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 98°11.765’



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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
25 SEP 2022
Current Elevation Normal Elevation Currently Releasing Current Wind Speed Current Wind Direction Max Wind Speed (Last 6 Hours)
901.98 ft 909.00 ft 71 cfs 3.74 mph 84.00 deg
13.35 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 Friday March 11 2022 13:26:10

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 GUADALUPE PARK PARTIALLY CLOSED CONSTRUCTION PARK 12/21/2021 9:50:08 AM Contractors are installing new fencing around the stilling basin. The GBRA parking lot by power plant and the head of the Guadalupe Trail are closed until construction is complete. The handicap parking area is open to ALL those that need to access the trail to the fishing pier during the trout fishing season. To access the trail go through the other end of it at the Hidden valley sports complex on Mabel Jones Drive.
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 12/21/2021 9:51:05 AM This is RAMP 17 with 10 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 12/21/2021 9:05:31 AM Loop 4 open for winter season. Half of Loop 1 and Loop 2 are open right now. All other loops closed at this time.
CANYON LAKE POTTER'S CREEK PUBLIC RAMP FULLY OPEN NONE BOAT RAMP 12/21/2021 9:04:46 AM Ramp 21 is Open. Loading dock available. Fishing dock available too.
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Latest News and Updates

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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


ALL 3 Camping/RV Parks

All three of Canyon Lake's camping and RV parks are now on the reservation system as of 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.

You can look up Canyon Lake, Texas to find all three parks we manage.




We ask that you help reduce the litter on the ground.

There has been a tremedous increase in the amount of visitors to Canyon Lake in the past two years. With high visitation numbers comes more litter.

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 does not mix.

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 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 Decription

National Public Lands Day


Fall Community Clean up

Saturday the 1st of October 2022

Potential date for the fall clean up is the 1st of October. Date may change as the year progresses.

Check back here later for the registration link.



Annual Rambler

120 Challenge

Adventure Race

TBD for 2022

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, 16th October 2022

You can get details here.

Dam Community Alliance