Private Group Tours of
the Canyon Lake Gorge are available for groups up to 20 participants. Requests are
considered on a case-by-case basis and are scheduled around our public tours and
A Private Group Tour
may be requested by calling the Canyon Lake Gorge Office at (830) 964-5424 or
by emailing Lisa Walzem, GBRA Gorge Office Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every tour is led by a tour staff
consisting of a certified guide with assistance from trained docents and GBRA
staff. Tours are three-hour educational hikes and highlight the
"Power of Water." We welcome your group’s input and will work
with you to ensure that the educational concepts are tailored to your group’s
goals is to increase each visitor's understanding of the:
Reservoir Project and Canyon Lake Gorge: A unique partnership between the
Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the
Gorge Preservation Society.
of Central Texas.
the interconnectedness of groundwater and surface water.
between humans and the physical environment.
of biological succession: the progression an ecosystem follows as it changes
and animals found in the natural communities of the Gorge.
and respect for the natural environment.
TOUR FEE: $20.00 per participant; with a $200.00 minimum payment.
GROUP SIZE: 1 -20 participants per tour.
NATURALIST CHAPTER TRAINING: MNCT
classes are free of charge for chapter class participants. Anyone accompanying the group that is not
directly involved in the MNCT will be charged the regular $10.00 per person
fee. Classes with more than 23 participants may be split into two groups.
GROUP POINT OF
CONTACT (POC): You will need to provide a Point of Contact's name and cell phone number. This needs to be an
individual that is actually going on the tour. It's important that the POC relay all information to all tour
HEALTH ADVISORY: If you or any of your
group’s participants have health concerns such as bad knees or ankles, heart
condition or get easily winded, you may want to rethink this tour. It is
physically demanding. In addition, it gets hot in the Gorge very quickly on
sunny/warm days; please make sure you are well hydrated before the tour.
TOUR CHANGES, CANCELLATIONS AND
Date Changes: Tour
dates are locked in 10 days prior to the original booked tour and may not be
changed. No refunds or rescheduling will be
given for no-shows or late arrivals.
Cancelation Due To Weather: Our office, and/or your
volunteer guide will make a weather related cancellation decision no less than one hour prior to your
tour’s scheduled start time. Participants will be notified at that time
using the cell phone number provided at tour registration. We will work to reschedule your tour or issue a refund of your deposit, whichever will work best for your group.
RULES FOR ALL GORGE TOURS:
- All tour participants must have a signed liability release: Please have forms
signed prior to the tour. Your guide will collect them at the start of
- No fossil
- No pets.
- Children under
the age of 7 are not allowed in the gorge.
- Adult to Youth Requirements:
7-10, one adult for every child
11-15, one adult for every three children
16-20, one adult for every five youth
- No Smoking or
Stay on the path:
Gorge tours are restricted to a designated route. Participants must stay with the
Volunteer Tour Staff at all times.
required: Tour participants
must wear footwear appropriate for hiking -- sneakers, hiking boots, etc. No
slick-soled shoes or sandals. If no appropriate footwear, you will not be
allowed to participate in the tour and will not be eligible for a refund.
Hydration/Health Safety: Tour
participants are advised to bring at least one bottle of water. Snacks
and cameras are also a good idea. All items should be carried in a
backpack of some type so that hands remain free. During the summer months we
suggest wearing a hat and sunscreen.
Tour Start: Tours begin at the GBRA property, 16029 South Access Road, Canyon
Lake, TX 78133. The property is located at the bottom of the
Gorge, below the Dam. This location may
change depending on the group's request. A detailed map will be sent one week
prior to the tour.
Coordinates: N29 51.777 W098 11.228
Questions: Please call (830) 964-5424, Monday - Friday,
8:00am-5:00pm or email email@example.com.