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My Canyon Lake

A roundup of news, events, and information for Canyon Lake, Gruene, New Braunfels, and throughout the Texas Hill Country.

Accordian player Alex Meixner performs at Wurstfest.

Guten tag, y’all. Wurstfest, also known as the best 10 days in sausage history, runs Nov. 3 through Nov. 12 at the Wurstfest Fairgrounds near the headwaters of the beautiful Comal …   More...
monarch butterflies sitting on milkweed.

They’re already fluttering around Canyon Lake, heading south through the famous Texas “funnel,” but the last two weeks of October are “peak migration” …   More...
People drinking beer at Devil's Backbone Tavern.

Looking for the real deal this Halloween? Devil’s Backbone Tavern. Is that the devil’s face on a fireplace rock!? Head on up to the reportedly haunted Devil’s Backbone, a five-mile …   More...
Bow hunter with white tail buck.

Area bowhunters come “nocking” Saturday in Canyon Lake as deer hunting’s early season, limited to archery equipment only, opens statewide. Hunting prospects are expected to be …   More...
Farmers Market

Deep in the heart of downtown New Braunfels lies a farmer’s market with over 50 vendors, live music and great, healthy food. Don’t overlook this food and fun. Eazy E Farms will …   More...
white tail buck

Late September marks beginning of rut season — the breeding period — for the omnipresent whitetail deer in Canyon Lake. The rut can be especially dangerous for Canyon Lake …   More...
variety of produce

A retired New Braunfels landscaper now living in Startzville is growing 540 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to feed families served by non-profit Community Resource and Recreation …   More...
boat ramps

Guadalupe River Threshold Flow Status Up to 500 cfs   Recreational 500 – 750 cfs   Challenging 750 – 1000 cfs   Strenuous 1000 – 3000 cfs   Extreme Caution; …   More...
Crane's Mill Boat Ramp

“Are the boat ramps open?” is the number-one question visitors (and more than a few locals) ask each week. Canyon Lake boasts several marinas, yacht clubs and a ski club. Amenities …   More...
Vintage image of Fischer Store.

The 165-year-old Fischer Historic District in northern Comal County has officially been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The listing is the culmination of many hours …   More...
Fisherman in Canyon Lake.

Thanks to Texas Parks & Wildlife, you can find what you need about fishing conditions in Canyon Lake. Oct. 11 Water stained; 81–85 degrees; 2.61’ low. Black bass are fair on Smokin’ …   More...

There are seven major parks on the shores of Canyon Lake as well as a JBSA Recreation Park for active duty military personnel and DOD cardholders. Most are managed by the Army Corps of Engineers …   More...
Drinking beer in New Braunfels.

Around 1850, New Braunfels resident Julius Rennert began brewing yeast-fermented malt flavored with hops. He is widely credited with producing the first beer in Texas. Rennert’s …   More...
Germans holding beer steins

Nothing fits in better in the old, German town of New Braunfels than Masskrugstemmen! Competitors hold a mass (liter) of beer by the handle with an outstretched arm parallel to the ground …   More...
Volunteers with Operation Float a Soldier.

Tourists! Residents! Bring your patriotism and wave American flags to cheer on wounded veterans and their families headed into Canyon Park at 10 a.m. this Saturday, July 22 for Operation …   More...
Texas Master Naturalist Darlene Varga

Becoming a Texas Master Naturalist (TMN) takes time, determination — and time! Can you commit to Mother Nature? Lindheimer Chapter (Comal County) of Texas Master Naturalists is …   More...
Banded water snake eats fish

April through October is snake season. Although they’re all around you, chances are you’ll never see a venomous snake in Canyon Lake. Most snakes much prefer the undeveloped …   More...

Want bragging rights about that big old fish you just caught? The one that didn’t get away (until you released it, anyway)? Texas Parks & Wildlife Department says you’ll …   More...
Farmers Market

Deep in the heart of downtown New Braunfels lies a farmer’s market with over 50 vendors, live music and great, healthy food. Don’t overlook this food and fun. Live music at the …   More...
zebra mussels

Invasive zebra mussels have now been positively identified in the Guadalupe River Basin in what is now the state’s southernmost affected lake. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) …   More...
Peggy Haley

Becoming a Texas Master Naturalist (TMN) takes time, determination — and time! Can you commit to Mother Nature? Lindheimer Chapter (Comal County) of Texas Master Naturalists is …   More...
Landa Park Train

While away the summer hours at the pride of New Braunfels, Landa Park, a 196-acre natural park near the center of the city. Picnic under the shade of giant, ancient oak trees. Walk or jog on …   More...
Newborn Fawn

Facebook is lighting up with photos of baby deer and other wildlife in Canyon Lake sitting alone, looking pitiful and vulnerable. Stories of area residents intervening to “save” …   More...
strong man competition

Twelve of the world’s strongest men, three feats of strength — and only one champion! Join International Strongman Federation at ISF1 on the grounds of Gruene Harley Davidson …   More...
panther canyon trail

Water not for you? Mother Nature has trails, too. Fresh air, sunshine (sort of) and nature are abundant in New Braunfels, where 10 parks features walking paths or trails.  Click here to …   More...
Mosquitos in dish

Canyon Creek Estates residents Andy and Kelly Williams hope to take some of the sting out of mosquito bites this hot, damp summer season. Canyon Creek Estates residents and Mosquito Squad …   More...
Tubes 'n Tunes

Join other tubers for live music Friday night, and a tube float down the Guadalupe River Saturday morning … and more great music Saturday evening at River Road Ice House in New Braunfels. …   More...
Judge Charles Stephens

Comal County Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) in May received a $75,000 grant from the Texas Veterans Commission. The grant, awarded earlier this month, will help fund the salary of a court …   More...
River Tubing

For up-to-date information about rules and laws governing tubing on the Guadalupe and Comal rivers, please click here. There are different rules for Comal v. Guadalupe rivers and City …   More...
Thursday Nighters

Like to fish? Have a Texas Driver’s License? Join the Thursday Nighters, a group that includes some of the best anglers in Central Texas. They hits the docks at Canyon Lake Marina …   More...
Can Ban

Don’t worry about cans. If you’re riding the rivers inside New Braunfels city limits, Mayor Barron Casteel says you can drink and float with them despite a May 18 court ruling that effectively …   More...
Paddle River

Is canoeing the new tubing? Enjoy a 9.9-mile stretch of the Upper Guadalupe. Glide by an abundance of mature trees and a spectacular mix of limestone cliffs and shelves. Paddlers will enjoy …   More...
Fishing Update

Some 10 “fish attractors” in Canyon Lake have been supplemented so far this year, according to Texas Parks & Wildlife. A new attractor was installed this year at the  …   More...

Don’t let bad knees or summer heat keep you from enjoying one of the most-amazing natural wonders in the Texas Hill Country. See the 64-acre Canyon Lake Gorge through the digital eyes …   More...
Aquatic Complex

Landa Park Aquatic Complex, 360 Aquatic Circle in New Braunfels, is now open weekends only thru June 6, when summer season begins. On Mother’s Day, this Sunday, moms who bring their …   More...
Maureen Schein

South Central Texas’ May 4 #Big Give raised $34,182 for Community Resource & Recreation Center (CRRC) of Canyon Lake, one of the area’s biggest charities. The non-profit …   More...
Cat Rabies

A second cat in New Braunfels was diagnosed with rabies in April, highlighting the ongoing need to be cautious and alert as development in the county continues to bring people and pets into …   More...
Boys Swimming

Five seasonal parks that remained closed in April pending resolution of service-contract issues are now open, according to the the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Now open are Cranes Mill …   More...
smd-3

Jason York beat incumbent Laurie Schley 434 to 247 in May 6 election. His campaign theme was: “Get on a bus and go to Austin and tell those yahoos that we need to keep our tax dollars …   More...
caterpillar on leaf

by Comal Texas Master Gardener Association Spring caterpillars have arrived and they’re famished. And your trees are the le plat du jour. Fear not! The birds are on it. Spring is here and …   More...
hummingbird

Hummingbirds are back, and they’re ravenous. This female ruby-throated hummingbird flew nonstop across the Gulf of Mexico just to reach Central Texas and feast on the nectar …   More...
drone video

Don’t watch this video of the young, the cool, and the fun-loving unless you’re planning a trip to Canyon Lake. The videographer and her drone captured the quintessential …   More...
Founders Day New Braunfels

One hundred seventy-two years ago this week, New Braunfels founding father Prince Carl Solms-Braunfels crossed the Guadalupe River, landing on the site of today’s City of New Braunfels. …   More...

In a first-ever event, Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited (GRTU) on March 20 added more than 1,040 brown trout to Canyon Tailrace at Guadalupe Park just below Canyon Dam. Texas Parks and Wildlife …   More...