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Canyon Lake

Highway 306 West, New Braunfels, TX
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Camping, Fishing
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Owner 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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Montgomery, Texas
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216 reviews 216 reviews
53 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

My wife & I were looking for some R&R at a resort overlooking Canyon Lake. The lake is still not full, but up much from record lows a couple of years ago during a severe drought. We could see two inlets on the lake from our balcony, as well as numerous deer every day. We also saw both ends, but... More

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garland, tx
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21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A popular lake for the San Antonio crowd plus the Winter Texans. But Canyon Lake is becoming a canyon. It's down about 12' or so now and really needs more water. Thus the Guadalupe River normally busy with canoeing and tubing is pretty quiet now due to the low flow.

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Hampton, Virginia
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129 reviews 129 reviews
19 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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348 reviews 348 reviews
33 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
34 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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