Canyon Lake Parks

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

Phone: (830) 964-3341

 

Download printable Canyon Beach Park map and information in a PDF file.

INFORMATION:
Hours: 8am -Sunset (Saturday, Sunday and Holidays); 1pm -Sunset (Monday-Friday)

Facilities: DAY USE ONLY FOR PAID GUESTS!!!

Season: 1 April - 30 September

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

NO RVs or pull behind Trailers allowed in Beach Area.

 

FEES:

$5.00 per private non-commercial vehicle: Maximum of 8 people per vehicle 16 years and older
$2.00 per every person over 8 people in each vehicle that is 16 years and older
$2.00 per every person that walks into park who is 16 years old or older.

DAY USE FEE GUIDE:
Ages 0-15 - NOT counted to calculate the usage fee for Vehicles or Walk ups.
Ages 16 and up -DO get counted to calculate the usage fee for Vehicles orWalk ups.
Cost per vehicle is for everyone 16 years old and older in the Vehicle.
Only those 16 and older will count toward the 8 people in the Vehicle.

 

DIRECTIONS:

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

From IH 35: Take Exit 191 north of New Braunfels, Texas. FM 306 is exit 191. Drive West on FM 306 for about 20 Miles. You will turn left at the flashing yellow signal light on to Canyon Park Road.

From US Hwy 281: Turn East on FM 306. Travel east 12 miles. You will turn right at the flashing yellow signal light on to Canyon Park Road.

Canyon Beach Park gate house is on the left as you cross the causeway portion of the road. The first gate house is where you check in and pay for acces to the beach.

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

Phone: (830) 964-3341

 

Download printable Canyon Park map and information in a PDF file.

 

INFORMATION:

Hours: 8am -10pm Daily

Facility: TENT CAMPING ONLY. You can day use at the swim beach near the entrance to the park.

 

Not A Day Use Facility. Usage of Park by Paid Guests Only!

Season: 1 April - 30 September. It is closed for the winter. The park is open from 8am 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.

Canyon Park is a primitive camp ground located on the North shore of Canyon Lake. The facilities include 150 campsites, two overnight shelters, one day use shelter, a boat ramp and courtesy dock, vault toilets, water fountains and over 8 miles of hiking and biking trails. This park is primitive and does NOT offer shower facilities.

 

FEES:

Single campsites = $12.00 per night
GROUP SHELTER: 7 Days Week = $75.00 per day

 

DIRECTIONS:

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

From IH 35: Take Exit 191 north of New Braunfels, Texas. FM 306 is exit 191. Drive West on FM 306 for about 20 Miles. You will turn left at the flashing yellow signal light on to Canyon Park Road.

From US Hwy 281: Turn East on FM 306. Travel east 12 miles. You will turn right at the flashing yellow signal light on to Canyon Park Road.

Canyon Park gate house is at the very end of the road past the marina. Check in at the gate house please.

Comal Park
N 29°51.760’
W 098°15.143’

Phone: (830) 964-3341

DAY USE ONLY FOR PAID GUESTS!!!

 

Download printable Comal Park map and information in a PDF file.

 

INFORMATION:

Hours: 8am -Sunset Daily

Season: 1 April - 30 September

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:

$5.00 per private non-commercial vehicle: Maximum of 8 people per vehicle 16years and older
$2.00 per every person over 8 people in each vehicle that is 16 years and older
$2.00 per every person that walks into park who is 16 years old or older.

 

DAY USE FEE GUIDE:
Ages 0-15 - NOT counted to calculate the usage fee for Vehicles or Walk ups.
Ages 16 and up -DO get counted to calculate the usage fee for Vehicles orWalk ups.
Cost per vehicle is for everyone 16 years old and older in the Vehicle.
Only those 16 and older will count toward the 8 people in the Vehicle.

 

DIRECTIONS:
Comal Park is located on the South shore of Canyon Lake near Startzville.

From IH 35: Take FM 306 exit 191 just North of New Braunfels. Travel West on FM 306 for 14 miles to FM 2673 and turn left. Continue West on FM 2673 for 8 miles to the Dairy Queen in Startzville. turn right on Canyon Bend Street. Turn right at the Dairy Queen on Canyon Bend Street. Follow the Boat Ramp 5 signs to the park for an additional two miles.

From US Hwy 281: Take Hwy 46 East past Smithson Valley High School and turn left on FM 3159. Continue on FM 3159 for 6.7 miles, then turn left at the traffic light on FM 2673 in Startzville. Continue on FM 2673 for one mile to the Dairy Queen. Turn right at the Dairy Queen on Canyon Bend Street. Follow the Boat Ramp 5 signs to the park for an additional two miles.

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

Phone: (830) 964-3341

 

Download printable Cranes Mill Park map and information in a PDF file.

 

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 8am -Sunset 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:

$26.00 per night = Single RV/campsites
$20.00 per night = All Tent Sites
Boat Launch: Only Available When Lake is Full
$3.00 = Boat Launch

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

Phone: (830) 226-5357

 

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

 

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.

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

Phone: (830) 964-3341

 

INFORMATION:

Hours: Sunrise -Sunset Daily
Season: Open All Year

Facilities: Day Use - OPEN TO ALL FOR HIKING AND FISHING!

Useage of Guadalupe Park is free of charge.

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.

 

DIRECTIONS:

Guadalupe Park is located below Canyon Dam along the first mile of the Guadalupe River.

From IH 35: Take FM 306 exit 191 just North of New Braunfels. Travel West on FM 306 until you cross the Guadalupe River where the tubing occurs. About 2 miles after the river, you will come to a stop light. Turn left on to the road. This is South Access Road.

Just around the first bend is the park on your left. There are no signs with the park name on them. Feel free to use any of the three parking areas. The ADA accessible parking is the first parking lot and is paved. The other two parking lots are dirt. They are situated on each side of the stilling basin where the water flows from the dam.

From US Hwy 281: Take Hwy 46 East past Smithson Valley High School and turn left on FM 3159. Continue on FM 3159 for 6.7 miles, then turn right at the traffic light on FM 2673 in Startzville. Follow FM 2673 until you come to the stop light in Sattler. Turn left at the light. Follow South Access Rd for about 1.5 miles. The tall green hill of the dam will be in front of you and the park will be on your right. The entrance to the park is on your right as you drive past the dam.

Use of Guadalupe Park is free of charge. You can Hike or Fish in this park. NO camping allowed.

North Park
N 29°52.507’
W 098°12.074’

Phone: (830) 964-3341

 

Download printable North Park map and information in a PDF file.

 

INFORMATION:
Closed: Monday through Thrusday.

Open: Friday and Saturday 9am -10pm. Sunday 9am - 2pm.

Facilities: Tent Camping Only. NO pop-ups, pull behind or RVs allowed!

Season: 1 April - 30 September — Park Closed to Everyone During Winter.

There are 19 campsites (no RV hookups), vault toilets, no showers, no boat ramp. Each campsite includes a picnic table and a fire ring. This is a popular scuba diving area.

 

FEES:

$12.00 per night = Single campsites
Divers must rent a campsite to go diving.

 

DIRECTIONS:
North Park is located off FM 306 near the dam.

From IH 35: Take FM 306 exit 191 located just west of New Braunfels. Travel west on FM 306 for about 18.5 miles until you get to North Park Road. Turn onto North Park Road and follow it until you come to the park at the far end of the road.

From US Hwy 281: Take FM 306 east about 16.5 miles until you get to North Park Road. Turn onto North Park Road and follow it until you come to the park at the far end of the road.

Please check in at the gate house before entering the park.

 

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

Phone: (830) 964-3341

 

Download printable Overlook Park map and information in a PDF file.

 

INFORMATION:

Hours: 7am -Sunset Daily

Season: Open All Year

The use of this park is free of charge.

It closes at Sunset and opens at Sunrise.

DAY USE ONLY

NO camping, NO weapons, and NO alcoholic drinks allowed in this park.

Please stay off the road across the top of the Dam. It is not a hiking trail. It is a service road for maintenance.

 

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.

 

DIRECTIONS:

From IH 35: Take FM 306 exit 191 just North of New Braunfels. Travel West on FM 306 until you cross the Guadalupe River where the tubing occurs. About 2 miles after the river, you will come to a stop light. This is South Access Road. Turn left on to the road. Follow the road around the base of the dam. The first road on your right will be C.O.E. Road. There are two large swing gates that are open during the day and a brown sign that says Canyon Lake. Turn right and proceed up the hill.

From US Hwy 281: Take Hwy 46 East past Smithson Valley High School and turn left on FM 3159. Continue on FM 3159 for 6.7 miles, then turn right at the traffic light on FM 2673 in Startzville. Follow FM 2673 until you come to the stop light in Sattler. Turn left at the light. Follow South Access Rd for about 1.5 miles. The tall green hill of the dam will be in front of you and the park will be on your left. Turn left between the stone gates. A large brown sign on the right say 'Canyon Lake'. Drive to the top of the hill and find a parking place to stay and enjoy your day.

 

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

Phone: (830) 964-3341

 

Download printable Potter's Creek Park map and information in a PDF file.

 

INFORMATION:
Hours: 8am -Sunset
Facility: CAMPING and RV ONLY.

Not A Day Use Facility. Usage of Park by Paid Camping Guests Only!

Potter's Creek Park is is a beautiful Class A park located on the northwest side of Canyon Lake that Includes modern RV and Tent camping amenities. The facilities include one hundred fourteen (114) modern RV campsites, seven (7) Screened Shelters, ten (10) designated tent camping sites, and five (5) Family Sites.

 

FEES:

ALL sites have electricity and water
Single RV/campsites = $26.00 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 = $20.00 per night
GROUP SHELTER: 7 Days Week = $100.00 per day

 

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

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.

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

Phone: (830) 226-5357

 

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

 

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 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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