Canyon Lake is a small resort town with a big lake. Located one hour from Austin and one hour from San Antonio on highway 306, this little town offers 80 miles of shoreline, 8 public parks and one beautiful marina. The most popular park and main attraction, is Overlook Park.
Right up the road from the lake is the Guadalupe River. Park your car along the road on the grass, rent a tube and drop on in. The route is approximately one mile and takes 21/2 hours to complete. The temperature of the Guadalupe ranges from 71-76 degrees fahrenheit and feels very pleasant on those hot Texas days.
When it’s time to eat, Canyon Lake pacts a surprisingly big gastronomic punch for its size. Gennaro’s Trattoria is one of the best Italian restaurants this side of the Mississippi and Lucky’s is a traditional Americana sports bar that both locals and tourists frequent. Whether you come during the high season or off season, you will find Canyon Lake a nice little stop on your tour of the Hill Country.