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The Lake & Rivers

Everything you need to know about Canyon Lake — the body of water, that is — including anything that’s affecting the lake, and stay informed with the latest news about the Guadalupe River, including if the flow rates are suitable for tubing.

sunning lizard
Boat ramp #5
There are 23 boat ramps located around Canyon Lake.
boat ramp
Boat ramp #1, image courtesy of Holiday Lodge on Canyon Lake.
Donna Eccleston
Comal County Pct. 1 Commissioner Donna Eccleston represents Canyon Lake. File image.
boat ramp 1
Summer lines are usually long at Canyon Lake boat ramps. File image of Boat Ramp 1.
tube chute
The Tube Chute on the Comal River closed this morning due to recent heavy rains. Image courtesy of Texas Tubes.
tubing the comal river
Image courtesy of Tubing the Comal River Facebook page.
Texas game warden
Image courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
comal river closes
Image courtesy of the New Braunfels Police Department.
hill country rivers
Heavy rains this week could saturate soils and elevate rivers in the Texas Hill Country.
Joel Jijo
YouTube image of Joel Jijo.
Divers search
Divers search Saturday for the body of a missing Houston man last seen in Canyon Lake between boat ramps 5 and 6. Image courtesy of Canyon Lake Fire/EMS.
texas game wardens on boat
Texas Game Wardens will be out in full force this weekend. This year alone -- from January through April -- Texas experienced a 40-percent increase in open water-oriented fatalities, including boat-and-swimming incidents, compared to the same period in 2020. Image courtesy of TPWD.
sup boarding
Image courtesy of Central Texas River Trips.
Image of the Comal River courtesy of New Braunfels Police Department.
usace towels
Wear a life jacket! U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park rangers might give you a free towel. Image at Proctor Lake courtesy of USACE.
madrone trail
WORD is developing signage for Madrone Trail, popular with area mountain bikers. Image courtesy of Comal Trails Alliance.
Texas rivers
The U.S. National Weather Service's West Gulf River Forecast Center (WGRFC) provides hydrologic forecasts and warnings for rivers within its boundaries. 
Boat Ramp 11
Canyon Lake Boat Ramp No. 11. File/YouTube image.
Canyon Lake Manager Javier Perez Ortiz
Canyon Lake Manager Javier Perez Ortiz said access to the parking areas will be restricted until the work is complete. File image.
Canyon Park aerial
Canyon Park reopened to the public on April 1 under new management.
JBSA Canyon Lake
Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) Canyon Lake boat ramp with courtesy dock. Facebook image.
Shutterstock image.
Overlook Park
Overlook Park will close for maintenance on Monday.
boys in water
A GoPro Camera captured the fear on the faces of two boys awaiting rescue after the boat they were riding in capsized in rough waters near Hawaii. The U.S. Coast Guard says wearing life jackets saves lives. File image.
guadalupe river cleanup
The Guadalupe River Association sponsored a cleanup of the Upper Guadalupe River in Spring Branch in 2017. Concerns about trash are one of the reasons authorities decided to ban parking along FM 311. Facebook image.
Canyon Lake drowning
All images courtesy of an anonymous source who witnessed the aftermath of the drowning and does not wish to be identified.
Overlook Park
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closed the popular walkway over Canyon Dam after the U.S. National Weather Service predicted freezing temperatures and wintry precipitation through Tuesday.
Canyon Lake Dam Floodgates
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will close the floodgates at Canyon Lake on Jan. 20. File image by Patrick Y. Wong.
Canyon Lake encroachment
Image of encroachment courtesy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Canyon Lake office.
comal county boat ramps
The courtesy dock at Comal County Boat Ramp #23, shown here as A4, will close for repairs later this month.
Guadalupe River below Canyon Dam
Image of the Guadalupe River below Canyon Dam courtesy of Cecilio Chopper Martinez.
Aerial view of Comal Park
Comal Park is closed for the season. It will reopen on April 1, 2021.
San Marcos Tourist Information Center
tubing on the comal river
New Braunfels river parks reopened on Wednesday but river outfitters cannot rent tubes or transport customers to and from the Comal (above) or Guadalupe rivers. Image courtesy of Tubing the Comal River Facebook page.
Canyon Lake Patriot Boat Parade 2020
Boating enthusiasts from as far away as Houston and Waco will converge at the Canyon Lake Marina on Saturday for the Canyon Lake Patriot Boat Parade 2020.
Canyon Lake divers
Volunteer divers met Saturday to pick up trash at the bottom of Party Cove. Michael Robertson with Alamo Hauling & Junk Removal disposed of the 30 bags of trash they recovered. Back row, l-r: Mikey Johnson, Chris Armstrong, David Bruce and Andrew Long. Front row, l-r: Kyle Gisler and Bryan Cantwell.
Tubing the San Marcos River
Tubing outfitters serving the San Marcos River closed on June 25. But you can still BYOT and call Texas State Tubes for more information. Image by Tubing the San Marcos River Facebook page.
Canyon Lake Boat Ramp 17
Boat Ramp No. 17 image by Kelly Travel Adventures.
Guadalupe River Basin
The Zoom meeting is open to the public.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers water safety logo
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lake Manager Javier Perez Ortiz warns visitors not to swim at Overlook Park and to stick to swimming on Canyon Park Beach and Potters Creek Park. USACE does not operate Comal Park or Joint Base San Antonio, which also have designated swim beaches.
Prohibited and restricted unsafe zones around Lake Placid's dam
Prohibited and restricted unsafe zones around Lake Placid's dam. Image courtesy of GBRA.
boat ramp no. 1
A woman gravely injured in a boating accident on Canyon Lake July 18 was revived at Boat Ramp No. 1 but died several hours later from her injuries.
canyon lake boat ramp 1
Boat ramp No. 1, shown earlier today, was the scene of a boating accident. Image by Mark Robinson.