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My Canyon Lake

A roundup of news, events, and information for Canyon Lake, Gruene, New Braunfels, and throughout the Texas Hill Country.

canyon lake gorge

Justin Moore, YouTube.com Sixteen years ago today, torrential rains raised Canyon Lake’s level to 950 ft/msl, causing it to crest over a spillway engineered to handle only up to …   More...
reelfly

Late summer can be difficult for people who like to fish in Canyon Lake and the Guadalupe and Comal rivers. Tubers, boats and swimmers make it hard for all but very early risers to catch fish. …   More...
edwards aquifer

Editor’s Note: This article by Katherine Romans, executive director of Hill Country Alliance, was posted June 27 to The Cynthia & George Mitchell Foundation’s website …   More...
people on boats

2018’s National Safe Boating Week ends Memorial Day weekend, but the U.S. Coast Guard would like to leave Canyon Lake boaters with a few of its sobering 2016 Recreational Boating …   More...
sunset at Canyon Lake Dam service road

The service road along Canyon Lake Dam permanently closed on Monday following a formal complaint alleging the walkthrough is too narrow for indiviuals with disabilities. In a press release …   More...
tubers

Yes, you can drink on the Guadalupe and Comal rivers. You can drink whatever you’d like — beer, wine, any other alcoholic beverage, juice, water and sports drinks. But if you’re …   More...
canyon lake webcam

Spectacular scenery from a live webcam on the “north” side of Canyon Lake. Click on the video above to watch the waves in real time. Beautiful view of the lake as seen from the …   More...

Keep up with the Easter Jackrabbit! He’ll be hopping all over Canyon Lake and surrounding environs this weekend. Here’s where to find him, along with a few choice golden …   More...
expensive home

A new report by an Alabama-based real estate group specializing in lake properties ranks Canyon Lake as the ninth-largest home market and the fourth-biggest land market in its Texas Top …   More...
baby possum

Social media sites like NextDoor.com are ablaze right now with warnings about how to save dogs from unusually aggressive coyotes during the February/March mating season. San Antonio …   More...
bronze cowboy

Give a piece of Central Texas history for the holidays. The Gruene Cowboy features first-hand recollections of the adventures and hardships cowboys from this area faced as they endured …   More...
Map of Texas Hill Country Wineries

Did you know Canyon Lake’s within an hour’s drive of 67 Texas Hill Country wineries? Or that local businesswoman Jennifer Sterling created a souvenir Texas Hill Country Wine …   More...
Man fly fishing on the Guadalupe River.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) announced Dec. 4 it has leased four access areas on Canyon Reservoir Tailrace, located below Canyon Reservoir on the Guadalupe River. The Tailrace …   More...
Rainbow trout

Canyon Lake anglers will have plenty of cool-weather fishing opportunities to look forward to in the coming months. Some 17,666 rainbow trout will be released in Canyon Trailrace starting …   More...
Golden-cheeked warbler

Comal County’s one of the top 10 fastest-growing counties in the United States, and a loose coalition of concerned residents and activist groups think it’s time for residents to start …   More...
rainbow trout

Thanks to Texas Parks & Wildlife, you can find everything you need to know about fishing conditions in Canyon Lake. July 18 Water stained; 85–89 degrees; 5.20’ low. Black bass …   More...
Master naturalist Josie Gonzalez.

by Sara Riggs Texas Master Naturalist Lindheimer Chapter No matter your background, if you are interested in learning more about Canyon Lake Gorge and then sharing your knowledge with …   More...
whitetail deer

Comal County’s hunting season for whitetail deer opened Nov. 4 and ends Jan. 7. Late season runs from Jan. 8 through Jan. 21 2018,, when harvest is restricted to antlerless deer …   More...
New Braunfels Community Cat Coalition logo

Deep in the heart of downtown New Braunfels lies a farmer’s market with over 50 vendors, live music and great, healthy food. Don’t overlook this food and fun. This weekend, …   More...
White-tail deer with albino fawn.

A little white fawn who captured the hearts of many has died, according to Canyon Lake resident and nature photographer Jane Sharp. In early December, a neighbor noticed the baby white-tail …   More...
Bow hunter with white tail buck.

Area bowhunters come “nocking” Saturday in Canyon Lake as deer hunting’s early season, limited to archery equipment only, opens statewide. Hunting prospects are expected to be …   More...
white tail buck

Late September marks beginning of rut season — the breeding period — for the omnipresent whitetail deer in Canyon Lake. The rut can be especially dangerous for Canyon Lake …   More...
variety of produce

A retired New Braunfels landscaper now living in Startzville is growing 540 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to feed families served by non-profit Community Resource and Recreation …   More...
boat ramps

Guadalupe River Threshold Flow StatusUp to 500 cfs   Recreational 500 – 750 cfs   Challenging 750 – 1000 cfs   Strenuous 1000 – 3000 cfs   Extreme Caution; …   More...
boat ramp sign

“Are the boat ramps open?” is the number-one question visitors (and more than a few locals) ask each week. With lake levels down from 909 (normal) to 903.70 msl as of July 18, …   More...
Vintage image of Fischer Store.

The 165-year-old Fischer Historic District in northern Comal County has officially been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The listing is the culmination of many hours …   More...
view of canyon lake

Enjoy the great outdoors with the help of this handy list of area parks, trails and amenities manged by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. There are seven major parks on the shores of Canyon …   More...
Drinking beer in New Braunfels.

Around 1850, New Braunfels resident Julius Rennert began brewing yeast-fermented malt flavored with hops. He is widely credited with producing the first beer in Texas. Rennert’s …   More...
Germans holding beer steins

Nothing fits in better in the old, German town of New Braunfels than Masskrugstemmen! Competitors hold a mass (liter) of beer by the handle with an outstretched arm parallel to the ground …   More...
Texas Master Naturalist Darlene Varga

Becoming a Texas Master Naturalist (TMN) takes time, determination — and time! Can you commit to Mother Nature? Lindheimer Chapter (Comal County) of Texas Master Naturalists is …   More...
two snakes

Chances are you’ll never see a venomous snake in Canyon Lake, even though they’re all around you. These experts can help you keep it that way. Area resident teaches snake safety …   More...

Want bragging rights about that big old fish you just caught? The one that didn’t get away (until you released it, anyway)? Texas Parks & Wildlife Department says you’ll …   More...
Farmers Market

Deep in the heart of downtown New Braunfels lies a farmer’s market with over 50 vendors, live music and great, healthy food with a Texas twist. This weekend features: Rising Kale Farms …   More...
zebra mussels

Invasive zebra mussels have now been positively identified in the Guadalupe River Basin in what is now the state’s southernmost affected lake. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) …   More...
Peggy Haley

Becoming a Texas Master Naturalist (TMN) takes time, determination — and time! Can you commit to Mother Nature? Lindheimer Chapter (Comal County) of Texas Master Naturalists is …   More...
Landa Park Train

While away the summer hours at the pride of New Braunfels, Landa Park, a 196-acre natural park near the center of the city. Picnic under the shade of giant, ancient oak trees. Walk or jog on …   More...
Newborn Fawn

Facebook is lighting up with photos of baby deer and other wildlife in Canyon Lake sitting alone, looking pitiful and vulnerable. Stories of area residents intervening to “save” …   More...
strong man competition

Twelve of the world’s strongest men, three feats of strength — and only one champion! Join International Strongman Federation at ISF1 on the grounds of Gruene Harley Davidson …   More...
panther canyon trail

Water not for you? Mother Nature has trails, too. Fresh air, sunshine (sort of) and nature are abundant in New Braunfels, where 10 parks features walking paths or trails.  Click here to …   More...
Mosquitos in dish

Canyon Creek Estates residents Andy and Kelly Williams hope to take some of the sting out of mosquito bites this hot, damp summer season. They moved to their north-side lake house permanently …   More...

Join other tubers for live music Friday night, and a tube float down the Guadalupe River Saturday morning … and more great music Saturday evening at River Road Ice House in New Braunfels. …   More...
Judge Charles Stephens

Comal County Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) in May received a $75,000 grant from the Texas Veterans Commission. The grant, awarded earlier this month, will help fund the salary of a court …   More...
River Tubing

For up-to-date information about rules and laws governing tubing on the Guadalupe and Comal rivers, please click here. There are different rules for Comal v. Guadalupe rivers and City …   More...

Fishing is always a thing on Canyon Lake, but it’s a huge deal Thursday nights through July, when anglers turn out for one of the largest weeknight tournament series in the country. …   More...