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Canyon, North Parks Reopen Friday

Swim beach at Canyon Park. File image.

The 485-acre Canyon Park, 1769 Canyon Park Rd., reopens Friday, April 1.

North Park, 3210 N Park Rd., also reopens Friday, but during the summer season is only open from 3 p.m. Friday to 2 p.m. Sunday. Hours are extended on federal holiday weekends. Only tent camping is allowed.

North Park is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

Canyon Park, located on the north shore of Canyon Lake, is day-use-only with picnic sites, a boat ramp, a pea gravel-and-sand beach, and restrooms throughout the park.

The park is operated by the Water Oriented Recreation District of Comal County (WORD).

Hours of operation for areas 2, 3 and 4 are from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. seven days a week.

Fees are $5 for vehicles with a Comal County registration sticker and $20 for vehicles not registered in the county. Visitors who wish to access both beaches and the park will pay $10 or $40, depending on vehicle registration. Cash only.

Park hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. seven days a week. The gatehouse is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. No new entries will be permitted once the gatehouse closes.

Amenities include Boat Ramp #18, picnic sites and bathrooms.

The park also includes Canyon Swim beaches #1 and #2 as well as the Madrone Trail.

Hours of operation for Swim Beach #1 are 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and holidays. The gatehouse is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Other beach amenities include community grills, volleyball court, soccer goals and bathrooms.

Swim Beach #2, located across the street from Swim Beach #1, is only open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. It is only open from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend.

To reserve a pavilion for the 2022 park season click here. Pavilion #1 is located across Swim Beach #1 and Pavilions #2 and #3 are inside Canyon Park. The cost is $250 plus a $100 refundable deposit.

Access to Madrone Trail is free, but there is limited parking and no water access. The rocky, 7.6-mile trail is popular with mountain bikers. Access to some areas may be restricted. Development of a butterfly garden also is underway.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily.

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