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.
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.
Canyon Lake Parks will be available by advanced reservations only. The 3 p.m. check-in time is strictly enforced. Should you arrive prior to the 3 p.m. check-in time, you will have to wait outside the park until check-in.
Comal County burn ban starts at 6am on Friday the 9th of October. No one is allowed to build a fire outside of a closable grill at this time. No one is allowed to use the fire rings or to build a fire on the ground.
All fires must be inside a closable grill that is not in contact with a flammable surface such as the dry grass and tender on the ground. Parks affected are Overlook Park, Potters Creek Park, and Cranes Mill Park.
BURN BAN IN EFFECT !!!
All of Comal County which includes the lake area are under a burn ban. You can only use the stand up grills at this time with the closesable grill lids. You can NOT use the fire ring at this time.
Check in time is 3pm. Check in time is strictly enforced. You may NOT arrive for a reservation until the 3pm check in time.
No feeding the wildlife in the park.
Wild life is in abundance on the Cranes Mill Park peninsula. Do NOT attempt to interact with the wild life. Some are protective of their territory, homes, dens, food and young. If you encroach on their space, they may become aggressive. To keep you safe, we ask that you do not feed, pet, handle, chase, harass, follow, hunt or attempt in any form or fashion to attract or interact directly with the wild life. You may observe them from a distance. If you find a fawn or other baby animal by itself, do not handle them. Mother animals often leave their young in a 'safe' place so they can go off and eat. The mothers will be back for their young, but if you touch it, the mother will often abandon the baby since the animal now smells like you. Contact the gate attendants, park host or park ranger for assistance in any situation similar to what is described above.
HELP US REDUCE ENERGY COSTS WHEN YOU ARE GONE…DON’T LEAVE IT ON! Turn off the AC/Lights/Fans Turn Down/Off Electric Water Heaters WHEN NOT IN USE…TURN OFF THE JUICE! Unplug Chargers and Appliances Turn off Radios and TVs KEEP THE PARK OPEN BY SAVING ELECTRICITY.
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.
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.
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.
The reservation system has the right to charge fees for cancellation of a reservation, or for changes to a reservation. Changes include shortening a stay, extending a stay, or site transfers.
4698 Cranes Mill Road Canyon Lake TX 78133
For campground inquiries, please call: 830-964-3341
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.