Canyon Lake, Texas is centrally located between Austin and San Antonio and just minutes from New Braunfels, Gruene, Bulverde, and Spring Branch. On the rim of the beautiful Texas Hill Country, Canyon Lake has a shoreline of 80 miles and miles of cool, gentle waters on the Guadalupe River.
Canyon Lake is known as the Water Recreation Capital of Texas. It spreads out among the steep-shouldered evergreen hills of the Hill Country. With 8,240 sparkling surface acres of water and a maximum depth of 120 feet, in addition to the 84 miles of shoreline, the lake offers a wide variety of activities for water enthusiasts.
Canyon Lake has beautiful clear water, striped bass, camping and day parks, hiking trails, and lots of room for recreation. Twenty-three boat ramps provide easy access. Canyon Lake welcomes the Upper Guadalupe River from the west while the Canyon Lake Dam provides a controlled release of cool waters into the Lower Guadalupe River, temperate enough to sustain rainbow trout life throughout the summer. The most popular section of the Guadalupe River runs between Canyon Lake and New Braunfels, lined with outfitters and all types of lodging. This scenic stretch of the Guadalupe is accessible from River Road, which crosses the Guadalupe four times.
Canyon Lake is a unique community among rolling hills in the midst of lake and river waters. Day trips to heritage-rich central Texas towns, such as New Braunfels, Wimberley, Fredericksburg, Kerrville, Johnson City, Marble Falls and Bandera, make us a top location for lodging. Water activities are abundant. The cedar and oak woods are saturated with wildlife. Neighborhoods are shared with pet-like deer. It’s calming and natural. Photographers will be exhilarated. Enjoy local hangouts and concerts on the river.
The Guadalupe River
The Guadalupe River is one of the 15 major rivers in Texas adding to the almost 200,000 miles of streams and rivers in the state. With its majestic bald cypress and mesquite trees and gentle curving banks, the Guadalupe is one of the most popular and beautiful rivers. It travels almost 200 miles from the Hill Country, fed along the way by springs, to the coast, ending in the San Antonio Bay.
The Guadalupe River offers natural rapids, limestone bluffs, quiet, and clear water both above and below Canyon Lake. Numerous species of birds and a wide variety of animals can be seen and heard along the quiet sections of the river.
The combination of Canyon Lake and the Guadalupe River offers an endless array of water sports throughout the year. From the gliding sailboat to the fast Jet Ski, whether going on a leisurely float in an inner tube to maneuvering the kayak over the rapids, there is fun for everyone. Whether a quiet bed and breakfast nestled among the Spanish oaks or the campsite next to the River, there is the perfect place to rest for everyone. If you like fishing, hiking, swimming or relaxing, you can do all of that and more in the Canyon Lake/Guadalupe River area.
No matter the time of year, this Hill Country destination is brimming with activity! Visit www.CanyonLakeChamber.com for more information and for a calendar of events.
Don’t wait! Come visit us today!