Private Tours

The Canyon Lake Gorge is open to private groups for guided tours and may be requested by completing the Group Tour Request form (linked below). Each tour is lead by a volunteer certified Gorge Preservation Society guide with assistance from trained Docents. We welcome group input and will work individually to help ensure educational concepts are tailored per prearrangement.

Regular group tours are $10/person for the 3-hour tour. A 10-minimum and 23-maximum participants are requested. If alternate participant numbers are projected, please contact the office or indicate in the specifics in the Special Needs/Request block on the Request a Private Tour Form (below).

Master Naturalist Chapter Training classes are free of charge. Any attending participants authorized by the chapter that are not students or directly involved in chapter training will be charged the regular $10/person fee. Classes with more than 23 participants may be split into two groups.

Corporate / Professional tours are normally priced at $500 for a 3- to 5-hour tour. Tours can be modified to fit individual group requests (i.e. Advanced Geology tours) and should be noted on the Request form. Fees may be adjusted for some requests.

Tours highlight the Power of Water theme with Goals that include increasing the participants' 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.
  • Process of biologic succession and an introduction to common plants and animals found in the natural communities of the Gorge.
  • Appreciation and respect for the natural environment!

Private Tour requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis around pre-scheduled public and group tours. Call the office to help determine available dates/times - 830-964-5424.

Public Tours are posted on this website quarterly (Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun, Jul-Sep, Oct-Dec).

Please allow at least 3 weeks for processing from the date you submit you requested Tour date. Requests received prior to posing Public Tours will receive precedence; submit early for priority. Once the form is received and processed, an email confirmation with Liability Forms will be sent. Please have all forms ready for collection the day of the tours.

Indicate on the form if you group will be arriving by bus for additional shuttling options.

One week prior to the scheduled Tour date, the group's Point of Contact (POC) will receive a detailed email reminder with relevant information, guidelines, directions, and their Guide/Docents' names and phone contact. If you need this information more than seven days before your tour, please email or call the office.

It's important that the POC relay all procedures to all tour participants. Please provide a separate POC name/cell number on the Group Tour Request Form for an individual(s) actually going on the tour if different than the individual making the written request.

  • Hiking through the Gorge can be physically demanding, and is not recommended for people with heart conditions, bad knees, ankles or in poor physical health.
  • Good walking shoes and at least one bottle of water per person are required. There is no potable water in the Gorge.
  • Participants are encouraged to bring a backpack so that their hands will be free.  
  • Restrooms are located at the top, half way on the tour and at the bottom of the Gorge.
  • No pets, children under the age of 7 years of age, smoking, or rock/fossil collecting allowed in the Gorge.
  • Tours will follow a designated route, typically for 3 hours. Participants will not be allowed to wander.
  • Most tours will begin at the GBRA property, 16029 South Access Rd. Between Hwy. 306 and FM 2673, take the South Access Rd.; the property is located at the bottom of the Gorge, below the Dam. This location may change depending on the group's request. A detailed map will be sent with tour scheduling confirmation.
  • Gate will be unlocked a half hour prior to the time of the tour; please arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to the tour start time to allow for sign-in and shuttling to tour start location.
  • Groups arriving after the agreed starting time are subject to cancellation without refund. Ensure all drivers have the provided map and Guide/Docent phone numbers.
  • Gate will be locked during and after your tour so please do not leave your car at the property after your tour.
  • GPS coordinates N29 51.777 W098 11.228
  • Questions - please call 830-964-5424, Monday - Friday, 9-5pm.


Request a Private Group Tour

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830-964-5424

Canyon Lake/Sattler OFFICE / Mailing Address
2075 FM 2673, Suite D
Canyon Lake, TX 78133

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

 

Getting Here

GPS coordinate
N 29.86304 W 098.18750

 

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