Canyon Lake TX and the Guadalupe River are the heart and soul of the Texas Hill Country. Located just forty miles north of San Antonio and twenty minutes from New Braunfels.
Canyon Lake has much to offer whether summer, winter or fall. So, what's your preference? Water-skiing? Fishing? Parasailing? Jet skiing? We've got it all! Prefer a quiet afternoon floating down the mighty (quiet) Guadalupe River? Head to River Road and grab a tube from one of our many fine outfitters. Or just relax at one of the many fine lodges, bed & breakfasts or campgrounds.
Release refers to the amount of water being released from Canyon Lake Reservoir into the Lower Guadalupe River in CFS (Cubic Feet per Second).
White tailed deer and other wildlife abound, finding sanctuary in the residential neighborhoods. Many are fed regularly by local residents and become very tame.
Centrally located, Canyon Lake is perfect for "Day Trips" to Gruene, New Braunfels, San Antonio, Fredericksburg and Wimberley. Or visit one of our local vineyards for an afternoon of wine tasting.
Canyon Lake, which was impounded in 1968, provides a source of recreation for more than 1.5 million visitors annually. One of the most scenic lakes in Texas, Canyon Lake has 8,230 acres of water at normal pool and approximately 80 miles of shoreline.
Residents and tourists support a variety of businesses and service industries that transformed the former farm and ranch communities of Sattler and Startzville into thriving commercial centers and occasioned the new towns of Canyon City and Hancock. The Canyon Lake community continues to attract new commuters, retired, and weekend residents from the San Antonio, Austin and Houston areas.