Canyon Lake is a little town named for one of Texas’ deepest lakes (the average depth is approximately 43 feet). Scenic Comal County contains a large portion of the Guadalupe River, a popular place for tubing, swimming, and fishing. The focus on recreation in the area provides for a great place to live, for both humans and their furry companions.
Four of the city’s parks allow on-leash dogs to visit. The first is the East Port Park, which is also the sit of a boat launch, making it the perfect place to fish off-shore or on a boat. This park is located at the most eastern point in Canyon Lake. Emerald Park also allows dogs, whilst providing scenic views of the East Bay. This park is smaller than the others, but the views make it a must-see.
Harrelson Park has been recently renovated. It is located near the Catfish Cove, so curious dogs who might like to stick their noses in the water will have to be careful! A boating dock, covered pavilions, and picnic tables are featured in this park. Canyon Lake’s last dog-friendly park is the Lions Park, built over thirty-five years ago in 1976. Complete with BBQ pits, this park is a great place to enjoy a family (including Fido!) outing.
Situated on a hilltop at the south end of Canyon Dam, Overlook Park in the Sattler and Startzville neighborhood is run by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The scenic park offers a large open space to let your pup run and fetch his ball, or you can spend time walking the trails along the Dam. Restrooms and fresh water are available when you and your pooch need a cool drink. If you are hoping for a picnic lunch with your pooch, bring a blanket and your favorite kibble, as there are no picnic tables in the park.
Potters Creek Park is situated along the northern shore of Canyon Lake, and offers scenic trails to walk Fido in the Mystic Shores Neighborhood. While meandering along the Guadalupe River, you and your pooch will probably meet other pups and owners to socialize with and exchange sniffs. Wooded areas are surrounded by grassy fields where you can play a game of fetch and enjoy the plants and wildflowers. If your pooch loves to watch you fish, take a break along the river to cast your line and bring home dinner. Your dog might also enjoy a ride in the kayak, or hiking along the trails on a cool afternoon. Picnic tables, bathrooms, and fresh water are just some of the amenities you will enjoy while spending the day with your pup and family.