Contact Information

Mailing Address:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Canyon Lake Office
601 C.O.E. Road
Canyon Lake, Texas 78133

Hours: M-F 8am - 4:30pm
Phone:  (830) 964-3341
Fax:  (830) 964-2215

Lake Coordinates
N 29°51.669’

W 098°11.765’


Reservations & Passes

Call: 1-877-444-6777

Park Pass Info

America the Beautiful


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Welcome to Canyon Lake

Our Core Missions:

Provide flood damage reduction to the Guadalupe River Basin below Canyon Lake

Manage the natural land and water resources

Support the military in times of peace or war

Offer some of the best water recreation opportunities in Texas




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Canyon Lake
21 FEB 2017
Current Elevation Normal Elevation Currently Releasing Current Wind Speed Current Wind Direction Max Wind Speed (Last 3 Hours)
910.22 ft 909.00 ft 600 cfs 9.22 mph 208.00 deg
10.31 mph
Reservoir Control Section    

In Flow To Lake: Spring Branch Gage             Out Flow From Dam: Sattler Gage


Latest News and Updates

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Hunting Season!

No, we do NOT have public hunts at Canyon Lake.

The local hunts are for the Men and Women that have served and been injured in combat.

We support the Heros by providing them the opportunity to hunt when they otherwise may not have a chance. Our hunt is managed by OFAS (Operation Float a Soilder).

The following parks and or trails will be closed for the time period listed.

Other location may be added as the hunt progresses. Please check back often.

Dates of Closure
Area Closed
Madrone Trail
Nov 16 through Dec 26
Entire Trail
Potters Creek Park including Ramp 21

Nov 16 through Nov 21

Dec 14 through Dec 27

Entire Park and Ramp 21
Cranes Mill Park

Dec 14 through Dec 27

Fishing Pier and tent Area
Canyon Park
Nov 12 through Dec 26

Entire Park, except Marina Area



America The Beautiful Senior Passes

Currently we are out of the Senior Passes.

Please use the link below to find the next available location nearest you to pick up the pass in person.

You can still send in your application to receive it through the mail.


Burn ban lifted due to recent heavy rains.

Use link below to see the latest ruling and guidelines set up by Comal Count.

Comal County Fire Marshall

Use link below to see the guidelines for burning and cooking in the parks during a burn ban.

Park Rules     Picture Guide


USACE Park Status:


To View Latest List, Check Link Below.

Facility Closures (parks, ramps, etc)

Most Parks Closed for Season


RV Park Reservations

Potters Creek Park reservations will NOT be available until further notice.

You may reserve in Cranes Mill Park.

Here are your options for making reservations


2- Call: 888-772-4666

Images of May 2015 flood damage to parks.

This is why some parks areas will be closed longer.

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Water Safety Messages

New section on Safe Boating added June 2016.

Excuses Don't Save Lives, Life Jackets Do!

Drop The Excuse, Wear the Jacket!

Use the link below to access our monthly message with links to articles and videos.

Water Safety Messages

Special Events

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To view images from prior events click on this sentence.

National Public Lands Day 2017


Project Descriptions:



17th Sept 2016

See map in Packet

Repair/care of trails: Guadalupe Trails, Overlook Park Trail, and Horse Trail.

Trim vegetation, create erosion control, amphitheater maintenance, water way clean up, shoreline clean up, fishing pier care, and other projects as is seen fit to include.

Flyer (color, 1pg)

Volunteer Registration Form

Information Packet


1-Two Free nights of camping are ONLY good for the weekend of the event. No other night. Only good for sites we assign your team.

2-ALL Volunteers must be at the meeting place in the morning of the event to sign in, have safety briefing, and get further details.

3-Meeting Place: Lions Club Pavilion located at 125 Abel Jones Dr. next to the CRRC Baseball fields off of South Access Road. A banner will be hanging on the pavilion to get your attention.

4-Bring everything on the supplies list we send you in e-mail at the time we acknowledged your registration.


DIVERS NEEDED to clean lake bottom for this event!

To register for NPLD this year, please download the forms on the right, fill them in and get them to us.

You can email, fax or bring them to us in person.


Annual Freedom Walk
When Location Project Description Contact


Sunday, 11th of Sept. 2016
Canyon Dam at Overlook Park
Annual walk to reflect and remember our freedoms.


Canyon Lake Images

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Historic Canyon Lake Image Game

Current History Being Made

Historic Office Image

Stock Archive Photo

Potters Creek Park, Post Flood Event June 2015

This is why it will take sometime to repair the park before it can be opened again.

If you have any old or current images of the lake, water recreation activities or local animals from around Canyon Lake that you want to share, then please send a copy to us and we will rotate the images above so others can see your shared memories. You can email the pics to the email address listed on the contacts page.

Natural Resources

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We all have a responsibility to protect our natural resources.

Please click the BIG Green letters above to learn more.

Water Safety

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We have great water safety videos, books and handouts available for teaching your kids or for school programs.

Supplies are available FREE to anyone and everyone on a first come first serve bases.

Please contact us before supplies run out.


Local Water Safety Message

Please click on the link to the right to go directly to our Local Water Safety Messages. This message will have updates periodically as needed.


Water Safety Messages




National Security

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National Security

The Department of Homeland Security recently replaced the color-coded Homeland Security Advisory System with a new system to advise the public on current security issues in the country. The new process is call the National Terrorism Advisory system, or NTAS. To read more about the system please use the link below.



Nation wide alerts appear in the box below when issued.


This site last updated on 01-Dec-2016