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 northeast 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.

Papa Docks
Papa Docks Restaurant

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?
River Sports Tubing

River Sports Tube Rentals
Guadalupe River Tubing

Tubing on the Guadalupe River in Canyon Lake, Texas, on the famous "Horseshoe Loop".  Short and LLong floats, tube all day for one low price, (Website Coupons), parking and one shuttle included, lodging and camping nearby. 830-964-2450 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.


Looking for Lodging near Canyon Lake?

Millie's Canyon Lake Cottages
Lake Cottages For Rent

Millie's Canyon Lake Cottages
These Cottages, on the beautiful Canyon Lake shores, offer 2 room individual rock exterior cottages with a full bath.  Each cottage has a full kitchen with cooking facilities and all have basic cable TV.

Canyon Lake Retreats
Canyon Lake Retreats
For a weekend or a Winter Texan vacation, this is the place for a family or several couples. Centrally located near Austin, San Antonio, and New Braunfels. Have fun on Canyon Lake, tube down the Guadalupe River, visit Historic Gruene, New Braunfels, or San Marcos, only minutes away.
Canyon Lake Texas Tree House
Canyon Lake Texas Tree House
Enjoy this tree house bungalow with a magnificent view of the lake from the shaded redwood deck or the living area. Whether you want to sail away on Canyon Lake or tube down the Guadalupe River, you are only minutes away from it all!
Canyon Lake Ranch
Canyon Lake Ranch
Bed & Breakfast luxury in spacious vacation homes with private hot tubs near Canyon Lake. Starview Lodge: pool, sauna, fireplace. Longhorn Lodge: secluded, chiminea, welcomes pets. Amenities: complimentary wine, fruit basket, cookies, bath products, robes & bedside chocolates. 7th night free. Wedding, Honeymoon & Spa packages.
Rustic Ridge Bed and Breakfast Inn
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..
Little Goose Lakehaus B&B
Little Goose Lakehaus Bed & Breakfast
You will enjoy this comfortable B&B looking out over Canyon Lake.  It's a perfect stopping-off place or weekend getaway.  Luxuriate in the private hot tub just outside your room.  A hearty breakfast and lots of Texas Hill Country attractions await you.
Riverside Resort Cabins and RV Spaces
Riverside Resort - Canyon Lake
They offer a countryside resort with all the facilities you need for a pleasant retreat. Accommodations include: Cabins, RV Sites w/hookups and separate tenting area. They have a swimming pool, plenty of picnic tables, BBQ pits and secured parking for boats and recreational vehicles.
Mermaid Cove at the start of Canyon Lake
The Mermaid's 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.
Rio Raft & Resort

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!

Hilltop Hideaway Hilltop Hideaway
This vacation home sits on a hill top with a fantastic view of the beautiful Texas Hill Country.  Within walking distance to Canyon Lake, and has a boat dock.   Easy drive to lots of activities in the area.  You will love this great vacation home!

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

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Tourist Attractions in the Area:

Things to do at Canyon Lake:

  Texas Freshwater Fishing
  Fisherman’s Corner

  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

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.


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