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Canyon Lake

Highway 306 West, New Braunfels, TX
210-964-3341
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Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Camping, Fishing
Description: One of the deepest lakes in Texas boasts more than 80 miles of scenic shoreline and is a favorite spot for outdoor activities year round.
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Hampton, Virginia
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126 reviews 126 reviews
19 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My friend and I came up to the Silver Leaf timeshare in Canyon Lake for a week as a military brat reunion would take place in New Braufels later in the week. The actual apartment was essentially okay, but the devil is in the details. Check in was fine. However, these were some of the problems. 1. The shower head... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

If you go to the side of the dam where there is plenty of water, you can enjoy a great time with your family. The other side isn't as good due to the drought we are presently going through. However, there are still spots to enjoy.

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Fort Worth, TX
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334 reviews 334 reviews
33 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is a prime recreation area in the beautiful TX Hill Country. Lots of water sports abound and nice marinas. The water is blue and gorgeous. We went, we saw and ended up purchasing land here because we fell in love with the gorgeous vista surrounding the lake. Early Fall is a nice time to visit because the crowds have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is the most beautiful lake and the waters are blue as the sky due to the quarry its built from.. lovely. My folks live out this way.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Canyon lake is a premier ski and boating lake. There is also some good fishing spots, although I don't fish any longer, I do have friends that say it can be great. Canyon Lake marina has boat, barge, and jet ski rentals available. There are many bed & breakfast and condos for rent on the lake, so you can sleep... More

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Angleton, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We loved this crystal clear lake! Swimming and boating were so much fun. Weekends are very busy on the lake so go during the week if possible

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Houston, Texas
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95 reviews 95 reviews
34 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were invited by friends to stay at their 'lake view' house for a weekend get-together. One day we went boating on the lake. It's big! Stopped in Party Cove to enjoy a few cool ones and float around. It was a Friday and not to crowded. Saturdays during the summer are much more crowded. Even though it was July,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My husband and I found this Gem by accident. We were very surprised to see a fairly clean lake with clear water. The water was crystal clear and the sunset was magnificent. The next time we return to Canyon Lake we will be prepared to stay longer. Couple, single, or with family and friends this place is worth the visit.

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Bennington, Vermont
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

First trip since moving to Texas. Was very excited to see some water for a change. Was clean and really warm. The only thing that spoiled the moment was a bunch of drunk teenagers on a boat. Simply moved to another spot and that was taken care of. Go back regularly now.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My fiance has been on this lake since he was a young'n and introduced me to it 2 years ago. I hope he doesnt regret that since i am now constantly aasking to go back! A few days ago we went out and Kayaked to my favorite cove. Lots of fun for families, I have so much fun enjoying the... More

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