Canyon Lake and the Guadalupe River area host many types of activities and businesses just waiting to welcome you! This Water Recreation Capital of Texas is only 15 minutes from Interstate Highway 35 or from Highway 281, and these two highways are connected by FM 306. Once here, quaint, winding roads will draw you into the natural surroundings. River Road is a destination in itself. River Road runs along side the Guadalupe River between Canyon Lake and Gruene/New Braunfels, and is lined with beautiful Cypress trees, tubing and rafting outfitters, tent camping, cabins and cottages, and even luxurious, comfortable accommodations; something for everyone! Canyon Lake TX has 80 miles of shoreline surrounded with nature-rich neighborhoods. There are many accommodations available on the lake, from tent camping in the lake parks to plush bed and breakfasts.
Highlights include Dry Comal Creek Vineyards, the Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill County, which is home to over 300 dinosaur tracks, Whitewater Amphitheatre – a live music amphitheatre on the Guadalupe, a lakeside golf course – Canyon Lake Golf Club, a one-of-a-kind gorge – Canyon Gorge, free hiking nature trails, swim beaches, boat rentals and a paddling trail on the Upper Guadalupe. Rainbow trout fishing below Canyon Dam is especially popular during winter and spring months.
Nearby places to visit include Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort, Gruene Historic District – home to Texas’ oldest dance hall – Gruene Hall, the Centex Wing of the CAF – Ghost Squadron exhibit, Natural Bridge Caverns – a national natural landmark. Great annual events include the Chamber’s annual Real Texas Bar-B-Que Cook-off held each April, the Wimberley Gospel Music Festival, KidFish, CROPWALK, Market Days, Texas Dinosaur Day, Independence Day Parade, and the Hill Country Trade Show. Christmas brings the infamous North Pole Village, Christmas Parade and the beautiful Parade of Lights on the Lake (boats dressed in lights with caroling), and many other entertaining events filled with food, fun and fundraising efforts.