About Canyon Lake

Canyon Lake, which was impounded in 1968, provides a source of recreation for more than 1.5 million visitors annually. One of the most scenic lakes in Texas, Canyon Lake has 8,230 acres of water at normal pool and approximately 80 miles of shoreline. As stewards of this project, the Corps of Engineers must use sound management practices to protect and preserve the project resources for future generations, while providing quality recreation opportunities for today's visitors.

It is operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Ft. Worth District. The primary purposes of the reservoir are flood control and water conservation; however, recreation and natural resources management are important dividends. The conservation pool of the reservoir is operated by the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority in Seguin, Texas.

Canyon Lake and the Guadalupe River are the heart and soul of the Texas Hill Country. Located just forty miles north of San Antonio and twenty minutes from New Braunfels, Canyon Lake has much to offer whether summer, winter or fall. So, what's your preference? Water-skiing? Fishing? Parasailing? Jet skiing? We've got it all! Prefer a quiet afternoon floating down the mighty (quiet) Guadalupe River? Head to River Road and grab a tube from one of our many fine outfitters. Or just relax at one of the many fine lodges, bed & breakfasts or campgrounds.

White tailed deer and other wildlife abound, finding sanctuary in the residential neighborhoods. Many are fed regularly by local residents and become very tame.

Centrally located, Canyon Lake is perfect for "Day Trips" to Gruene, New Braunfels, San Antonio, Fredericksburg and Wimberley. Or visit one of our local vineyards for an afternoon of wine tasting.

I hope that you enjoy your stay at Canyon Lake, Texas.

Relocation
Information Provided by the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce
  • AREA/POPULATION & LOCATION
    • Canyon Lake is an unincorporated area, comprising the communities of Sattler, Startzville, Cranes Mill, and Hancock in Comal County , TX .
      2000 estimated population: 29,000
    • The lake is 18 miles West of New Braunfels , the Comal County seat
    • 23 miles WSW of San Marcos
    • 44 miles N of San Antonio
    • 54 miles S of Austin
  • WEATHER
    • Mid-summer average:     83.1° F
    • Mid-winter average:       51.5°F
    • Average Rainfall:            28.8 in/year
  • TAXES
    • No State personal income tax
    • Sales tax: 8.25%
    • Comal County tax: (1998): .318103 per $100 assessed valuation
    • Comal Independent School District : (1998): 1.76838 per $100 assessed value (frozen at age 65)
    • Homestead exemption: eligible to anyone who is in a primary residence in Comal County by 1 Jan of the tax year. Contact the county assessor for your particular circumstances but generally you receive 20% off the assessed tax value of your home, for the CISD you receive the 20% plus an additional $15,000 off of the assessed value and for the Farm Road and Flood assessment you receive the initial 20% reduction plus an additional 3%.
  • UTILITIES
    • Electricity: Pedernales Electric Cooperative
    • Telephone and Internet:
      Continental Long Distance
      Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative
    • LP Gas: individual tanks with local service
    • Water: Canyon Lake Water Supply Corporation and individual subdivision water systems & private wells
    • Sewer: individual septic tanks
  • FINANCIAL
    • 2 banks
    • 3 mortgage companies 1 title company
  • PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
    • 5 Attorneys
    • 3 Certified Public Accountants
    • 3 Veterinarians
    • 1 Pharmacy: Sattler
  • EDUCATION
    • Comal Independent School District
    • Smithson Valley High School
    • Smithson Valley Middle School
    • Mountain Valley Middle School
    • Mountain Valley Elementary School
    • Bill Brown Elementary
  • HIGHER EDUCATION within 60 miles of Sattler
    • University of Texas , Austin
    • University of Texas , San Antonio
    • Texas State University , San Marcos
    • Incarnate Word University , San Antonio St.
    • Mary's University, San Antonio
    • Texas Lutheran College , Seguin
    • Trinity University , San Antonio
    • Austin Community College , Austin
  • TRANSPORTATION
    • Public
      • New Braunfels Municipal Airport
      • San Marcos Municipal Airport
      • Austin International Airport
      • San Antonio International Airport
      • Canyon Lake Airport ( PRIVATE)
      • Greyhound Bus, New Braunfels
    • Freight
      • Greyhound Bus, New Braunfels
      • Missouri Pacific Railroad, New Braunfels
      • Central Freight Lines, New Braunfels
      • Red Arrow Freight Lines, New Braunfels
      • UPS
      • Tex-Pac
      • Federal Express
  • COMAL COUNTY NEWSPAPERS
    • San Antonio Express-News ( daily )
    • New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung ( daily )
  • RECREATION AREAS
    • 7 US Army Corp of Engineers Parks and 2 Military Recreation Areas
    • Canyon Lake Golf Club, Canyon Lake
    • Canyon Lake Community Recreation Center
    • Landa Park Municipal Golf Course, New Braunfels
    • Lee's Par 3 Inc., New Braunfels
    • Northcliff Golf and Country Club
    • Rebecca Creek Golf Course, Spring Branch
    • Sundance Golf Course, New Braunfels ( executive )
    • The Bandit Golf Course, New Braunfels
    • Woodcreek Country Club, Wimberley ( 2 courses )
    • BOATING
      • Canyon Park Marina
      • Cranes Mill Marina
      • Hill Country Yacht Club, Canyon Park
      • Marina Lake Canyon Yacht Club, Canyon Lake
    • ACTIVITIES
      • Upper & Lower Guadalupe River rafting and tubing
      • Comal River rafting and tubing
      • 11/2 mile Hiking Trail along the Lower Guadalupe River below the Dam
      • 10k Year Round Walk and Volksmarsch Event - Sanctioned by AVA & EVV starting at CRRC Rec. Center below Canyon Dam
      • Texas Hill Country Trail Region and Heritage Trails
      • Fishing for Bass and Catfish in the lake and river
      • Trout fishing below the dam
      • Scuba diving in the lake
      • Boating on the lake
      • Jet skiing and water skiing
      • Lake and river camping
      • 5K Hiking Trail from Overlook Park across the dam through North Park and back.
      • 7K Hiking/Biking/Horseback Riding Trail between Canyon Park and Potters Creek Parks accessed via airport road.
      • Heart of Texas Wildlife Trail Eas
  • ATTRACTIONS and EVENTS
    • Canyon Lake and Dam
    • Commemorative Air Force Museum - San Marcos Airport
    • Guadalupe River and Comal River
    • Heritage Museum & Dinosaur Tracks of the Texas Hill Country
    • River Road Scenic Drive
    • Specialty Shops and Restaurants
    • Annual RV & Boat Show - April
    • Annual BBQ Cook-off - April
    • Annual 4th of July Parade - July: Startzville
    • End of Summer Celebration - September
    • Annual POW-WOW: International Reunion on the Guadalupe - October
    • Annual Veteran's Day Dinner/Dance - Commemorative Air Force San Marcos Airport - November
    • Parade of Lights on Canyon Lake - December
    • Annual Christmas Parade - 2nd Sat. in December
  • GENERAL INFORMATION
    • The population growth of Canyon Lake has been dramatic, as expected, since the construction of the dam in the mid 60's. The US Census Bureau did not recognize Canyon Lake as a distinct community until 1980, so the initial growth was not tracked. The 42 percent growth in Comal County between 1980 and 1990 is largely due to the population increase within the Canyon Lake area. Lake area population is expected to double every 20 years.
    • With an estimated 1.1 million visitors per year, Canyon Lake is a showcase that brings previous visitors back to become permanent residents. Visitors, attracted by our unique blend of climate, recreation and culture, travel from all over the world, adding to the experience.
Redgie Ewoldt Broker
Specializing in Canyon Lake Texas Real Estate

Phone: 210-844-5778
Email: contact@canyonlaketexasrealestateforsale.com
Website: www.CanyonLakeTexasRealEstateForSale.com