Texas Hill Country Visitors Guide
Canyon Lake is a man-made reservoir located on the Guadalupe River in Comal County, Texas. The dam was started in 1958 and completed in 1964 and created one of the deepest lakes in Texas with an average depth of 43 feet and is great for fishing. 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 was first stocked in the 1970's and has an abundance of Largemouth Bass, Catfish, and White & Striped Bass.
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.
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.
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.
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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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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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