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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.


comal river near tube chute
File image of recreationalists on the Comal River near the Tube Chute.
sunning lizard
Boat ramp #5
There are 23 boat ramps located around Canyon Lake.
comal county courthouse
The Comal County Recycling Center, which is usually closed Mondays, will be closed Tuesday in observance of the holiday. The recycling drop-off location in Spring Branch will be closed Monday, but the sites in Garden Ridge and Startzville will be open on Tuesday.
SUP boarding on the Guadalupe River
Enjoy kayaking and SUP-boarding on the Guadalupe River with Central Texas River Trips. Karla Held will help get you safely on the water and teach you how to stand up on a board and paddle -- or kayak.
Comal Park
Comal Park.
boats on canyon lake texas
Several flotillas of partiers drop anchor to enjoy the clear waters of Canyon Lake. This photo was taken before COVID-19 and does not reflect any best practices for social distancing. Image shot by Mark Robinson, owner of Holiday Lodge on Canyon Lake, during a helicopter flyover.
Swollen Guadalupe River
The Guadalupe River after today's storms, as seen from the bridge on FM 306 near Whitewater Sports and the Maricopa Lodge. This part of the river is known as the "horseshoe" by tubers. @KarlaHeldPhotography
flood sirens on river road
Some rain gauges south of Canyon Lake show as much as 13 inches of rain fell this morning.
guadalupe river flooding
The Guadalupe River @Sattler is flowing at a rate of 1,500 cubic feet per second following heavy rains in the Canyon Lake area this morning.
Comal Park
Water Recreation District of Comal County is reopening Comal Park this weekend. Only 200 vehicles will be allowed in the park at one time.
paddle boarding at dark
Experience the beauty of Thursday night's Super Flower Moon from a paddle board or kayak in Canyon Lake.
Canyon Lake boater
Image courtesy of Exploring Canyon Lake: Texas Best Kept Secret by Youtuber Stanley Orchard.
Boat Ramp #5
An aerial view of Boat Ramp #5, one of the most-crowded spots on Canyon Lake last weekend. Image courtesy of Donna Eccleston, Comal County Commissioner, Pct. 1.
Comal Park
Since it assumed responsibility for Comal Park, WORD has doubled the size of its swim beach and added a sand-beach section.
boat on canyon lake, texas
If passed, a proposed revision to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regulations would allow individuals to lawfully carry firearms at the lands and properties it manages, which include some Canyon Lake parks, facilities and boat ramps. Image courtesy of Mark Robinson with MJR Photography.
Water Oriented Recreation District of Comal County
WORD is a park-and-recreation district created by the Texas Legislature in 1987 and approved by Comal County voters in 1988. The district encompasses Canyon Lake and over 30 miles of floatable water on the Guadalupe River above and below Canyon Lake. 
Comal Park
Comal Park is located on the south shore of Canyon Lake near Startzville. Comal Park has two boat ramps, 65 picnic sites, a large swim beach, children's playground, a restroom at the beach and two boatramps.
Guadalupe River Trout Fishing
This map shows the trout fishing area of the Guadalupe River between the Canyon Lake dam and the City of New Braunfels. Trout will be stocked at Guadalupe Park, Whitewater Camp, 4th Crossing, 3rd Crossing, and Camp Huaco Springs.
panoramic view of canyon lake
Image courtesy of Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority.
Guadalupe Valley Lakes
They won't be drained but Lakes McQueeney, Placid, Meadow and Gonzales will close to all activity this Thursday while a special panel appointed by Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) and property owners decides on next steps to ensure public safety and manage infrastructure issues. Image courtesy of gvlakes.com.
real estate for sale sign
Canyon Lake's overall real estate market, which is valued at roughly $95 million, decreased by about three percent over the summer. The total numer of lake homes for sale and land listings on and around Canyon Lake decreased by less than two percent, down from 454 properties to 446.
Canyon Lake, Texas lakefront property
Waters are rising in Canyon Lake's real estate market. Image by Sullivan Hill Country Properties.
Canyon Lake Dam Service Road Reopening
Commissioner Crownover Jen Crownover, Pct. 4, thanks Canyon Lake High School Future Farmers of America students who helped build a new gate for the dam service road, which reopened for public access last week.
July 2019 GBRA board meeting
The public attends a July 18 board meeting at the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority's William E. West Jr. Annex Building.
Honey Creek
Guadalupe River State Park is immediately downstream of the confluence of Honey Creek, shown here, and the Gudalupe River. Image courtesty of Texas Parks & Wildlife.
lake dunlap house
Preserve Lake Dunlap Association is fighting to create a water district that would allow lakefront owners to "step up" and restore Lake Dunlap following a catastrophic spillgate failure on May 14 that drained the lake. Image courtesy of www.lakehouses4sale.net.
Lake Dunlap spillgate falure
Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority experienced a spillgate failure at Lake Dunlap on May 14. Image courtesy of GBRA.
zebra mussels
This image of zebra mussels in Canyon Lake is courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
canyon lake
Canyon Lake levels are down to 909.83 feet, prompting GBRA to reduce release rates from Canyon Reservoir. Image courtesy of Joel Sparta.
OLLUS Biology Professor Cary Guffey
Fifty-two-year-old San Antonio resident and biology professor Cary Guffey died after flipping off a tube in Canyon Lake on Wednesday. Image courtesy of Our Lady of the Lake University, where he taught.
GBRA meeting
Seguin-area residents packed GBRA's boardroom on Wednesday to share their concerns about the management of spillgates at six lakes managed by the agency. GBRA in turn warned of safety concerns posed by more spillgate failures at hydroelectric dams that are almost 100 years old. Image courtesy of CBS Austin.
Lake McQueeney
The new warning system is designed to alert recreationalists nearby or within the restricted zones downstream of McQueeney Dam to take immediate action to secure lives and property in the event of a spillgate failure.
stash your trash
Canyon Lake Ladies Social Club's first meeting kicked off with a little community service, followed by a barbecue. Keep Canyon Lake Beautiful!
Canyon Lake Fire/EMS
Canyon Lake Fire/EMS is searching for a man last seen near the Guadalupe River in the 4500 block of River Road in New Braunfels. Image from Canyon Lake Fire/EMS' Facebook page.
Potter's Creek Park Campground
Potter's Creek Campground, featured in this Facebook post on July 6, closed today for resurfacing that is expected to be completed by late July.
Valeria Chavez and Chris Armstrong
Valeria Chavez and Canyon Lake's Chris Armstrong travel the world together, diving amidst some of the world's most spectacular underwater realms -- including Canyon Lake.
Boat Ramp #1
Facebook image by KENS 5 photographer Jeffrery Johnsey.
Javier Perez Ortiz, park manager of U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's Canyon Lake office, said a temporary water-filled barrier will be installed below the stilling basin on Friday, and water will be pumped out.
tubing on the guadalupe
Tubing the Horseshoe on the lower Guadalupe River. Stock image by local photographer Mark Robinson of MJR Photography, mjrphotog.com.
Lake McQueeney
GBRA has expanded restriction zones above and below Lake McQueeney Dam. Image courtesy of Barbara's Real Estate Blog.
canyon lake dam service road
"The small but mighty" grassroots Dam Community Alliance (DCA), working with stakeholders like USACE and Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA), raised enough money to restore public access to one of the most beautiful spots in Canyon Lake. Late Tuesday afternoon, workers began preparing for the installation of a new gate.
water snake with tuber
Snakes that swim are a big obsession for residents and visitors alike -- but Brett Parker, who's teaching a snake safety course next month, says there's really nothing to worry about. He's only seen one, once, in all his years of kayaking. (Image courtesy of "Swimming with Snakes" by Bratayley on YouTube.)
water release