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Overlook Park

Canyon Lake, TX
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Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Canyon Lake
Type: Parks
Description: One of many parks located on the shores of Canyon Lake.
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Kyle, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

The guide that signed us in said he was new and couldn't answer any of our questions. He was kind though.

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Frisco, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Absolutely beautiful views from the dam overlooking Canyon lake. The walkway is probably a mile long. Not sure if there is park or play area for kids there but well worth the visit if you are visiting the Canyon Lake area on Hill Country, TX.

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Farmington, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

The park offered a nice view of the dam and the lake. The walk across the top of the dam was great. On busy days, parking is insufficient and the public restrooms are quite nasty.

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Ponca City, OK
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This park is actually the Canyon Lake Dam itself. One can walk or bike across the dam to another park, there are some picnic tables and shade, and the "Canyon Lake Gorge" is partially viewed from the second parking lot. It is up on a tall hill as the dam was constructed between two large hills. There are some trails... More

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Prairieville, Louisiana
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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Great views of a special lake in a very nice location in the Texas Hill Country. We live relatively close by and love the lake and the geography nearby.

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San Marcos, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Canyon Lake Dam has a viewing park that shouldn't be missed. You can walk out on the Dam and catch views of people fishing, walking, and just enjoying Canyon Lake. There is a information center just up the hill from the parking area, but we didn't go there. Met several folks also enjoying the views from on top of the... More

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

A nice walk across the dam. Safe for kids (we took our 3 year old all the way across and back). Great place to take pics of the lake. Can get windy on the dam - take a light jacket. You can walk down and swim. I saw some people fishing. My kid had fun throwing rocks into the water.... More

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Austin, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Overlook Park has a great view of the lake, and a path down to the lake for swimming. Also, there are hiking trails around the lake which were fun to walk around on.

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Canyon Lake, Texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Close by Canyon City and Sattler. Lots of things to do besides great lake diving. Helicopter tours of the lake are available and there is a dive shop, Canyon Lake Divers nearby for tank fills and equipment rentals.

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Canyon Lake, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

DAY USE ONLY Hours: 7am -Sunset Daily Season: Open All Year Overlook Park is on a hilltop at the south end of Canyon Dam and is the location of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers headquarters at Canyon Lake. The park offers a scenic view to Canyon Lake and Dam. There is access to the Verada Real walking trail across... More

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