USACE Closes Canyon Lake’s Guadalupe Trail Due to Trash, Environmental Damage
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) said today it is closing Guadalupe Trail including the parking lot on Saturdays, Sundays and major holidays to prevent damage of natural resources on public and private property.
Clay Church, a public affairs specialist with USACE’s Fort Worth District, said large amounts of garbage and other debris have been left behind in the area by large crowds. Vegetation has been damaged by foot traffic and by numerous vehicles operated and parked off of designated roads and parking lots.
“We ask all to recreate responsibly by being good stewards of the environment, practice leave-no-trace and always wear a life jacket when on or near the water,” he said.
The fishing platform remains open.
Guadalupe Trail is popular with visitors due to its location at the base of Canyon Dam.
Guadalupe North River Trail is a short, paved, fully ADA-accessible trail which leads from a north parking area to a concrete fishing platform at the mouth of the river. The parking lot is located on South Access Road betwen FM 306 and FM 2673.
Guadalupe South’s trailhead is located at the base of Canyon Dam at the far end of the southernmost parking area. It’s a nearly one-mile-long scenic walk among the bald cypess-lined banks of the Guadalupe River. Many trees are very large and believed to be over 100 years old.
To learn more about the south trail, click here to see a self-guided walking tour created by Texas Master Naturalists.
For more information, contact USACE’s Canyon Lake office at 830-964-3341.