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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

Lake Elevation / Gate Opening Information

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Canyon Lake
6 DEC 2023
Current Elevation Normal Elevation Currently Releasing Current Wind Speed Current Wind Direction Max Wind Speed (Last 6 Hours)
888.37 ft 909.00 ft 67 cfs 2.46 mph 122.00 deg
5.61 mph
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Contact Information

Mailing Address:
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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:


US Army Corps of Engineers Home Page.

Partnership Organizations

Preserve America's Waterway's

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Latest News and Updates

For information on Mobility Assistance Device use in Corps Parks, please read the Policy Here . For more information or to be issued a permit please contact the lake Manager.

Burn Ban LIFTED!

Please click on the link below to see the latest ruling and guidelines set up by Comal County.
Comal County Fire Marshall

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

Park Rules
Picture Guide

Camping/RV Parks

As of June 4th 2021, Canyon Lake's camping and RV parks are now on the reservation system.
This means you can not get a campring or RV site unless you have a reservation.

Please access Recreation.Gov online to book a site; you can book 6 months in advance.
The following parks are listed for Canyon Lake Texas.

  • Potters Creek Park: RV and tent camping
  • Cranes Mill Park: RV and tent camping
  • North Park: Primitive tent camping (starting June 4th, 2021)

Pack it in, Pack it out

We ask that you help reduce the litter on the ground. We have increased the number of collection locations.
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 Park
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 recreation do not mix.
Do NOT swim and drink.
Do NOT drive a water craft and drink.

PLEASE PACK IN, PACK OUT all your trash and personal items.

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 have 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

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

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.

Call: 888-772-4666


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EVENT Date / Time Decription

National Public Lands Day


Fall Community Clean up

Usually held the 1st Saturday of October 2024

Potential date for the fall clean up the first Saturday of October.

Registration for 2024 will open some time in April 2024.

Come back later for links to registration forms.

Annual Rambler

120 Challenge

Adventure Race

TBD for 2024

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.


9th Annual Car

Show at

Canyon Dam

October 2024

You can get details here.

Dam Community Alliance

Bobber the Dog!

Wear your life jacket