Canyon Lake, nestled in the picturesque Texas Hill Country, offers a refreshing escape for outdoor enthusiasts and relaxation seekers alike. Located between Austin and San Antonio, this reservoir spans 8,200 acres, surrounded by rolling hills and vibrant landscapes that set the stage for an unforgettable getaway. The Lakefront park is currently open from April 1 - September 30 each year.

Canyon Lake Activities

Boating is a highlight at Canyon Lake, and you'll find public boat ramps for easy access to the water. It is a full-service marina that offers boat rentals, slip rentals, and fuel sales. They also have a restaurant and a bait shop. The Canyon Lake Boat Show is also held every February and is worth a visit.

For the more adventurous, try tubing down the Guadalupe river. The river's gentle rapids and calm stretches make it a fun trip floating along lush riverbanks. Also try the narrows, this is a narrow channel of water that cuts through the canyon walls and is a popular spot for kayaking, canoeing, and fishing.

Exploring Canyon Lake

The Natural Bridge Caverns stand as a testament to the captivating beauty of the underground world. The Discovery Tour offers a family-friendly experience, guiding you through the vast chambers of stalactites and stalagmites. For those seeking a more daring expedition, the Hidden Passages Tour leads you off the beaten path, revealing secret chambers and formations.

Canyon Lake is a great place to visit any time of year, but it is especially lively during the summer months. In July, the Canyon Lake Music Festival takes over the town with three days of live music, food, and drinks. And throughout the year, Market Days held on the first Saturday of each month from March to December, offers a chance to browse local crafts, art, and enjoy live music.

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Nearby Attractions

For those who seek adrenaline-pumping excitement and breathtaking views, Wimberley Zipline Adventures offers an unforgettable journey through the treetops of Texas Hill Country. Check out their website for course details, pricing, and booking information.

For dining, The Italian Garden is a local gem that offers Italian cuisine with stunning lake views. If you're in the mood for something more casual, Canyon Lake Lodge Restaurant offers comfort food and a cozy atmosphere, perfect after a day of adventure.

Lake Access and Hours

The park is open from 8am to 10pm daily. All entrances are locked at 10pm with no re-entry available until 7am the next morning.