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Canyon Lake

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Address: Highway 306 West, New Braunfels, TX
Phone Number: +1 210-964-3341
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One of the deepest lakes in Texas boasts more than 80 miles of scenic...

One of the deepest lakes in Texas boasts more than 80 miles of scenic shoreline and is a favorite spot for outdoor activities year round.

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A dozen deer came close to our car near the lake's Dam

We were late in the season for the usual lake activities, but it is a beautiful setting and we used it as a base to visit San Antonio, Gruene, Wimberly, Fredericksburg, and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
James V
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Irvine, California
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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were late in the season for the usual lake activities, but it is a beautiful setting and we used it as a base to visit San Antonio, Gruene, Wimberly, Fredericksburg, and Austin, Texas

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New Braunfels, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great lake for summer boating and fun. It is quite large and deep. I lived on it for 16 years.

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Thank Dodie1954
Sugar Land
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was way too long since I was here, and with Canyon Lake back to its normal level, I had to revisit an old friend. The drive to the lake from New Braunfels along River Road is spectacular. Hwy 306 may be faster, but it's no comparison. A walk along the top of the dam gives you the full scope... More 

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Thank CaptainSPI
Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My family loves this lake and try to visit every chance we get. No too crowded and the view is amazing.

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Buda, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Spent a recent Saturday and Sunday here and it was just beautiful. Fishing was enjoyable. The views, the atmosphere of being outside and by water was just so refreshing and invigorating. Walking along the shoreline was just as beautiful. It is a nice, restful, time.

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Thank daddymo2
New Braunfels, Texas
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114 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Canyon Lake is a lovely spot to take a dunk during the hot summer days. The beach area by the dam is rocky and there is no shade. The water is refreshing but make sure you have plenty of sun protection once you are out of the water. If you have a boat, this is a nice lake to ski,... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I lived in San Antonio for 10 years and we would go to canyon lake in the summer time and do some boat rides and swimming, we would eat in the German eating establishments.

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Thank Judith J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We love going fishing, camping, and tubing. This is the place to be. We've stayed at different campsites and have been very happy with all of them. Where ever you stay you won't be disappointed.

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Thank Veronica G
Richmond, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We had a great time tubing the river. I would warn people that the river current is up this year and be careful if you have young children with you.

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Thank JW P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We went with another family and rented a pontoon boat for the weekend. The water was clear and beautiful! The bathrooms are very small but I was very glad to have them!

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