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Your Online News Source for Canyon Lake, Texas

Browse our articles and posts about making the most of your stay in Canyon Lake, Texas — the great outdoors in the heart of the Texas Hill Country.

dry grass
After recent cold weather, herbaceous fuels across the state are considered freeze-cured. These dormant, warm-season grasses that are not actively growing, visually brown and have less moisture, are the catalyst for the dormant fire season. Image courtesy of Texas A&M Forest Service.
burn ban
Comal County's burn ban was reinstated by Commissioners Court on Thursday.
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.
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.
madrone trail
Visitors are asked to stay on Madrone Trail and away from the lake. There is curently no lake access from the trail.
madrone trail
WORD is developing signage for Madrone Trail, popular with area mountain bikers. Image courtesy of Comal Trails Alliance.
Canyon Lake guide
Amenities at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers parks include campgrounds, beaches, picnic areas, boat ramps and opportunities for shoreline fishing.
Comal Park
Comal Park is a 116-acre day-use park located on the south shore of Canyon Lake. Image courtesy of WORD.
canyon lake dam road
The Corps anticipates reopening the road on March 10 after the contractor moves equipment onto the downstream embankment and off the Dam Service Road. File image.
USACE Canyon Lake
Terri Beth Teaschner, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Natural Resources Specialist at Canyon Lake, gives visitors directions on how to get to various areas of the lake. Don't expect to see her face this summer. Masks are now mandatory for USACE employees, volunteers and park visitors. Image courtesy of USACE.
Comal Park
Comal Park.
Recent rainfall put an end to the burn ban but residents and campers are not allowed to legally burn if wind speeds are predicted to be over 23 miles-per-hour. Image courtesy of Oregon Live.
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.
Rainbow Trout Fishing
Some 20,921 rainbow trout will be stocked at Canyon Tailrace starting on Dec. 4. Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited (GRTU) members Ken and Lauren Sly of Houston caught double-up rainbow and brown trout on the Guadalupe last year.
Texas wildfire
Image courtesy of Texas A&M Forest Service.
Aerial view of Comal Park
Comal Park is closed for the season. It will reopen on April 1, 2021.
Comal County Fire Marshal Kory Klabunde
Comal County Fire Marshal Kory Klabunde told Commissioners Court Thursday they may need to implement a burn ban next week. File image.
white-tailed deer
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department predicts the 2020-21 hunting season for white-tailed deer will be favorable.
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.
paddle boarding at dark
Experience the beauty of Thursday night's Super Flower Moon from a paddle board or kayak in Canyon Lake.
Hancock Cove RV site
Hancock Cove RV back-in site.
Comal County Boat Ramp #5
Crowds are under control at County Boat Ramp #5. Image by Karla Held.
Canyon Lake Boat Map
Comal County Fire Marshal's truck
Comal County Fire Marshal Kory Klabunde said a burn ban could go into effect sometime next week.
Hidden Valey Sports Park
A new website showcasing the beauty and history of Comal County parks like Canyon Lake's Hidden Valley Sports Park is live for residents to explore.
filter_none Happy Trail
A new sign designates the beginning of the cut-through from Tye Preston Memorial Library to Canyon Gorge’s rock shop and outdoor learning center. From left: GBRA Chairman Rusty Brockman; GBRA General Manager Kevin Patteson; GBRA’s Happy Henry, who designed and help complete most of the trail; library board member Susan Bogle; and Library Director Roxanna Deane.
Jaynellen Kerr, resource specialist with Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority, manages daily operations at Canyon Lake Gorge and likes to remind residents they have a natural phenomenon right in their backyard -- and it's incredible.
Bow hunter with white tail buck.
Landa Park Golf Course