Canyon Lake + Guadalupe River Area (830) 907-2300

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Fun Fish Art Design Contest

Hey Kids!  WORD of Comal County is looking for some creative and imaginative artwork with a fishing theme for next year's FUN FISH t-shirt.  Yep, that's right...we are already planning for an awesome fishing event scheduled for Sunday, February 22, 2015.  The contest is for kids in grades K-5th. The deadline to enter is Friday, November 21, so get busy working on that winning design! There will be one winner selected by the Fun Fish Committee for a $100 gift card. That's pretty darn sweet!  Download an entry form with contest rules and design guidelines here.  For more information, contact Susan at (830) 907-2300 or you can email susan@wordcc.com.

Keep Canyon Lake Beautiful 2014 Fall Clean Up Event

We are planning our KCLB 2014 Fall Clean Up event scheduled for Saturday, October 18, 2014 and need volunteers to help pick-up litter around the lake including parks, trails, roadways, drainage ditches, etc.  Volunteers will meet at the WORD office located at 1928 FM 2673 at 9am. (Our office is right across the street from the CRRC thrift store.)  Supplies will be provided at check-in on the morning of the event.  Teams will head out to various locations  to clean assigned areas.  At 11am, groups will finish up and head back to the office for lunch, finishing up at noon,

 This is a community wide event and all are invited to participate in KEEPING CANYON LAKE BEAUTIFUL.  This is also a great opportunity for students to earn community service hours.   If you have a group/team already formed and wish to sign up for a particular area to clean, let us know.  For more information, view our flier or send it out to everyone you know to spread the word. 

To sign up, call 830-907-2300 or email susan@wordcc.com. 


Grant Funding

Earlier this year the WORD Board voted to hear requests for 2015 grant funding at the September 17 board meeting.  The Board will vote on funding at the October 15 meeting. All grant funding requests for equipment, services, projects, etc. must be received by September 10, 2014.  For more information, contact Mike Dussere at (830)907-2300 or you can email him at mike@wordcc.com. 

Current Boat Ramp Status

There are 23 boat ramps located around Canyon Lake.   Due to declining water elevations, certain ramps have been closed.  The chart below lists each ramp, location, and status as of August 19, 2014 or for a printable version of Canyon Lake and location of ramps, fees, and operators, click here.  

Other sites with information on Canyon Lake boat ramps:

-Comal County Road Department-Boat Ramps
-U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

RAMP # LOCATION  STATUS
 1 Canyon Lake Village Open
 2 Canyon Lake Village West Open
 3  Comal Park East Closed 
 4 Comal Park West Open
 5 Canyon Lake Forest Closed
 6 Canyon Lake Hills 1-East Open
 7  Canyon Lake Hills 2-West Closed
 8  Canyon Springs Resort Closed
 9 Cranes Mill Marina Closed
 10 Cranes Mill Park Closed
 11 Cypress Cove-Rebecca Creek Closed
 12 Lake Canyon Yacht Club Open
 13 Randolph AFB Closed
 14 Jacob's Creek 1 Open 
 15 Jacob's Creek 2 Open
 16 Ft. Sam Houston Closed
 17 Little Jacob's Creek Open
 18 Canyon Park Campground Open
 19 Canyon Park Marina Open
 20 Potter's Creek East Open
 21 Potter's Creek West Open
 22 Canyon Lake Shores Closed
 23 N. Cranes Mill-Mystic Shores Closed



Alternate Routes to Canyon Lake

During busy summer months, there is a high volume of traffic coming into Canyon Lake due to concerts and holiday weekends. To avoid delays, refer to this map for alternate routes into the WORD district. For information on Whitewater Amphitheater's concert schedule, visit their website at http://www.whitewaterrocks.com/.

Water Safety Events this Summer

The South Central Texas Water Safety Coalition  (SCTWSC) seeks to improve water safety knowledge and practices amongst all recreationalists through education and awareness programs, outreach events, and inter-agency cooperation, cost and resource sharing.  The goal of these programs is to reduce or eliminate water-related accidents and drownings within the region.  The Coalition is comprised of local agencies that bring fun and educational activities to adults and kids through events such as Fun Fish, Thru the Chute, Progressive Agriculture Safety Day, river and lake activities, and Junior Deputy Academy. Each year the Coalition teaches hundreds of kids and adults how to be safe in and around the water. 
 Participants play games that reinforce water safety practices including how to select and put on a life jacket, saving  Buddy Bob by using a throw rope (sometimes wearing fatal vision goggles at the same time), kayaking, and answering water trivia questions. Participants receive cool prizes like frisbees, koozies, water bottles, and water boxes. For more information about upcoming events this summer, visit the SCTWSC website at http://www.texaswatersafety.com/.  If you would like to be a part of this FUN and exciting organization, call the WORD office at (830)907-2300.  Have a safe summer and remember:  THINK, DON'T SINK!

2013 - 2014 Trout Stocking Schedule

Texas Parks & Wildlife will be stocking trout through January 2014 with the first stocking beginning Friday, December 6, 2013.  W.O.R.D. Board of Directors voted to grant $7500 to TPWD for trout stocking this season. There will be a total of 20,821 fish stocked during the winter months at the following locations: Guadalupe Park, Whitewater Sports, Rio Raft, Third Crossing, and Camp Huaco Springs.  Please note special regulations are in effect from the second bridge crossing on River Rd. upstream to the easternmost bridge crossing on FM 306.  In this area there is an 18 inch minimum size limit, a one trout daily bag, and the restriction that only trout caught on artificial lures may be harvested.  Anglers may fish with all other legal means and methods and may harvest all fish except trout.

Trout will be stocked on the following dates:  December 6, 13, 20, 27 and January 3, 10, 17, 24. Visit TPWD website for additional information.  

Tri-County Reverse 911 Emergency Notification

In the event there is a man-made or natural disaster in the area, local officials have the ability to send emergency messages to all standard voice and text communication devices you register, making you aware of situations and giving instructions on how to respond by using a “Reverse 911” emergency call-out system. It's a quick and easy process that takes only minutes to complete.  To begin receiving alerts, you must register by going to  http://www.co.comal.tx.us/Tri_County_Reverse_911.htm and click on the link that says "Register Here with the Regional Emergency Notification Service."  Don't forget to log in to your email that was used during the registration process to activate your account.  

Nichol's Landing Access Fee

For the last four years, the price structure at Nichol’s Landing has been $3 per car for residents of Comal County and $5 per car for out of county visitors.  Due to the increasing costs to operate the park from
Memorial Day through Labor day,  the nominal fee that has been charged since 2008  is no longer adequate to maintain the area.

 To address this issue, the WORD Board of Directors voted to change the fee structure to a $4 per adult and $2 per child 12 and under entrance fee effective  May 18, 2013.     

 

National Weather Service

Representatives from the National Weather Service attended the WORD board meeting in March to briefly explain what they do and how weather information is relayed to the public.  Paul Yura, the spokesman for the weather service talked briefly about flooding and said that one of their biggest challenges is not having enough data.  They need more data from residents that live along the Guadalupe River—information such as how high the water is and how fast it is rising. He encourages citizens to  become active in CoCoRaHS, a grassroots effort of “volunteers working together to measure precipitation across the nation."  It’s a program where citizens are using rain gauges to measure and map precipitation in their local communities.  CoCoRaHS is now the largest provider of daily precipitation observations in the United States. For more information or to sign up, go to www.cocorahs.org.  Yura also encourages citizens to call in weather observations to the National Weather Service at (830) 629-0130.