As the cold weather makes its way to the Texas Hill Country, you may not be aware of everything the District has to offer in the winter. Well, here are five ways to enjoy the district during the next few months.

1. Fishing

With weekly trout stocking and strategically placed fish attractors, the Water Oriented Recreation District provides a great atmosphere for fishing enthusiasts. Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD) and Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited (GRTU) stock the Guadalupe River with trout from December until March, resulting in great winter fishing. Fish attractors are placed throughout Canyon Lake by the Canyon Lake Bass Club and TPWD for those who prefer lake fishing to river fishing. Each attractor has a set of coordinates to help you have a successful day of fishing. More information over fishing in the district can be found HERE.

Lake sunset 

2. Lodging

Lake views, Hill Country views, or river views, all are available when you visit the district. If you’re looking for a weekend getaway or a quick staycation, the District has accommodations for river and lake lovers looking to find an escape in the Hill Country. There are many hidden gems to enjoy when you stay in the District. Lodging outlets can be found HERE in our Visitor’s Guide.

3. Camping

Whether you camp in a tent or an RV, there’s a camping site calling your name in the District. During the winter months, those looking for a quiet place to camp will realize the Water Oriented Recreation District is the place to be. The winter is the best time to enjoy great camping sites without the crowds.

4. Guide Services

If you’re looking to learn a new skill or you’re just not sure where to explore – call a guide. The winter is the perfect time to head to the district and explore. You can find fishing and white-water guides available to take you on the water. Booking a trip with a guide gives you the opportunity to enjoy new recreation activities under the watchful eye of an experienced water- recreationalist.

5. Rentals

It may be too cold to sunbathe, but it’s not too cold to take a little trip on the water. Boat, kayak, canoe, and other rentals are a great way to explore the waterways within the District. Renting a water vessel is an easy way to get on the water, without dealing with the hassle of loading and unloading. No tubers, just you and the water.

Whatever your preference, there’s always something for you to do this winter in the Water Oriented Recreation District!