Canyon Lake Guadalupe Trail and Stilling Basin parking lots closed today for maintenance work and will not reopen until Nov. 21, although that date is not firm.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Canyon Lake Manager Javier Pérez Ortiz said the public will not be allowed into the active construction area.
“We understand access to the trails and river below the Canyon Lake Dam are important to our visiting public,” he said. “We also want to provide a safe environment for our visitors and in order to ensure their safety we will be restricting access until the work is completed.”
Hikers are encouraged to use the Madrone or John Hancock trails instead.
Anglers may want to use fishing piers located in Cranes Mill Park and at Boat Ramp #21 to find access points to the Guadalupe River.
Visitors are asked to practice ‘leave-no-trace,’ use designated trash receptacles and wear life jackets while boating or anytime in or near the water.
On Oct. 17 USACE also closed lake offices for renovations and improvements.
The work is expected to take 14 days to complete.
Phone items and other telecommunication equipment are impacted although the Corps’ main office number, 830-964-3341 should only be offline for a limited time.
The dam and associated outlet works continue to function as designed and intended.