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Your Online News Source for Canyon Lake, Texas

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.
Canyon Lake Diver Chris Armstrong
Canyon Lake diver Chris Armstrong and dive master Raquel Salazar with Dive World Scuba in San Antonio display some of the trash they pulled off the bottom of Party Cove earlier this month. Scroll down to see the video.
Vegetation in Canyon Lake is usually limited and fluctuates through the years, but hydrilla and native pondweeds could be making a comeback due to a mild winter and stable lake levels. File image.
Game Warden search boat
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Captain Game Warden Javier Fuentes, standing in the front of the patrol boat around noon, confirmed the discovery of Luis Rodriguez' body. Image by Karla Held Photography.
Family of Luis Alexis Rodriguez
Extended family members arrived in Canyon Lake yesterday to help search for Luis Rodriguez (far right), who drowned in Canyon Lake on Sunday. From left: Father Pedro Rodriguez, mother Patricia and brother Pedro Rodriguez Jr.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Patrol Boat
Game wardens with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will use side-scan sonar equipment on its patrol boats today in an attempt to locate the body of 25-year-old Luis Alexandria Rodriguez, missing and presumed drowned after jumping off a boat into Canyon Lake to cool off on Saturday. File image.
comal county sheriff's office
Comal County Sheriffs's Office spokesperson Jennifer Smith said Rodriguez is Hispanic, 5 feet 6 inches tall, with black hair and brown eyes. He was wearing pink swim trunks when he jumped off a boat to cool off.
Enjoying the water at Canyon Park
Facebook image from Canyon Park.
Comal River in New Braunfels
Comal River Cam offers live views from the banks of the Comal River. Image by Comal River Cam.
tube haus
Tubing the Guadalupe River is still allowed provided you bring your own tube and can pay a tubing service for parking. Facebook image by Tube Haus.
Overlook Park
Unless recreationalists start picking up after themselves and behaving responsibly, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it will shut down popular sites like Canyon Lake's Overlook Park.
comal park sign
Water Oriented Recreation District of Comal County is dealing with trash problems created by the huge influx of visitors during COVID-19.
Canyon Lake USACE Manager Javier Perez
USACE Canyon Lake Manager Javier Perez said the Stilling Basin fence at Guadalupe Trail parking lot has been vandalized several times.