Canyon Lake spreads out among the steep-shouldered evergreen hills of the Hill Country. With 8,240 sparkling surface acres of water and a maximum depth of 120 feet, in addition to the 84 miles of shoreline, the lake offers a wide variety of activities for water enthusiasts. Dotted along the shoreline are campgrounds, beaches, marinas, restaurants, cabins and lodges.

The predominant fish species include, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, Guadalupe bass, catfish, white bass, and striped bass. You will also find black bass, crappie, and an occasional walleye. Rainbow and brown trout are found in the white water of the Guadalupe River below Canyon Dam and this is one of the few areas in Texas where the elusive rainbow species is found.


The Guadalupe River is one of the 15 major rivers in Texas adding to the almost 200,000 miles of streams and rivers in the state. With its majestic bald cypress and mesquite trees and gentle curving banks, the Guadalupe is one of the most beautiful and popular rivers in Comal County. It travels almost 200 miles from the Hill Country fed along the way by springs to the coast, ending in the San Antonio Bay.

The Guadalupe River offers natural rapids, limestone bluffs, quiet, and clear water both above and below Canyon Lake. Numerous species of birds and a wide variety of animals can be seen and heard along the quiet sections of the river.


The combination of Canyon Lake and the Guadalupe River offers an endless array of water sports throughout the year. The gliding sailboat to the fast jet ski, the leisurely float in an inner tube to maneuvering the kayak over the rapids, there is fun for everyone.

A quiet Bed & Breakfast nestled among the Spanish oaks or a camp site next to the river, there is a place to rest for everyone. A fishing guide to help you land a delightful surprise or a hike to enjoy the natural beauties, there is something to enjoy for everyone.