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All Canyon Lake Boat Ramps Are Now Open

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There are 23 boat ramps located around Canyon Lake.

“Are the boat ramps open?” is the number-one question visitors (and more than a few locals) ask each week.

May 21: Canyon Lake is 95.7-percent full at 907.01 feet. 

COVID-19 Updates

  • All Comal County-operated boat ramps are now open to the public but for launch and recovery of boats only. No fishing, partying or loitering.
  • All boat ramps operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are now opened, along with day parks and trails.
  • All USACE day parks and trails are open.
  • USACE campgrounds are taking reservations. Click here to see USACE closures.
  • Comal Park reopened on May 16 with some restrictions.
  • Comal County Sheriff’s Deputies are strictly enforcing pre-existing rules for county-owned boat ramps. They can only be used to launch and recover boats, not as gathering places or entry points to the lake shore. Fishing, congregating and partying are not allowed.

All businesses related to water recreation have reopened.

General Information

There are 23 boat ramps located around Canyon Lake. Twenty-two ramps are on the main body of the lake. One ramp is upstream on the Guadalupe River leading into the lake. The status of each boat ramp depends on the level of water in Canyon Reservoir. The parameters are not the same for each boat ramp. Levels can change rapidly during periods of drought or heavy rains. Check ramp closure guides during extreme weather.

Water Oriented Recreation District of Comal County (WORD) operates all Comal County boat ramps. Click here to visit their website and to see a list of rules and additional information about planning a trip to Canyon Lake. USACE in March, 2020 leased Comal Park to WORD. WORD will not reopen the park on April 1.

These are the metrics listed online by USACE to determine whether ramps are open or closed due to lake levels. USACE, unlike Comal County, does not provide real-time data.

An entrance and/or boat ramp fee is charged at most parks in Canyon Lake. For a list of hours and fees for 23 boat ramps, click here. To find more information about boat ramps located in one of the seven major parks operated by Army Corps of Engineers, click here then click on one of the points on the map or a name in the chart shown on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s list of public access facilities.

To see what’s happening in Canyon Lake itself, click here or here.

County/WORD Boat Ramps: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 22 and 23.

Here’s a great link by Comal County. Look for the green or red markers that indicate status of each boat ramp. You can zoom in for particulars. The county site also provides metrics for closed lows and closed highs. These vary by ramp, so always check maps in the event of heavy rain or drought.

#1    Canyon Lake Village, 579 Skyline Dr.
#2    Canyon Lake Village West, 2410 Colleen Dr.
#5    Canyon Lake Forest, 3150 Canyon Lake Forest Dr.
#6    Canyon Lake Hills 1 – East, 2078 Canyon Lake Dr.
#7    Canyon Lake Hills 2 – West, 2050 Ledgerock Landing
#8    Canyon Springs Resort, 1298 Canyon Springs Dr.
#11  Cypress Cove, 3850 Tanglewood Trl.
#22  Canyon Lake Shores, 808 Park Shores
#23  Mystic Shores, 22100 N. Cranes Mill Rd.

USACE Boat Ramps: 3, 4, 10, 17, 18, 20 and 21

USACE Canyon Lake Ranger Sam Price created this map of Canyon Lake boat ramps to answer questions USACE frequently hears from visitors. The Corps provides three downloadable maps that include locations of ramps only, ramps and fish attractors, and depth contours.  For more maps, click here.

USACE ramps #s 3, 4 and 18 are closed during off-season

Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) Boat Ramps: 14, 15 and 16

Call 830-964-3576 for information about JBSA ramps. They are not operated by USACE.

Lake Canyon Yacht Club Boat Ramp: 12

Crane’s Mill Marina: 9

Canyon Marina: 19

 

 

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5 Comments

  1. James Myers May 18, 2020

    I think your access fee of $10.00 is unfair to locals living in the area who simply want to use boat ramps 3& 4 to launch and recover our boats. Those of us who have the America the Beautiful Senior pass go from paying zero to $10.00. Don’t seem right to me. I hope you will reconsider either lowering or discontinuing the charge. Thank You

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  2. Terrie and John Weaver April 25, 2020

    When and were are the areas on canyon lake be open for fishing on the shore or docks.

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  3. Cheryl Strahan April 20, 2020

    When will the public have The Dam access so we can walk the Dam again?

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  4. SC April 15, 2020

    April 15: Canyon Lake is 94.3-percent full at 906.35 feet.

    What level are you using as full?

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    1. Stephanie Johnson April 15, 2020

      WaterDataforTexas.org.

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