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

Camping Reservations:

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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Local Water and Weather Conditions

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Canyon Lake
29 NOV 2021
Current Elevation Normal Elevation Currently Releasing Current Wind Speed Current Wind Direction Max Wind Speed (Last 6 Hours)
909.00 ft 909.00 ft 108 cfs 4.21 mph 245.00 deg
6.26 mph
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Facility Closures of Ramps and Parks

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The Canyon Lake Office no longer accepts cash payments for any USACE operated campground or boat ramp. If you need assistance, please contact us at (830) 964-3341. We appreciate your cooperation.

Fort Worth District Lake Facility Closures

Facility Closure Report

This report last updated on Tuesday November 23 2021 11:02:14

CANYON LAKE CRANES MILL PARK PARTIALLY CLOSED SEASONAL PARK 10/28/2021 8:16:04 AM Loop 1 open. Loop 2 Closed for winter.
CANYON LAKE HANCOCK HORSE TRAIL FULLY OPEN NONE ACCESS POINT 10/28/2021 8:17:52 AM Trail is open, but since the parking area is a dirt field, it may close on occasion due to rain. But it will reopen each time after it is determined the filed is safe to drive on again.
CANYON LAKE LITTLE JACOBS CREEK FULLY OPEN NONE PARK 10/28/2021 8:18:08 AM This is RAMP 17 with 9 picnic tables under trees and a vault restroom. NO Camping. This is NOT a designated swimming area.
CANYON LAKE NORTH PARK FULLY CLOSED SEASONAL PARK 10/28/2021 8:31:39 AM North Park is closed from Oct 1 to march 31. Park is open only in summer from Friday at 3pm to Sunday at 2 pm on Sunday. Tent Camping only.
CANYON LAKE OVERLOOK FULLY OPEN NONE ACCESS POINT 10/28/2021 8:31:59 AM This is NOT a camping or swimming area. This is a Scenic Viewing Area ONLY!
CANYON LAKE POTTER'S CREEK PARK PARTIALLY CLOSED SEASONAL PARK 10/28/2021 8:32:41 AM Loop 4 open for winter season. All other loops closed at this time.
CANYON LAKE POTTER'S CREEK PUBLIC RAMP FULLY OPEN NONE BOAT RAMP 10/28/2021 8:33:32 AM Ramp Open. Loading dock available. fishing dock available too.
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NO BURN BAN Currently

Please click on a link below to see the latest ruling and guidelines set up by Comal Count.

    Comal County Fire Marshall

Click on the link below to see the guidleines for burning and cooking in the parks during a burn ban.

     Park Rules      Picture Guide


North Park

This park is going onto the reservation system starting June 4th 2021. This means you can not get a site unless you have a reservation.

Please access the reservation system at Recreation.Gov and make a reservation soon.

This park offers primitive tent camping in a small private park of only 20 camp sites. Full access to the lake and nearby trails for hiking.




Recently there has been a tremedous amount of visitors to Canyon Lake. With high visitation numbers comes more litter. We have increased the number of collection locations. We ask that you PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT to reduce the litter on the ground. Bring your litter to the dumpster so the shore stays clean.

Always remember to Recreate Responsibly.

The following activities are ILLEGAL at Canyon Lake. Please refer to Title 36. Link provided HERE.

Illegal Activity Solution
Cliff Diving Swim in designated swim areas: Comal Park, Canyon Beach
Destruction of Public Property by LITTER Pack It In, Pack It Out. We provide trash receptacles in ALL park. Please use them.
Camping in areas not designated for camping like the shore and islands.

You MUST be in a designated park and campsite

Use RECREATION.GOV for Camping opportunities.

Consumption of Alcohol in Overlook Park Alcohol and water does not mix.

PLEASE PACK IN, PACK OUT all your trash.


Comal Park and Canyon Park

Under New Management

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers no longer manages Comal Park or Canyon Park.

We still own the facilities, but they has been leased to WORD of Comal County.

If you have any questions, or concerns related to the park, please check their website shown below or give them a call.

Office: (830) 907-2300


Facility Closures/Openings

Click link below to see which ramps, docks and parks are open or closed.

Closure Info

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America The Beautiful Passes

You May pick up any Pass directly at the Cranes Mill Gatehouse. You may also go online to make such purchases.


If you need information, please contact us at (830) 964-3341.

We appreciate your cooperation in this situation.


Water Safety Message

This month we are covering The Top 5 Excuses for NOT wearing a life jacket.

Excuses Don't Save Lives, Life Jackets Do

Drop The Excuse, Pick Up the Jacket

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

Water Safety Messages


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Park Reservations


Use to make reservations

You can book 6 months in advance, so don't wait.

Reservations fill up months in advance!

Make your reservation now before all the sites are taken!

The Following Parks will be available to reserve online.

Potters Creek Park: RV and Tent Camping

Cranes Mill Park: RV and Tent Camping

North Park: Pimitive Tent Camping (starting june 4th 2021)


Call: 888-772-4666




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EVENT Date / Time Description

National Public Lands Day


Fall Community Clean up

Saturday the 23rd of October 2021

Down load the registration form to camp overnight and return it ASAP. Send questions to the contact on the form.

IGNORE the dates on the form. The 23rd is the event date. You can camp all that weekend.


use this link to sign up for projects.

Annual Rambler 120 Challenge Adventure Race

TBD for 2021

Rambler 120 is designed as a team event to build esprit de corps among units, improve fitness levels and foster an enjoyment of the outdoors. Team members compete in a 22-mile bike ride, six-mile run, two-mile rafting trip and a mystery event announced the day of the race. The event is held at the Joint base San Antonio Recreation Park at Canyon Lake.

For Information on date and time use the link below to watch for the posting when it appears.


4th Annual Car Show at Canyon Dam

Sunday the 17th of October 2021

You can get details here.

Dam Community Alliance