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Canyon Lake

Highway 306 West, New Braunfels, TX
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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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New Braunfels, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
5 reviews 5 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
19 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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York, Pennsylvania
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We were looking for somewhere to go to walk and hang out for the day. Saw information about Canyon Lake in a magazine and headed out the "scenic River Road"...nice curvy drive where you go over the river in several spots. Got to the lake and was impressed by it's size for a manmade lake with a dam. Water was... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We were 8 of us with one 14 seater boat and a Jet Ski to go along... Had a gala time from 11 AM to almost 4 Pm..... Loved every moment in the lake. initially was scared to drive a boat and the jet ski too. But it was super duper fun once i got the hang of it, Took... More

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Austin, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I love this lake! There were dozens of white tailed deer. A few of the very young fawns walked right up to our car before we even got out of it. I was glad I had an apple with me. The deer didn't seem to know what it was, but they liked it. The lake is quiet and peaceful. It... More

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Los Angeles
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Having grown up around Canyon Lake and spent summers with friends there I had high hopes of sharing it with my family. The prior day we floated the Comal River and I wanted to change things up so we tried the south beach at Canyon Lake. We didn't even unpack.

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