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


Canyon Lake

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Latest News and Updates
Canyon Lake
23 MAR 2017
Current Elevation Normal Elevation Currently Releasing Current Wind Speed Current Wind Direction Max Wind Speed (Last 3 Hours)
909.32 ft 909.00 ft 412 cfs 15.12 mph 134.00 deg
19.26 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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Delay of Five Canyon Lake Park Openings

The US Army Corps of Engineers at Canyon Lake announced today, the delay of seasonal parks due to the transition between service contracts.

The Corps, which typically opens seasonal parks on April 1, is anticipating another great summer of water based recreation.

“Progress towards awarding new service contracts is underway and we hope to have these seasonal parks open by May 1,” said Canyon Lake manager, Marcus Schimank. “These service contracts are essential to the responsible operation of the parks and without services such as refuse disposal, cleaning, mowing and portable toilets it is not possible to open areas for public use.”

The following parks will not open on April 1 but are planned to open on May 1 pending award of new service contracts:

Cranes Mill Park Tent Camping Area

North Park Camping Area

Canyon Park Camping Area

Canyon Park Swim Beach

Comal Park Day Use Area

The following parks are currently open and will remain open on April 1:

Potter's Creek Loop 1 Camping Area

Cranes Mill Park RV Loop

Overlook Park

Guadalupe Park

Little Jacob's Creek Park (Boat Ramp 17)

Potter's Creek West Ramp (Boat Ramp 21)

“We appreciate the publics’ patience and understanding with the delayed opening of our seasonal parks while we work to award new service contracts,” added Schimank.

To check on the status of Corps operated parks around Canyon Lake go to

As always, the Corps asks that you keep safety as your top priority while on or near the water and looks forward to seeing visitors to Canyon Lake this coming summer.


USACE Park Status:


To View Latest List, Check Link Below.

Facility Closures (parks, ramps, etc)

Most Parks Closed for Season



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


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

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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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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.
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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.