No pedestrian or vehicle access will be allowed to the Main Park or Swim Beaches. 

Canyon Park

Canyon Park is a 485- acre park located on the north shore of Canyon Lake. This lakefront park is currently open from April through September as a day-use only facility. Canyon Park has picnic sites, one boat ramp, a pea gravel and sand beach, and restrooms throughout the park. The park encompasses Canyon Swim Beach and the Madrone Trail.

Canyon Park, TX

Park Information

Location: 1769 Canyon Park Rd, Canyon Lake, TX 78133

Canyon Park swim beach

Swim Beach # 1

Entrance fee: $10 per vehicle

Hours of Operation:

  • Swim Beach Hours: Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays: 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Gatehouse Hours: Monday – Friday: 10 a.m – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

No new entries will be permitted once the gatehouse is closed.

Swim Beach Operating Season: April 1 – September 30


  • Community grill area
  • Volleyball Court
  • Soccer Goals
  • Bathrooms
Canyon Park swim beach 2

Swim Beach #2

Hours of Operation:

Weekends only: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Located across the street from Swim Beach #1

Cash only

Canyon Park (Areas 2, 3 & 4)

Entrance fees: $10 per vehicle (up to 2 vehicles per site)

Hours of Operation:

April through September: 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Gatehouse Hours:
April through September: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

No new entries will be permitted once the gatehouse is closed.

Park Operating Season: April 1 to September 30


  • Boat Ramp 18
  • Picnic sites
  • Bathrooms
Canyon Park aerial
Canyon Park Madrone Trail

Madrone Trail

Entrance fees: Free (limited parking, no water access)

Hours of Operation:

Every day: 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Please note that there are sections of the Madrone Trail that we will be restricting access to at this time.

Pavilions 1, 2, and 3


Pavilion 1: Across Swim Beach 1
Pavilion 2: Inside Canyon Park
Pavilion 3: Inside Canyon Park

To reserve a pavilion for the 2021 park season, please complete the  Pavilion Rental Agreement and email it to

*Sending an email does not guarantee rental.

Pavilion Information

Cost: $250 (including a $100 Refundable Deposit – Refundable only if pavilion is clean, all trash has been properly disposed of, and there is no damage to the site. Deposit will be refunded within 72 hours if no issues are found.

Canyon Park pavilion
Canyon Park swim beach 2

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Canyon Park Rules

  • No drop-offs
  • No exit and re-entry
  • No walk-ins
  • No unaccompanied minors (Under age 16)
  • No glass
  • No Styrofoam
  • No Jello shots
  • All dogs on leash at all times
  • No Cascarones/ confetti egg
  • No personal charcoal or wood grills

Canyon Park Frequently Asked Questions

Q. If I leave the park can I come back in for free?

A. No. Once you have left the park you will need to repay the entrance fee.

Q. Can I swap items or people with someone who is in the park?

A. No. You may not exchange items with someone inside the park.

Q. Will my Corps/America the Beautiful pass be honored?

A. The Corps participated in a variety of annual passes for which they received revenue or were allocated tax dollars for. WORD has not and does not receive any of those dollars. So, WORD cannot honor any passes sold through America the Beautiful, Corps annual pass, or other means.

Q. What is the park entry fee?

A. Since this is the first year of operation, WORD has set a flat rate of $10 per car. Our estimate is that this number should cover our annual operation and maintenance costs for the park. During this first year, we will be collecting data on number of visitors, age of visitors, and actual costs and revenues. For comparison, the Corps charged $5 per car but did not cover their operating costs. State Parks are $7 per person, and at least one other park at Canyon Lake has increased to $20 per car.

Q. Is there a discounted rate for locals or seniors?

A. As we go into 2022, we will evaluate and adjust our rates as needed so that we are covering all costs. WORD does not want to make a profit on the park and is committed to providing it as a recreational resource for the community and for visitors. At that time, we may be able to offer things like annual passes, senior discounts, or local discounts. Until we have real numbers to draw from, this is unfortunately not possible in year one.

Q. Will the park be open year-round?

A. We plan to be open April 1 – Sept. 30, the same way the Corps has been operating. We will assess the need for and ability to be open for longer periods after the first year and make a decision at that time.

Q. When will the park be open?

A. Sections of Canyon Park will be open beginning April 1, 2021. Some sections of the park will remain closed while improvements take place. Many sections of the park have been closed for years, and it will take time to bring them back online.

Q. What types of improvements is WORD making?

A. WORD has already extended and improved the Swim Beach #1 area and added a sand beach section. A sand volleyball court, soccer goals, and grills will be added to this area as well. Inside Canyon Park, the courtesy dock will be repaired, drainage improved, bathrooms repaired, and the entire park will be cleaned thoroughly. Grills have been ordered to replace the fire grills. Many future improvements are planned and will be announced as they are completed.

The frequency of Park trash cleanup has been tripled and crews are working to clean and trim the peninsula area. Trash bags will be handed out to all visitors and a zero-tolerance policy on littering will be in place. Extra law enforcement patrols have been scheduled to keep all park visitors safe.

Q. Can I make a reservation for myself or family members? How do I reserve a picnic table?

For the first year of operation, Canyon Park and Swim Beach #1 will be a first-come, first-serve day-use facility. We do not take reservations for parking or picnic tables. You may not pay for someone in advance when you arrive at the park.

Q. Can I make a reservation for a Pavilion/ Group Shelter?

A. To reserve a pavilion for the 2021 park season, please complete the  Pavilion Rental Agreement and email it to

Q. Are propane grills allowed?

A. Yes, personal propane grills are allowed at the park, but not personal charcoal grills. You may also bring your own bag of charcoal. In Canyon Park we will be installing grills at each site. At Swim Beach #1 you may use one of the community grills we have available.

Q. If I leave the park and return to a “Park Full” sign, can I re-enter?

A. No. If you leave the park for any reason and we have reached capacity by the time you return; you will not be granted access to the park. Take all your belongings with you before you leave the park. Do not leave any people or items in the park.

Q. What does “Park Full” mean?

A. When we have reached capacity in the park no one will be granted access into the park. There will no longer be an option to wait. You must turn around if the park is full. This is done to avoid traffic backups on the roadways.

Q. What other rules should I be aware of?

A. We do not allow drones, overnight camping, metal detectors, RVs/campers, golf carts/ATVs, and buses.