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Take Dad to the lake for Father’s Day, but click here first before fishing, boating or camping in public parks.

June 17 Update: Boat Ramp 1 open

Some Canyon Lake-area parks, ramps, docks and fishing piers are still closed due to recent flooding. Their status changes daily, so click frequently.

Meanwhile, Lauren Willis, water quality for Guadalupe Blanco River Authority (GBRA) says Canyon Lake’s bacteria levels are fine due to “flowing” conditions created by the Guadalupe River and the Canyon Lake Dam.

There are seven major parks on the shores of Canyon Lake as well as a Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) Recreation Park for active military personnel and DOD cardholders.

Most are managed by the Army Corps of Engineers while several others are managed by Comal County.

Amenities include campgrounds, beaches, picnic areas, boat ramps and opportunities for shoreline fishing.

There’s an entrance and/or boat ramp fee at most parks. Information about camping fees and facilities can be found on the Corps park page and on Texas Parks and Wildlife site.

Click here to find visitor information about Rebecca Creek, Potters Creek West, Potters Creek, County Ramp 23, Cranes Mill, Cranes Mill Marina, Tom Creek 2, Tom Creek 1, Comal Park 1, Comal Park 2, Canyon Park, Jacob’s Creek 1, Jacob’s Creek North, Turkey Cove, Skyline/Canyon Dam.

The 250-acre JBSA Recreation Park at Canyon Lake is open to all DOD card carriers and active-duty military personnel. It provides a wide variety of recreational activities on a year-round basis and is open 365 days per year. The park features six types of lodging as well as RV spaces. Reservations can be made six months in advance by active duty personnel. All other DOD cardholders ay reserve three months in advance. For more information, click here.

Meanwhile, the release of water from Canyon Lake Dam means the Guadalupe River is flowing at more than 5,000 cubic feet per second — 10 times above the rate deemed safe for recreational tubing.

The Comal River is not affected.

For a detailed explanation of water levels in Canyon Lake and along the Guadalupe River, visit Tube Haus’ site for updates.

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