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CRANES MILL PARK, TX

part ofCanyon Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Photo: CRANES MILL PARK
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Overview

Cranes Mill Park is located on a long peninsula on the southwestern shore of Canyon Lake in Texas Hill Country, halfway between Austin and San Antonio. Dramatic sunrises to the east of the park across Canyon Lake and sunsets on the western side of the park behind the Guadalupe River make this an unforgettable location.

Natural Features:

The Guadalupe River flows into Canyon Lake on the west side of Cranes Mill Park creating tranquil, warm summer evenings as the sun rests across the horizon. The peninsula is home to wildlife including deer, squirrel, fox, armadillo, raccoon, Cardinals, dove, Mockingbirds, finch and swallow.

Recreation:

Cranes Mill Park offers a ramp for boating and two fishing piers. The Canyon Lake area has many options for recreation including: helicopter tours, boating, kayaking, canoeing, jet-skiing, dining, hiking, biking, fishing, camping, waterskiing, parasailing, horseback riding, guided gorge tours , river tubing, and much more. Anglers are welcome to try their hand at trout fishing in the Guadalupe River between the dam and New Braunfels.

Facilities:

Cranes Mill Park hosts 30 RV sites, 34 tent sites, water and electrical at most sites, a dump station, restrooms with hot and cold showers, boat ramp in the park with restroom facilities, two fishing piers, adjacent marina and many undeveloped acres of land where the wildlife is abundant.

Nearby Attractions:

Some of the local attractions include: Historic Downtown Gruene Texas, Natural Bridge Caverns, Wonder World in San Marcos, Comal River, Guadalupe River, San Marcos River, Lake Dunlap, Lake McQueeny, historic downtown New Braunfels, San Antonio River Walk, Six Flags, Sea World and many others.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Campsites
  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing Pier
  • Host
  • Marina
  • Parking Area
  • Star Gazing
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Rentals
  • Day Use Area
Know Before You Go
  • No feeding the wildlife in the park.
    • The Gatehouse is closed and all inbound gates are locked at 10 p.m. You can exit, but not enter the park after 10 p.m. Guests not checked in by 10 p.m. will not have access to the park. Any guest outside the gates after 10 p.m. must walk back to their campsite. Click here for more information about Canyon Lake.
    • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

    Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    29.88889, -98.29278
    29°53'20"N, 98°17'34"W

    From IH 35 take Exit 191 north of New Braunfels, Texas. FM 306 is exit 191. Drive west on FM 306 for about 14 miles. Turn left on FM 2673 at the red light just after the first Guadalupe River crossing. Cranes Mill Park is located at the westernmost end of FM 2673 and South Cranes Mill Road. Drive until FM 2673 goes down to a two lane road going through a neighborhood. Continue through the neighborhood. You will go down a steep incline and be at a Y in the road. Go left on at the Y and you have entered the park. The gate house is at the far end of the road past the marina.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    CRANES MILL PARK
    601 C.O.E. Road
    Canyon Lake  TX  78133

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (830)964-3341
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