Canyon Lake Gorge is open to universities for class tours of up to 23
people. If your class is larger than 23 people, two tour groups may be
required. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis and are scheduled
around our public tours and educational programs. Please allow at least three weeks for
processing from the date you submit your request to your requested tour date.
University Group/Class Tour may be requested by calling the Canyon Lake Gorge Office
at (830) 964-5424 or sending a request through the contact form on this
tour is led by a volunteer 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 professor input and will work to ensure that the educational concepts
are tailored to your group’s needs.
Our goals is to
increase each visitor's understanding of the:
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: $5.00 per student; no charge for
professors. Prior arrangement is need to invoice for tour fees after your tour. If no arrangement has been made, payment will be expect on the day of your group's tour.
GROUP SIZE: The maximum is 23/25 participants per
tour. If your group is larger than 23 people, two tours may be required.
We will adjust as necessary in order to give your group the best experience
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 participants.
One week prior to the
scheduled tour date, the group's Point of Contact (POC) will receive a detailed
email reminder with all relevant information, guidelines, directions, and your
tour’s guide and docents' names and contact information. If you need this
information more than seven days before your tour, please email or call the
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.
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
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 if desired.
Illness, Injury or Bereavement: If you need to cancel or change your tour
date due to illness, injury or bereavement, contact the GBRA Canyon Lake Gorge
Office at (830)964-5424 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
request. We will work with you to reschedule your tour. Please
allow up to 10 days for processing.
RULES FOR ALL GORGE
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.
Children under the age of 7 are not allowed in
Adult to Youth 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 the 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
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.
Access to the Gorge: The gate to the property will be
unlocked a half hour prior to the start of your tour; please arrive no later
than 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour to allow for sign-in and
shuttling to our start location. For safety, the gate will be locked
during the tour and unlocked again once the tour group returns to the Visitor
Center. The gate to the property will be locked again approximately 30 minutes
following the tour. Please do not leave vehicles at the gorge property
following your tour.
GPS Coordinates: N29 51.777 W098 11.228
Questions: Please call the GBRA Canyon Lake Gorge Office at (830) 964-5424, Monday - Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm or
email Lisa Walzem at email@example.com.