Parks Managed by US Army Corps of Engineers

For parks managed by other agencies, please see the web page on Leased Parks.

Select a link below to vew info on a parks and facilities manged by USACE.

 

Developed Camping Parks

Potter's Creek Park      Cranes Mill Park      North Park

 

Day Use Park

Overlook Park

Trails

Guadalupe Trail Park      Hancock Horse Trail

 

Wear It!

 


Information about the parks managed by USACE

Military Support      Fees      Facilitiy Amenities      GPS Coordinates

Driving Directions      Discount Passes      Picnicking      Swimming      Fishing

 

 

General Information about Camping Park Gate Hours

ALL Camping Park Gates Close at 10pm Friday and Saturday. During Holiday weekends the parks close at 10pm on Sunday too.

Monday through Thrusday the gates close at 9pm.

No entry without a valid reservation. All camping parks are on the Recreation.gov reservation website.

Campers must be checked-in prior to gate closing.

There are no afterhours check-ins. No Exceptions. If you are late, you will have to wait until the following day when the gate opens in the morning to access your site if you have not checked in on time.

We do NOT have public access to the parks after gate closing. This is for the privacy and protection of the guests in the parks.

There are NO access code, key pad/lock, or late night check-ins once the gate house closes.

Anyone attempting to force the gates open, or enter the park illegally after gate closing time can potentially be sent away, lose any reservation they might have already, and be giving a federal citation and fine.

If you are a guest that is already checked in and choose to leave the park, but come back after gate closing, you will have to walk to your site from the gate, and then pick up your car in the morning.

 

NOTES TO THE PUBLIC:

In accordance with the Texas Transportation Code, Golf Carts are not allowed to be operated on Public Roadways at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Projects. This means please leave your carts at home and use your a bike, your feet or your car to travel on the park roads.

On weekends, holidays and when a park is at capacity, there are NO drive throughs allowed in any of the parks. You are welcome to visit any other day and drive through our camping parks.

 


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Potter's Creek Park

Sunset at Potters Creek

 

Potter's Creek Park is is a beautiful Class A park located on the northwest side of Canyon Lake that Includes modern RV and Tent camping amenities. The facilities include one hundred fourteen (114) modern RV campsites, seven (7) Screened Shelters, ten (10) designated tent camping sites, and five (5) Family Sites.

Hours: 8am -10pm

Facility: CAMPING and RV ONLY.

Not A Day Use Facility. Usage of Park by Paid Camping Guests Only!

Directions: Click HERE for directions.

Park Amenities
Click on an amenitiy for its description or on a picture link to view related images.
Five Shower Houses
Large Beach 
Boat Ramps
Fishing Pier
coming soon!

 

Season

Park Open All Year, But Not All Sites. The table below provides a general guide for when sites are available.

O=Open

C=Closed

Loop
1
2
3
4
5
6
Sites
01 - 32
33 - 61
62 - 66
67 - 103
104 - 114
115 - 124

*Winter (Oct-Mar)*

O

O
C
O
C
C
Summer (Apr-Sep)
O
O
O
O
O
O

This is the standard schedule for the year, but at times if demand is high enough we may open a closed area to meet the need.

Conversly, if demand is low, we will close a section.

* During the fall/winter, we may choose to close sections or all of Potters Creek Park so we can better manage the wildlife. *

 

RV and Tent Camping
Loop
1
2
3
4
5
6
Site #

1-32

33-61
62-65
66

67-104

105-114

115-124

Site Type
Single-Use RV/Tent
Triple RV/Tent
Double RV/Tent
Single-Use RV/Tent
Single-Use Tent
Max # Units

1 RV & 1 Tent

or 2 Tents

3RV & 3 Tents

or 6 Tents

2RV & 2 Tents

or 4 Tents

1 RV & 1 Tent

or 2 Tents

2 Tent

Discount Pass
Accepted
Not Accepted
Accepted
Accepted
Pictures

Shelter-1

Shelter-2

Image1

Image2

Image3

Tent 1 - Tent 2

Tent 3 - Tent 4

Electrical
Parking Maximum
2
6
4
2
3 Vehicles

Click Here for Water Craft Rules

Click Here for RV Site Details
Click Here for Tent Site Details
Click Here for Parking Rules

 

Screen Shelters and Group Pavilion
Type
Unit Name
Description
Max # People
Max # Tents
Max # Cars
Discount Pass
Pictures
Shelters
A thru G
Screened Shelters
10
1
2
Accepted

Click Here for Site Details

Pavilion
1 Unit
Group Pavilion
100
20
18
Not Accepted

Click Here for Site Details

 


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Cranes Mill Park

   

Tent Camping and RV Sites

Hours: 8am -10pm Daily

Facilities: Camping, RV and Boat Launch (Ramp 10)

Season: Open All Year

Directions: Click HERE for directions.

Cranes Mill Park is a beautiful Class A facility with modern RV and Tent Camping sites. It is located on the Southwest shore of Canyon Lake at the end of FM 2673, just past the town of Startzville. It contains 30 RV sites, 34 tent sites, 3 restrooms, a boat ramp, boat dock, 2 fishing piers and water & electricity at most sites.

RV and Tent Camping
Loop
1
2
Site #

1-30

31-57
58-62
63-64
Site Type
RV
TENT
Tent (handicap accessible)
Electric
Yes
Yes
NO
Yes
Water
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Max # People
10
10 people
Max # Units

1 RV & 1 Tent

or 2 Tents

2 Tent
2 Tent
2 Tent
Discount Pass
Accepted

Site Amenities and Details

 

A covered picnic table; Fire ring; Closeable standing grill; 40-60 foot long parking pads; 20, 30 & 50 amp electrical; Water hook-up

A covered picnic table; Fire ring; Closeable standing grill; 15 amp electrical; Water spigot

May have up to three (3) vehicles during the night. Max 2 guest cars during day.

No RVs, pop-ups, boats or any form of pull behind trailer is allowed.

Click Here for Parking Rules

 


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North Park

North Park as Viewed Top of Canyon Dam

Hours:

Closed: Monday through Thrusday.

Open: Friday and Saturday 9am -10pm. Sunday 9am - 2pm.

Facilities: Tent Camping Only. NO pop-ups, pull behind or RVs allowed!

Season: 1 April - 30 September

Directions: Click HERE for directions.

North Park is located on the North side of Canyon Lake Dam on North Park Road. There are 20 campsites (no RV hookups), vault toilets, no showers, no boat ramp. Each campsite includes a picnic table, a standing grill, and a fire ring. This is a popular park for scuba diving which is used for many local schools to train divers.

 


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Guadalupe Trail Park

OPEN TO ALL FOR HIKING AND FISHING!

Hours: Sunrise -Sunset Daily

Facilities: Day Use

Season: Open All Year

Directions: Click HERE for directions.

Trails: Click HERE for trail information.

Useage of Guadalupe Park is free of charge.

Guadalupe Park is located below Canyon Dam along the first mile of the Guadalupe River.   It features an ADA-accessible parking lot and trailway with fishing pier on the north side. A foot trail is available along the river on the south side of the park. The river can be accessed from the trails for fishing. Please have a state fishing license.

The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) manages a hydropower plant along the north side of the river near the fishing pier.   This stretch of the Guadalupe river is very popular as the State's premier trout fishing stream.  The Guadalupe River is the Southernmost sustainable trout fishery in the nation.  No restroom, camping or picnic facilities are available in the park. Sometimes a portable toilet is provided.  The nearest restroom facility is located at nearby Overlook Park near the southern end of Canyon Dam.  Overlook Park closes at sunset daily.

 


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Hancock Horse Trail

 

OPEN TO ALL FOR HIKING, BIKING, HORSE BACK RIDING, AND FISHING!

Hours: Sunrise -Sunset Daily

Facilities: Day Use

Season: Open All Year

Directions: Click HERE for directions.

Trails: Click HERE for trail information.

 

Useage of Horse Trail is free of charge.

Hancock Horse Trail is located on the north side of the lake off of FM 306. Access is open accept when it rains because the parking area becomes a mud hole to drive through. Parking area is NOT paved.

 


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Overlook Park

DAY USE ONLY

Hours: 7am -Sunset Daily

Season: Open All Year

Directions: Click HERE for directions.

Overlook Park is on a hilltop at the south end of Canyon Dam and is the location of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers headquarters at Canyon Lake. The park offers a scenic view to Canyon Lake and Dam. There is access to the Verada Real walking trail across Canyon Dam. A restroom at the top of the hill and visitor parking is available.  There are no camping or picnic facilities but you are welcome to hike and picnic.

The office for visitor information is open Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm, excluding Federal Holidays.

The use of this park is free of charge.