Things to do in Canyon Lake, Texas (TX): The Best Nature & Parks

June 22, 2021 Joeann Galban

Canyon Lake is a census-designated place (CDP) in Comal County, Texas, United States. The population was 21,262 at the 2010 census. It is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Restaurants in Canyon Lake

1. Overlook Park

601 Coe Rd, Canyon Lake, TX 78133-4129
Excellent
57%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 100 reviews

Overlook Park

One of many parks located on the shores of Canyon Lake.

Reviewed By intuit2 - Brooklyn Park, United States

The walkway across the top of the massive dam offers spectacular views of the lake. Almost a mile long, it’s an easy flat walk which can be enjoyed by old and young alike. There’s also a Park for picnicking, trails down to the lakeshore, and an interpretive kiosk detailing the construction of the dam. There’s no charge to access the dam or park.

2. Cranes Mill Marina

16440 Cranes Mill Rd # 1, Canyon Lake, TX 78133-3992 +1 830-899-7718
Excellent
64%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

Cranes Mill Marina

Reviewed By Astros80 - Arlington, United States

I have used this Marina for years but got to enjoy it from someone elses boat this past year. You can find everything you need to get you out on the water and everything you need when you're coming back in too!

3. Canyon Dam

located 36 miles northeast of San Antonio and 38 miles southwest of Austin., Canyon Lake, TX +1 830-964-3341
Excellent
48%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

Canyon Dam

Reviewed By BBHouTex - Houston, United States

I love walking the dam at Canyon Lake (Overlook Park) is great to visit, it's on my to-do list every time I visit New Braunfels. Unfortunately, it's been closed for over a year now because someone complained (in 2018) that it's not wheelchair accessible. All this time, people have been walking the mile long paved path enjoying it's breathtaking scenery. Pretty much ruined things for the rest of us. Thanks........

4. James C. Curry Nature Center

1889 Skyline Dr., Canyon Lake, TX 78133 http://cceo.org/parks/curry-nature-center
Excellent
33%
Good
67%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

James C. Curry Nature Center

5. North Park

Canyon Lake, TX 78133
Excellent
20%
Good
60%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
20%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.0 based on 5 reviews

North Park

A park along Canyon Lake with many activities.

6. Potters Creek Park

Canyon Lake, TX +1 830-964-3341 http://www.recreation.gov/camping/potters-creek-park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=75020
Excellent
47%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
13%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.0 based on 45 reviews

Potters Creek Park

Boardering Canyon Lake, this park offers many lakeside activities.

Reviewed By 715rossr - Canyon Lake, United States

The park is nice enough. It’s run by the US Army Corp of Engineers. There is a fee to enter the park. My problem is that they only allow overnight campers past the gate. If you meet that standard you will be very happy with the facilities. They can accommodate tents and 40 ft long RVs. There are covered areas you can use and excellent shower houses along with a great view of the lake as the park is waterfront. It is always clean and well maintained. Reservations are highly suggested as it is a popular destination. Of course it’s located on Potter’s Creek Road.

7. Canyon Lake Marina

280 Marina Drive, Canyon Lake, TX 78133-3332 +1 830-935-4333 [email protected] http://canyonlakemarinastx.com/
Excellent
50%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.0 based on 90 reviews

Canyon Lake Marina

We have everything you might want in a marina right here on Canyon Lake. Offering a ship’s store, restaurant, wet and dry storage, and more! Canyon Lake and Cranes Mill Marinas combine to make sure you are well taken care of.

Reviewed By kateyezkt - Jarrell, United States

Sherene and her team of knowledgeable boat sales and operations personnel were absolutely amazing. The experience truly made our family boat outing memorable. We highly recommend Canyon Lake Marina for your boating needs!!

8. Comal Park

Canyon Lake, TX
Excellent
26%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
9%
Terrible
16%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 47 reviews

Comal Park

Adjacent to Canyon Lake, this park has a boat ramp, swimming area and much more.

Reviewed By elchaco - Houston, United States

My experience comes from visiting on a Thursday, so I'm sure it's a whole lot different on the weekend. We arrived at around 10 am and the park was nowhere near capacity. We walked around to look at the area since it was our first time there. I went over to the tables by the big play ground and the little beach area. It's ok, but where you want to go is over to the left by the rocks. There's no sandy beach, but it's way more fun (if everyone in your party can swim, I wouldn't go there for little toddlers.) We set up our canopy and chairs, and jumped in the clear, refreshing water. You can sit on the rocks and the water is kind of shallow, but it doesn't gradually get deeper, you just step off the rock to the next rock until you can't touch anymore. Really enjoyed this park and would definitely go back during the week, did not feel crowded and really enjoyed our visit.

9. Jacob's Creek Park

698 Jacobs Creek Park Rd Joint Base San Antonio Canyon Lake Recreation Area, Canyon Lake, TX 78133-3535 +1 830-964-3576 http://jbsatoday.com
Excellent
34%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
8%
Terrible
16%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 38 reviews

Jacob's Creek Park

One of the parks along Canyon Lake.

10. Cranes Mill Park

Canyon Lake, TX +1 877-444-6777 http://www.recreation.gov/camping/cranes-mill-park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=108384
Excellent
24%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
8%
Terrible
25%
Overall Ratings

3.0 based on 38 reviews

Cranes Mill Park

One of many parks along Canyon Lake.

Reviewed By glens183 - Houston, United States

Came here in mid Nov and got great weather and bad weather. The park is pretty small and has 30 rv spaces vey near the lake. The grass could be a little more manicured but the views are good and we got a good shade tree in #26. The bathrooms were clean and spacious and everything workred. The pads are asphalt and level from side to side. We had a downward slope to our pad but it was not a problem. The area has a peninsula that is for tent camping and boat launch. This is also the area for day use. It was closed off but it was a pleasant walk. The normal rate for rv is $26 but we got the senior discount with our federal park discount. Good qualty connections for water and electric but no sewer but there is a pump out as you leave. The lady who checked us in could not have been nicer. We had a great time here and hope we can return soon.

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