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About theChamber

Mission

To promote businesses and economic growth while enhancing and maintaining the quality of life.

Vision

To preserve the natural beauty and rich heritage of the Canyon Lake area leaving a good legacy for the future

The Canyon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business in the Canyon Lake community. We believe that a strong community is essential for the success of our businesses and residents and are dedicated to promoting the civic and commercial progress of our town. 

 

We offer a variety of services to our members, including:

  • Networking opportunities

  • Marketing and promotional assistance

  • Government relations

  • Educational and training programs

  • And more! 

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​CLACC also works to promote Canyon Lake to tourists and businesses. We are located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, and we offer a variety of activities and attractions, including:

  • Fishing

  • Boating

  • Swimming

  • Camping

  • Hiking

  • Biking

  • Golfing

  • Dining

We also promote Canyon Lake to tourists and businesses and we want to help you make the most of your time here, long or short.  Whether you are a business owner, a resident, or a visitor, we encourage you to learn more about the Canyon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. We are here to help you succeed!

 

Here are some specific things that you can find on our website:

History of Canyon Lake

1800's

Early settlers to the area were indpendent farmers. Each community consisited of a school, a store, a cotton gin and a dance hall.  Amoung the settlers were James. B Crain, William Sattler and John Hankock. 

1920's-1950's

The era of the depression saw a decrease in the production of cotton resulting in many settlers leaving the area.  By 1950 the area of Sattler was deserted, Crains Mill had a population around 25 and Hancock a population of 40. 

1936 & 1938

State and local goverment pressured the federal government to take action following massive flooding.

1945

Rivers and Harbors Act of 1945 generated initial funding for the construction of a dam that would control the flood waters.

1954

Flood Control Act of 1954 provided for the remaining funds needed to begin the construction of the dam.

1958

On June 27th 1958 Construction began to construct a dam that would contain water providing for flood control and water reservation.

1964

June 16th, 1964 Construction of the dam was complete and impoundment of water began.

1967

By 1967 there were a total of 46 subdivisions around what is now known as Canyon Lake.  The first two to be incorporated were Canyon Lake Hills and Canyon Lake Village. 

1968

The water reservoir now known as Canyon Lake reached its full conservation level of 909 feet above mean sea level. At full conservation level the shoreline measures over 80 miles. 

1987

The GRBA built a hydroelectric plant that was put into use in 1989. 

1994

The Heritage Museum of Texas Hill Country Opened

2002

Six weeks of flooding at a peak rate of 70,000 cubic feet per second led to the formation of the Canyon Lake Gorge.  The water carved away a new canyon along a previously unknown fault line upwards of 80 feet in its deepest areas which exposed fossils and dinasaur foot prints. Over 3.5 times the amount of water the resivoir holds went over the spillway. 

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