Things To Do

Some activities to enjoy while visiting Canyon Lake

The Guadalupe River in Canyon Lake Texas is a paradise in the middle of the Texas Hill Country. This little slice of paradise is a beautiful place to visit. Discover the Texas Hill Country and the beautiful scenery.The lower river begins at the outlet of Canyon Lake, near New Braunfels. The section between Canyon Dam and New Braunfels is a popular destination for tubing, rafting, kayaking, and canoeing. You can float the majestic Guadalupe River and soak up the flawless Hill Country sunshine or on clear summer nights, enjoy a camp out and a glimpse of the wondrous display of stars.


**Shanty Tubes - Rafting and tubing http://shantytubes.com (tubes, rafts, canoes, kayaks)
Raft and tube the horseshoe, the most popular part of the Guadalupe River between Canyon Lake and New Braunfels!
*Free shuttle provided by Shanty Tubes for guests of CLCC!*

Guadalupe Canoe Livery http://www.guadalupecanoelivery.com/
On the ‘upper’ Guadalupe River above Canyon Lake. Different experience than below Canyon Lake. More wilderness.

Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited http://www.grtu.org/
In partnership with Texas Parks and Wildlife and local W.O.R.D., GRTU stocks the Guadalupe River below Canyon Dam in several places during December, January and February

Fisherman’s Corner Catfish Fishing Ponds, Bait& Tackle http://www.canyonlakefishing.com
Catfish Ponds are next door to CLCC. Great for the kids


Canyon Lake Corps of Engineer Parks: great parks around the lake; free year-round hiking and biking trails plus 24-hour lighted fishing piers on both sides of Canyon Lake http://www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/canyon

Canyon Lake Marina (boat rentals) http://www.clmarina.biz/
Watercraft Rentals (boat rentals) sunchase@gvtc.com

CANYON LAKE PARKS AND TRAILS - US Army Corps of Engineers Managed

Potters Creek Park is the closest to CLCC. It is located on the north shore of Canyon Lake and has a free fishing pier and boat ramp.
Canyon Park is closed during fall and winter months. Opens April 1, 2011. Inside is almost 9 miles of hiking and biking trail is free and open all year! Hancock area.

Overlook Park is located at Canyon Dam; open all year 7am - sunset. Walk across the dam. Great view of area from the top!
Guadalupe River Park is located just below Canyon Dam, free and open all year. The only public trail along the Guadalupe.

Old Hancock Trail is a free trail open all year along Canyon Lake on the north side. About 3.5 miles open to hiking, biking and equestrian - horses! See above - Texas Trail Riding Company.

Comal Park is a day park and is open during the summer only. Great swim beaches, picnic sites, and fossil searching.


Canyon Lake Gorge (guided tours) http://www.canyongorge.org
3-hour guided educations tours only - sign up online or phone; age/ health restrictions may apply

Canyon Lake Golf Club http://www.canyonlakegolfclub.com
18 Hole Golf Course and Driving Range

Texas Trail Riding Company (horse rentals) http://www.texastrailridingco.com/
Old Hancock Trail meeting area; selects horses based on your height, weight and experience.

Hill Country Tours http://www.hillcountryexcursions.com
Wine tours, wedding events, girlfriend outings, the day is yours!

Wimberley Zip Line Adventures http://www.wimberleyzipline.com
Educational walking tour and zipline over canyons and creeks with a view of countryside.

Prayer Mountain (Mount Baldy) Wimberley-nice short/steep hike with great view at the top

Bike on nearby Old Hancock Trail (3.5 mile hike, bike, equestrian trail) or into Canyon Park (over 9 miles of trail) - free!

Wonder World Park (San Marcos) www.wonderworldpark.com
cave, tower, petting park train ride, anti-gravity house


Wimberley Market Days http://www.shopmarketdays.com
Oldest outdoor market in TX with 475 booths. 1st Saturday of month from March-December

Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country (& Dinosaur Tracks)
(open afternoons) http://theheritagemuseum.com/index.html

Tanger and Prime Outlet Malls (two huge outlet malls in San Marcos) http://www.premiumoutlets.com/ AND http://www.tangeroutlet.com/sanmarcos


Gennaro's Trattoria (Italian) (830) 899-2800
Silver Sage Grille (Upscale Surf & Turf) (830) 935-2293
Beefy’s on the Green (American pub style) (830) 885-6756
Lucky’s Kitchen and Cocktails (sports bar and patio dining) (830) 935-3115
Baja BBQ Shack (American/Mexican on the lake at Canyon Lake Marina) (830) 935-3122
Granny D’s Home Cookin’ (American - all day breakfast) (830) 964-4677
D'Vine Home Cookin' (Mexican/American) (830) 935-2478