Two popular Canyon Lake parks reopen for the summer season on March 1.
Comal Park, a 116-acre day-use park on the south shore of Canyon Lake, and Canyon Park, a 485-acre day-use park located on the north shore of Canyon Lake, will remain open through Oct. 31.
Both parks are operated by the Water Oriented Recreation District of Canyon Lake (WORDCC). When the parks are full, temporary closures and reopenings will be posted on the Canyon Park on Canyon Lake and Comal Park Facebook pages.
When parks are at capacity cars are not allowed to wait. This is done to avoid traffic backups on roadways.
Drones, overnight camping, metal detectors, RVs/campers, golf carts/ATVs and buses are not allowed. Propane grills are allowed at the park but not personal charcoal grills. Dogs must be leashed at all times.
WORD will not honor passes sold through America the Beautiful and other organizations.
About the parks:
The 116-acre Comal Park is located on the south shore of Canyon Lake near Startzville at 1178 Comal Park Rd. It’s a first-come, first-serve, day-use-only facility. Reservations are not required but the park fills up fast. Check its Facebook page for real-time closure announcements.
Entrance fees are $5 per vehicle with a Comal County registration sticker and $20 per non-Comal County registered vehicles.
Comal Park features picnic sites, boat ramps #3 and #4, a pea gravel-and-sand swim beach, playground and restrooms throughout the park. Recreational activities include a sand volleyball court, soccer goals, and four washer pits. Community grill areas are available.
March hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Last entry into the park is at 4:30 p.m. Hours of operation from April – September are 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. No entry is allowed after 4:30 p.m. October hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Kayak and SUP rentals are available. Additional fees apply.
¡Comal Park abrirá el 1 de Marzo! El parque estará abierto de Lunes a Domingo de 10:00 a.m. a 6 p.m. (la última entrada al parque será a las 4:30 p.m.). ¡Estamos emocionados de que nos visite!
The 485-acre park is located on the north shore of Canyon Lake at 1769 Canyon Park Rd. Amenities include Boat Ramp #18, picnic sites, bathrooms, tetherball, volleyball court, soccer goals and community grills.
Canyon Park includes the Madrone Trail, a rocky 7.6-mile trail that winds through the peninsula at Canyon Park.
This is a popular mountain-biking trail with lots of rocky challenges. Visitors are asked to stay on the trail as it passes through the fee area towards the end of the peninsula. This is a natural area with no lake access. For more information visit ComalTrails.org.
Canyon Park and Swim Beach #1’s March hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Swim Beach #2 is closed and is the only cash-only WORD facility. Parking for #2 is limited to 100 vehicles. Last entry allowed into the park is 4:30 p.m.
Cascarones/confetti eggs, Styrofoam and jello shots are not allowed.
Pavilions 1, 2 and 3 are available for rental. For more information, visit wordcc.com/canyon-park.
March hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. From April-September Park hours are 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with no entry after 6 p.m. Holiday hours are 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. with no entry after 6 p.m. October hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends only with no entry after 4:30 p.m.
Entrance fees are $5 per vehicle with Comal County registration stickers and $20 per vehicle without them.
¡Canyon Park y Swim Beach #1 abrirá el 1 de Marzo! El parque estará abierto de Lunes a Domingo de 10:00 a.m. a 6 p.m. (la última entrada al parque será a las 4:30 p.m.). ¡Estamos emocionados de que nos visite!