About Canyon Lake Texas
Canyon Lake, Texas, is recognized as “The Jewel” of the Texas Hill Country. Canyon Lake’s location, on the Guadalupe River, makes it a great place to relax and enjoy the great outdoors. White tailed deer, foxes, roadrunners, and other wildlife can be spotted along the Guadalupe River in Canyon Lake.
- Population: 21,262
- Elevation: 909 ft
- Part of the Guadalupe River is in Canyon Lake.
- The Canyon Lake par 72 golf course will challenge even the most avid golfer.
- Water recreation is extremely accessible and important to the area.
Canyon Lake Attractions
Canyon Lake is known for water recreation. There is outdoor recreation, including hiking trails and parks. Canyon Lake has eight park areas for people to camp, swim, boat, and picnic. Bank fishing is also available in all of these parks.
A par 72 golf course, with well kept fairways and hills, is located in Canyon Lake. The course has a great view of the lake and live oak trees. The course is designed to challenge even the most avid golfer.
Canyon Lake provides many types of lodging: lodges, motels, cottages, hotels, bed and breakfasts, cabins, vacation rentals, campgrounds, and RV Parks. Canyon Lake is the perfect getaway from the cold snow and ice of winter.
A Day of Family Fun with Thomas and Friends. Take a 25 minute ride with a full size Thomas the Tank Engine TM. Meet Sir Topham Hatt. Enjoy Storytelling, Live Music, Build with Lego® Duplo® Bricks and Much More!
Come take a step back in time and witness what it was like to be a settler during the frontier days. See a real live blacksmith, sugar cane made into syrup, bread baked in a wood burning stove, or visit a one-room school house and “do your lessons” on a slate board.
The Fort Croghan Museum and Grounds are open April through August, Thursday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Established in 1849, Fort Croghan was the third of the first four forts established by the United States government to protect settlements from hostile Indians. From 1849 until its decommission in 1853 Fort Croghan was the home to Company C, 8th Infantry, U.S.A. (mounted) and eventually became the headquarters of the Second Dragoon Regiment.
Today’s Fort Croghan is representative of those early days of what was to become Burnet, Texas. Come and visit us. See the sights and imagine the sounds of the frontier as you visit the blacksmith’s shop, the one room school house, the powder house or the stage coach stop. The museum offers over 1200 historic artifacts from in and around the Burnet County area. Come visit the Texas frontier as it once was. Come visit Fort Croghan.
People love yard sales and bargains! Treasure hunters? Pickers? You have got to see this. Garage Sales in Downtown Burnet around the Square. Love bargains? Love the chase? Come to Burnet and the City-Wide Garage Sale!
Come Buy or Sell Treasures, Antiques & Collectibles, Jewelry, Furniture, Tools, Electronics, Books, Clothing, Sporting Goods and Much More. There is something for Everyone!
Garage Sales in Downtown Burnet around the Square.
Feel the anticipation of Joseph and Mary approaching the gates, urgency quickening their steps.
Pick your way through transients, peddlers, the crippled, and aged in the town’s fringe. Experience the presence of animals as they affect all aspects of life in that time . . camels, donkeys, sheep, goats, chickens, and doves.
Explore the narrow streets to faint strains of ancient music and savor the smells of fresh goat butter, campfires, and hot bread. Then immerse yourself in the din of the marketplace; the revelers in the tavern, shouted insults to and from the Roman oppressors, merchants, craftspeople, taxpayers, and beggars all seeking money, or position, or revenge.
Search for the inn, only to find it full (as others did long ago). Then follow the trail to the cave where a road-weary couple has moved in with the animals, their place in God’s plan and secular history to be made secure on this night. For the child in their arms was the incarnation of God Himself, come to the world that all who would place their faith in Him might enjoy eternal fellowship in His presence.