5 Things to Do Around Canyon Lake This Summer Print E-mail

We’ve all been barreling through Spring very quickly, and before you know it, summer will hit us with its 90-100+ degree Texas heat. The kids will be out of school and the vacation atmosphere will be in the air. Planning for summertime can be awfully meticulous - especially if you’re planning to go out of town for a weekend trip - but there’s still plenty of fun summer opportunities for both locals and tourists to have. And since the season’s starting up soon, it’s time to start thinking about that summer vacation, now.

Here are 5 Things To Do Around Canyon Lake This Summer:


  • Boating: Get out on Canyon Lake, this summer. It’s only the seasonal times when we really get the chance to enjoy the lake like this. You are allowed to bring your own or rent a boat from Watercraft Rentals or the Canyon Lake Marina

  • Fishing/Swimming: Want a peaceful morning before the noon and afternoon craziness on the lake? Fishing is always a great way to start the day. The local docks are always near the two designated swimming areas; Comal Park (south side of the lake) and Canyon Park (north side of the lake.) More details can be found at on our water recreation page

  • Tubing: One of our well-known attractions, thanks to the Guadalupe River. Heading down FM 306, towards New Braunfels, you’ll find our infamous Horseshoe; a grand section of Guadalupe that guests can get on, get off, and get back on in walking distance. Regulated services and river outfitters can be found at on our river outfitters page.
  • Whitewater: Summertime isn’t the only thing back in town. The great Whitewater Amphitheater will get back into the swing of things this season. Whitewater has provided an amazing venue for artists that will get you out of your seats. For performance dates and more, please visit


Looking for a place to stay here in Canyon Lake? Check out our Places To Stay page for Bed & Breakfasts, Campgrounds, Resorts, and more.



Spotlight: Area Attractions Print E-mail


In addition to its aquatic activities, the Canyon Lake area is replete with entertaining and educational attractions, many of which that are accessible even on cooler Spring days! Take a look at a few of the entertainment venues the Hill Country has to offer:

First, are you interested in aviation? If so, be sure to visit the Commemorative Air Force Central Texas Wing . Founded to acquire, restore, and preserve classic military aircraft, the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) aims to entertainingly teach visitors of all ages about World War II’s aerial action. The Central Texas Wing’s hangar museum features six restored aircraft, as well as several vehicles owned by CAF members.

Next, what better way is there to experience the splendor of the Hill Country than to spend the day outdoors going on a trail ride hosted by Sunnye’s Stables !  With twelve horses suitable for beginners to advanced riders, Sunnye’s Stables offers an assortment of rides, from trails in the woods to rides through several of the region’s beautiful state parks.

Continue exploring the wilderness with a guided tour of the Canyon Lake Gorge!  Following the area’s massive 2002 flood, this breathtaking landscape was unearthed, featuring dramatic vistas, lagoons, waterfalls, geologic formations, and even dinosaur tracks!  For the protection of the Gorge and safety of its visitors, all tours must be scheduled in advance.

Finally, are you looking for some high-quality music?  Stop by Whitewater Amphitheater for some of the best the Hill Country has to offer!  Whitewater is notable for how it incorporates the natural beauty of the nearby Guadalupe River into its intimate performance space.  In the next month, headlining artists include The Avett Brothers, Willie Nelson, and The Mavericks!  Visit their website for dates and ticket information.

Award Banquet 2017 Print E-mail

The annual Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet was held on January 20, 2017 and was attended by a wide variety of organizations.  Established to allow members of the community to give proper recognition to the businesses and individuals that have positively impacted Canyon Lake, the Awards Banquet is a much-anticipated event.  Here are the winners from this year’s banquet.

Community Spirit Award - The Community Spirit Award is presented to an individual or individuals who embody the principles of community leadership, selflessness, and integrity, and who regularly promote the good of the community through his/her profession and/or volunteer activities.  The winner and nominees are:

*WINNER: Henry Steinhagen*

Dana Cowan (Freedom Mechanical A/C)

Scott Mozisek (Canyon Lake Photo)

Toby Kerr

Beautification Business Award
- The Beautification Business Award goes to a business or organization in the area that demonstrate above-average efforts in maintaining their property.  The winner and nominees are:

*WINNER: Brookshire Brothers - Canyon Lake*

Hill Country Allstate Insurance

Serenity Event Center

Hill Country Furnishings


Non-Profit Organization Award - The Non-Profit Award is given to an organization that goes above and beyond in their support of the Chamber of Commerce and is consistent in their willingness to lend a helping hand. The winner and nominees are:

*WINNER: Joint Base SA at Canyon Lake*

VFW Post 8800 Startzville

St. Francis by the Lake

Lake Canyon Yacht Club


Business of the Year Award - The Business of the Year Award goes to an exemplary business that has stood out for their superior customer service, dedication to the community, and vision for the future.  The winner and nominees are:

*WINNER: Tri-City Distributors*

DMJ, Tech

Prosperity Bank Sattler

Tripps Electric


Congratulations to all of this year’s winners and nominees!  Thank you for making 2016 a spectacular year in Canyon Lake.

A Hill Country Valentine’s Day Print E-mail

Attention, couples!  Valentine’s Day is only several weeks away, and now is the time to start planning!  Instead of driving for hours for an overpriced restaurant out-of-town, why not stay right here in the Hill Country?  Several delicious, romantic restaurants are just a short drive away and will be perfect for your Valentine’s Day celebrations.

With an eclectic American menu featuring such items as smoky artichoke dip, jalapeno salmon bearnaise, and tuxedo chocolate mousse cake, Silver Sage Grille is a delightful restaurant in Canyon Lake that is perfect for a seafood-oriented Valentine’s.  Stop by to sip, savor, and celebrate!  For more information, visit Silver Sage Grille’s website.

Looking to end an afternoon’s round of golf with an elegant meal?  The Club at Rebecca Creek has it all - both an 18-hole golf course designed by George Hoffman and fully outfitted 19th-hole grill, the Club also has a pool, complete with a rock waterfall!  Whether you are looking to dine inside, outside, or poolside, The Club at Rebecca Creek has it all.  For more information, visit the Club’s website.

Just a short drive away from Canyon Lake, Gruene’s timeless restaurant, The Gristmill, is an annual favorite for Valentine’s Day.  Open since 1977 but incorporating part of the original early-20th-century Gruene cotton gin, The Gristmill is located directly beneath Gruene’s famous water tower, on the banks of the Guadalupe River.  For classy ambiance and unbeatable cuisine, choose The Gristmill!  For more information, visit their website.  Afterwards, walk next door to Gruene Hall for a night spent dancing with outlaw country artist Dale Watson & His Lone Stars!  (Doors open at 7 pm; the show begins at 8; general admission tickets are $10.  To buy tickets in advance, visit

From lake to river, for the best romantic Valentine’s night out, look no further than Canyon Lake & The Guadalupe River!

Christmas At Canyon Lake! Print E-mail

Do you hear sleigh bells ringing? Bright Christmas colored lights are placed on houses, decorated trees are set up, and the buying of gifts has already started. The holiday season has officially arrived and Canyon Lake is ready to celebrate. From watching the Christmas parade(s), to seeing the jolly man himself - these celebrations are not to be missed.

Annual Christmas Parade. Be sure to get up bright and early for the parade. One of the best ways to spread Christmas cheer is by spending time with your community. Watch Christmas  floats from different organizations, schools and businesses pass through Sattler at 9:30 am on Saturday December 10th.

Santa’s Visit. After the parade, see the big man himself! This is a great opportunity for pictures and for the kids. There’ll be plenty of hot chocolate and snacks to go around when Santa arrives at VFW 8800 Startzville from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Annual Parade of Lights on the Lake. Ever seen something as beautiful as Christmas lights on the lake? The Canyon Lake dam is the perfect spot to enjoy a viewing for the Annual Parade of Lights on the Lake. The floats will pass from the Cranes Mill Marina to the Canyon Lake Marina. Watch from your favorite spot at 6:00 pm!

From the Chamber of Commerce, we wish you a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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