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.
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.
North Park is a TENT CAMPING park ONLY!
No RV units allowed. This includes RVs, 5th wheels, and pop-up campers of all sizes. No dump station in the park. No water hook-ups in the park.
North Park is a primitive camping park only.
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.
No day use!
There is NO swim beach or access to the river. If you are looking for a good swim park then go to Comal Park or Canyon Beach only. 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.
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. To dive on your own 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.
Standard Park Season and Hours
April 1st through the last weekend in September.
NOT Open Monday through Thrusday.
Park ONLY open Friday through Sunday at 2pm.
For Federal Holiday weekends, the hours might be extended to Monday. Check with park and reservation system to varify before making a reservation.
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.