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Canyon-Lake is a popular reservoir and also the name of a community adjacent to the reservoir, located in south-central Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population of Canyon Lake and the surrounding small communities was 21,262. Canyon Lake is centrally located between Austin and San Antonio in the rolling hills of the Texas Hill Country. However, the closest towns are Bulverde, New Braunfels, Gruene and Spring Branch. Canyon Lake is known as the "Water Recreation Capital of Texas," with 80 miles of beautiful shoreline cool, gentle waters. Recreational activities include fishing, boating, kayaking, hiking, and camping. There are 23 boat ramps around Canyon Lake that provide easy access to the reservoir. Canyon Lake Dam provides the controlled release of cool waters into the Lower Guadalupe River, which is perfect for sustaining rainbow trout. The Corps of Engineers maintain eight parks around the lake for camping, swimming and picnicking.. There are also several boat ramps for easy access to the lake. Hiking, biking, and equestrian trails are available, and bank fishing is available in all the parks. A 24-hour fishing dock can be found at Cranes Mill Park on the south side of the Canyon Lake.

Surrounding areas: Wimberley, Texas (12.9 mi), Gruene, Texas (13.4 mi), New Braunfels, Texas (14.5 mi), Bulverde, Texas (14.6 mi), Blanco, Texas (18.1 mi), San Marcos, Texas (19.2 mi), Driftwood, Texas (22.0 mi)

Canyon Lake Vacation Rentals




Canyon Lake Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Mountain View Motel3 Miles S Of Wimberley RR12Wimberley, TX12.9 mi.(512) 847-2992
Gruene Homestead Inn832 Gruene RdNew Braunfels, TX14.0 mi.(830) 606-0216
Comfort Suites1489 Ih-35 NNew Braunfels, TX14.5 mi.(830) 643-1100
Days Inn New Braunfels963 Ih-35 NorthNew Braunfels, TX14.5 mi.(830) 608-0004
Executive Inn & Suites808 Hwy 46 SouthNew Braunfels, TX14.5 mi.(830) 625-3932
Fountain Motel1210 Hwy 81 EastNew Braunfels, TX14.5 mi.(830) 625-2821
Holiday Inn New Braunfels1051 Ih-35 NorthNew Braunfels, TX14.5 mi.(830) 625-8017
La Quinta Inn & Suites365 Hwy 46 SouthNew Braunfels, TX14.5 mi.(830) 627-3333
La Quinta Inn & Suites375 Hwy 46 SouthNew Braunfels, TX14.5 mi.(830) 627-3333
Stratford House Inn New Braunfels1063 Ih-35 NNew Braunfels, TX14.5 mi.(830) 629-6967
Super 8 Motel-new Braufels510 Hwy 46 SNew Braunfels, TX14.5 mi.(830) 629-1155
T Bar M Ranch2549 Hwy 46 WNew Braunfels, TX14.5 mi.(830) 625-7738
Best Western Inn & Suites1493 Ih 35 NNew Braunfels, TX15.1 mi.(830) 625-7337
Quality Inn & Suites1533 I-35 NNew Braunfels, TX15.2 mi.(830) 643-9300
Hampton Inn979 Ih 35 NNew Braunfels, TX15.5 mi.(830) 608-0123
Howard Johnson201 Loop 337New Braunfels, TX15.5 mi.(830) 629-6888
Rodeway Inn1209 I-35 NNew Braunfels, TX15.6 mi.(830) 629-6991
Swiss Lodge MotelRR1 Box 80Blanco, TX18.1 mi.(830) 833-5528
Amerihost Inn & Suites San Marcos4210 Ih-35 SouthSan Marcos, TX19.3 mi.(512) 392-6800
Comfort Suites San Marcos104 Ih35 NSan Marcos, TX19.3 mi.(512) 392-1006
Econo Lodge811 S Guadalupe StSan Marcos, TX19.3 mi.(512) 353-5300
Friendship Inn San Marcos1507 Ih-35 NSan Marcos, TX19.3 mi.(512) 396-6060
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites108 I-h 35San Marcos, TX19.3 mi.(877) 866-3468
Motel 6 #0334 San Amrcos1321 Ih-35San Marcos, TX19.3 mi.(512) 369-8705
Rodeway Inn801 I H 35 NSan Marcos, TX20.1 mi.(512) 353-1303
Selma Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites15408 Interstate 35 N #2Selma, TX20.3 mi.(210) 651-3885
Rodeway Inn1635 Aquarena Springs DrSan Marcos, TX20.8 mi.(512) 353-8011
Comfort Inn San Marcos1611 I-35 NSan Marcos, TX20.9 mi.(512) 396-5665
Hampton Inn Northwoods2127 Gold Canyon DrSan Antonio, TX21.9 mi.(210) 404-1144
Clarion Suites Hotel San Antonio13101 E Loop 1604 NSan Antonio, TX22.3 mi.(210) 655-9491
Hampton Inn & Suites106 Ih 35 NSan Marcos, TX22.3 mi.(512) 754-7707
Ramada Limited Schertz17401 Ih-35 NorthSchertz, TX22.3 mi.(210) 651-4100
Comfort Inn Universal City200 Palisades DrUniversal City, TX22.3 mi.(210) 659-5851
Best Western-San Marcos917 Ih 35 NorthSan Marcos, TX22.5 mi.(512) 754-7557
Microtel Inn921 Ih 35 NorthSan Marcos, TX22.5 mi.(512) 754-7766
Mictrol Inn San921 Ih 35 NSan Marcos, TX22.5 mi.(512) 754-7766
Red Roof Inn817 Ih 35 NorthSan Marcos, TX22.5 mi.(512) 754-8899
La Quinta Inn - Toepperwein12822 I-35 NSan Antonio, TX22.6 mi.(210) 657-5550
La Quinta Inn-San Marcos1619 Ih 35San Marcos, TX22.7 mi.(512) 392-8800
Quality Inn1433 Ih 35 NSan Marcos, TX22.7 mi.(512) 353-7770

Canyon Lake Weather & Climate

The south-central Hill Country of Texas has an arid climate, but sits on the edge of the humid subtropical climate zone. Summers are hot and winters are warm to cool. Spring and fall are comfortably warm. The area receives up to 48 inches of rain per year, with the wettest months being April and May. Widespread flooding is common. The central hill country receives about a dozen nights per year below freezing. Occasionally, there is sleet, freezing rain or snow. It's not uncommon for some winters to have no freezing precipitation at all. Tornadoes are possible, although not as common as in other areas of the state. July and August are the hottest months. The highest temperature recorded was 111 F in 2000, and the lowest recorded temperature ever was 0 F in January 1949.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 60°F 37°F 2.01 in. -
February 64°F 41°F 1.97 in. -
March 72°F 48°F 2.26 in. -
April 78°F 55°F 3.00 in. -
May 84°F 63°F 4.60 in. -
June 90°F 69°F 4.43 in. -
July 94°F 71°F 2.22 in. -
August 95°F 71°F 2.69 in. -
September 89°F 66°F 3.63 in. -
October 81°F 57°F 4.13 in. -
November 70°F 47°F 3.25 in. -
December 62°F 40°F 2.27 in. -

Canyon Lake Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the San Marcos Municipal airport (HYI) located about 23 miles east of Canyon Lake in San Marcos, Texas, the San Antonio International airport (SAT) located approximately 26 miles southwest of Canyon Lake in San Antonio, Texas, the Austin Bergstrom International airport (AUS) located roughly 41 miles northeast of Canyon Lake in Austin, Texas, Kerrville Municipal Louis Schreiner Field (ERV) located around 49 miles west of Canyon Lake in Kerrville, Texas, and finally the Hondo Municipal airport (HDO) located about 65 miles southwest of Canyon Lake in Hondo, Texas.

Canyon Lake Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Landa ParkNew BraunfelsTX14.5 mi.
Kiddie Park Of San AntonioSan AntonioTX34.1 mi.
SeaWorld San AntonioSan AntonioTX34.1 mi.
Six Flags Fiesta TexasSan AntonioTX34.1 mi.
 
Water Parks
Schlitterbahn Waterpark ResortNew BraunfelsTX14.5 mi.
Splashdown San AntonioSan AntonioTX34.1 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Canyon Lake Golf & Country ClubCanyon LakeTX 
Rebecca Creek Golf CourseSpring BranchTX9.4 mi.
Quicksand at WoodcreekWimberleyTX13.0 mi.
BanditNew BraunfelsTX14.8 mi.
Landa Park Municipal Golf CourseNew BraunfelsTX14.8 mi.
Lees Par 3 Golf Course & Driving RangeNew BraunfelsTX14.8 mi.
Sundance Golf CourseNew BraunfelsTX14.8 mi.
Quail Creek Country ClubSan MarcosTX19.3 mi.
Southwest Texas Golf CourseSan MarcosTX19.3 mi.
Northcliffe Golf & Country ClubCiboloTX21.9 mi.
Olympia Hills Golf Conference CenterUniversal CityTX23.2 mi.
Plum Creek Golf CourseKyleTX24.6 mi.
Carmach Lake Golf CourseConverseTX25.4 mi.
Chaparral Country ClubSeguinTX28.3 mi.
Max Starcke Park Golf CourseSeguinTX28.4 mi.
Castle HillsLewisvilleTX28.7 mi.
 
State Parks
Blanco State ParkTX17.0 mi. 
Martinez State ParkTX27.4 mi. 
Lockhart State ParkTX34.4 mi. 
 
Museums
Magic Lantern Castle MuseumSan AntonioTX34.1 mi.(History)
Wooden Nickel Historical MuseumSan AntonioTX34.1 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Institute of Texan CulturesSan AntonioTX34.1 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Marion Koogler McNay Art MuseumSan AntonioTX34.1 mi.(Art)
AlamoSan AntonioTX34.1 mi.(History)
Fort Sam Houston MuseumSan AntonioTX34.1 mi.(History)
Latin American Collection of the Jack S. Blanton Museum of ArtAustinTX41.2 mi.(History)
Texas Military Forces MuseumAustinTX41.2 mi.(History)
Texas Memorial MuseumAustinTX41.2 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & MuseumAustinTX41.2 mi.(Art)
Charles W. Moore FoundationAustinTX41.2 mi.(History)
Gillespie Co. Historical Society Pioneer MuseumFredericksburgTX45.7 mi.(History)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
San Antonio Zoological Gardens and AquariumSan AntonioTX34.1 mi.
Sea World of San AntonioSan AntonioTX34.1 mi.
The Texas ZooVictoriaTX105.9 mi.


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