it's cabin time™ in Canyon Lake
Located between San Antonio and Austin, a stay in a Canyon Lake, Texas cabin is a perfect getaway for nature lovers, water lovers, and history buffs alike.
With 80 miles of shoreline and crystal clear water, you’ll soon find out why Canyon Lake is called the “Water Recreation Capital of Texas.” Your Canyon Lake cabin is sure to be close to stunning Texas beaches and open space.
Be sure to check out Overlook Park for Canyon Lake’s best swimming area (it is also free!). Other swimming beaches include Jacob’s Creek, Cranes Mill, and Comal Park. However, the best way to explore the lake is by boat. There are plenty of boat rental options in the area.
You also don’t want to miss out on what is sure to be the most chill way to explore the area: tubing on the Guadalupe River! After tubing, grab your rod and reel and head out bass fishing.
The Canyon Lake area is rich with natural history that you can explore and discover during your cabin stay. The Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country is one of the neatest museums in the state. Visitors can walk around the track pavilion and discover over 200 dinosaur footprints that have been preserved from about 110 million years ago. The museum is open Wednesday-Sunday.
Visiting the Heritage Museum comes with a bonus: When you’re sitting out on the deck at your vacation rental, you’ll be able to imagine the dinosaurs roaming this very Texas hill country millions of years ago! To experience a more recent geographical event, visit the Canyon Lake Gorge.
Formed by flooding and torrential downpour in 2002, this natural gorge shows thousands of years of limestone rock formations and more dinosaur prints. You can take a guided tour of Canyon Lake Gorge for $10 or explore on your own.
Another favorite historical landmark of Canyon Lake can only be seen from under the water! Yes, you have to scuba dive to experience this historical landmark. When Canyon Lake was formed in 1968, it submerged the towns of Crane’s Mill and Hancock. Adventurous scuba divers can swim down to the bottom of the lake and explore the sunken remains of these towns.
Be sure to ask your rental owners and check town calendars for seasonal events and day trips.
• Whitewater Amphitheater
• River Road Overlook Park
• Canyon Lake Gorge
• Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country
• Guadalupe River
• Jacob’s Creek
• Crane’s Mill Comal Park
• Canyon Lake Marina
• James C. Curry Nature Center
• Winding Road Wine Tours
• Lakeside Golf Club
• Canyon Lake Dam
• Canyon Lake Golf Club
• Guadalupe Park Trail
• Madrone Trail
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