North Park is a primitive camping experience on the northern shore of Canyon Lake bordering Canyon Dam. Each site comes with a picnic table, standing grill, fire ring, and access to the lake. North Park has shade trees at most camp sites. The park is popular with SCUBA divers who are learning or wanting to improve their skill level. To dive you will need to go through local dive shops to set up training. Come enjoy a beautiful park and wonderful sunsets across the lake. If you are a hiker, the trail across the dam provides a spectacular view evey time.
Available facilities in the park include a vault restroom, 3 water fountains, 20 tent only campsites, access to the lake, a gate house, hosts sites, a bench and table at each site, a fire ring at each site, and a grill at each camp site. You will find a fes short trails that wrap around inside the park also.
North Park is a TENT CAMPING park ONLY!
No RV units allowed. This includes RVs and 5th wheels of all sizes. No dump station in the park. No water hook-ups in the park.
All USACE parks at Canyon Lake no longer accept cash, checks, or money orders for payment at the gatehouse. Please be prepared to pay use fees with a credit or debit card.
County Wide BURN BAN!
No open fires. Closable grills only.
North Park is a Primitive TENT CAMPING park ONLY! NO DAY USE!
This means the park has a restroom, no showers, two water fountains that have drinkable city water, and that each site has a table, benches, a fire ring, a standing grill with a closable lid, and access to the lake and nearby hiking trails.
Standard Park Season and Hours
April 1st through the last weekend in September.
Days Open: Friday through Sunday
NOT Open: Monday through Thrusday
For Federal Holiday weekends, the hours maybe extended to cover the holiday. Please check with park and reservation system to varify before making a reservation.
Check in time: 3pm - No Early arrivals allowed!
Check out time: 2pm - On the day you are leaving.
Open: Friday: 3pm, Saturday-Sunday: 8am
Close: Friday - Saturday 10pm, Sunday 2pm
You can not check in or drive in after the gates are locked. Speak with the gate attendants when you arrive so they can answer any questions you have about coming in after 10pm and the gate hours.
North park sets on the north side of Canyon Lake's dam. It was built in the 1950s as a scenic viewing park and later converted into a primitive camping park. It is a small park with only 20 campsites, 1 restroom, 2 water fountains, a gate house, and some of the best views of canyon lake. You can watch spectacular sunsets across the lake from the point of the park the juts out into the water. The park is open from April 1st through the end of September on weekends only! Park opens on Friday and clsoes at 2pm Sunday. Hours are extended for holiday weekends.
The Rules of North Park
NO CLIFF DIVING!
Cliff diving is a dangerous and illigal activity on federal lands. We have had sevearl people in the history of Canyon Lake die while diving at the cliffs by North Park.
NO RV UNITS ALLOWED!
This includes RVs and 5th wheels of all sizes. No dump station in the park. No water hook-ups in the park.
NO DAY USE!
There is NO official swim beach or access to the river. If you are looking for a good swim park then go to Comal Park or Canyon Beach. To get in the river use your phone to guide you to the closest river outfitter on the Guadalupe River. All use of North Park must be done through reservations in advance.
All activities you wish to do in the park, but which will happen outside of the park's normal hours or season must be done through a special event permit at the main lake office.
SCUBA Diving at North Park.
The park is well known by local divers as a great place to learn and explore. Sevearl training areas are set up under water in the lake just off the point of North Park. The tip of North Park has bouys set to keep out boaters away from the underwater dive platforms.
To dive you must rent a campsite.
North Park does NOT provide any diving services or equipment.
To get dive training and access to equipment you must go through a dive shop. There are plenty of dive shops to contact between Austin and San Antonio region.
North Park is perched on top of a limestone bluff overlooking the beautiful blue waters of Canyon Lake. The area is full of natural carsts and caves in the region. Fossil imprints can be found across the region in the limestone. Near by are dinosuar tracks in the limestone in the gorge where you can take a tour.
You can watch spectacula sunrises on east of the park at Canyon Dam or magnificant sunsets on west of the park. The water in Canyon Lake is clear and allows you to see the natural plants and fish under the water. The limestone hills surrounding the lake are full of fossil imprints and amazing rock formations.
New Braunfels Area:
Natural Bridge Caverns, McKinna Museum for Kids, Gruene Hall, Comal River, Schlitterbauhn, and so much more.
Canyon lake Area:
Guadalupe river, the GBRA gorge tours, Fishing pier on the river below the dam, and theHeritage meusem on south side fo Canyon lake.
San Antonio area:
Sea World, River walk, Six Flags, and so much more
Canyon Lake is a large reservoir for water retention, but has become well know for boating, swimming, skiing, scuba diving, and so much more. Local outfitters and guides and help you find the activity that is right for your needs. You can access the lake from the park as well as a nice hiking trail across the dam and other trails near by in driving distance.
The reservation system sets all change and cancellation fees.
US Army Corps of Engineers Attention North Park 601 COE Road Canyon Lake TX 78133
3203 North Park Road Canyon Lake TX 78133
For campground inquiries, please call: 830-964-3341
North Park is located off FM 306 near the dam.
From IH 35: Take FM 306 exit 191 located just west of New Braunfels. Travel west on FM 306 for about 18.5 miles until you get to North Park Road. Turn left onto North Park Road and follow it until you come to the park at the far end of the road.
From US Hwy 281: Take FM 306 east about 16.5 miles until you get to North Park Road. Turn right onto North Park Road and follow it until you come to the park at the far end of the road.