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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

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.

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 t hat Include s 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

Cranes Mill Park

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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 f oot 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

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.

Guadalupe Trail Park

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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.

Usage 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.

Hancock Horse Trail

Open to All for Hiking, Biking, Horseback 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.

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.

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