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Overlook Park

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Address: Canyon Lake, TX

One of many parks located on the shores of Canyon Lake.

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Nice place to enjoy the water and view

Perfect for an hour of walking down to the lake and in top of the dam. Walking the dam from end to end is 0.8 of a mile or just over 1.5 miles back and forth. Terrific views of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Schertz, Texas
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Schertz, Texas
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95 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect for an hour of walking down to the lake and in top of the dam. Walking the dam from end to end is 0.8 of a mile or just over 1.5 miles back and forth. Terrific views of the lake! There are trails down to the lake that are pretty easy and take just a few minutes. Volunteer efforts... More 

Thank Prohack36
Canyon Lake
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61 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

You get a great view of Canyon Lake, and the Guadalupe River outflow. The park has restroom facilities and picnic tables. This park is open year around and has a walking trail over the dam. A must see when visiting the Canyon Lake and New Braunfels area.

Thank Biscuithill
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220 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Crowded, but justifiably so, nice views of the lake. Can find a quiet spot, although not if you want to go swimming on a weekend. Looks like a nice walk on the dam. Lots of places to have a scenic picnic at this park.

Thank CharlieinTexas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

The lake is clear and gorgeous. Very relaxing and refreshing! This park has some of the best views. We took amazing photos here.

Thank Christina M
San Antionio
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95 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

I enjoyed the overlook of the dam and the lake. There were also hiking trails and some fishing areas. This is a nice over view of the dam and lake construction.

Thank uedc
Boerne, Texas
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125 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

This is a beautiful place to take a walk and get a good view of Canyon Lake. The dam is very large and you can walk along the top or bottom and get a great scenic view of Canyon Lake.

Thank Kimberly M
Canyon Lake, Texas
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Walk the almost mile long dam. Take photos of beautiful sunsets. Hike down to the lake shore to swim or set under the oaks.

Thank KMalmgrenMann
Canyon Lake, Texas
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

Friends couldn't believe we were on Texas. Great place to take photos and watch the white sails on the boats. Wonderful day.

1 Thank Terry T
Austin, Texas
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442 reviews
293 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

My husband and I went to Outlook Park for a short visit on a Saturday afternoon. There are great views of the lake and benches to sit on. There are no picnic tables. The park is hardly ever crowded. The restroom was clean and spacious but there were no paper towels, no hand driers, no heater or A/C. There is... More 

Thank M J
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78 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

Enjoying the beautifully warm weather we ventured over to Canyon Lake. This is a beautiful lake and we were able to walk across the dam and back.

Thank Melanie R

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