Canyon Lake is located on the Guadalupe River in Comal County, Texas. Canyon Lake has 80 miles of scenic shoreline and covers an 8,230 surface acre area. You will find Canyon Lake located approximately halfway between San Antonio and Austin, approximately 14 miles northwest of New Braunfels on FM 306 west from IH-35.
Canyon Lake is one of the deepest lakes in Texas with an average depth of 43 feet and is great for fishing. The reservoir was first stocked in the 1970s and has an abundance of Largemouth Bass, Catfish, and White & Striped Bass.
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.
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.
There are five communities located around the shores of Canyon Lake. On the north side, there are Hancock and Canyon City. On the south side of Canyon Lake are the communities of Sattler, Startzville, and Crane’s Mill. Cranes Mill Marina is located on the south shore of Canyon Lake in Cranes Mill Park on FM 2673 in Startzville.
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.