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Canyon Lake
601 C.O.E. Road
Canyon Lake, TX 78133-4112
Phone: (830) 964-3341

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See the Canyon Lake website for additional information. Primary recreational opportunities are listed below.

Directions & Lake History/Factoid
Directions: From New Braunfels, 15 miles northwest on FM 306.

Lake History

Factoid: In the early part of the 19th century, the lower Guadalupe River Basin, below the current location of Canyon Lake, had been especially subject to serious flooding. Congress authorized in the 1940's the construction of Canyon Lake Dam. Construction began in 1958, was completed in 1964, dedicated in 1966 and reached the conservation pool by 1968. The lake will turn 50 in 2016. The scenic blue water of the lake is due to its limestone bottom. It averages around 40 feet in depth but can be as deep as 130 feet. Canyon Lake is located about sixteen miles northwest of New Braunfels, Texas, between San Antonio and Austin.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers COVID-19 Recreation Services Status
Please see the list below for USACE managed areas. Other parks run by state or private marinas are not included in the list below. Please contact the state or private marina for additional information. Updated: 3/24/23

Open    Partially Open    Closed    Status Unknown

26 Recreation areas at Canyon Lake

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Canyon Lake Gorge                   I
Canyon Lake Marina     X X X   A        
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Canyon Park   $         A GS   BE M
Canyon Springs Ramp       X            
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Comal Park   $       X     A   X BE  
Community Resource and Recreation Area     X       GS X    
Cranes Mill Marina     X X X          
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Cranes Mill Park  Link ro reservation at   $   X   D        
Cypress Cove Ramp       X            
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Guadalupe Park           P       H
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Hancock Horse Trail                   Q
Jacobs Creek E N G D   X X X P A G GS X BE H
Lake Canyon Yacht Club       X X          
Lake Forest Ramp       X            
Lake Hills East Ramp       X            
Lake Hills West Ramp       X            
Lake Shores Ramp       X            
Lake Village East Ramp       X            
Lake Village West Ramp       X            
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Little Jacobs Creek           A        
Model Airplane Field                    
North Cranes Mill Ramp       X            
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area North Park   $                  
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Overlook                   H
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Potter's Creek Park  Link ro reservation at   $   X          
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Potter's Creek Public Ramp         D        
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area   Corps Managed Managed by Others in Italics $ Corps Fees Collected
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XExists at lake
EElectric Campsites
NNon-electric Campsites
TPull Through Campsites
GGroup Camping
DDump Station
CFish Cleaning Stations
DFishing Docks
PFishing Piers
APicnic Area
GGroup Picnic
GSGroup Picnic Shelter
PSwimming Pool
BBike Trails *
QEquestrian Trails
HHiking Trails
IHiking Trails - Interpretive
ROff Road Vehicle Trails
FFitness Trails
WWater Trails
SSnow Mobile Trails
CCCross Country Skiing Trails
MMultipurpose Trails

* Bike trails upgraded with help from International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). Visit for more information.

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