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Enjoy Comal, Canyon Parks in Canyon Lake Before They Close Oct. 31

Enjoy Comal Park while you still can! Both Comal and Canyon parks close Oct. 31. Image courtesy of WORD.

Popular Canyon and Comal parks in Canyon Lake will close for the season Oct. 31.

Both are managed by the Water Oriented Recreation District of Comal County (WORD), which urges residents and visitors to enjoy both while sunny and mild October days persist.

For more information and to see a list of rules visit wordcc.com or call 830-907-2300.

Comal Park

Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Last entry into the park is 4:30 pm. Entrances fees are $5 for vehicles with Comal County registration stickers and $20 per non-Comal County-registered vehicles. The park’s operating season is March 1 to Oct. 31.

About the Park:

The 116-acre Comal Park is located on the south shore of Canyon Lake near Startzville at 1178 Comal Park Rd. It’s a first-come, first-serve, day-use-only facility. Reservations are not required but the park fills up fast. Check its Facebook page for realtime closure announcements.

Comal Park features picnic sites, boat ramps #3 and #4, a pea gravel-and-sand swim beach, playground and restrooms throughout the park. Recreational activities include a sand volleyball court, soccer goals, and four washer pits. Community grill areas are available.

Kayak and SUP rentals are available. Additional fees apply.

Canyon Park

Canyon Park and Swim Beach #1’s hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday only. Swim Beach #2 is closed and is the only WORD facility that’s cash-only. Last entry allowed into the park is 4:30 p.m. Canyon Park’s operating season is March 1 to Oct. 31. Entrance fees are $5 per vehicle with Comal County registration stickers and $20 per vehicle without them. Check its Facebook page for realtime closure announcements.

About the Park

The 485-acre park is located on the north shore of Canyon Lake at 1769 Canyon Park Rd. Amenities include Boat Ramp #18, picnic sites, bathrooms, tetherball, volleyball court, soccer goals and community grills.

Canyon Park includes the Madrone Trail, named after the tree. This rocky 7.6-mile trail winds its way through the peninsula at Canyon Park. This is a popular mountain-biking trail with lots of rocky challenges. Visitors are asked to stay on the trail as it passes through the fee area towards the end of the peninsula. This is a natural area with no lake access. For more information visit ComalTrails.org.



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  1. Neil Brady October 8, 2022

    WORD has ruined both Comal and Canyon Park to windsurfers and kayakers by putting the swim buoys Across the ENTIRE area. During heavy winds we have to try to swim under the buoys WITH our gear. Also, when under the Corps of engineers veterans were allowed into to the park free. Not anymore.


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