Canyon Lake Forest Travel Guide

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Canyon Lake Forest Things to Do

  • Canyon Dam

    Canyon Lake was formed as a flood control device in the 1960's to protect residents south of the lake. The Guadalupe River was dammed up by the construction of the Canyon Dam and in addition to the benefit of flood control, the local residents were presented with the creation of a beautiful lake. Releases from the Lake have powered a series of...

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  • Great Fishing

    The lakes and streams throughout this area lend themselves to great fishing. The Guadalupe River below Canyon Dam is well stocked with Rainbow and Brown Trout and the low water temperature due to the Canyon Lake Dam makes this river ideal for great fishing. There are plenty of shops for purchasing bait and renting boats and fishing equipment.

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  • Great Whitewater Rapids

    The Guadalupe River, which is the main water source for Canyon Lake, supplies sensational whitewater rapids for canoeists, kayakers and rafters. That water was darn cold even in 100F temps.

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  • Hiking Trails

    From Overlook Park there is a 5k hiking trail which leads across the dam through North Park and back again. There is also a 7K Hiking/Biking/Horseback Riding Trail between Canyon Park and Potters Creek Parks which is accessed via airport road.

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  • A Recreation Area

    There is over 80 miles of coast line, seven Corps of Engineer Public Parks, two Military Recreation Areas and two Marinas and the area has become one of Southern Texas' premier water recreation and fishing lakes, since its opening in the early 1960's.

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  • The Foot of the Hill Country

    Canyon Lake lies at the southern end of the Texas Hill country. There are numerous B&B's nestled in the hills.

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Canyon Lake Forest Restaurants

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    by Irina80 Written Jul 21, 2008

    Great place for breakfast! The breakfast menu is more sophisticated than I thought I'd find in such place. Nice little dog-friendly terrace/patio. Unlimited supply of coffee. Yummy mimosas. Very reasonable prices.

    Favorite Dish: Eggs Benedict - Mm-mm-mm! Crepes, blintzs, pancakes, omelette station...oh my:)

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Canyon Lake Forest Nightlife

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    by keeweechic Written Oct 4, 2002

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    I certainly didn't see much sign of any nightlife facilities. I think you would need to drive the 20 mins south to New Braunfels and check out the pubs and restaurants there.

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Canyon Lake Forest Transportation

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    by keeweechic Updated Jun 17, 2003

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    By Air : There is the choice of New Braunfels Municpal Airport and the San Marcos Municipal Airport being the closest. There is also a private airport at Canyon Lake.

    By Bus : Greyhound operates bus services to New Braunfels.

    By Car : Canyon Lake is situated midway between Interstate 35 and US Hwy 281 and half way between Austin and San Antonio.

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Canyon Lake Forest Warnings and Dangers

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    by keeweechic Written Oct 4, 2002

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    When the lake level reaches 920.00 above sea level, the Army Corps. of Engineers closes Canyon Park Road, the only access to Canyon Lake Marina and Canyon Lake Park on the north shore.

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Canyon Lake Forest Off The Beaten Path

  • SAN ANTONIO

    San Antonio is the eighth largest city in the U.S. and the third biggest in Texas. The famed River Walk, Tower of the Americas, the Mercado Mexican-style marketplace, theme parks, art museums are well patronised. The Alamo was known as Mission San Antonio de Valero, and it originally served as a home to missionaries and their Indian converts for...

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  • SAN MARCOS

    As in all these small towns, the main square is the heart where various activities during the year are held. This part of the city is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and features a quaint marketplace. The river is also a nationally recognised natural treasure. San Marcos is also home to Southwest Texas State University (SWT) -...

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  • NEW BRAUNFELS

    New Braunfels is a little bit of old Germany right in the middle of the Texas Hill Country. Originally founded in 1845, when Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels brought the first group of immigrants to a 1,265-acre plot of land he had purchased along the Guadalupe River. The Guadalupe starts at Canyon Dam and flow through New Braunfels for about 18...

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Canyon Lake Forest Sports & Outdoors

  • Kite-boarding on Canyon Lake

    I haven't done that myself but everytime I go to Canyon lake to wake-board I see groups of kiters and windsurfers, pretty much always the winds are strong but not too strong, makes it a perfect spot for beginners to practice and transition to the next level. Best to monitor winds here: http://www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Canyon_Lake.html I have not...

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  • Wake-boarding, jetski and other fun on...

    When it come to fun in the water Canyon Lake marina is the place to go. This place has the best customer service and the friendliest staff! They rent several types of boats, we usually rent a speed boat because they're the best for waterskiing and wakeboarding. They also rent jetskies, we never did but I've seen lots of other people having loads of...

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Canyon Lake Forest Favorites

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    by keeweechic Updated Oct 4, 2002

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    Favorite thing: This was just a little side journey travelling north from San Antonio. It was such a lovely area, framed by the lush Texas hill country. The lake was huge and glistening brightly in the searing heat - very inviting. The Guadeloupe River which runs through this area is always a lovely sight.

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