Canyon Lake, TX, USA

We found 894 vacation rentals — enter your dates for availability

Search
Magnifiercirclex
Canyon Lake, TX, USA

Find the best place to stay — Canyon Lake

Cool waters in Canyon Lake

Fed by the Guadalupe River, the sprawling Canyon Lake is a big hit with Texas' sailing and fishing crowd. Get your Texas Hill Country adventure off to a splashing start by booking a well-placed Canyon Lake vacation rental. Boasting more than 80 miles of rugged shoreline, it attracts a mix of watersports fans and outdoorsy types. Hike the lakefront trails where you can spot roadrunners or white-tailed deer. Catch supper on a fishing excursion, or hit a birdie on a local golf course. After dark, relax on the deck and watch the sunset over the lake with a cold brew.

Bass, boats, and birdies - there's something for the whole crew

Canyon Lake is 1 of the deepest lakes in Texas and is great for fishing, sailing, and watersports. Book a waterfront Canyon Lake vacation rental and have its natural attractions right on your doorstep. Drawing fishing fans from all over the state, Canyon Lake is crammed with largemouth bass, catfish, and striped bass. Book a fishing excursion or hire your own boat. If you prefer to keep your toes dry, why not hit up a birdie on the many golf courses that dot the shores. After a busy day, treat yourself to dinner in a charming lakefront restaurant.

Walk the dinosaur - Canyon Lake's Heritage Center

The Guadalupe River State Park is another big draw to the area. It's popular with outdoor enthusiasts who flock for the hiking and horseback riding trails, or to canoe down Guadalupe River. If you prefer history to hauling yourself down a river, head to the Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country. Perched near the southern shores of Canyon Lake, it features more than 200 dinosaur tracks dating back over 100 million years. It also has Native American exhibits and an antique collection dating from the 19th century.

Find blazing (hot) saddles in Texas Hill Country

There isn't really a bad time of year to visit Texas Hill Country. It benefits from year-round sunshine, and even in the winter months can often see temperatures in the 50s. However, the summers can be blisteringly hot, and temperatures can often rocket to 100 degrees. This is when the cool, clean waters of Canyon Lake really come into their own, but it means the best Canyon Lake vacation rentals get snapped up quickly. The shoulder seasons of spring and fall see the most comfortable weather, the latter of which is festival season.

Cry me a river - Guadalupe River State Park

Set between Austin and San Antonio, the waters of Canyon Lake lie 20 miles north of the German-themed town, New Braunfels. Although Canyon Lake's rugged surrounds do not fall short of boating opportunities, fishing, and hiking trails, a 25-mile drive west will take you to Guadalupe River State Park. Perched on the Guadalupe River, it's a prime spot for birdwatching and nature walks. It has over 13 miles of hiking and biking trails, plus horseback riding and picnic areas. The park also has a great hands-on Discovery Center for kids, plus a host of ranger-led birding and stargazing tours.