Public Tours

The Canyon Lake Gorge is currently only open to the public for guided tours.  All tours are led by a tour staff consisting of a certified guide with assistance from trained docents and GBRA staff.  Tours are three-hour educational tours and highlight the "Power of Water."  Prepaid reservations are recommended.

Our goal is to increase each visitor's understanding of the:

  • Canyon 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.
  • Geology of Central Texas.
  • Hydrogeology: the interconnectedness of groundwater and surface water.
  • Interrelationship between humans and the physical environment.
  • Process of biological succession: the progression an ecosystem follows as it changes over time.
  • Plants and animals found in the natural communities of the Gorge.
  • Appreciation and respect for the natural environment!

ONCE TICKETS ARE PURCHASED:

· Participants will receive an e-mail confirmation automatically when tickets are purchased.

· One week prior to the tour, participants will receive a detailed e-mail reminder with relevant information. 

TOUR CHANGES, CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS:

· 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.   

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 your tour.
  • NO FOSSIL COLLECTING.
  • NO PETS.
  • CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 7 ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE GORGE. 
  • ADULT TO YOUTH RATIO REQUIREMENTS: Ages 7-10, one adult for every child; Ages 11-15, one adult for every three children; Ages 16-20, one adult for every five youth.
  • NO SMOKING or VAPING.
  • STAY ON THE PATH: Gorge tours are restricted to a designated route. Participants must stay with Volunteer Tour Staff at all times.
  • PROPER FOOTWEAR 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.
  • Health Advisory: Tours are physically demanding.  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.  In addition, it gets hot in the Gorge very quickly on sunny/warm days; please make sure you are well hydrated before the tour.

GENERAL DETAILS:

  • 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.
  • GPS Coordinates:  N29 51.777 W098 11.228
  • Questions: Please call (830) 964-5424, Monday - Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm or email lwalzem@gbra.org.


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830-964-5424

Canyon Lake/Sattler OFFICE / Mailing Address
2075 FM 2673, Suite D
Canyon Lake, TX 78133

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

 

Getting Here

GPS coordinate
N 29.86304 W 098.18750

 

   
   

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