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Canyon Lake friendly The Canyon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to invite and welcome you to the Canyon Lake community. Canyon Lake is a year-round tourist destination offering recreational opportunities for a variety of interests. Whether you’re an action type looking for boating and jetskiing fun on the lake, a rafter or kayaker looking for some rapids or a family looking for a leisurely tube float, Canyon Lake has all the water recreation there is to offer. If land loving is more your speed, the Hill Country offers several nature trails for the hiker, biker or equestrian enthusiast, prime bird-watching opportunities and our very own set of dinosaur tracks for the history lover in all of us. A variety of family and fine dining restaurants and shopping spots complete the Canyon Lake package. Splash around in the lake, rent a boat and get the wind in your hair, cruise down scenic River Road, go fly fishing in the cool waters of the Guadalupe, trek through the Canyon Lake Gorge, or do it all! From sunrise to sunset, Canyon Lake offers everything from romantic get-aways to fun-

Canyon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce in-the-sun family vacations. Boasting everything from rustic tent camping to luxury condo accommodations and popular RV parks to private home rentals, Canyon Lake has just the stay you’re looking for. The Visitors Center, located between the communities of Sattler and Startzville on Farm-to-Market 2673, has everything you could need in the way of local information, attractions and activities, pocket guides for your stay and complimentary maps. Stop in when you visit and say “hello.”

Perfectly situated for your Texas Hill Country vacation, Canyon Lake & the Guadalupe R Canyon Lake offers the opportunity for day trips to popular New Braunfels and Gruene, the San Antonio River Walk, and our state capitol in Austin, as well as favorite Hill Country stops like Bandera, Kerrville and Fredericksburg. Tucked away in the hills, Canyon Lake is at the center of everything but away from it all. See you at the lake! Mandy Stewart President Canyon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

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Canyon Lake, the Community The name “Canyon Lake” refers to an unincorporated area comprised of the communities of Sattler, Startzville, Cranes Mill, Canyon City, Fischer and Hancock, in Comal County, Texas. While each individual community retains its own identity and ancestry, increasingly as newcomers arrive, the community around the lake is now known simply as “Canyon Lake.”

the Corps regulates how much water is released from the lake. When the reservoir is 909 msl or below, GBRA regulates the discharge. Various parks are located around the reservoir, and are operated by the Corps. Visit the Corps website at for more information about Canyon Lake and the Corps of Engineers.

Canyon Lake, the History


The Guadalupe Blanco River Authority first suggested that a flood control lake be constructed on the Guadalupe River in July of 1938. Construction of the Canyon Dam and Reservoir project was authorized by congress in 1945. It was constructed by the US Army Corps of Engineers in the 1960’s to span the Guadalupe River and was officially opened in 1964. The cost to construct the lake was $21 million. Since its dedication in 1966, the area has flourished as a water recreation destination.

As the crow flies, the Canyon Lake community is 16 miles across, a ten minute airplane ride from border to border. The state-protected turkey vulture can make the flight in some 90 minutes and is often seen circling overhead, riding thermals and searching for carrion. A large community of these important birds lives at the mouth of Canyon Reservoir where it is fed by the Guadalupe River. An impressive variety of rare birds are sighted here.

The Canyon Hydro-Electric Plant supplies electricity to the city of New Braunfels and an estimated 1.2 million visitors use the lake for recreation each year. Approximately 150,000 tubers (includes rafts, canoes, kayaks, tubes) use the Guadalupe River every year. An estimated $54 million in flood damage has been prevented by the flood control features of Canyon Dam since its construction.

The terrain of Canyon Lake is between approximately 350 and 1,200 feet above sea level. The record low lake level was 896 feet in 2009, and the record high was 950.32 feet on July 6, 2002. Geographically, it is located 18 miles from the New Braunfels county seat of Comal County. It is 23 miles to San Marcos, 44 miles to San Antonio, and 54 miles to the State Capitol in Austin.

Canyon Lake, also known as Canyon Reservoir, has 80 miles of shoreline and the drive around the lake on state and county roads is 60 miles. At conservation pool level, it holds 8,230 acre feet of water at the normal level or 909 feet mean sea level (msl). When the reservoir is over 909 msl,

Startz Summit is the highest point within the Canyon Lake geographic area and affords a spectacular view of the lake and surrounding valley, a view that has been featured on Japanese TV. A small public park is located at Startz Summit on FM 3159, one mile from downtown Startzville.

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Local Attractions Canyon Lake Gorge

The Canyon Lake Gorge is a beautiful and natural insight into the geology and hydrologic dynamics of Glen Rose limestone. In Comal County near Canyon Lake, the Gorge was created, or cut when floodwaters escaped over the Spillway at Canyon Lake during the Flood Event of 2002. The Gorge Preservation Society (GPS) is a local citizen’s group who have partnered with the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers. This organization is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is dedicated to developing long-term plans for the Gorge. The National Association of Recreation Resource Planners (NARRP) has awarded its 2008 “Excellence in Planning Award” to the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA), Halff Associates Inc., and the Gorge Preservation Society for the Canyon Lake Gorge Master Plan for this unique area.



The Canyon Lake Gorge is open to the public for guided tours only. Hiking through the Gorge can be physically demanding, and is not recommended for people with bad knees, ankles or heart conditions.

Canyon Lake, Texas Guided Tours by Reservation Only

• Tours are restricted to 18 people or less. • Tours typically last about three hours. • Tour participants must carry bottled water with them, and are encouraged to bring a backpack so that their hands will be free. • Tour participants must wear sneakers or hiking boots. Sandals, slick soled shoes or cowboy boots will not be allowed. • No pets are allowed on Gorge tours. • No rock or fossil collecting is allowed in the Gorge. • Tours will follow a designated route. Participants will not be allowed freedom to wander. • Everyone who enters the Gorge must sign a Liability Release Form prior to admittance. • Pre-register only at ~ 830-964-5424

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For additional information about the Gorge, please contact the Gorge Preservation Society at 830-964-5424, JLadd@, or 2075 FM 2673, Suite D, Canyon Lake. Preservation Society

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Heritage Museum

If you want to find out about the local culture, then visit the Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country. Canyon Dam history with the Heritage Garden Trail of Native Texas Plants are topped off with native American artifacts, fossils, and dinosaur tracks – some of the most prolific in Texas. With guided tours of both the tracks and the museum, you will enjoy the learning experience.

• Open Mike on Tuesdays • Live Music on LIVE Saturdays • Blues Jam ~ Last Thursday of Each Month

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During the Flood of 2002, the waters of Canyon Dam flowed over the Emergency Spillway for the first time since the reservoir was constructed in 1964 and carved through layers of soil exposing millions of years of history. At its peak, the flood water was moving at about 67,000 cfs (cubic feet per second); the normal flow is 350 cfs. Almost one and a half times the water stored in the lake at normal levels went over the Spillway during the six weeks the water flowed. Students from all over the world visit the Gorge to study the biology, the fault lines, and the geologic formations. The Gorge Preservation Society (GPS) is now offering guided educational tours through the Gorge to visitors. For more information, call 830-964-5424 stop the GPS office at 2075 FM 2673, Suite D, Canyon Lake.

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Live Music With the live music capital of the world just up the road in Austin, the Canyon Lake area is stocked full of great shows, ranging from small free shows to bands that bring in crowds by the thousands. If you’re a music lover, don’t miss Whitewater Amphitheater. This world class venue overlooks the river with the stage in the forefront. Thursday nights boasts a free concert of first rate music sponsored by New Braunfels’ 92.1 FM radio, with headliners scheduled every weekend. Daisy Dukes Bar & Grill hosts a variety of music on weekends during the summer, from Americana style to hard rock. The 306 Roadhouse offers live music with no cover every Saturday night all summer long and Open Mike every Tuesday. Grab your instrument and head down. If you need new strings, Movie Street Music has them. For the karaoke crowd, stop in at Midnight Express on Thursdays and sing a tune. Karaoke is alive, too.

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For the more sophisticated tastes, Mid-Tex Symphony and the Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre Association offer performances you don’t want to miss.

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Scenic River Road River Road from Sattler to New Braunfels is one of the most scenic in the Hill Country. Head south from the stop light at FM 2673 in Sattler; just past Rio Raft & Resort is the 4th Crossing bridge. The road meanders across the river three more times on its way to New Braunfels. The tree-covered road continues through old ranches and modern vacation resorts like the Summit. Along the way, you’ll find kayak rentals, campsites, raft trips, fishing guides and more.


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Outdoor Theatre Outdoor movies are shown every week through August 29 at “dark thirty” at 13190 FM 306. Popcorn, drinks, candy and cowboy cooking are available. For a lineup of movies, visit www.

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by Haskell Hart Between Sattler and Startzville on FM 2673 is a “must see” for any visitor to Canyon Lake with an interest in natural and cultural history of the Lake and the Hill Country. The Museum sits on the site of one of the largest displays of dinosaur footprints in Texas. Inside the Museum you will find collections of local fossils, Native American artifacts, pioneer home furnishings, and antique telecommunications equipment, a 150-year-old post office, and a room full of Canyon Lake and Canyon Dam history. Outside you will find a collection of antique farm equipment, a nature trail featuring native plants, and the main attraction: over 350 individual dinosaur footprints from the Cretaceous Period, about 110 million years ago. The dinosaur tacks were found in 1982 by a son of the original property owners when his Frisbee landed in a footprint. His parents had recently excavated the hill

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behind their home to create a flat place for an RV trailer park. They immediately reported the footprints to professional paleontologists, who authenticated and documented the many footprints. In 1999, the property was sold to John Parker, a local investor who leased it to the Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country, a nonprofit organization. In 2002, John Parker donated the property to the Museum. A new 12,000 square foot track barn now protects the footprints from the effects of weather.


These footprints are thought to be made by Acrocanthosaurus, a distant relative of T. Rex, and Iguanadon, an herbivore, as they walked along the shallow sea shore that stretched from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Ocean. There were no “hills” in Texas then – they came much later, around 25 million years ago, from uplifting, faulting and erosion.


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Dr. Haskell Hart, Treasurer and Board Member of the Museum, is a retired chemist with a lifelong interest in natural and cultural history. He is a Texas Master Naturalist and Master Gardener.

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Visit the Heritage Museum daily from 1-5pm at 4831 FM 2673, call 830-899-4542 or email For more information, visit Texas Dinosaur Day is held the third Sunday in April, noon to 5pm. Group tours are hosted by appointment.

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Canyon Lake is centrally located in the beautiful Texas Hill country, between the State Capitol in Austin and the historically significant and culturally diverse city of San Antonio. Destinations in between provide you with a variety of interesting day trip options.

Blanco Chamber of Commerce Visit beautiful Blanco, the Lavender Capital of Texas, in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Conveniently located 45 miles north of San Antonio and 45 miles west of Austin, Blanco’s historic 1885 courthouse is surrounded by charming shops and restaurants. Blanco State Park, just blocks from the square, offers camping, fishing and swimming in the cool Blanco River. Experience the enchantment of blooming lavender fields when you visit our area lavender farms (mid-May to July). Come and stay awhile—there’s always plenty to do in Blanco.



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Natural Bridge Caverns Natural Bridge Caverns is one of the largest cavern systems in Texas and certainly one of the most beautiful attractions around. You can explore caverns 180 feet deep on guided tours. While you’re there, check out the Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch where they house over 500 animals that you can see on a four-mile safari from your own car. The kids will love it. Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort Schlitterbahn is 65 acres of award-winning water park in New Braunfels, named America’s number one water park multiple times by the Travel Channel. This fun-filled family atmosphere has something for everyone – from the many wave pools and lounging areas to the Master Blaster, considered one of the best water rides in the United States. You can bring your own food and have a picnic or buy something there and stay all day. Gruene, Texas The moment you walk into the Gruene Historical District you feel as if you’ve stepped into the past. With Gruene Hall, the oldest dance hall in Texas across the street from the old-time general store, it’s as if nothing has changed for a century. Spend the day shopping at all the local shops or enjoy their free music shows. Just so you know, it’s pronounced “Green� Texas. Don’t worry, everyone gets it wrong the first time. New Braunfels Neighboring New Braunfels is noted for its architecture and rich German history, and of course Schlitterbahn. Visit the restored Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre in the downtown historic district and enjoy their family-friendly performances.


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From October 30th through November 8th, New Braunfels celebrates its German heritage with Wurstfest. Stop by the Snake Farm, which houses over 500 animals. Landa Park along the Comal River is a beautiful spot to stop and enjoy.


San Marcos Outlet Mall For those of you who have caught the shopping bug, the San Marcos Outlet Mall is your cure. The Outlet Mall is one of the top tourist destinations in Texas. With over a million square feet of shopping, you can find just about anything. In fact, in 2006 ABC’s The View named it the third best place to shop in the world – behind New York and Dubai. There are 270 stores that span over 27 acres providing the shopping fix for even the biggest shoppers. San Antonio If you’re looking for diverse culture, San Antonio, the ninth largest city in the US, is just 45 minutes away. The downtown area is anchored by the famous Riverwalk, restaurants, and shopping malls. As one of the most pivotal places in Texas’ history and home to the Alamo, San Antonio offers many attractions including the month long Fiesta Celebration, Sea World, Six Flags, the Mercado and one of the best zoos in the nation.

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Blanco Traveling up the road just 20 miles can offer anything from classic car shows to a popular local brewery to architecture reminiscent of the rich history of Blanco. The Blanco Classic Car Show is held along the banks of the Blanco River at Blanco State Park on the third weekend in May and is always a great draw. The 110-acre State Park offers great hiking trails and canoes rides. If you’re looking for that little local flair, check out the Real Ale Brewery near downtown Blanco and their Friday afternoon tours. Wimberley About 20 minutes away, travel to Wimberley along the Devil’s Backbone from the northside of the lake for a truly scenic drive. Wimberley is known across the state as the location of Blue Hole, voted one of the best swimming holes in Texas by Texas Monthly. Downtown features a nature trail along Cypress Creek and many ecclectic shops that display work of nationally recognized local artists. On the first Saturday of every month from March through December, shoppers converge on Wimberley for Market Days. With 470 vendors, it is one of the oldest and largest in the state. Canyon Lake Visitor & Relocation Guide

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The Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre Association invites you to take a short drive to the heart of downtown New Braunfels to experience live professional entertainment in our 580 seat theatre where you will find family friendly shows guaranteed to Embracing the art please audiences deco style of the 1940’s of all ages at affordable prices. Visit to learn more about the exciting entertainment 290 W. San Antonio available in the New Braunfels, TX Brauntex Theatre. 830.627.0808

Outdoor Activities

With the temperate climate in the Canyon Lake area, most outdoor activities are enjoyed year round. The area has mild winters and averages over 300 sunny days a year.

Golfing Canyon Lake is surrounded by many championship golf courses. Golf course designers love the challenge and beauty offered by the Hill Country when building new courses. Playing golf in Canyon Lake can be challenging as well due to the terrain. Conveniently located, Canyon Lake Golf Course is a public course that offers beautiful views overlooking the lake, an abundance of wildlife that roams freely, and many water hazards. Play year round.


The Brauntex Theatre is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It operated as a movie theater from 1942-1998, and was transformed to a live performing arts venue in 2001. The theatre is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

Birding, commonly known as birdwatching, is an activity growing in popularity that rivals hunters and fishermen in producing revenue for the state. Central Texas is beneath the middle migratory flyway and the whooping crane, an endangered species, flys directly overhead drawing birdwatchers from across the world.

Come enjoy the view with us!


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Cycling Cyclists have also discovered Canyon Lake and its challenging terrain. Mountain bikers are welcome on two trails, both located in Canyon Park. Old Hancock Trail is more suitable for family-style leisure rides, while the Madrone Trail is more difficult. Several regional and state events are now held yearly in the Canyon Lake area including the XTERRA Dirty, which is part of the XTERRA America Tour. For road biking, popular routes include scenic River Road, Fischer Store Road to Wimberley, and down Devil’s Backbone on Ranch Road 32, among various other rides around the lake. For more information on cycling around Canyon Lake or route maps, contact the Canyon Lake Bicycle Shop or the Guadalupe River Cycle & Fitness lodging facility.

Archery Archery is the art, practice or skill of shooting with bow and arrow. Archery has historically been used in hunting and combat and has become a precision sport. A person practicing archery is called an archer or bowman, and one who is fond of or an expert at archery is sometimes called a toxophilite. Sound interesting? Children, women and men are welcome. Canyon Lake has two locations for archery whether you are interested in beginner classes, advanced practice and tournaments for indoor and outdoor ranges. Local ranges are Archer’s Haven at 210-393-4168 or Viking Archery at 830227-5171.


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Canyon Lake has beautiful clear water, a variety of fish, camping and day parks, hiking trails, plus 22 boat ramps that provide easy access to all areas. Tubing along the Guadalupe is a perennial favorite, but the river is also known for its trout fishing, a favorite among anglers below the dam. The lake also offers fishing because it is naturally stocked primarily with bass and catfish. Boating, water skiing, swimming and personal watercraft use also attract many visitors to the lake, along with the relaxed, laid-back atmosphere in all the Canyon Lake communities. One visit is all it takes to become enchanted with the “Water Recreation Capital of Texas.�

Guadalupe River “Toobing� Guadalupe River below Canyon Dam is the most popular river in Texas for water recreation due to its scenic beauty, cold clear water and proximity to large metropolitan areas. We offer 23 FULLY FURNISHED homes for vacation rentals.

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Among the favorite sections for tubing or “toobing� is what is known as the “Horseshoe� or “Tube Loop.� The starting point is the western bridge on FM 306 and the end is the east bridge of FM 306 although most tubers continue floating downstream to the 4th Crossing Bridge on River Road or beyond, depending on water flow. Ask your outfitter for flow details. Release rates are controlled flows from Canyon Dam and can range from a leisurely float up to an exciting run through Page 16

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several rapids. Always check with a reputable outfitter for current flows and use caution anytime you’re on the water by wearing a life vest, if needed, use straps on your glasses and remember, no glass, polystyrene or styrofoam on the lake or rivers! Keep in mind that this beautiful part of the Guadalupe can become crowded on summer weekends. Respect private property. There are many lodging and camping facilities in the area, some with river views or access that can make your Guadalupe get-a-way even more enjoyable. (Source:

Fishing the Guadalupe River Each year outdoor enthusiasts enjoy a variety of activities on the Guadalupe River near the lake. Fishing, especially trout fishing, is a popular activity on this beautiful river. The Guadalupe is over 250 miles long and flows from the western edge of the Texas Hill Country to the Gulf of Mexico. For the first 15 or so miles below Canyon Dam, the river is also called the Canyon Reservoir Tailrace. This stretch of the river is one of the state’s most popular freshwater trout fisheries and is the only year round trout fishery in Texas. It has also been voted one of the Top 100 Trout Streams in America. The cold water released deep from Canyon Lake makes year round survival of trout possible. Trout stockings by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and the Guadalupe River Chapter of Trout Unlimited take place each year from November through March. In a typical year, over 25,000 trout are stocked in the tailrace, ranging in size from 8 to 22 inches in length. At other times of the year, this portion of the river is home to several species of bass (largemouth, smallmouth, spotted, and Guadalupe), sunfish, catfish, and other game fish. There are also schools of large striped bass that are now in the river thanks to the Flood of 2002. The Guadalupe’s clean, cool waters make it a pleasant place for the fish and for those who fish for them. In order to fish on the river you will need a valid fishing license with a fresh water fishing stamp, unless exempt.

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The predominant fish species in the upper reaches of the Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake include large mouth bass, small mouth bass, Guadalupe bass, catfish, white bass, and striped bass. You will also find black bass, crappie, and an occasional walleye. Source: Texas Parks & Wildlife at

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Kayaking & Canoeing Kayaking and canoeing, like tubing, are very popular. You may bring your own equipment or rent equipment at numerous area locations. The Nichols Landing Paddling Trail on Rebecca Creek Road off Hwy 281 is designed for kayaking and canoeing and provides accessible, well-mapped day trips. Canyon Lake Visitor & Relocation Guide


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Boating With 22 boat ramps and 80 miles of shoreline, boating of every type is available at Canyon Lake. The two marinas are Canyon Lake Marina on the northeast side of the lake at Hancock and the Cranes Mill Marina on the southside of the lake – where FM 2673 ends. Both marinas have live bait and boat ramps. Additional public ramps are shown on the map included.

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Boats are available for rent at Watercraft Rentals inside Sunchaser Marine. You can rent pontoon boats, ski boats, or deck boats. Kneeboards and wakeboards are included with rentals. As with many lakes in Texas, finding a “party cove” may be your cup of tea. Start the search.


The Hill Country Yacht Club The Hill Country Yacht Club (HCYC) seeks to promote sailing and power boating as a wholesome sport the whole family can enjoy and a sport for all ages. The HCYC provides the facilities and organization for instructional, competitive and social activities for sailors and power boaters alike. The instructional programs include beginning sailing, racing, and boating safety. The competitive activities include PHRF racing.


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The annual Parade of Lights on Canyon Lake is held on the second Saturday in December by the HCYC. The HCYC is a member of Yachting Club of America, Texas Sailing Association and US Sailing Association. Currently HCYC has approximately 170 family memberships and is growing. Social events are scheduled monthly and include excellent meals and entertainment. HCYC is located on the property of the Canyon Lake Marina on the north shore of Canyon Lake. More information on the Yacht Club is available at

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The Lake Canyon Yacht Club The Lake Canyon Yacht Club was chartered in 1967 with the primary focus of promoting the art of sailing. It is located on the northeast side of Canyon Lake. The club facilities occupy 18 acres of land on a bluff overlooking the lake. It is a membership only club. The club’s amenities include an 144-slip waterfront with ample docking space for 300 members.

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The Lake Canyon Yacht Club supports an active racing program which includes J-22, Catalina 22, Flying Scot, Sunfish, PHRF and Portsmouth fleets. Spring, summer, fall, and winter regattas are held throughout the year with special regattas planned for July 4th, Labor Day, and the two weekends that span the Wurstfest in New Braunfels in October of each year.

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Scuba Diving North Park, a public park managed by the Corps of Engineers, is a popular scuba diving area because of its clear deep waters and is located off FM 306 near Canyon Dam, a camping only park.


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The US Army Corps of Engineers manages eight public parks that offer a wide variety of recreation opportunities such as camping, picnicking, swimming, hiking, and many other activities. There are two marinas, two yacht clubs, and public boat ramps. There is a charge for ramp use at some locations.

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Corps Park Information Potter’s Creek Park Potter’s Creek Park is located on the northwest side of Canyon Lake off Potter’s Creek Road at the junction of Hwy 484 (Fischer Road). Potter’s Creek Park is a beautiful park that includes 114 modern RV campsites, seven screened shelters, ten designated tent camping sites, and five family sites. For Potter’s Creek reservations, call 1-877-444-6777.

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Canyon Park Canyon Park is located on the north shore of Canyon Lake near Hancock. Canyon Park contains 150 campsites, two overnight shelters and one day use shelter. The park is open April 1st through September 30th from 7am to 10pm.

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Canyon Beach Park Canyon Beach Park is located on the north shore of Canyon Lake near Hancock. Canyon Beach is located approximately one mile on the left of Canyon Park Road. Canyon Swim Beach is located to the left before entering Canyon Park.


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Cranes Mill Park Cranes Mill Park is located on the southwest shore of Canyon Lake off FM 2673, just past the village of Startzville. Cranes Mill Park is located at the westernmost end of FM 2673 and South Cranes Mill Road. The park is open year round, 7am to 10pm daily. Cranes Mill Park offers 46 campsites with tables (no RV hookups).

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North Park North Park is located off FM 306 near the dam. The park is open from 7am to 10pm. There are 19 campsites (no RV hookups), vault toilets, no showers, no boat ramp. This is a popular scuba diving area.

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Comal Park Comal Park is located on the south shore of Canyon Lake near Startzville. The park is open daily March 1st through September 30th from 7am to sunset. Comal Park has two double-lane boat ramps, 65 shady picnic sites, a large swim beach, children’s playground, and horseshoe pits. Note: On arrival, visitors should check-in at the park entrance station; ask the attendant for the official time of park closure for that day.

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Guadalupe Park Guadalupe Park is located below Canyon Dam along the first mile of the Guadalupe River. Its minimal developments include fishing access to the river and two Guadalupe River trails. There are fishing access points from the river trails. There is an ADA-accessible parking lot and trailway to a public fishing pier on the left bank below the hydropower plant. The Guadalupe River is the southernmost sustainable trout fishery in the nation and this stretch of the Guadalupe River is very popular as the State’s premier trout fishing stream. No camping or picnic facilities are available. Use of Guadalupe Park is free of charge. Overlook Park Overlook Park is on a hilltop near the southend of Canyon Dam off South Access Road. It is open daily from 7am until sunset and is the access to the Corps of Engineers headquarters at Canyon Lake office. This office is for visitor contact and information. Overlook Park offers a scenic view of Canyon Lake and Canyon Dam. There is an access to the Verada Real walking trail across Canyon Dam. Restrooms and visitor parking are available. There are no camping or picnic facilities. The use of the park is free of charge.

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Trails of Canyon Lake Visitors who come to Canyon Lake can find a variety of trails available for recreational use. The lake is managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers (COE) and the Canyon Lake COE maintains five designated trails with a variety of uses and levels of difficulty.

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The Canyon Dam Crest Trail is the paved road on top of Canyon Dam accessible from Overlook Park. This trail is the easiest to travel for pedestrians of all ages and abilities. It is for walking only and covers a distance of 1.5 miles across the dam and back. The trail is often used by those starting an exercise program because of its flat terrain and enjoyable views.

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The Guadalupe River South Trail is located just below the dam on the right bank of the river as you look downstream. This trail is also for pedestrians but has a somewhat more challenging terrain. Birdwatchers and fishermen especially enjoy this scenic trail, because it winds alongside the river for almost one mile. The Guadalupe River North Trail is a short, paved, wheelchair accessible trail that leads to the fishing platform on the left bank of the river. Fishing is great in the discharge area of Canyon Dam especially during trout stocking season from November through February. The Madrone Trail is located in Canyon Park and is open year round. Both hikers and mountain bikers enjoy use of this seven-mile long trail, and it has become popular with cyclists throughout the state. It is intermediate to advanced level. Old Hancock Trail, the only trail along the lake, welcomes hikers and is a great trail for mountain biking and riding horses. Located at the end of Hancock Road near the Canyon Lake Airport, Old Hancock Trail is the only free, public equestrian trail in Canyon Lake. The 3.5 mile long trail runs from the trailhead along the north shoreline to Canyon Park.

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Paddling trails There are seven paddling trails in the state of Texas. It is a new concept of Texas Parks & Wildlife to establish well-mapped trails on various streams and rivers in Texas. Nichols Landing Paddling Trail on the Upper Guadalupe River is one of the approved trails now in use. It is a 9.9 mile reach on the Upper Guadalupe River. Paddlers enjoy an exciting three to six hour ride on a variety of rapids between gentle stretches. The put-in for this paddling trail is located on Old Spring Branch Road, just three miles west of Hwy 281 N, off Spring Branch Road. The last public access site above the Canyon Reservoir is at the Rebecca Creek crossing, about three miles east on Rebecca Creek Road off Hwy 281.


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September 13, 2009 • Czech it Out! Sunday, 4 pm • Jackson Auditorium, Seguin A 2009 Van Cliburn Finalist. Enjoy Czech composer Antonin Dvorák’s Symphony No. 9, From the New World. á October 18, 2009 • Viva la Musica! Sunday, 4 pm, Civic & Convention Center, New Braunfels Nancy Zhou, Violin. Music inspired by Spain. Bizet’s Carmen Suite, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol, and Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole. December 13, 2009 • An Olde English Christmas Sunday, 4 pm • Jackson Auditorium, Seguin Mid-Texas Symphony Chorus • Children’s Chorus from Seguin Handel’s Royal Fireworks Music, favorite English carols, Holst’s Christmas Day, Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Greensleeves, and more.

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February 6, 2010 • Nachtmusik Saturday, 7:30 pm • Oakwood Baptist Auditorium, New Braunfels Larry Mueller, Oboe. Mozart’s favorite Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, the beautiful Cimarosa Concerto for Oboe, and more!

March 28, 2010 • Pops and Popcorn! Sunday, 4 pm • Civic & Convention Center, New Braunfels Young Artist Competition Winner. Favorite movie music of our times from Hitchcock to Phantom of the Opera to Harry Potter! May 2, 2010 • Beethoven Bookends Sunday, 4 pm • Jackson Auditorium, Seguin Christian Leotta, Piano. The Best of Beethoven! Symphony No. 7 and the Emperor Concerto.


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Water Oriented Recreation District!” PL AY S A F E . HAV E F U N ! The LAW says: • No foam or glass products allowed on the water • Do Not Litter! • Public nuisance behavior will not be tolerated • Don’t trespass on private property! Keep on floatin’ to a legal exit point • Lifejackets or PFDs required for all boats, kayaks, canoes, etc. Other Good Advice: • Alcohol and water do not mix! • Know boating laws before you go out • All children 12 years old or under should wear a life vest • Remember to bring your sunglasses, shoes & sunscreen • Drink lots of water • HAVE FUN! • Know the flows before you go.

About WORD The Water Oriented Recreation District of Comal County (WORD) is a park and recreation district authorized by the Texas Legislature in 1987 and created by the voters of Comal County in 1988. The purposes of the district are to conserve the natural resources, improve public health, safety and welfare and operate public parks located in the district. WORD fees, collected by businesses from the public users of the water, pay for law enforcement, river, lake, and road cleanup, and many other things within the WORD district. The district includes all unincorporated portions of Comal County – the entire county except for New Braunfels, Bulverde, and Garden Ridge.



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In this Visitor’s Guide we’ve provided some useful information that will help you plan an enjoyable trip to Canyon Lake, also known as “The Jewel of the Hill Country,” and the nearby Guadalupe River area. Of course if you are planning a trip of more than one day you will need a place to stay. This following map shows you the location of many of our lodging places as well as other businesses useful to visitors. It is quite popular with our guests as it is a great help in getting around in an unfamiliar area. There are so many attractions in the area, in winter as well as in summer, that call for overnight stays. You can tube, raft, water ski, fish, boat, hike, birdwatch, sightsee, shop, and on and on. Attractions like Gruene, New Braunfels (Schlitterbahn), San Marcos (outlet stores), and great parks are all nearby. You can easily find accommodations that will fit your budget and lifestyle. Just look at the map and select among cabins, RV parks, vacation rentals, lodges, resorts, hotels and motels, bed and breakfasts, and campsites. If this is your first visit to Canyon Lake and the nearby Guadalupe River area, we especially welcome you and hope you will enjoy your stay and come back again. And if you



You can find information about lodging possibilities and more generally about the area on many websites. To start with, I suggest the Canyon Lake Lodging Association website at and the local Chamber of Commerce website at www. Thanks for visiting or considering a visit to Canyon Lake and the Guadalupe River. Maybe you will get an irresistible urge to pull up stakes and make your home here with the residents who enjoy the area year round. I wish you a good life full of fun and happiness.

Jim Gansle

President Canyon Lake Lodging Association



1. Abbott’s Condos, Cabins & Campsites, p.18 830-387-9731 2. Bunk Haus Lodging & RV Park, p.21............ 830-935-2735 3. Creek Hollow Cabins & RV Park, p.22 ......... 830-899-7121 4. Firefly Inn B&B, p.19 ...................................... 800-687-2887 5 Guadalupe’s Best RV Park, p.13 ..................... 830-964-3393 6. Guadalupe River Cycling B&B, p.15 ............. See website 7. Holiday Lodge, p.22 ....................................... 830-964-3693 8. Lake Pointe Resort, p.20.................................... 830-935-4351 9. The Lakehouse Bed & Breakfast, p.22 ........... 866-616-5253 10. Lazy L&L Campstore, p.18 ............................. 830-964-3455 11. Little Goose Lakehaus B&B, p.17.................... 830-899-3828 12. Log Cabins at Jacobs Creek, p.21 .................. 830-964-2638 13. Maricopa Riverside Lodge, p.21..................... 830-964-3600 14. Mermaid Cove, p.17.......................................... 830-885-4035 15. Rio Raft & Resort, p.16 .................................... 830-964-3613 16. Riverside Resort, p.9 ......................................... 830-964-3629 17. Scenic River Properties, p.16 .......................... 830-964-3127 18. Still Water Ranch Vacation Condos, p.19 .... 210-867-6450 19. Summit Vacation Resort, p.55 ....................... 830-964-2531 20. Terrapin River Loft, p.20 .............................. 830-226-5194 21. Walnut Canyon RV Park, p.20 ........................ 830-899-7969

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Canyon Lake Animal Shelter Society ............. 830-899-2527 Canyon Lake Chamber & Visitor Center........ 830-964-2223 Canyon Lake Fire/EMS .......................................830-907-2922 Canyon Lake Game Warden ............................. 830-899-5645 Canyon Lake Gorge (tour reservations) ......... 830-964-5424 Canyon Lake Post Office ................................. 830-964-4100 Canyon Lake Water Service ........................... 830-964-2166 Comal County Information .............................. 830-885-4996 Comal County Sheriff ’s Office ......................... 830-885-4883 Comal ISD .......................................................... 830-885-1791 CRRC Activity Center & Thrift Store .............. 830-964-2324 CRRC Recreation Center .................................. 830-964-3003 Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA).. 830-379-5822 GVTC ............................................................... 830-885-4411 Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country.. 830-899-4542 Pedernales Electric Co-op ................................. 830-964-3346 VFW Post 8573 in Sattler .................................. 830-964-3334 VFW Post 8800 in Startzville ........(after 2pm) 830-899-7774 Wildlife Rescue ................................................... 830-698-1709 WORD ..................................................................830-907-2300 US Army Corps of Engineers .............................830-964-3341

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Abbott’s Condos, Cabins & Campsites 2 Bunk Haus Lodging & RV Park 3 Creek Hollow Cabins & RV Park 4 Firefly Inn B&B 5 Guadalupe’s Best RV Park 6 Guadalupe River Cycling B&B 7 Holiday Lodge 8 Lake Pointe Resort 9 The Lakehouse Bed & Breakfast 10* Lazy L&L Campstore 11 Little Goose Lakehaus B&B 12 Log Cabins at Jacobs Creek 13 Maricopa Riverside Lodge 14 Mermaid Cove 15 Rio Raft Resort 16 Riverside Resort 17 Scenic River Properties 18 Still Water Ranch Vacation Condos 19* Summit Vacation Resort 20* Terrapin River Loft 21 Walnut Canyon RV Park

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Hill Country Cruising in a day Some of the top scenic drives in Texas are in the Hill Country and most travel publications mention several in close proximity. Day trips to heritagerich Central Texas towns, such as Fredericksburg, Kerrville, Johnson City and Bandera, make Canyon Lake a top location for lodging. The Devil’s Backbone on Ranch Road 32. Starting on the northeast side of Canyon Lake, climb the heights of “Espinosa del Diablo.” The roadside park at the summit has a spectacular view of the Blanco River Valley. Ranch Road 32 continues on to San Marcos or Wimberley. FM 311. In Spring Branch, take FM 311 East off US 281 to FM 3159. Head downhill into Startzville for a breathtaking view of the Guadalupe Valley. FM 473. Off US 281, take FM 473 West to Comfort through the quaint towns of Kendalia and Sisterdale. There are several wineries on this scenic route. Continue through Comfort to historic Kerrville, an early German community settled in 1848, also known for the Kerrville Folk Festival and the Texas State Arts & Crafts Fair. Then head south on State Hwy 173 to Bandera through Camp Verde, home of the infamous camel corps. Bandera is the “Cowboy Capitol of the World” where there are many dude ranches that offer all the amenities for your perfect Texas experience.

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To LBJ’s Birthplace & Fredericksburg. Take US 281 North through Blanco to Johnson City, proceed on Hwy 290 West through Johnson City to Stonewall and the LBJ Ranch National Park. Free guided tours of Johnson’s birthplace and boyhood home are available. Continue on Hwy 290 to Fredericksburg, founded in 1846 by German immigrants. The town has many authentic German restaurants and is a Hill Country shopping mecca.

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The National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg. Fleet Admiral of the US Navy, Chester Nimitz, was born and raised there. The Museum of the Pacific War is located in the Nimitz Hotel which was owned by the Admiral’s father.

“See Ya in Victory Lane”

Luckenbach. From Fredericksburg, return to Blanco on FM 1376 through Luckenbach, population 3. Texas Wine Trails. Twenty-four of Texas’ best wineries are in the Hill Country area – one locally is Dry Comal Creek Vineyards near New Braunfels. Travel the Texas Hill Country to taste all the wines that are offered by following the Texas Wine Trail and have a taste of the good life. Visit or call 866-621-9463 for details. Holiday Trail of Lights. A great time of year for road trips is during the holiday season from Thanksgiving through early January. Most of the Hill Country communities participate in a dazzling Trail of Lights display. Head to Blanco, then Johnson City (and the PEC building) to the Walk of Lights in Marble Falls. You’ll be impressed. Canyon Lake Visitor & Relocation Guide

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• Timing Belt • Fuel Injection Service • Tune-Ups & Oil Changes • Major to Minor Repairs

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Area History

The communities of the Canyon Lake Area (Cranes Mill, Startzville, Sattler, Canyon City, Hancock and Fischer) were settled by families from New Braunfels. New Braunfels was founded on Good Friday, March 21, 1845, by Prince Carl of Solms, Germany. He brought immigrants from his home country with him; some continued their travels into the beautiful Hill Country area, now known as Canyon Lake.

Security State Bank & Trust The Hill Country’s Bank since 1941

Cranes Mill This area was settled by James B. Crain, who opened a post office and was appointed postmaster on October 19, 1857. The Post Office was discontinued in November 1866 for unknown reasons, but was re-opened in 1873 by Rev. August Engel, Sr., who Americanized the spelling to Cranes Mill. He operated the post office within the Engel Store until his son, August Engel, Jr., was appointed Postmaster in 1905. The site is now at the bottom of Canyon Lake. In July 1852, Martin Simon arrived in Texas from Salzburg, Nassau. For six years he and his wife, Katherine, farmed near New Braunfels. On May 23, 1859, Simon acquired 80 acres of land 151/4 miles northwest of New Braunfels on the Guadalupe River. By 1883, he had acquired a total of 1,316 acres along Tom Creek and the River. In 1860, Simon built a home for his family, which still stands on what is now Hwy 2673 near Cranes Mill Park. Indians roamed the area and the house’s peep windows are still there for a lookout. Sleeping quarters were in a loft in the house, and at night the rope ladder, the only access, was raised to the loft. The original stone structure has been preserved as much as possible. The log cabin used by the Simon Family while the “big house” was under construction is still there. The root cellar and the old smoke house where the family cured their meat are still present. Startzville This area takes its name from the Startz family, who first settled in this area around 1845. During that time there were five or six families living in the community. The mail for this area was delivered by the Cranes Mill Post Office because the Post Office in the Startz Store was not established until after the completion of the dam (that Post Office has since been relocated to Sattler).

Security State Bank & Trust (830) 906-2700 18125 FM 306 Canyon Lake, Texas 78133 Across from Hancock Plaza

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The Startz family raised cotton, as did most farmers in the area. In the mid 1880’s, the independent German farmers began planting cotton, and by the early 1920’s, it was a major crop in Comal County. Among the early gins in the county were Fischer’s at Fischer Store; Emil Guenther, Sattler; Frank Guenther, Hancock; the Oberkampf Gin, later Flugrath’s, at Cranes Mill. The Startz Café was opened in 1941 and is still operated by the Startz family. Sattler In 1845, William Martin Sattler and his bride left Germany to settle in Texas. He wasn’t interested in farm land, so he traveled 16 miles north of New Braunfels into the beautiful hills and chose a scenic spot east of the Guadalupe River at the foot of a “mountain.” He named this mountain Mt. Lamar after a close friend, Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, the second President of Texas. He built his home there near a spring that gave pure cold water for all his family and livestock. Canyon Lake Visitor & Relocation Guide

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... Area history continues...

Soon after his arrival, Sattler signed a contract with the government to set up the first Post Office in the area and this building still stands at the family home just off Hwy 306. The original house burned down in 1925 and was rebuilt and is now occupied by William Sattler’s great-granddaughter.

After Sattler’s death in 1880, the Post Office operation was moved to the general store. Adjacent to the general store was a dance hall. People came from miles around to attend the dances there once a month. A saloon and a bowling alley were across the street. Beer couldn’t be sold in the dance hall, so folks would cross the road to the saloon to get refreshments. The Sattler Post Office was discontinued in 1950. School was held in the log cabin home of the teacher who lived on River Road. In 1874, a one-room schoolhouse, Mountain Valley School, was built on land conveyed by John Marschall on the corner of the Guadalupe River and Jacobs Creek. Mountain Valley was the last of the one-room schools in Comal County and was closed in the 1950’s. The building was moved around 1962 to its present location in the heart of Sattler. It was purchased in 1965 and renovated for modern day living. Canyon City This community sprang up when construction on the dam began in 1958 and was the business hub in the early 1960’s. Canyon City had a gas station, Geneva’s Liquor Store, the Dam Site Café and the Wagon Wheel Inn Dance Hall! These businesses were a booming success because hundreds of workers who worked on the dam lived in the area.

The children of the area originally attended a school located on Cranes Mill Road. A portion still After moving from inside the Sattler house, the Sattler Post stands and has Office was relocated to this cabin on Sattler property in the mid 1850’s. Photo from CRRC’s 2009 Historical Calendar by been incorporated into a private residence. This school was established in the early 1970’s. The teacher, Adolph Schlameus, was a private tutor and taught in the German language only. In 1886, Otto Fischer, Sr. conveyed 30 acres to the Fischer Store School Community. The school burned down in 1940 and was rebuilt. It still stands in Fischer. It is believed there were no churches built in the Canyon Lake area until after the construction of the dam. Services were generally held in an open field in Sattler except once a month when the minister of the First Protestant Church in New Braunfels (the oldest church) held services in the first Mountain Valley School. The modern day telephone and electricity arrived in the area about 1946 but the area remained virtually undiscovered. When construction of the dam began in 1958, the Canyon Lake community began to grow. With completion of the dam in 1964, rapid development began and the tremendous growth continues.

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Hancock Theodore Heise was appointed Postmaster of the first Post Office in the Hancock community in 1914. In 1916, the Post Office was relocated into Frank Guenther’s store, and he was appointed postmaster (the store is now at the bottom of Canyon Lake). Like most of the surrounding communities, Hancock had a dance hall. Dancing likely was the prime source of entertainment and the social gathering for the early settlers of the Canyon Lake area. The Sorrell Creek School served the area for 67 years and was then combined with the Fischer school.

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Fischer Fischer Store was established in 1853 by Hermann Fischer, Sr. A year later he opened the first general store in the area. The store was rebuilt in the 1880’s and again in 1902. It is believed that the current store was first used as a warehouse. The Post Office was set up in the store in 1876 with Hermann Fischer, Sr. appointed as Postmaster. The Post Office is still in operation within the Fischer Store and the postmaster is still a Fischer, as it has been since its inception. On October 1, 1950, the Post Office department changed the name from Fischer Store to Fischer.

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830-899-7774 after 2pm

Our facility is available for rental. Wedding receptions, anniversary parties, graduation parties, or any kind of presentation or meeting. Kitchen & full service available.

7755 FM 2673 • Across from Dollar General


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Tye Preston Memorial Library provides services for a growing community

“Through our resources, programs and services, we reach out to young children, students, families, senior citizens and the community, providing a safe, friendly and inviting place to visit — a place where minds expand and imaginations soar, a place where books are only the beginning.” — An excerpt from the mission statement for Tye Preston Memorial Library For the staff and volunteers at Tye Preston Memorial Library, this sentence in the mission statement is more than just words on paper. It’s a philosophy that drives the reason for opening their doors daily and provides the need to build a new library for a growing community. From books and computers with internet access to study areas and resource material, TPML is the perfect destination for people of all ages. TPML’s special programs for youth and families include a weekly preschool StoryTime and Baby LapSit program mid week, a Saturday version of StoryTime for families with children through elementary age, and the award-winning Getting Ready for Kindergarten program.

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For adults, programs range from the weekly Lunch ‘N’ Learn events featuring local experts to popular Coffee with the Author presentations. They also offer computer workshops for adults, beginner through advanced. Up-to-date information on these and all programs is always available online at, where you can also sign up for their e-newsletter, or by calling the library at 830-964-3744. All programs are free and open to the public.



ORGANIC PEST CONTROL 1711 FM 2673 at River Rd • Sattler Canyon Lake • Ernie Pavlock, Owner

Currently, TPML is operating from its original location at 1321 FM 2673 in a 30-year-old building that has been expanded twice to its current size of 5,600 square feet with limited parking and no where to grow. In just the last ten years, the population of the area serviced by the library has soared from 9,400 to over 21,000. That population is projected to double again in the next 20 to 30 years. To accommodate the needs of a growing community, the Be a Part of the Story capital campaign was launched in 2006 to build a new 19,000 square foot library to serve the residents of Canyon Lake. They are now in the process of building this new library off South Access Road. With construction underway early this summer, the doors are expected to open by fall of 2010.



In the meantime, fundraising is continuing to cover the cost of furnishing the new building and to purchase additional library materials and technology such as computers and a sound system for the meeting room. You, too, can be a Part of the Story. Go online to, call 830-964-3744 or visit the library to find out how. Tye Preston Memorial Library is open 9am-8pm Monday through Thursday and from 10am to 5pm on Friday and Saturday. Canyon Lake Visitor & Relocation Guide

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Post 8573


Bar Open to the Public NOON TO MIDNIGHT DAILY

Darts 7:30pm Wednesdays • Shuffleboard 2:30pm Saturdays May 30th ~ Memorial Day Flagpole Ceremony November 11 ~ Veterans Day Flagpole Ceremony

Veterans are encouraged to stop by!

830-964-3334 • 14625 River Road @ FM 2673 Spring 2009

A strong community is a

community that cares

If you’re looking for some fun things to do while visiting Canyon Lake and want your money to help others, think CRRC. Stop by the Community Resource & Recreation Center Thrift Store and enjoy this unique shop that features items that have been donated by the community to help fund CRRC programs. CRRC programs include a food pantry, financial assistance for families in need, a free durable medical equipment lend program, a Meals on Wheels program, Spurs Drug Free Youth Basketball league, girls’ youth volleyball league, numerous senior exercise programs, line dancing, pickleball (you have to ask), yoga, bridge groups, Mah Jongg, and many other programs too numerous to list. Take the time to shop at the CRRC Thrift Store and have fun finding that special treasure you didn’t even know you needed!

Welcome Winter Texans! Retirees who visit the Hill Country to escape the harsh winters up north are called Winter Texans. They come to the Canyon Lake area to enjoy the mild winters, reasonable prices, and discounts on housing offered in the off season months. Many have frequented for so many winters that they now know one another and the local residents. Each February, the Canyon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a Winter Texan Reception at CRRC’s Rec Center below the dam. Area restaurants provide menu samples, while guests enjoy door prize giveaways and great entertainment. For information on the 2010 reception, call the Chamber at 830-9642223 or visit

Antiques Eclectic Enhancements Sophisticated Furnishings Architectural Oddities & Cheeky Whatsits

CRRC events for 2009 are a must see for the Canyon Lake visitor. Make your plans now to join in. It is great fun and a great opportunity to meet the community.

Monday thru Saturday 9am to 3pm Terrific Tuesdays Open ‘til 6pm

CRRC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, a Comal County United Way Agency. The CRRC Recreation Center is located below the dam off South Access Road. For information, call 830-964-2324 or visit

Thank you for helping us support our community!

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Health Services for Seniors Living at Home Skilled Nursing • Home Health Aide • Private Duty Physical, Speech, and Occupational Therapy Personal Care & Assistance and Much More



555 IH35S, Suite 324 • New Braunfels, TX 78130

fun things to do – for a good cause Nursing and Rehab Center 2590 Loop 337 N New Braunfels, Texas 78130

July 3 • Johnny Dee & the Rocket 88’s • Recreation Center Join us for a Rock & Roll sock hop where the girls can dance all night in their poodle skirts, bobby socks, jeans, and pony tails. Cool guys in white tee shirts, jeans, penny loafers and duck tail hair cuts know all the words to the 50’s & 60’s songs. Come as you are. Pure fun.

“Specializing in Short Term Rehab and Long Term Care”

October 24 • Marketdays • Recreation Center Join us for a day of adventure and shop till you drop at the Fall Marketdays with over 100 vendors featuring arts and crafts, attic treasures, books, food, jewelry, candles, holiday decorations, and many other unique one-of-a-kind items. December 10, 11, 12 & December 17, 18, 19 North Pole Village • Recreation Center Visit a magical village where children can go to the Post Office, Petting Barn, Toy Land, Elves House, School House, Library, Frosty’s Fishing Shack, Bakery, and Country Store. Take a hay ride. See a live nativity and see Santa. A must see for the Hill Country visitor. You and the kids will love it.

Fast Track Rehabilitation and Recovery

offers our clients an innovative program of physical, occupational, speech, and respiratory therapies. Accepting - Medicare, Medicaid, Private, VA, Hospice, and Insurance.

Habitat for Safe Seniors

Angels for Elders

• Nutrition Program / Food Delivery • Home Safety Repairs & General Services • Environmental Program • Ramps • Senior Center Activity Visits

Whatever you need to remain independent

Personal Care • Homemaking • Hospice Care Transportation • Live Ins • Special Requests Customized services for you or your loved one


Rondah A. Savage, Executive Director 2174 Old Sattler Road • Startzville • Canyon Lake

Serving elders since 1999 Canyon Lake Visitor & Relocation Guide

For more information call (830) 620-0509.

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Places of Worship

Church in the W ildwood Assembly of God

Canyon Lake Church of Christ 42301 FM 3159, Canyon Lake, TX 78133 PH: 830-899-7077

Called, Committed, Caring

Canyon Lake Presbyterian Church 230 Shepherd Hill Drive, Canyon Lake, TX 78133 PH: 830-964-2427

Service Times

Canyon Lake United Methodist Church 206 Flintstone, Canyon Lake, TX 78133 PH: 830-899-7104


Sunday School 9:30 am Worship Service 10:30 am Children’s Church 11:15 am Spanish Worship 4:00 pm

Come Grow With Us

Church In The Valley 14181 FM 306, Canyon Lake, TX 78133 PH: 830-964-3624


(830) 899-2149 227 Charter Oak Drive Canyon Lake, TX 78133

In the Word 7:00 pm Youth Service 7:00 pm Bible Quiz 7:00 pm

Church in the Wildwood Assembly of God 227 Charter Oak Drive, Canyon Lake, TX 78133 PH: 830-899-2149


FM 2673 @ Oaks subdivision entrance

Royal Rangers 7:00 pm Missionettes 7:00 pm

Spanish Bible Study 7:00 pm

Cowboys for Jesus Christian Fellowship 8400 FM 32, Fischer, TX 78623 PH: 830-935-2920


Cranes Mill Baptist Church 10215 FM 2673, Canyon Lake, TX 78133-6210 PH: 830-899-7936

Email: or

Cross Lutheran Church & School 2171 East Common, New Braunfels, TX 78130 PH: 830-6253666 North Shore United Methodist Church 23880 Cranes Mill Road, Canyon Lake, TX 78133 PH: 830-935-2171

Sunday Worship Times: Traditional 8:15 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Contemporary with LIVE BAND 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages

St. Andrew Lutheran Church 7420 FM 2673, Canyon Lake, TX 78133 PH: 830-899-2273

9:15 a.m.

St. Francis by the Lake Episcopal Church 13250 Hwy 306, Canyon Lake, TX 78133 PH: 830-964-3820 St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church 180 St. Thomas Drive, Canyon Lake, TX 78133 PH: 830-964-3497

To the Church Worth Finding!

Canyon Lake United Methodist Church

WEEKDAY MASS TIMES Wednesday, Thursday & Friday ~ 8:30 am WEEKEND MASS TIMES Saturday 6:00 pm ~ Sunday 8:30 & 11:00 am (Call for Mass Times on Holy Days)

Rev. Dr. Bradley L. DeHaven and Rev. Clinton R. Harris, Pastors 206 Flintstone Dr., Canyon Lake, TX 78133 830-899-7104 email:

Children, Youth and Adult Activities Methodist Day School Mon.-Thurs. VBS June 15th-19th

830-964-3497 Metro Number 830-226-5497

Wed. Children/youth/adult activities 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Bible Studies, Fellowship Events, and Faith Building

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St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church

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On South Access Road ~ Just Below the Dam 180 ST. THOMAS DRIVE, SATTLER • CANYON LAKE

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Comal ISD Canyon Lake Area Schools

photos by Drake Williams

Rebecca Creek Elementary

Canyon Lake High School

125 Quest Ave., Spring Branch 78070 GVTC Line (830) 885-1800 San Antonio (830) 609-6296 New Braunfels (830) 221-2995 Principal Sharon Richardson Asst. Principal David Springer

Startzville Elementary

42111 FM 3159, Canyon Lake 78133 GVTC Line (830) 885-8000 San Antonio (830) 609-6704 New Braunfels (830) 221-2630 Principal Dr. Denise Kern Asst. Principal John Graham

Mountain Valley Middle School

1165 Sattler Road, Canyon Lake 78132 GVTC Line (830) 885-1300 San Antonio (830) 609-6294 New Braunfels (830) 221-2993 Principal Scott Hammond Asst. Principals Kristina Kahil & Todd Keele

Smithson Valley Middle School

6101 FM 311, Spring Branch 78070 GVTC Line (830) 885-1200 San Antonio (830) 609-6291 New Braunfels (830) 221-2990 Principal Michael Keranen Asst. Principals Colby Evans & Jana Cervantes

8555 RM 32, Fischer 78623 GVTC Line (830) 885-1700 San Antonio (830) 609-6701 New Braunfels (830) 221-2987 Principal Cheryl Koury Asst.Principals Jon Lindholm & Carolyn Pittman

Smithson Valley High School

14001 Hwy 46W, Spring Branch 78070 GVTC Line (830) 885-1000 San Antonio (830) 609-6289 New Braunfels (830) 221-2988 Principal Chris Trotter Asst.Principals Corbee Wunderlich, Christine Rostedt, Patsy Lovelady, Chris Smith, & Paul Breaux

Conservatory for Healing Arts & Music

ultra speed Internet

830-935-4677 Owner, Donna Aloia, LMT

digital cable TV

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Music Lessons with Sarah McSweeney Voice • Piano • Guitar • Flute

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Painting Home Repairs Improvements • Pressure Washing Decks: Build/Repair/Stain/Seal/Wash

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210-355-3567 or 830-899-8566

Services available only in GVTC service areas. Local telephone, Internet and DSL services are provided by Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc., (“Cooperative”) d/b/a Guadalupe Valley Telecommunications Cooperative; long distance, security, cable TV and cable modem services are provided by [its subsidiary], Guadalupe Valley Communications Systems LP. License #B03287.

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Calendar of Events

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Saturday 16th, Canyon Lake Animal Shelter Society (CLASS) Annual Bark-B-Que, 11-4 at the Shelter, 830-899-2527


Monday, 25th, VFW 8800 Memorial Day Service Cranes Mill Cemetery, 11am

(830) 708-9866

Friday 29th & Saturday 30th, 30th Annual BBQ/Chili Cookoff, VFW Post 8800 Startzville


Sunday 31st, Lions Club Fish Fry, 11-3 at CRRC Rec Center

Serving Canyon Lake Since 2002

JUNE Saturday 13th, 2nd Annual Bar-B-Q by CL Masonic Lodge #1425 at VFW Post 8800 Startzville, 11:30-3pm

JULY Friday 3rd, Sock Hop, Johnny Dee & the Rocket 88’s, CRRC, 8-10pm

General Veterinary Services & Animal Hospital


Saturday 4th, Independence Day Parade, VFW Post 8800 Startzville, FM 2673, 11am

tate of the Art Diagnostics • Luxury Boarding

Dr. Neelesh Narurkar, DVM • 13755 FM 306

Saturday 4th, Independence Day Fun Fair following parade at Habitat for Safe Seniors next to CLASS

Get an Owner, not just an employee! coMMercial / reSidential

pest, termite & lawn

State licensed & insured

830-228-4484 • 210-637-1130

roacheS / FleaS & More

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ScorpionS / centipedeS / SpiderS / MoSquitoS

rodent trapping / excluSion Service / terMiteS

Tuesday 28th, Chamber Mixer for those who “Serve and Protect.” Call C of C to contribute. Hosted by Dry Comal Creek Winery, 5:30–7:30pm

AUGUST Saturday Aug 1st & Sunday Aug 2nd, Bar-B-Que & Chili Cookoff at Dam Red Barn. Benefiting Jr. Livestock and CASI Saturday 8th, Canyon Lake Animal Shelter Society 11th Birthday Party, 11am Tuesday 25th, Chamber Mixer, Bulverde/Spring Branch & Canyon Lake Area Chambers of Commerce. Hosted by GVTC, FM 3159, 5:30–7:30pm

SEPTEMBER Friday 11th, Annual Freedom Walk Across Dam, 9am Thursday 24th, Hill Country in Style by St. Francis by the Lake at Seekatz Opera House, 265 West San Antonio, New Braunfels at 11:30am Saturday 19th, Canyon Lake Republican Women Jerry Bob’s Fish Fry & Auction, CRRC Rec Center, 6pm

Stop by our Office!

Tuesday 22nd, Chamber Mixer. Hosted by Old Windmill, FM 306, 5:30–7:30pm


8473 FM 2673 • Across from Dairy Queen

CL Area Chamber’s Annual Hill Country Trade Show. Date & location TBA

Mark Woolsey

Tuesday 6th, HarvestFest for Heritage Museum, GVTC, FM 3159, 6pm


Friday 9th & Saturday 10th, Wimberley Gospel Music Festival, Cowboys for Jesus Church, Friday pm and all day Saturday

$20 per Month

Weekly Residential Garbage Service • Commercial Rates Available

Saturday 10th, 23rd Annual Gruene Music & Wine Fest

8-5 • Monday through Friday

Saturday 10th, Shrimpfest by CL Noon Lions, CRRC off South Access Road, 11:30am–3:30pm

830-935-4446 • Canyon Lake

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OCTOBER, cont’d Friday 16th, Spaghetti Dinner, CL Methodist Church 5:30-7:30pm Saturday 17th, 14th Annual Chili & Bean Cookoff, Fraternal Order of Canyon Men, Mountain Breeze Camp on River Road. Dance, raffles & more.

2008 Christmas Parade

Saturday 24th, Market Days, Indoor-Outdoor, CRRC, 9am-4pm Saturday 31st, HALLOWEENFEST Canyon Lake Area Businesses, Downtown Sattler, 5-8pm

NOVEMBER Saturday 7th, St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church Bazaar, 9-3pm Tuesday 10th, Pilot Club Wineless Cheese Party GVTC, 2pm Wednesday 11th, Veterans Day Service at VFW in Startzville at 11am. Lunch served to attendees.

North Pole Village

DECEMBER Wednesday 2nd, CL Art Guild Pot Luck Luncheon, Sale & Benefit, GVTC, FM 3159, 11am–2pm Thursday thru Saturday, December 10th –12th & 17th –19th NORTH POLE VILLAGE Enjoy the magic of the North Pole with a stroll through Santa’s Village. For kids of all ages. Hayride to Bethlehem. 6pm-9pm, CRRC Rec Center

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Thursday 10th, Hospice Tree Lighting, CRRC Rec Center, 6pm Saturday 12th, 31st ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE on FM 2673 in Sattler. Sponsored by Canyon Lake Noon Lions, 11pm


Saturday 12th, 28th Annual Parade of Lights on Lake, 6pm


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Call 830-964-2223 for specific dates and times. JANUARY

• 16th Annual Chili Cook-off, VFW Post 8573 in Sattler


Call 512-644-2093

• Chuckwagon Show at English Brothers Chuckwagon on FM 2722, Dinner & English Brothers Show, weekends • Valentine’s Romantic Rendezvous. Hosted by CL Rotary • CL Area Chamber of Commerce Winter Texan Reception, CRRC • Annual Chili Supper, CL United Methodist Church



A Special Edition of the Canyon Lake Views

Sue Sweat, Publisher 512-644-2093 Sales ~ Dalton Sweat www.Canyo Contributing Writers ~ Dalton Sweat & Bill Adkisson www.CanyonLak Views yo Ad Design ~ Justin Hess & Sue Sweat Views you can u History by History of Canyon Dam by GP Kiel Canyon Lake Views Page 1 Courtesy of the Canyon Lake Chamber Canyon Lake Views Page 1

• Fiesta Style Show & Luncheon Pilot Club at GVTC • CROPWALK by Area Churches at Dam • Fraternal Order of Canyon Men, Scholarship Dance, historical Fischer Hall • Canyon Lake Indoor/Outdoor Market Days, CRRC Rec Center

APRIL • Canyon Lake Art Guild Reception at NB Art League • Easter Sunrise Service, Overlook Park at 6am. Sponsored by CL United Methodist Church • Texas Dinosaur Day at the Heritage Museum of Texas History • Chamber’s Annual Bar-B-Q Cook-off, Family fun and arts & crafts

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CHAIR Nancy Romine Stewart Title CHAIR-ELECT Doug Carver Security State Bank & Trust 1ST VICE CHAIR Doug Toney New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung 2ND VICE CHAIR Steve Sherman Canyon Lake Ace Hardware

C anyon Lake Area cha mber of commerce

ACCOUNTING Ann Sullivan, CPA PH: (830) 899-3633

Tom Hodge Canyon Lake Water Service Co. Kathy Smith Riverside Resort Dennis Binkley GVTC Rocky Collette C4 Real Estate of Texas STAFF Mandy Stewart President Bonnie Hopper Administrative Director

AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING AirCare/Canyon Lake Air Conditioning PH: (830) 964-2211 Country Comfort - Heating & Air Conditioning PH: (830) 237-0248

ATD-Austin PH: (512) 288-6215

Hilltop Reporter, The PH: (830) 660-8607

Lynn Tiller Lynn Tiller CPA

Verizon Information Services PH: (210) 317-3312

ADVERTISING & MARKETING Armke Enterprises Inc. & Prosit Magazine PH: (830) 629-1191

PAST CHAIR Peggy Fuller Comal Independent School District DIRECTORS Linda Epley Canyon Bend Self Storage

U-N-I Specialties PH: (888) 737-6187

ACUPUNCTURE Hill Country Chiropractic PH: (830) 964-3032

Canyon Lake Views PH: (512) 644-2093


Trans Western Publishing PH: (210) 590-3700

Lynn Tiller, CPA PH: (281) 813-1650

TREASURER Pam Schult Checkered Flag Automotive, Inc.


Freedom Mechanical USA PH: (830) 935-4337 ANIMALS & PETS See also Veterinarian & Animals) Canyon Lake Animal Shelter Society PH: (830) 899-2527

JenCrown Customs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jen Crownover PH: (830) 515-8610



First American Title/Law Office of Acie C. McAda PH: (830) 606-6809 Robert J. Falkenberg, Attorney At Law, PLLC PH: (210) 725-6604 Schraub, D. L., Attorney PH: (830) 303-3677 AUCTION Canyon Lake Auction Company PH: (830) 305-4820 AUTOMOTIVE Checkered Flag Automotive, Inc. PH: (830) 964-3278 My Town Motors PH: (830) 964-4323 Shell Rapid Lube PH: (830) 964-5373 Slix PH: (830) 899-5719

Doggone Grooming PH: (830) 964-3647

ValMark Chevrolet PH: (830) 606-3451

Local Showcase, The PH: (817) 894-7303

APPRAISAL Baker Appraisal Services PH: (830) 964-4972

Money Mailer Centex PH: (877) 936-2451

John D. Welch & Associates PH: (830) 899-3400

BANK - FINANCIAL Edward Jones Investments PH: (830) 964-4744

ARCHITECTURE Case, James R. - Architect PH: (713) 417-6539

My ARC World PH: (877) 272-6500 Pro Mascot Marketing PH: (830) 899-5876

ARTS Canyon Lake Art Guild PH: (830) 899-7650

Talk Around Town PH: (830) 620-9013

ATTORNEY - LEGAL Bascon, Stephanie/Attorney at Law PH: (830) 625-2940

TGTV and Media Productions Inc, dba Tour Guide TV PH: (210) 602-9298

Blaschke, Dwain W, Attorney-at-Law PH: (830) 964-4442

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First State Bank PH: (830) 907-3100 NettWorth Financial Group PH: (830) 964-4015 Primerica Financial Services PH: (830) 899-7588 Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union PH: (210) 637-4136 Schertz Bank & Trust PH: (800) 945-9544

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Security State Bank & Trust Canyon Lake PH: (830) 906-2700 Wells Fargo Bank Sattler PH: (830) 964-2265 BAR – FULL LIQUOR BAR Canyon Lake Golf Club PH: (830) 899-3301 Hideout at Cranesmill, The PH: (830) 899-6130 Lucky’s Kitchen and Cocktails PH: (830) 935-3115 Midnight Express PH: (830) 964-3700 BICYCLES Canyon Lake Bicycle Shop PH: (830) 935-2623 BUILDER – CONTRACTOR AmeriTex Builders, Inc. PH: (512) 847-6800 Anthony Log Homes PH: (830) 899-6669 Creative Covers PH: (830) 608-9551 Damuth Homes Inc. PH: (830) 964-2432 Dixie Electrical Services PH: (830) 935-2121 Heartland Custom Homes Inc. PH: (830) 905-3992 Hilltex Construction, Inc. PH: (830) 964-3438


Max’s Red Truck Grill PH: (210) 286-2029

Jimmy Jacobs Custom Homes PH: (512) 930-4041

Riposa Bistro & Wine Bar PH: (830) 228-4415

KR Custom Homes PH: (830) 935-3291 Losaw Construction PH: (210) 478-1881

Still Water Ranch at Canyon Lake Nightly Condominiums PH: (210) 867-6450

Mahoney Custom Homes PH: (830) 899-3866

WellSeasoned Catering PH: (210) 789-1714

River Renovations, LLC PH: (830) 964-3451

CEDAR POSTS Outlaw Cedar Post Yard, Inc. PH: (830) 964-5144

Southwest Exteriors PH: (210) 828-5555 StoneCrafters Homes & Improvements PH: (830) 964-4514 Whisper Creek Log Homes PH: (830) 964-5647

McCoy’s Building Supply Center #016 PH: (830) 629-2111 CABINETS Artisan Finishes PH: (830) 964-5338 StoneCrafters Homes & Improvements PH: (830) 964-4514

CATERING Caterall Catering PH: (830) 629-5225

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Bulverde/Spring Branch Chamber of Commerce PH: (830) 438-4285 Canyon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce PH: (830) 964-2223

BUILDING SUPPLIES Dunis Studios PH: (830) 438-2996

CARPETS Servpro Cleaning Services PH: (830) 625-0578

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Blanco Chamber of Commerce PH: (830) 833-5101

Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, Inc. PH: (830) 625-2385 Stonewall Chamber of Commerce PH: (830) 644-2735 Wimberley Chamber of Commerce PH: (512) 847-2201 CHIROPRACTIC Dudycha Chiropractic PH: (830) 907-3811 Hill Country Chiropractic PH: (830) 964-3032

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CHURCH Canyon Lake Church of Christ PH: (830) 899-7077 Canyon Lake Presbyterian Church PH: (830) 964-2427 Canyon Lake United Methodist Church PH: (830) 899-7104 Church In The Valley PH: (830) 964-3624 Church In The Wildwood Assembly of God PH: (830) 899-2149 Cowboys for Jesus Christian Fellowship PH: (830) 935-2920 Cranes Mill Baptist Church PH: (830) 899-7936 Cross Lutheran Church & School PH: (830) 625-3666 North Shore United Methodist Church PH: (830) 935-2171 St. Andrew Lutheran Church PH: (830) 899-2273 St. Francis by the Lake Episcopal Church PH: (830) 964-3820 St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church PH: (830) 964-3497 CLEANING SERVICES Bud & Kellie’s Home Services PH: (830) 964-5099

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Comal Vista Windows PH: (210) 394-3568 Vacuum Doctor, Inc. PH: (830) 964-4105 CLEAN-UP - Waterways TURTLE PH: (830) 899-5040



Realty Engineering, Inc. PH: (830) 964-4888 COSMETICS & SKIN CARE Belinda Ayala - Mary Kay Cosmetics PH: (830) 964-2395 Lisa Conran-Avon Rep-Fitness Trainer PH: (830) 907-4112

COMPUTER Bald Eagle Computer Works PH: (830) 708-2838

Mary Kay Cosmetics - Susan Johnson PH: (830) 935-2318

Blue Nova Computing PH: (210) 745-2711

COSTUMES Pro Mascot Marketing PH: (830) 899-5876

Local Tech Service PH: (830) 708-9866 CONFERENCE CENTER & RETREAT Agape Dome Christian Retreat Center PH: (830) 935-4594 Live Oak Ministries, dba Live Oak Ranch PH: (830) 964-5540

CUSTOM BUILDING AmeriTex Builders, Inc. PH: (512) 847-6800 Dunis Studios PH: (830) 438-2996 Heartland Custom Homes Inc. PH: (830) 905-3992

Rio Linda Lodge and Cabins PH: (858) 775-2950

KR Custom Homes PH: (830) 935-3291

T Bar M Resort & Conference Center PH: (830) 625-7738

Mahoney Custom Homes PH: (830) 899-3866

CONSTRUCTION & EQUIPMENT Backhoe Bob PH: (830) 935-3388

CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEYS Feedback 4 Group PH: (210) 373-5770

Dick’s Decks/Construction PH: (830) 899-2246 Hill Country Septic & Construction PH: (830) 660-2250 CONSULTING My ARC World PH: (877) 272-6500

Restaurant Cops, LLC PH: (512) 784-0332 DAY CARE Kiddie Kollege Day Care Center LC PH: (830) 899-4600

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DENTAL Canyon Lake Dental PH: (830) 964-3161 Haecker, H. Ivan, Dentist PH: (830) 899-7128

EMERGENCY SERVICES Canyon Lake Fire/EMS PH: (830) 907-2922

Summer Hill Dental Matthew W. Bayless, DDS PH: (830) 438-2193

Comal County Sheriff’s Office PH: (830) 885-4883

DEVELOPER A.G. Hill Country Lake Properties / Armando Garcia PH: (830) 964-2811 Cascada at Canyon Lake PH: (830) 885-6559 KR Custom Homes PH: (830) 935-3291 Las Brisas @ Ensenada Shores PH: (830) 899-7338 Mystic Shores at Canyon Lake PH: (800) 930-5263 Rancho del Lago PH: (830) 935-2807 Tom J. Sheridan Properties, Ltd PH: (210) 656-1973 Vintage Oaks at the Vineyard PH: (830) 885-3054 DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROGRAMS Rio Foundation, dba Rio Services PH: (956) 761-2289 DISTRIBUTOR Tri-City Distributors, LP PH: (830) 625-0422 DRIVING SAFETY DriveSafe of Texas PH: (830) 935-4037

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EMPLOYMENT Workforce Solutions - Alamo PH: (830) 629-2010 http://www.workforcesolutionsalamo. com/center/zipcode.asp ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre Assn, Inc. PH: (830) 627-0808 Brenda Varne`, Vocalist PH: (830) 305-5244 Camp Coyote Flats PH: (830) 660-5359 Canyon Falls RV Park PH: (830) 214-3033 Canyon Trail Chuckwagon Supper & Cowboy Music Show PH: (830) 626-8200 Gorge Preservation Society (GPS) PH: (830) 964-5424 Gruene Hall PH: (830) 629-5077 Hideout at Cranesmill, The PH: (830) 899-6130 Mid-Texas Symphony PH: (830) 629-0336 Robert Maxwell Case, Entertainer PH: (830) 935-3644

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Glasshoppers Auto Glass PH: (830) 907-3333

Whole Being Market PH: (830) 200-6400

FISHING GUIDES Fisherking Guide Service PH: (830) 620-8702

GOLF CLUBS Canyon Lake Golf Club PH: (830) 899-3301

GUTTERS StoneCrafters Homes & Improvements PH: (830) 964-4514

Reelfly Fishing Adventures PH: (210) 880-7113

GOVERNMENT 12th FTW/PA (Dept of Air Force) PH: (210) 652-4407

FISHING-BAIT-TACKLE Canyon Bait House PH: (830) 899-9747

Comal County Child Welfare Board PH: (830) 626-3558

HARDWARE Canyon Lake Ace Hardware PH: (830) 964-2797

FENCING Outlaw Cedar Post Yard, Inc. PH: (830) 964-5144

FLAGS & FLAGPOLES America’s Best Flags & Flagpoles PH: (830) 629-0238 FLORIST Small Favors Florist PH: (830) 964-3989 FUNERAL SERVICES Funeral Caring USA PH: (210) 946-4445 GARBAGE COLLECTION Canyon Disposal Service PH: (830) 899-5491 I.E.S.I. PH: (830) 401-4413 Mark Woolsey Garbage Service PH: (830) 935-4446 GAS - PROPANE Hill Country Hydro Gas Co., Inc. PH: (830) 833-4550 Longhorn Propane PH: (830) 964-2525 GLASS - Auto, Residential & Commercial Diamond D Glass & Limousine Service PH: (830) 905-2555

HEALTH CARE DISCOUNT PROGRAMS AmeriPlan Discount Programs David Mayfield PH: (830) 237-2689

Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority PH: (830) 379-5822 Randolph AFB, Off-Base Rec Area/CL PH: (830) 226-5465 Stephens II, Charles County Court at Law #2 PH: (830) 620-5593 US Army Corps of Engineers, CL PH: (830) 964-3341 US Coast Guard Auxiliary 8th CD PH: (210) 566-3900 Water Oriented Recreation District PH: (830) 907-2300 GRAPHIC DESIGN eScribe Design PH: (325) 716-4353

HEALTH & FITNESS Curves PH: (830) 964-3730 Harriet L. Bishop PH: (830) 964-2119 Life by Design Nutrition Club PH: (512) 925-7091 Lodging at Guadalupe River Cycle & Fitness PH: (210) 289-0580 Quantum Nutrition PH: (830) 964-3645 VJ’s Fitness Express & Wellness Center PH: (830) 964-6046

GROCERIES - Market - Health - Foods Buddy’s Northshore Crossing PH: (830) 935-3700

HELICOPTERS Helicopter Tours of Texas LLC PH: (877) 655-7733

Fischer’s Neighborhood Market at Canyon Lake PH: (830) 905-3696

HOME HEALTH CARE A & B Home Health Care, Inc. PH: (830) 625-4837

Super S Foods/Sattler PH: (830) 964-3231 Super S Foods/Startzville PH: (830) 899-8574

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Angels For Elders PH: (512) 847-7445

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Senior Helpers - San Antonio & Surrounding Hill Country Area PH: (210) 538-0133 HOME INSPECTIONS House Detective, The PH: (839) 899-5225 K & S Inspections PH: (830) 935-3308 Kight Home Inspection PH: (210) 275-3625 HOME REPAIRS Artisan Finishes PH: (830) 964-5338 Global Solutions PH: (830) 899-8566 Scott’s Handyman & Painting Company PH: (210) 669-5402 HOME TECHNOLOGY Amenity Real Estate Group PH: (830) 899-2622 INSURANCE Allstate Hill Country Insurance Agency PH: (830) 964-5004 AmeriPlan Discount Programs David Mayfield PH: (830) 237-2689 Barnard-Donegan Insurance PH: (830) 303-8300 Comaltex Insurance Agency, Inc. PH: (830) 625-7511 Dunn Insurance PH: (830) 885-7021 Farmers Insurance PH: (830) 899-3900

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Hermes Insurance Agency PH: (830) 625-4500 Humana MarketPoint PH: (830) 822-4298 Miller & Miller Insurance Agency PH: (830) 907-4001 Primerica Financial Services PH: (830) 899-7588 Rourke Insurance PH: (830) 226-5550 INVITATIONS CARDS ANNOUNCEMENTS JenCrown Customs - Jen Crownover PH: (830) 515-8610 IRON WORKS River Renovations, LLC PH: (830) 964-3451 LAND SURVEYING Windrose Surveying / Central Texas PH: (512) 748-3486 LANDSCAPING E. i. R. PH: (830) 237-0942 Innoscapes PH: (830) 609-9600 Local Boys Lawn Care & Pressure Washing PH: (830) 964-5684 Odd Jobs Company PH: (830) 837-4239 R. L. Construction PH: (830) 481-0353 Seeger Trucking & Materials PH: (830) 964-3412 StoneCrafters Homes & Improvements PH: (830) 964-4514





LIMOUSINE & TAXI SERVICE Diamond D Glass & Limousine Serv. PH: (830) 905-2555

Canyon Falls RV Park PH: (830) 214-3033

Hideout on the Horseshoe PH: (888) 405-4433

River Area Taxi PH: (210) 831-4831

Canyon Lake Cabins & Cottages PH: (830) 935-3430

Hill Country Resorts PH: (830) 935-4355

LIQUOR Liquor on the River PH: (830) 964-2673

Canyon Lake Cottages PH: (830) 964-3621

Holiday Lodge on Canyon Lake PH: (830) 964-3693

Canyon Lake Lodging Association PH: (830) 899-5580

Liquors At The Lake PH: (830) 899-5626 LODGING - CAMPGROUND - RV A1 Vacation New Braunfels PH: (830) 620-0290

Canyon Lake Ranch PH: (830) 935-4101 Canyon Lake Suites PH: (830) 964-4888

Alpha Canyon LLC PH: (281) 556-8495

Creek Hollow Cabins & RV Park PH: (830) 899-7121

American Eagle Nest B&B PH: (830) 899-4566

Dawson Realty PH: (830) 899-3699

Barnside Lodging PH: (830) 935-2110

Drums’ Lakeview Resort Lodge and Cabins PH: (830) 899-7007

Best Dam View PH: (877) 438-3716

Firefly Inn Bed & Breakfast PH: (830) 905-3989

Boessling’s Hideaway PH: (830) 964-5660

Green Gables Guest Houses PH: (830) 833-5931

Bold Creek Gardens PH: (877) 351-0328 Bridget McDougall / Scenic River Properties PH: (830) 964-3127

GreensKeeper Inn PH: (830) 227-5959

Bryan Properties Stay on the Guadalupe PH: (830) 643-9444

Guadalupe River RV Park Campgrounds & Nature Trails, LP PH: (830) 885-7200

Bunk Haus Lodging & RV Park PH: (830) 935-2735

Guadalupe’s Best RV Park & Dam Red Barn PH: (830) 907-2742

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Kuebler-Waldrip Haus B&B PH: (830) 625-8300 Lake Cove Escape PH: (405) 474-0411 Lake Pointe Resort PH: (830) 935-4351 Lakehouse Bed and Breakfast PH: (830) 899-5099 Lazy L & L Campground PH: (830) 964-3455 Little Goose Lakehaus B&B PH: (830) 899-3828 Lodge at Turkey Cove PH: (830) 899-2744 Lodging at Guadalupe River Cycle & Fitness PH: (210) 289-0580 Log Cabins at Jacobs Creek PH: (830) 964-2638 Maricopa Riverside Lodge PH: (830) 964-3600 Mermaid’s Cove, The PH: (830) 885-4297

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Mountain Breeze Camp PH: (830) 964-2484

Village Oaks Apartments PH: (830) 899-2556 Walnut Canyon RV Park, Inc. PH: (830) 899-7969

New Braunfels Getaways PH: (830) 822-9777

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Hill Country PH: (830) 964-3731 KGNB-KNBT Radio PH: (830) 625-7311

Rio Linda Lodge and Cabins PH: (858) 775-2950

LONG TERM CARE Colonial Manor Care Center PH: (830) 625-7526

River City Resort & Realty PH: (830) 626-2196 Riverside Resort PH: (830) 964-3629 Rockin R’s Camp Huaco Springs PH: (830) 625-5411 Rocking MJ Ranch Bed & Breakfast PH: (830) 964-3000 Rustic Ridge Bed & Breakfast PH: (830) 935-4123 Still Water Ranch at Canyon Lake Nightly Condominiums PH: (210) 867-6450

Texas Trails Map & Visitor Guide PH: (325) 247-5183 TGTV & Media Productions Inc, dba Tour Guide TV PH: (210) 602-9298 MEDICAL Bulverde Urgent Care & Occupational Health PH: (830) 438-2544

Hill Country Yacht Club PH: (210) 344-1081

Canyon Lake Medical Clinic PH: (830) 964-3019

Lake Canyon Yacht Club PH: (210) 590-7100 MASSAGE THERAPY Aloia, Donna Waters Edge Massage Day Spa PH: (830) 935-4677

Massage by Anna PH: (830) 964-5166

T Bar M Resort & Conference Center PH: (830) 625-7738

MEDIA/NEWS Armke Enterprises Inc. & Prosit Magazine PH: (830) 629-1191

Vacation Canyon Lake PH: (210) 313-1010 http:\\\202024

Talk Around Town PH: (830) 620-9013

MARINA/YACHT CLUBS Canyon Lake Marina & Cranes Mill Marina PH: (830) 935-4333

Summit Vacation Resort, The PH: (830) 964-2531

Terrapin River Loft PH: (830) 226-5194

Hill Country PH: (830) 896-8170

MAIL / POSTAGE / SHIPPING Freedom Mail Center PH: (830) 907-3600

Hill Country Chiropractic PH: (830) 964-3032

Canyon Lake Radio PH: (830) 935-3644

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Canyon Lake Views PH: (512) 644-2093

Mountain Breeze, The PH: (830) 964-6112

Rio Raft & Resort PH: (830) 964-3613


Focal Point Vision - Kenneth Maverick MD PH: (210) 614-3600 Healing Arts Community Health Center of Blanco & Canyon Lake PH: (830) 833-0510 Kirkwood Manor PH: (830) 620-0509 Physical Therapy Unlimited PH: (830) 907-2145 MEETING & PARTY FACILITIES Canyon Lake Cabins & Cottages PH: (830) 935-3430 Canyon Lake Golf Club PH: (830) 899-3301

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Lodging at Guadalupe River Cycle & Fitness PH: (210) 289-0580 Maricopa Riverside Lodge PH: (830) 964-3600 Mermaid’s Cove, The PH: (830) 885-4297 Still Water Ranch at Canyon Lake Nightly Condominiums PH: (210) 867-6450 T Bar M Resort & Conference Center PH: (830) 625-7738 Village West POA PH: (830) 899-5734 MORTGAGE SERVICES Gold Financial Services - Mike Horner PH: (210) 366-1070 NettWorth Financial Group PH: (830) 964-4015 Omega Mortgage Company PH: (830) 964-2230 Primerica Financial Services PH: (830) 899-7588 Wells Fargo Home Mortgage PH: (210) 413-6700 MUSEUM Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country PH: (830) 899-4542 MUSIC EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES Movie Street & Music PH: (830) 964-5505

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MUSIC - LIVE MUSIC Whitewater Amphitheatre PH: (888) 405-4433

OPTICIAN New Braunfels Optical Shoppe PH: (830) 608-1028

Children’s Advocacy Center of Comal County, Inc. PH: (830) 626-2543

NEWSPAPER Bulverde Community News / Prime Time Newspapers PH: (830) 980-3336

ORGANIZATIONS Canyon Lake Aglow Community Lighthouse PH: (830) 885-6094

Communities In Schools of South Central Texas PH: (830) 620-4247

Canyon Lake Views PH: (512) 644-2093 Hill Country Sun PH: (512) 301-2877 Hill Country Voice PH: (210) 326-6680 Hilltop Reporter, The PH: (830) 660-8607 Local Showcase, The PH: (817) 894-7303 New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung PH: (830) 625-9144 San Antonio Business Journal PH: (210) 341-3202 Talk Around Town PH: (830) 620-9013 NURSERY - Plants, etc. Down to Earth (Nursery & Landscape) PH: (210) 860-4074 NUTRITION Quantum Nutrition PH: (830) 964-3645 OFFICE EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES Hill Country Office & Printing PH: (830) 964-4007 Toshiba Business Solutions PH: (210) 357-2600

Community Resource & Recreation Center PH: (830) 964-2324

Canyon Lake Animal Shelter Society PH: (830) 899-2527 Canyon Lake Assn of Retired Teachers & School Personnel PH: (210) 827-9138 Canyon Lake BBQ & Chili Cook-Off PH: (830) 899-7150

Friends of Canyon Lake PH: (830) 935-2794

Canyon Lake Forest POA PH: (830) 899-7572 Canyon Lake Masonic Lodge #1425 PH: (830) 899-5762

Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited (GRTU) PH: (830) 230-5507

Canyon Lake Noon Lions Club PH: (830) 935-4263

Habitat for Safe Seniors PH: (830) 899-2256

Canyon Lake Republican Women PH: (830) 899-7814

Hill Country Alliance PH: (512) 560-3135

Canyon Lake Rotary Club PH: (830) 899-5701

Hill Country React, Inc. PH: (210) 568-7092

Canyon Lake Village Civic Assn PH: (830) 964-3404 Canyon Lake Youth Soccer Club - CLYSC PH: (830) 268-4840

Centex Wing - Commemorative Air Force (CAF) PH: (512) 396-1943

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Democrats of Comal County PH: (830) 608-8024 Fraternal Order of Canyon Men PH: (830) 964-5555

Canyon Lake Chap. 1103 Order of Eastern Star PH: (830) 899-3404

CASA of Central Texas, Inc. PH: (830) 626-2272

Cub Scout Pack 380

Hope Hospice PH: (830) 625-7500 Mid-Texas Symphony PH: (830) 629-0336 NB / Comal County Crime Stoppers PH: (830) 620-3400 New Braunfels YMCA PH: (830) 606-9622

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New Life Children’s Treatment Center PH: (830) 964-4390 Pilot Club of Canyon Lake PH: (830) 899-7975 Rio Foundation, dba Rio Services PH: (956) 761-2289 Texas Agricultural Extension Service PH: (409) 845-5419 Texas Master Naturalist Lindheimer Chapter, Inc. PH: (830) 620-3440 Tye Preston Memorial Library & Friends PH: (830) 964-3744 United Way of Comal County PH: (830) 620-7760 VFW Post 8573 PH: (830) 964-3334 VFW Post 8800 PH: (830) 899-7774 Village West POA PH: (830) 899-5734 OUTFITTER - WATER RECREATION Andy’s River Toobs PH: (830) 907-3009 Bezdek’s Rentals PH: (830) 907-2141 Gruene River Company PH: (830) 625-2800 Lazy L & L Campground PH: (830) 964-3455 Mountain Breeze Camp PH: (830) 964-2484

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Rio Raft & Resort PH: (830) 964-3613

Photography Refined PH: (210) 317-5080

BJ Thomas - Exit Realty Canyon Lake PH: (210) 602-7446

Karen Weger - Sunset Canyon Realty PH: (830) 935-4211

River Sports Tubes PH: (830) 964-2450

PLUMBING Canyon Lake Plumbing Co. PH: (830) 899-3353

Blue Water Real Estate, Inc. PH: (830) 899-6000

Keller Williams Realty - The Quest Team PH: (830) 980-3555

Bridget McDougall / Scenic River Properties PH: (830) 964-3127

KR Custom Homes PH: (830) 935-3291

Riverbank Outfitters, Inc. PH: (830) 625-4928 Rockin R River Rides PH: (830) 629-9999 Schlitterbahn Waterpark & Resorts PH: (830) 625-2351 PAINTING Artisan Finishes PH: (830) 964-5338 Global Solutions PH: (830) 899-8566 Scott’s Handyman & Painting Company PH: (210) 669-5402 PAYROLL SERVICES Ann Sullivan, CPA PH: (830) 899-3633 PEST CONTROL All-Pro Pest Control PH: (830) 964-4284 Alternative Pest Control PH: (830) 899-5400 Hitman Pest Control PH: (830) 228-4484 PETS & SUPPLIES Hill Country Pet Sitters PH: (830) 964-4741 PHOTOGRAPHY Canyon Lake Photo PH: (830) 226-5313 Doris Cain Legacy Photography PH: (650) 455-2768

PRINTING & PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS Allegra Print & Imaging PH: (830) 885-5690 My ARC World PH: (877) 272-6500

C4 Real Estate of Texas LLC PH: (830) 935-4774

Pro Mascot Marketing PH: (830) 899-5876

Canyon Lake Real Estate PH: (830) 907-2800

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE Bud & Kellie’s Home Services PH: (830) 964-5099

Canyon Land Company PH: (830) 907-2742 Cascada at Canyon Lake PH: (830) 885-6559

Global Solutions PH: (830) 899-8566

Las Brisas @ Ensenada Shores PH: (830) 899-7338 Linda Fay, REALTOR®, EXIT Realty New Braunfels PH: (830) 832-6939 Mickey Ferrell Realtors PH: (830) 557-5824 Mickey Ferrell Realtors - Pamela Cone PH: (830) 964-4041

Odd Jobs Company PH: (830) 837-4239

Dawson Realty PH: (830) 899-3699

Mickey Ferrell Realtors/Canyon Lake PH: (830) 905-7100

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Canyon Land Company PH: (830) 907-2742

Exit Realty Canyon Lake PH: (830) 964-3949

REAL ESTATE A.G. Hill Country Lake Properties/ Armando Garcia PH: (830) 964-2811

Government Homes of Texas PH: (210) 332-2837

Prudential Classic Realty - Linda Kay Williamson PH: (830) 609-8347

A.G. Hill Country Lake Properties/Geoff Harris PH: (830) 214-4488 A1 Vacation New Braunfels PH: (830) 620-0290

Hill Country Listings PH: (512) 695-5699

Realty World First Choice PH: (830) 906-2255

Home Focus Real Estate Guide PH: (830) 885-5884

REMAX at Canyon Lake PH: (830) 935-3750

House Detective, The PH: (839) 899-5225

Amenity Real Estate Group PH: (830) 899-2622

Joe “Bob” Mets - Lakeside Realty PH: (210) 454-7588

Artisan Finishes PH: (830) 964-5338

Joe Lyons - Blue Water Real Estate PH: (830) 624-9319

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Prudential Classic Realty - Dianne Thomas PH: (830) 964-4355

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Riedel Realty PH: (830) 743-2877 River City Resort & Realty PH: (830) 626-2196 Samford Group, The PH: (830) 265-4816

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Stephana Tiller/Prudential Classic Realty Max’s Red Truck Grill PH: (210) 286-2029 PH: (210) 287-0665 McDonald’s Restaurant / Hal-John-SA, Inc. PH: (830) 227-5650 Whisper Creek Log Homes PH: (830) 964-5647 Midnight Express PH: (830) 964-3700 REHABILITATION & RECOVERY Parziale’s Pizzeria Colonial Manor Care Center PH: (830) 935-3666 PH: (830) 625-7526 Pasketti’s PH: (830) 226-7163 RENTALS Canyon Lake Bicycle Shop R & S Dairy Queen, Inc PH: (830) 935-2623 PH: (830) 899-4681 Riposa Bistro & Wine Bar PH: (830) 228-4415 River City Resort & Realty PH: (830) 626-2196 Startz Café PH: (830) 899-7522 Watercraft Rentals PH: (830) 964-2556 Windmill Restaurant, The PH: (830) 935-2980 RESTAURANT Anchor’s Landing Family Restaurant RESTORATION & REMEDIATION PH: (830) 899-7654 Puro Clean Disaster First Response PH: (210) 858-8282 Big Country Pizza PH: (830) 899-4403 ROOFING Comal Roofing Canyon Lake Golf Club PH: (830) 885-6884 PH: (830) 899-3301 Canyon Trail Chuckwagon Supper & Cowboy Music Show PH: (830) 626-8200 Comal Café Family Restaurant PH: (830) 899-6199 Fox’s Pizza Den PH: (830) 964-3695 Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar PH: (830) 625-0684 Italian Garden Café PH: (830) 935-3704 Lucky’s Kitchen and Cocktails PH: (830) 935-3115

Southwest Metal Roofing Systems PH: (210) 822-6868

Di’Ann’s Salon Etc. PH: (830) 907-3113 K. Charles & Co. PH: (830) 228-5652 Mary Kay Cosmetics - Susan Johnson PH: (830) 935-2318 SATELLITE - TV Mainstream Home Theater PH: (830) 964-6040

SALON & SPA Aloia, Donna Waters Edge Massage Day Spa PH: (830) 935-4677

Gruene Harley-Davidson PH: (830) 624-2473 Helen’s Variety PH: (830) 964-4203 Hitching Post Enterprises PH: (830) 964-3010 Mike Davis Trophies PH: (830) 629-4802 Tish’s Décor & More PH: (830) 964-6050 SIGNS Sensational Signs PH: (210) 573-0951

SCHOOLS - EDUCATION Canyon Lake High School PH: (830) 885-1700

SMOKE DAMAGE Puro Clean Disaster First Response PH: (210) 858-8282

Comal I.S.D. PH: (830) 885-1791

SPORTS Canyon Lake Girls Softball Association PH: (210) 559-1564

Rebecca Creek Elementary School PH: (830) 885-1450 Startzville Elementary PTA PH: (210) 373-1425 Texas AgriLife Extension Service PH: (830) 620-3440

SEPTIC SYSTEMS Countryside Construction, Inc. PH: (830) 899-2615

Explore USA RV Supercenter PH: (830) 303-2040

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Celebrity’s PH: (830) 964-4234

UTSA Small Business Development Center PH: (210) 458-2460

RV RENTALS & SERVICES Carver RV Repair & Service PH: (830) 964-4222

Belinda Ayala - Mary Kay Cosmetics PH: (830) 964-2395



Hill Country Septic & Construction PH: (830) 660-2250 SHOPPING - RETAIL Dow’s Custom Framing PH: (830) 660-4249 Fun-to-See T-Shirts PH: (830) 964-2750

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Canyon Lake Golf Club PH: (830) 899-3301 Canyon Lake Little League PH: (830) 964-2538 Canyon Lake Youth Football League PH: (830) 935-3619 Canyon Lake Youth Soccer Club - CLYSC PH: (830) 268-4840 Hawk Sports Camp PH: (281) 957-5761 Hideout at Cranesmill, The PH: (830) 899-6130 Viking Archery PH: (830) 227-5171 STORAGE AAA Storage PH: (830) 227-5777

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Canyon Bend Self Storage PH: (830) 964-2461 Canyon Lake PH: (800) 594-0888 Park Place 4 RVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, LLC PH: (830) 964-3065 River Gate Self Storage PH: (830) 935-4343 Village Boat Storage PH: (830) 899-2698 Village West Boat & RV Dry Dock PH: (830) 620-6777 TAX SERVICE Ann Sullivan, CPA PH: (830) 899-3633 TELECOMMUNICATIONS GVTC PH: (830) 885-4411 Sharco Technologies PH: (512) 258-0573 TILE Dunis Studios PH: (830) 438-2996 TITLE COMPANY Alamo Title Company PH: (830) 980-8334 First American Title/Law Office of Acie C. McAda PH: (830) 606-6809 Independence Title PH: (830) 438-1965 LandAmerica Lawyers Title PH: (830) 624-8362 New Braunfels Title Company PH: (830) 907-3424 Stewart Title Company PH: (830) 226-5101

TOURISM & ENTERTAINMENT Canyon Falls RV Park PH: (830) 214-3033





Dr. Suzie Pet Hospital, PLLC PH: (830) 899-4900

eScribe Design PH: (325) 716-4353

Canyon Trail Chuckwagon Supper & Cowboy Music Show PH: (830) 626-8200

VIDEO PRODUCTION TGTV & Media Productions Inc, dba Tour Guide TV PH: (210) 602-9298

Local Tech Service PH: (830) 708-9866

Dry Comal Creek Vineyards PH: (830) 885-4076

VIDEO RENTAL Movie Street & Music PH: (830) 964-5505

Gorge Preservation Society (GPS) PH: (830) 964-5424

WATER DAMAGE Puro Clean Disaster First Response PH: (210) 858-8282

Natural Bridge Caverns PH: (210) 651-6101

Monster Technologies, Inc. PH: (830) 609-1903 My ARC World PH: (877) 272-6500 WINDOW CLEANING & TINTING Appearance Plus PH: (830) 609-8733

WATER TREATMENT Aqua-Man Water Conditioning PH: (800) 838-2782

River Area Taxi PH: (210) 831-4831

Canyon Lake Solar Control Window Film PH: (830) 899-4062

WEB DESIGN Blue Nova Computing PH: (210) 745-2711

River City Resort & Realty PH: (830) 626-2196

Comal Vista Windows PH: (210) 394-3568

CanyonLakeTexas.US PH: (877) 420-7364 ComeSeeUs@CanyonLakeTexas.US CanyonLakeTexas.US

UPHOLSTERY Neumeyer Furniture Restoration PH: (830) 905-2302

Today is your day

UTILITIES Canyon Lake Water Service Company PH: (830) 964-3854

Capture the memories with pride for generations.


Pedernales Electric Cooperative PH: (830) 964-3346

Doris Cain Legacy Photography Award Winning PPA Certified Professional Photographer

Sharco Technologies PH: (512) 258-0573 VACUUM CLEANERS Vacuum Doctor, Inc. PH: (830) 964-4105 VETERINARIAN & ANIMALS Canyon Animal Clinic, Inc. PH: (830) 964-3696 Canyon City Animal Hospital PH: (830) 964-3551

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H You’ll find it here. Year-round live water. Beautiful and impressive gated entrance. Acreage homesites starting at $49,900. Over 40 acres of parkland and miles of trails.

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MINI VACATION VOUCHER *Restrictions apply Stay free in a Log Cabin on the river or bring your own RV. Use of all Amenities for 3 days and 2 nights! Call for more information.

(830) 964-2531 Located at 13105 River Road at beautiful Canyon Lake.


FREE MINI VACATION VOUCHER The Summit Vacation Resort is a members-only resort that features a beautiful RV park, cabins, condos, a clubhouse, snack bars, sparkling pools, hot tubs, & sports amenities. 19 Canyon Lake Visitor & Relocation Guide

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AmeriTex Builders, Inc. Quality Construction at Affordable Prices OUR PLEDGE:

Focus on Quality, Affordable Prices & Customer Satisfaction! Because our business is building Custom Homes, your project will get the special attention your new home deserves.

Mike Jones, Builder



• Engineered Concrete Foundation • 2x6 Exterior Walls • 2x12 Headers • Superior Insulation Package • Hardiplank Fascia, Soffits, Siding • Hurricane Clips • Techshield Roof Decking • Tyvek Air & Moisture Barrier • High-Efficiency up to 19 SEER Heat Pump A/C • All Wood Custom Cabinetry

Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce Wimberley Chamber of Commerce San Marcos Chamber of Commerce New Braunfels Home Builders Association


• Bid your plans • Have our designer (with your ideas) design your new home for you • Build on your lot or assist you in locating a building site

National Association of Home Builders Texas Association of Builders


AmeriTex is proud to put Craftsmanship back in Construction! CALL

1-866-847-6800 Toll Free or 512-847-6800 Voice/Fax

Canyon Lake, Spring Branch, Fischer, New Braunfels, Wimberley, Dripping Springs, Driftwood, Blanco, Kyle, & San Marcos

310 Ranch Road 3237 just East of RR12 • Wimberley • TRCC #1597 Canyon Lake Visitor & Relocation Guide

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