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Water Safety Programs


Canyon Lake Park Rangers convey water safety messages in a variety of ways. Routine boat patrols are run during the busy recreation season. Boaters are checked for safety equipment such as proper fitting life vests, cushions, horns, and lights. Park Rangers attend various marine and RV trade shows to educate the boating public on water safety and impress upon them the importance of teaching their children to swim. Park Rangers also educate children by presenting water safety demonstrations at public schools and by passing out water safety information at the swim beach.

If your group or school is interested in water safety presentations, contact a Park Ranger at 830-964-3341.

Good Rules to Follow to Stay Safe on the Water

1. Never mix water and alcohol.

2. Learn to swim.

3. Always wear your life jacket and do not depend on inflatable toys or rafts to keep you afloat or as lifesaving devices.

4. Always swim in a designated swimming area when possible.

5. Never leave children without adult supervision.

6. Never swim alone.

7. Always wear hard-soled shoes when walking the shoreline or wading.

8. Watch for tree stumps and other obstructions in low water.

9. Avoid turbulent waters.

10. Follow boating "Rules of the Road."

11. Heed weather advisories.

Check out the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's National Water Safety Program page for more information and helpful tips in water safety.

Wear your life jacket