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Canyon Lake is a unique community among rolling hills in the midst of lake and river waters, where water activities are abundant. It is centrally located between Austin and San Antonio, and just minutes from New Braunfels, Gruene, Bulverde and Spring Branch on the rim of the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Canyon Lake has a shoreline of 80 miles and miles of cool, gentle waters on the Guadalupe River.

Known as the “Water Recreation Capital of Texas,” Canyon Lake has beautiful clear water, striped bass, camping and day parks, hiking trails and lots of room for recreation with 23 easy-access boat ramps. Canyon Lake welcomes the Upper Guadalupe River from the west, while the Canyon Dam provides a controlled release of cool waters into the Lower Guadalupe River, temperate enough to sustain rainbow trout life throughout the summer. The most popular section of the Guadalupe River, which runs between Canyon Lake and New Braunfels, is usually filled with tubers and lined with outfitters and all types of lodging. This scenic stretch of the Guadalupe is accessible from River Road, which crosses the Guadalupe four times.

The cedar and oak woods are saturated with wildlife. Neighborhoods are shared with deer providing a calming and natural haven with numerous local hangouts and concerts on the river. The cooler weather of fall and winter is an oasis for fly fisherman and kayakers. One can even travel back 110 million years to see an exposed fault zone, fossils or even dinosaur footprints when living in or visiting Canyon Lake.

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