyon Lake
Deer at Canyon Lake

For Businesses in the Canyon Lake Area - Click Here

Tourist Attractions in the Area:

 

Things to do at Canyon Lake:

Fishing:
  Texas Freshwater Fishing
  Fisherman’s Corner

Golf:
  Canyon Lake Golf and Country Club

Recreation and Park Information:
 
U.S. Army Corp of Engineer's Park Information
 
Other Attractions:
 
Tye Preston Memorial Library

Newspaper:
 
Canyon Lake Times Guardian

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.

 

Vacation Rentals
Lake Houses, Cabins For Rent and RV Spaces needed.

Our viewers are looking for vacation rentals on Canyon Lake.
If you have a vacation rental, we can bring you a lot of renters. 
Email us at
info@canyon-lake.net.

 

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