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Overlook Park

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Address: Canyon Lake, TX

One of many parks located on the shores of Canyon Lake.

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Overlook Park!

Loved this place! It was so pretty definitely a must see! Great for kids and adults, also fur babies, lol.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lindsey W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place! It was so pretty definitely a must see! Great for kids and adults, also fur babies, lol.

Thank Lindsey W
Argyle, Texas
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Park closes at sunset. Just make sure you have timed it so you are walking back toward the car when the sun sets. The Sheriff came by and told us all we had ten minutes. After ten minutes he announced to return to your car immediately or you will be cited! I walked as fast as I could, but could... More 

Thank TVLMomm
Clifton, Tx
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Easy drive to the dam headquarters with picnic area, etc. The restrooms are filthy, so plan to leave the overlook area for facilities.

Thank jrdtsta
Canyon Lake, Texas
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 24 November 2016

Great place to visit with friends and family or alone. You can walk across the dam or around the park and also thru some trails, all with the beautiful views of Canyon Lake. The Corps of Engineers has done a great job in keeping this area very nice for everyone to enjoy.

Thank ManuelfromTexas
Richardson, Texas
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

We took my mom on a walk along the dam. She is on a walker & was able to navigate really well on the smooth surface. Thankfully there was a nice breeze off the water so it wasn't too hot. Decent bathroom too.

Thank chrissycm
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43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful and well-kept park. Be aware - it closes at sunset set. The caretaker drove his truck to the edge of the dam, sounded a siren and announced the time of the sunset and that the gates would be locked at that time. It seemed to disrupt the mood, since one might feel compelled to race to their car... More 

Thank Barry M
Pearland, Texas
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The views of the lake from the dam were gorgeous. We didn't make it for the sunset, but I'm sure that would be a beautiful place to watch the sunset. We also enjoyed the Guadalupe river trail the starts at the foot of the dam before you turn to go up to the park.

Thank Brian C
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10 reviews
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Don't miss this beautiful lake view. Wear walking shoes and of it's summer, go early or late, to avoid the sun. Only a little shade available. Best of all, it's free...

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Thank Pamela M
Canyon Lake, Texas
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

Beautiful view, nice park. Benches to enjoy the scenery. .8 mile walk across the dam. Head down to the lake and go swimming.

Thank 17rbward
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

My family and I learned about this place while staying in New Braunfels for Labor Day weekend. We were traveling with 3 teenagers and a 7 year old. We absolutely loved this place! The views are amazing! We hiked down to get to the lake and it was quite a work out so make sure you wear hiking shoes/sandals. I'd... More 

Thank fuentesnadia

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