The Canyon Lake Gorge is open to the public for guided tours only. Each tour is lead by a volunteer certified Gorge Preservation Society Guide with assistance from trained Docents.
Tours highlight the Power of Water theme with Goals that include increasing the visitor’s understanding of the:
- Canyon Reservoir Project, and Canyon Lake Gorge through the partnership efforts between the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Gorge Preservation Society
- Geology of Central Texas
- Hydrogeology, especially the interconnectedness of groundwater and surface water
- Interrelationship between humans and the physical environment
- Process of biologic succession and introduce them to common plants and animals found in the natural communities of the Gorge.
- Appreciation and respect for the natural environment
Public Tours are posted on this website quarterly*. Use the Check Availability form on this page for scheduled tours.
Applicants will receive an e-mail paid confirmation automatically once tickets are purchased. Approximately one week prior to the Tour date, participants will receive a detailed e-mail reminder with relevant information, guidelines, directions and their Guide/Docent’s name and phone contact.
Groups of ten or more participants may request their own tour. A Group Tour Request Form must be submitted at least four weeks in advance of the proposed tour date and are subject to scheduling considerations.
School group tours are limited to high school (grade 9 – 12) and college. At present, no elementary or middle school groups will be allowed to tour the Gorge.
Both Public and Group tour participants will be charged $10 per person, except:
- High School groups – no fee
- Universities and Scout groups – $5 per person.
(Quarterly tours posted for months (Jan – Mar, Apr – Jun, Jul – Sep, Oct – Dec)