Canyon Lake Parks

Canyon Beach Park
N 29°54.339’
W 098°13.526’

Phone: (830) 964-3341

DAY USE ONLY FOR PAID GUESTS!!!

INFORMATION:

Hours: 7am -Sunset (Saturday, Sunday and Holidays); 1pm -Sunset (Monday-Friday)

Season: 1 April - 30 September

Canyon Beach Park is located on the North shore of Canyon Lake within Canyon Park. Canyon Beach is located to the left before entering Canyon Park. The facilities include picnic tables, closable grills, a beach, vault toilet and water fountain.

Note: NO PETS ALLOWED! If we find you with a pet you will be asked to take it home or leave the facility.

FEES:

$4.00 per vehicle: Maximum of 8 people per vehicle 12 years and older

$1.00 per every person over 8 people in each vehicle that is 12 years and older

Canyon Park
N 29°53.872’
W 098°14.005’

Phone: (830) 964-3341

CAMPING ONLY IN PARK.

SWIM BEACH AT ENTRANCE TO PARK IS DAY USE ONLY.

LOCATION:

Canyon Park is located on the North shore of Canyon Lake near Hancock.

DIRECTIONS:

From IH 35 take Exit 191 north of New Braunfels, Texas. Drive West on FM 306 20 Miles, turn left on Canyon Park Road or from US 281 turn east on FM 306,travel east 12 miles, turn right on Canyon Park Road.

INFORMATION:

The park season is from April 1st to September 30th each year. It is closed for the winter. The park is open from 7am to 10pm daily. All entrances are locked at 10pm with no re-entry available until 7am the next morning. Checkout is at 2pm. Check in is 3pm.

There are 150 campsites (no RV hookups), a three lane boat ramp, a boat dock, vault toilets, water fountains and 8 miles of trails. This park is primitive and does not offer showers.

There are two (2) overnight group pavilions and one (1) day use group pavilion available for larger groups, reunions, etc.

More Information: CLICK HERE

FEES:

Single campsites = $12.00 per night

GROUP SHELTER:

Following Rates Good Through Dec 31 2011

Monday - Thursday = $35.00 per day

*Weekend = $75.00 per day

Rates Below Startd Effect 1st January 2012

7 Days Week = $75.00 per day

Comal Park
N 29°51.760’
W 098°15.143’

Phone: (830) 964-3341

DAY USE ONLY FOR PAID GUESTS!!!

INFORMATION:

Hours: 7am -Sunset Daily

Season: 1 April - 30 September

Comal Park is located on the South shore of Canyon Lake near Startzville. Comal Park has two boat ramps, 65 picnic sites, a large swim beach, children's playground, a restroom at the beach and two boatramps.

Note: On arrival, visitors should check-in at the park entrance station; ask the attendant for the official time of park closure for that day. Pets are allowed in park on a leash, but NO pet is allowed in the swim beach area. This includes the shore and water.

FEES:

$4.00 per vehicle: Maximum of 8 people per vehicle 12 years and older

$1.00 per every person over 8 people in each vehicle that is 12 years and older

Cranes Mill Park
N 29°53.340’
W 098°17.561’

Phone: (830) 964-3341

CRANES MILL Park Is A Beautiful Class A Facility Which Includes Modern RV and Camp Sites. RV/TENT CAMPING ONLY. NO DAY USE EXCEPT FOR BOAT LAUNCH.

LOCATION:

Cranes Mill Park is located on the Southwest shore of Canyon Lake off FM 2673, just past the town of Startzville.

DIRECTIONS:

From IH 35 take Canyon Lake exit west on FM 306; approximately 14 miles. Turn left on FM 2673 just after Guadalupe River crossing. Cranes Mill Park is located at the westernmost end of FM 2673 and South Cranes Mill Road.

INFORMATION:

This park is open year-round. It opens from 7am to 10pm daily. All entrances are locked at 10pm with no re-entry available until 7am the next morning. Checkout is at 2pm. Check in is 3pm.

Campers may exit the park at any time. Maximum of two vehicles, two tents, or ten persons per site. Boat launching is available when the water level is high enough. There are 2 fishing piers available. One in the park for guests and the other outside for the general public.

Cranes Mill has 30 RV sites and 34 tent sites. All sites have electric and water, covered picnic table, standing grill and a fire ring. There are 2 shower houses for the guests and a restroom for the boat ramp users. Site rentals are first come first served basis only. Later this year we will go to reservations online.

Boat Ramp available when water in lake is deep enough. Boat launch fee required if you do not rent a campsite. Launching boat is free for valid camping guests in Cranes Mill Park. Boat Ramp will close when parking area has reached capacity.

More Information: CLICK HERE

FEES:

Closed for renovations. Prices Effective As Soon As Park Opens.

Will have RV and tent camping only when it opens in the later Winter of 2011.

Single RV/campsites = $24.00 per night

Tent: Water & Electric Sites = $18.00 per night

Tent: Water Only Sites = $18.00 per night

Boat Launch: Only Available When Lake is Full

Boat Launch = $3.00

Fort Sam Houston Recreation Area & Randolph Recreation Park
ARE NOW COMBINED AND CALLED
Joint Base San Antonio Recreation Area

Phone: (830) 226-5357

DIRECTIONS:

The facility is located 48 miles north of San Antonio.
Take Interstate 35 through New Braunfels to the Canyon Lake exit (Exit 191).
Turn left on Farm Road 306.
Drive approximately 16 miles to Canyon City.
Continue another 1½ miles past the blinking light in Canyon City to Jacobs Creek Park Road.
Welcome to Joint Base San Antonio Recreation Park at Canyon Lake; turn right to check in.

INFORMATION:

Wonderful recreational area directly on Canyon Lake. Large selection of Cottages, Cabanas, an RV Park, Tent camping, and Picnicking - all at reasonable rates. Plenty of water sports opportunities and rental equipment.

More Information: CLICK HERE

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Guadalupe Park
N 29°52.168’
W 098°11.658’

Phone: (830) 964-3341

INFORMATION:

Hours: Sunrise -Sunset Daily

Season: Open All Year

OPEN TO ALL for HIKING AND FISHING!

Guadalupe Park is located below Canyon Dam along the first mile of the Guadalupe River. It features an ADA-accessible parking lot and trailway with fishing pier on the north side. A foot trail is available along the river on the south side of the park. The river can be accessed from the trails for fishing. Please have a state fishing license.

The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) manages a hydropower plant along the north side of the river near the fishing pier. This stretch of the Guadalupe river is very popular as the State's premier trout fishing stream. The Guadalupe River is the Southernmost sustainable trout fishery in the nation. No restroom, camping or picnic facilities are available in the park. Sometimes a portable toilet is provided. The nearest restroom facility is located at nearby Overlook Park near the southern end of Canyon Dam. Overlook Park closes at sunset daily.

Use of Guadalupe Park is free of charge.

Overlook Park
N 29°51.663’
W 098°11.891’

Phone: (830) 964-3341

INFORMATION:

Hours: 7am -Sunset Daily

Season: Open All Year

DAY USE ONLY

Overlook Park is on a hilltop at the south end of Canyon Dam and is the location of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers headquarters at Canyon Lake. The park offers a scenic view to Canyon Lake and Dam. There is access to the Verada Real walking trail across Canyon Dam. A restroom at the top of the hill and visitor parking is available. There are no camping or picnic facilities but you are welcome to hike and picnic.

The office for visitor information is open Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm, excluding Federal Holidays.

The use of this park is free of charge.

North Park
N 29°52.507’
W 098°12.074’

Phone: (830) 964-3341

LOCATION:

North Park is located on the North shore of the lake by Canyon Dam off FM 306.

DIRECTIONS:

From IH 35 take FM 306 exit no.191 located just west of New Braunfels, travel west on FM 306 for 18.5 miles, or from US 281 take FM 306 east 16.5 miles.

INFORMATION:

CAMPING ONLY. NO DAY USE. DIVERS WELCOME!

The park season is from April 1st to September 30th each year. It is closed for the winter. The park is opens 9am to 10pm daily. All entrances are locked at 10pm with no re-entry available until 7am the next morning. Checkout is at 2pm. Check in is 3pm.

There are 19 campsites for tent campers. Sorry, but we have no RV hookups in this park. There is a picnic table, firering, vault toilets and a couple of water fountains in the park. This is a popular scuba diving area.

More Information: CLICK HERE

FEES:

Single campsites = $12.00 per night

Divers must rent a campsite to go diving.

Park Closed to Everyone During Winter.

DAY USE FEE:

Ages 0-11 NOT counted to calculate the usage fee.

Ages 12 and up DO get counted to calculate the usage fee.

Cost per vehicle is for everyone 12 years old and older in the vehicle.

Only those 12 and older will count toward the 8 people in the vehicle.

A maximum of 8 people are allowed per vehicle before we must charge additional usage fees.

Potter's Creek Park
N 29°54.411’
W 098°15.821’

Phone: (830) 964-3341

LOCATION:

The Park is located on the northwest side of Canyon Lake off of Potter's Creek Road near the Hwy 484 (Fischer Road) junction.

DIRECTONS:

From IH 35 take FM 306 (exit #191) located just north of New Braunfels, Texas. Travel west on FM 306 for 26 miles. Turn south on Potter's Creek Road and continue two miles to reach the park entrance.

From US 281 take FM 306 east 10 miles. Turn south on Potter's Creek Road and continue two miles to reach the park entrance.

INFORMATION:

Potter's Creek Park Is A Beautiful Class A Facility That Includes Modern RV and Camp Sites. CAMPING ONLY. NO DAY USE.

The park is open all year. Half the park is open in the winter and the full park in summer months. The park hours are 7am to 10pm daily. All entrances are locked at 10pm with no re-entry available until 7am the next morning. Checkout is at 2pm. Check in is 3pm.

Maximum number of people on any single use site is 10. On a double site it is 20 and on a triple it is 30. This includes overnight campers and visitors.

RV Sites: All sites include: A covered picnic table; Fire ring for ground fires; Closeable standing grill; 40-60 foot long parking pads; 20, 30 and 50 amp electrical service; Water hook-ups and a gorgeous view!

Tent Sites: All sites include: A covered picnic table; Fire ring for ground fires; Closeable standing grill; 20 and 30 amp electrical service; Water hook-ups and a gorgeous view!

Parking is limited to three (3) vehicle parking spaces ONLY. NO visitor tags will be issued when your parking is full! No RVs, pop-ups, or any form of pull behind trailer is allowed. Any boat trailer you bring must fit in your space of it is not allowed.

Screened Shelters: Parking is limited to two (2) overnight vehicle parking spaces ONLY. You are allowed two (2) visitor tags during the day. NO extra visitor tags will be issued when your parking is full! Your visitors park in the overflow parking a few yards down the road. No RVs, pop-ups, or any form of pull behind trailer is allowed. Any boat trailer you bring must fit in your space of it is not allowed also. If you are pulling a boat, then your parking is full.

More Information: CLICK HERE

FEES:

ALL sites have electricity and water

Single RV/campsites = $24.00 per night

Double family RV/campsite = $40.00 per night

Triple family RV/campsites = $60.00 per night

Screened-in Shelters = $40.00 per night

Tent Only Sites = $18.00 per night

GROUP SHELTER:

Following Rates Good Through Dec 31 2011

Monday - Thursday = $50.00 per day

*Weekend $100.00 per day

Rates below Go Into Effect 1st January 2012

7 Days Week = $100.00 per day

CAMPING FACILITES:

*Five (5) RV/Camping loops (114 sites)

[sites 1-61, 67-114] Can use discount pass for these sites. This includes overnight campers and visitors. 1 RV and 1 tent maximum or 2 tents maximum.

[sites 62-65] Can NOT use discount pass for these sites. 3 RVs and 3 tents maximum or 6 tents maximum.

[site 66] Can NOT use discount pass for this site. 2 RVs and 2 tents maximum or 4 tents maximum.

*One (1) Camping loop (10 sites). [site 115-124]

Max number of people: 10. Can use discount pass for these sites. This includes overnight campers and visitors. 2 Tents Maximum (any size).

*One (1) area (7 Screened Shelters)

Max number of people: 10. Can NOT use discount pass for these sites. Maximum of two (2) tent Only!

All sites include: A small building with half native stone walls and screened upper sections; Drop down privacy shades; A sink with, cold running water; A food preparation counter; Electrical outlets; Ceiling fan; A covered picnic table; Fire ring for ground fires; Closeable standing grill; Shade at most sites. Campers can sleep in the shelter or choose to pitch their tent outside of their shelter.

*One (1) Group Pavilion.

Max number of people: 50. Parking Spaces: about 20 (depends on size of vehicles). Electrical: 15 amp at the shelter. No power or water for RVs or campers in this location.

This site contains: A large pavilion; Several picnic tables under the shelter; Power at the shelter; Large double grill; Fire Ring for ground fires; Private parking; Large open grassy field.

Located in the center of the park and able to handle more guests than the standard RV or camping sites. You can overnight camp or use it during the day. A Boat ramp is in the same cove as the group pavilion.

If you want to use the Pavilion for weddings, church events, scout activities, family reunions, etc..., then you MUST get a Lake Activity permit from the main office in Overlook Park. You need to request the permit at least 90 days before your planned event to get approval and the permit. If you do not apply for a permit we reserve the right to cancel your reservation(s).

The Park has the following amenities:

*Five (5) spacious handicap accessible restrooms

Each restroom has: Parking next to building; A Heaters for winter; Hot/cold showers; Sinks with mirrors; Flushing toilets; Privacy doors on the stalls; Handicap accessible showers with beaches for dressing; Night time lighting for safety; Skylights.

*Large Family Beach

The beach is made up of fine crushed rock (not sand) and is only 5 feet at the deepest inside the orange floating barricade. There is NO life guard on duty. You are responsible for your self and your family. The Beach is accessible by any paid guest and their visitors that are in the park. You are swimming in the main body of the lake. Boaters and currents can be a hazard so swim with a partner for safety.

There are shaded pavilions with picnic tables at the beach for anyone that wishes to use them. NO Fires are allowed at the beach. Please keep cooking and fires at your campsite.

*Boat Ramps

There are two boat ramps available. One inside the park for paid guests and one (1) outside the park for the general public. Both ramps are open 24 hrs a day and both have floating docks. The outside boat ramp has a fishing pier and restroom near by with additional parking.

*Fishing Pier

There is a fishing pier by the outside boat ramp. It is set about 50 yards west of the boat ramp and floating boat dock. The pier is open 24 hrs a day. You must have a Texas Fishing License to fish in this lake.

Randolph Recreation Park & Fort Sam Houston Recreation Area
ARE NOW COMBINED AND CALLED
Joint Base San Antonio Recreation Area

Phone: (830) 226-5357

DIRECTIONS:

The facility is located 48 miles north of San Antonio.
Take Interstate 35 through New Braunfels to the Canyon Lake exit (Exit 191).
Turn left on Farm Road 306.
Drive approximately 16 miles to Canyon City.
Continue another 1½ miles past the blinking light in Canyon City to Jacobs Creek Park Road.
Welcome to Joint Base San Antonio Recreation Park at Canyon Lake; turn right to check in.

INFORMATION:

Wonderful recreational area directly on Canyon Lake. Large selection of Cottages, Cabanas, an RV Park, Tent camping, and Picnicking - all at reasonable rates. Plenty of water sports opportunities and rental equipment.

More Information: CLICK HERE

More Information: CLICK HERE

 
Information Courtesy of US Army Corps of Engineers

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Canyon Lake Texas is a true hidden treasure of the Central Texas Hill Country. With breathtaking waterfront and lake views; this is the place where many are starting to call home. White tailed deer, foxes, roadrunners, and other wildlife are in abundance in the Texas Hill Country and especially at Canyon Lake. The Texas Hill Country is famous for its hilly terrain, live oak trees, limestone rocks, native animals, and clean fresh air.

 

Canyon Lake, Texas has so much to offer: Boating/Sailing, Water Skiing, Kayaking, Fishing, Scuba Diving, Helicopter Tours, Parasailing, Hiking, Dining, Shopping, and much more. Canyon Lake is located just forty miles north of San Antonio and twenty-five miles west of New Braunfels and San Marcos.

 

Canyon Lake has eight Corps of Engineer Public Parks, 23 boat ramps, two marinas, campgrounds, golf course, country club, and yacht club. The lake has a surface area of 8,230 acres and 80 miles of shoreline. Canyon Lake releases water down stream into the famous Guadalupe River.

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