"Where Water Sports Are King"
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. It is one of the deepest lakes in Texas with an average depth of 43 feet. Canyon Lake is located approximately half way between San Antonio and Austin, approximately 14 miles northeast of New Braunfels on FM 306 west from IH-35.
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 the lake.
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.
Boat launch with marina in background
On the south side of the 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.
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
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
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
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 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.
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.
Spend some time in a Lake Cabin on the shore of Canyon Lake
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.
Have you stayed in a Bed & Breakfast Inn lately?
You will want to check out Rustic Ridge at Canyon Lake.
Click on the links below for hotel reservation availability:
New Braunfel Hotels
San Antonio Hotels
Deer at Canyon Lake
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Canyon Lake Real Estate
Tourist Attractions in the Area:
- Natural Bridge Caverns New Braunfels
- Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch 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
- Take a boating tour or cruise
- 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
Canyon Lake Golf and Country Club
Fun Flight Water Sports
Canyon Lake, Texas 78133
Tye Preston Memorial Library
Canyon Lake Times Guardian
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