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Canyon Lake

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Address: Highway 306 West, New Braunfels, TX
Phone Number: 210-964-3341

One of the deepest lakes in Texas boasts more than 80 miles of scenic...

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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Great lake !

Canyon Lake is a great lake here in the Texas Hill Country(long as we get rain that is) ! You can kayak, swim, boating, it's fun !

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Round Rock, Texas
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Round Rock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Canyon Lake is a great lake here in the Texas Hill Country(long as we get rain that is) ! You can kayak, swim, boating, it's fun !

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Alvin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rent a jet ski or a boat and enjoy great time on the lake it can get a little crowded but overall a great experience.

Thank Scott S
Nederland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were told by a local that the best view of the sunset and lake was from the dam. We went before sunset and discovered that a lot of locals liked to come here. We decided to walk on the dam for exercise from one gate to another--.8 mile each way. Great walk. we then sat on the edge and... More 

Thank Sultana D
Dalhart, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Beautiful views and lots of water fun...the flood in 98 created a new canyon on canyon lake and washed up long forgotten dinosaur tracks....you have to make a special appointment to go and see the Dino tracks.... There is so much to enjoy on this beautiful lake.

Thank Teanna C
San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Canyon lake is wonderful to visit with the family. There are plenty of picnic tables and anchored grills for a cook out. The price was $7 per vehicle the last time we went but well worth it. The scenery is beautiful with hills in the back drop. The water has been high due the the unusual amount of rain this... More 

2 Thank Hillary S
Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Only scratched the surface by visiting one beach area on the south side -so MUCH more to see - very pretty indeed !!!! We will be back to check more out .

Thank stuart g
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

It is such a pretty area with lots of views from different angles of the lake. The water looked so peaceful and welcoming that I want to move there!

Thank pnkgirl27
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

We climbed down the rocky cliff and sat on a large rock to soak n the scenery. People were floating on their party rafts and sailing,sking and having a great time. The climb up took me awhile but I made it!!! The view was worth the climb!!!

Thank Rose V
New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We only saw a small portion of southern Canyon Lake, but it was beautiful. Since we went in April, there were not a lot of water activities occurring, but we did a quick hike down to the shore of the lake and then walked along the top of the dam. The top of the dam had beautiful views and a... More 

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Galveston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

If you are into boating and clear water it's the place to go. Check it out with power boat or for sailing. There is also camping on the lake.

Thank Caroline S

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