Much of The Peninsula has vistas of Canyon Lake and the Guadalupe River. Explore the many websites on these two spectacular topics.
Beautiful Canyon Lake was dedicated in 1966 after completion of Canyon Dam. The lake filled to conservation pool by 1968. The lake turns 50 in 2016!
Canyon Lake is managed by the U.S. Corps of Engineers. Visit the Corps website to learn about lake areas, lake amenities and Corps activity at http://www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/canyon/ .
Within that same website are regulations pertaining to property owners of property adjacent to Canyon Lake or other properties owned by the Corps: http://www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/canyon/Realestate/Adjland.asp
At conservation pool level of 909 ft-msl, Canyon Lake has 8,230 acres of surface area and 80 miles of shoreline. At flood control pool level of 943 ft-msl, the lake has total storage 728,400 acre-feet.
The Canyon Gorge is a dramatic and educational feature of Canyon Lake. For information, see http://canyongorge.org/canyon-lake . Tours of the Canyon Gorge are offered frequently and includes a spectacular nature walk with dinosaur footprints and unique limestone features.
Love to fish? Follow fishing conditions at https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/recreational/lakes/canyon/ .
The Guadalupe River and its surrounding area has a rich past, documented since the late 1600’s. The Texas State Historical Association is one of many sources on the river’s history. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rng01
Canyon Dam, creating Canyon Lake, is the first major dam along the Guadalupe River. Areas “up river”, or upstream, from Canyon Lake are beautifully native and abound with river wildlife. Areas downstream are popular destinations for recreation such as tubing and fly fishing.