Carved by the flood of 2002, the Canyon Lake Gorge is a real-life classroom where visitors can experience the geology of the Texas Hill Country first-hand through visible faults, fractures and seeps in the limestone as well as fossils and 110 million year old dinosaur footprints.
No reservation required
$5 per person / Under age 12 free
Last trail admittance 1.5 hours prior to closing
Adult to Youth Requirements:
Ages 3-5, one adult for every ten children
Ages 6-16, one adult for every twelve children
Service animals only - no pets allowed
Guided tours are available for educational groups - from elementary school to college - including home school groups, as well as youth organizations, including scout groups.
The Gorge Outdoor Classroom is a hands-on educational experience reinforcing Earth and Life Science Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) at the fifth-grade level. The Outdoor Classroom offers stations related to Weathering, Erosion and Fossils; Biology, Water Lab and Food Chain/Web; Water Quality Testing; Landforms in Watershed; Land Ecosystems - Geocaching; and the Water Cycle. Teachers are able to customize the program and stations to fit their specific curriculum.
The entrance to the GBRA Canyon Lake Gorge Park is located off the driveway to Tye Preston Memorial Library on the South Access Road below the Canyon Lake Dam and across from Hidden Valley Sports Park. Once on the library’s drive, visitors will take the first left and follow the gravel drive to the parking areas below the Visitor Center.
Beginning April 1, 2023 Gorge Park will be CLOSED on Mondays and Tuesdays
Park Hours: Wednesday - Sunday; 8:00AM - 6:00PM; last trail entry at 4:30PM
Extended Summer Hours (June, July and August): Wednesday - Sunday; 8:00AM - 8:00PM
last trail entry at 6:30pm
GBRA Canyon Lake Gorge
Phone: (830) 964-5424
16029 S Access Rd
Canyon Lake, TX 78133
GPS coordinates: N 29.86304 W 098.18750
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