Canyon Lake, Texas

Swim at Overlook Park, Canyon Lake

Originally added by Lauren Bonczek

Amazing swimming spot within and hour of San Antonio and Austin.

Set your directions for Overlook Park. A short trail will guide you down the rocky slopes to get to the main beach. A slight trail to the left will take you along the shoreline to a more secluded spot. It's a bit rocky, so either bring a chair or a cushion to sit on. Floaties are a nice addition, and possibly a sun hat and a book. This is Texas chilling at it's finest, though technically there is a no alcohol policy. But with such a beautiful place to swim, you don't need it! Grab some sweet tea instead! After swimming, take a walk across the top of the dam. It provides a beautiful view of the lake and the Guadalupe River it feeds.

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Tags

Chillin
Swimming
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Groups
Lake
Scenic

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Overlook Park

I'm blessed to live very close to this area situated in the eastern Texas Hill Country. I love to walk my dog across the dam, swim and hike the trails around the lake.

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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