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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.
canyon park swim beach
Swim Beach 31 at Canyon Park. Image courtesy of the Water Oriented District of Comal County (WORD), which manages Comal and Canyon parks.
Nine-inch catfish
A nine-inch catfish heads for the Guadalupe River on Tuesday.
Reelfly fishing adventures
Image by ReelFly Fishing Adventures in Canyon Lake.
texas game warden
Image courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD).
Canyon Lake
Image courtesy of Mark Robinson, Holiday Lodge on Canyon Lake (by Boat Ramp #1).
crownover
Canyon Lake's Pct. 4 Comal County Commissioner Jen Crownover, far right, backed up constituents who spoke out against charging a fee at county boat ramps on Thursday. She called for more public input and collaboration. June 16 file image courtesy of Comal County.
comal county courthoue
Comal County's historic courthouse in New Braunfels.
Comal County Commissioner Donna Eccleston, seated, far right, wants to amend Comal County's easement agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. File image.
boat ramp 1
An item on Commissioners Court's Thursday agenda would update 1960s-era language about what the county can or cannot do on easements owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Near Boat Ramp 1, courtesy of Mark Robinson, owner of Holiday Lodge on Canyon Lake.
boat ramp workshop
Comal County residents listen to County Judge Sherman Krause's overview of boat-ramp issues at a special workshop meeting in Commissioners Court on June 16. Image courtesy of Comal Counthy.
Guadalupe Valley Lakes system
Image of the Guadalupe Valley Lakes system courtesy of GBRA.
dam service road
Image courtesy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
float forecast
Twitter image.
flooding on river road
Flooding on the Guadalupe River on Oct. 30, 2015 washed away pavement leading up to the second-crossing bridge on River Road. File image.
Reservoir levels
Image courtesy of the Texas Watere Development Board and the U.S. National Weather Service West Gulf River Forecast Center.
Overlook Park
Overlook Park offers one of the most-scenic vistas of CanyonLake.
gbra electrofishing
GBRA staff use ‘electrofishing’ to sample fish populations and determine their abundance, density and species composition in Geronimo Creek, a tributary of the Guadalupe River. A new holistic plan under development by the authority will help protect endangered-and-threatened species. Facebook image.
guadalupe river flooding
In this image from May 30, flow rates on the Guadalupe River in Guadalupe River State Park were around 600 cubic feet/second (cfs). They reached 700 cfs today. Facebook image.
temporary river closure
City officials will reevaluate conditions on the Comal River on Tuesday morning.
New Braunfels Tube Chute
Image courtesy of Texas Tubes.
canyon park swim beach
Swim Beach 31 at Canyon Park. Image courtesy of the Water Oriented District of Comal County (WORD), which manages Comal and Canyon parks.
operation dry water
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) game wardens are participating in Operation Dry Water, which spreads awareness of the dangers of boating under the influence of both drugs and alcohol.
Canyon Lake boat ramp
Canyon Lake Boat Ramp #1. Image courtesy of Mark Robinson, MJR Photography.
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.
NBPD
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.
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