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Overlook Park

Canyon Lake, TX
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Canyon Lake
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Owner description: One of many parks located on the shores of Canyon Lake.

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Kent
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141 reviews 141 reviews
60 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My wife and I were encouraged to visit this park by the extremely helpful ladies who worked in the local chamber of commerce visitors centre. It was a short drive up to the park. There was no fee. From the park, we walked just under a mile across the top of the dam to the other side. It was steady... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

we arrived about an hour before sunset and walked around the park. if you are military, you can enter on that side of the park-- which stays open longer. then we had a campfire and snacks--- while enjoying the beautiful sunset and stars. lovely area--- nicely developed and maintained with restrooms, areas for campfire, picnic tables with covers, and campsites.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Nice view of the lake. Short hike to the water. The water is aqua blue and clear as glass. Beautiful.

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Kirbyville, Texas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Wonderful view and great place to take a swim. Lake is so clear and clean. Great trails and parking.

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Frisco, Texas
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9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We enjoyed hiking around the lake; easy rock climbing (stepping over/on rocks); LOTS OF TRASH!!! I was saddened by the amount of litter!!!! Spent most of my day wishing I had another day available to go back with a trash bag!! Such a shame people who litter don't have more respect for the area around them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

we seen this lake for the first time this year and never knew there was such a beautiful place to swim like this in Texas! we have been many times since July and am looking forward to next summer now that we know about this amazing place!!! a gorgeous sight to see especially near sunset!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The view from the dam is gorgeous. We wish we knew about it sooner but now we know where we're going to swim at next year!

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Provides an elevated view of Canyon Lake from atop the dam. You can also walk across the dam (0.8 miles one-way). Although we did not, it appears you can swim here. A little walk down a path to the lake has what appears to be reasonable access to get wet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Although the "park host," as it read on her truck, was unpleasant to my family, the views surpassed her ignorance and rudeness. The Overlook Park is a must see if you're in the area. I visited on a Thursday, it wasn't crowded, be prepared for a rough rocky walk down if you take the upper path, otherwise take the first... More

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Aruba
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is our favorite place to walk with new visitors to the lake. Great view of the lake and river below the dam.

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