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Canyon Lake Park

Canyon Lake, TX
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Long day hike if you do the whole loop

We enjoyed this hike over a beautiful warm winter afternoon. The total length if you do the WHOLE... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2017
Heather R
Westminster, Colorado
Great trail

Many of the reviews of Canyon Lake Park are confusing it with Overlook Park. Overlook is where the... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2016
Brian C
Pearland, Texas
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

We enjoyed this hike over a beautiful warm winter afternoon. The total length if you do the WHOLE loop is 8.5 miles. There are markers to help keep you on track. It's super easy terrain with beautiful views of the lake. There are tons of...More

1  Thank Heather R
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Many of the reviews of Canyon Lake Park are confusing it with Overlook Park. Overlook is where the dam is on the southeast side of the lake. Canyon Lake Park is the little island/ peninsula with some camping sites, a marina, and the Madrone Trail....More

1  Thank Brian C
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Don't camp here if you don't want really PRIMITIVE camping. No showers or restrooms at this place. The views are great, but not the best place on the lake for campers.

Thank Christi T
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Primitive camping $12/night. They do have a beach and boat ramps. There are no RV hookups nor showers.

Thank uedc
Reviewed 21 March 2016

We pulled in here just to be able to do a little sightseeing of the lake. Took some great pics, got to be outside for a bit and just enjoy the view. You can walk across the dam if you choose and there is a...More

1  Thank Beth M
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

It's honestly pretty to see. Got an awesome view of the dam, and awesome stroll down the dam. You can choose to hike the entire way or just a small stroll.

2  Thank Melissa C
Reviewed 8 July 2015

On a Sunday driving around in Texas we made a stop at Canyon Dam at Canyon Lake. The Dam and the park are very nice to make a Sunday stroll, we enjoyed it greatly with a lot of other people.

1  Thank Bocaj47
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

Went to the park and the first thing I saw was a sign that said 40 drownings since 2000. Not a good sign. We then pulled up to the booth where you pay at which I would like to mention is $12 and the guy...More

Thank zmoneywied
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

No alcoholic beverages allowed. Just prepare to hike and be aware there is no decent swimming access either. If you have a cooler go somewhere else safe unless you're going to stay up top and just look at the view.

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 7 May 2015

Once again I was out with my super smoking wife. We like to explore nature and new places. We stopped here after we hopped in the car and went were the wind blows. We saw plenty of nature. Encountered a few deer and lots of...More

1  Thank BDSHANK
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What town is this lake near
1 June 2016|
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Jennifer C
Can we pick our own spothing to camp at?
2 May 2016|
Response from Jennifer C |
How close is the camping grounds to the water?
Cindy H
whats the address? and hours that area is open to public
22 October 2015|
Response from Bocaj47 | Reviewed this property |
It is clearly marked close to the intersection of the 2673 and the 306 near Canyon City. Open from su rise to sunset