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Potters Creek Park closure: Potters Creek Park will be closed until July 31, 2015 due to flooding.


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


Potters Creek Park is situated on the northern shore of Canyon Lake in the rolling hill country of South Central Texas. Cool breezes off the lake create a pleasant environment for relaxing in this scenic area. The lake and Guadalupe River also provide great opportunities for boating, fishing and swimming.

Natural Features:

The park is settled among wooded, gently sloping terrain. Native oak and juniper surround the upper campsites; sites closer to the waterfront are in full sun.

Grassy fields of native hill country plants and wildflowers dot the landscape. Rocky outcroppings are scattered throughout the park.


Visitors enjoy coming to Canyon Lake for boating, swimming and fishing. The Guadalupe River is a great location for canoeing, kayaking and tubing. Both the lake and river are stocked with bass, catfish, and trout.

Hiking, biking, horseback riding, birding, and wildlife viewing are popular activities in the surrounding hills. Five trails circle the lake, including the Canyon Dam Crest Trail for hiking and biking, and the Old Hancock Trail for hiking and horseback riding.


This large campground is open year-round. It offers family RV and tent sites, overnight screened shelters, and a group site, all with electric and water hookups. Picnic tables, fire rings, and grills - for making s'mores or getting a perfect sear on a side of Texas beef - are provided.

Amenities include flush toilets, showers, drinking water, and two dump stations. The park also has two boat ramps with docks, a fishing pier and beach. Rangers patrol the park and hosts are on-site year-round.

Nearby Attractions:

Canyon Lake is near many sites of interest including Natural Bridge Caverns and the historic town of Gruene in New Braunfels.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Boat Dock
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Accessible Sites
  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Boat Trailer Parking
  • Boating
  • Campfire Programs
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Educational Programs
  • Electric Hookups
  • Entrance Station
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Jet Skiing
  • Lake Access
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • RV sites
  • Ranger Station
  • Recycling
  • Security Lights
  • Showers
  • Sleeping Shelter
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Water Skiing
  • Waterfront Sites
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Restaurant
Within 10 Miles
  • ATM
  • Airport
  • Bait Shop
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boat Slips
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Church
  • Emergency Services
  • Firewood
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Ice
  • Marina
Know Before You Go
    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):
29.90472, -98.27306
29°54'17"N, 98°16'23"W

From IH-35 take FM-306 West 23 miles to Potter's Creek Road. Go south 3 miles to park entrance.

From Highway 281, take FM-306 east 8 miles to Potter's Creek Road. Go south for 3 miles to park entrance.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

601 C.O.E. Road

Phone Number:

Information:  (830)964-3341
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