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Overlook Park

Address: Canyon Lake, TX
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Ranked #1 of 22 things to do in Canyon Lake
Owner description: One of many parks located on the shores of Canyon Lake.
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Owner description: One of many parks located on the shores of Canyon Lake.

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Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
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128 reviews 128 reviews
24 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

While on a drive up from San Antonio to see Canyon Lake, we noticed that Overlook Park was the number one rated attraction at the lake. We decided that it was worth a visit, so we drove over to the park. We were not disappointed. What a beautiful location with great views of the lake. While at the park, we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Water was so gorgeous my family and I walked the dam and sat at the lake.Good work out on top of that

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Kent
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82 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 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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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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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 via mobile

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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