The Canyon Lake Gorge is open to certain school groups for guided tours only 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 teacher input and will work individually to help ensure educational concepts are tailored per prearrangement.
Tours highlight the Power of Water theme with Goals that include increasing the participants' understanding of the:
School group tours are for either the 3-hour or 1.5-hour tour options when held during school hours, M-F. The short tour (1.5 hour) option can be of either the upper or lower gorge. Goals for each of these tours can be emailed to interested groups.
Tours designed for High School aged students honor the school's child / adult fieldtrip ratio requirements. Middle School (6th, 7th, & 8th Grades) and Home School groups will follow the Gorge's adult/child ratio policy: Ages 7-10, one adult for every child; ages 11-15, one adult for every three children; ages 16-20, one adult for every five youth. Any participants authorized by the school that are outside this ratio are asked to pay the regular $10/person fee. Children under the age of 7 are not allowed in the Gorge. No Elementary School group tours are currently being accepted.
A 10 minimum and 23-maximum participants are requested. Groups with more than 23 participants may be split into two groups. Please contact the Gorge Preservation Society office to discuss additional options for larger groups -- 830-964-5424. Tours are not conducive for students that are mentally challenged, have behavioral issues, or physical limitations.
School 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.
Please allow at least 3 weeks for processing from the date you submit your request to the requested tour date. Requests received prior to posting Public Tours will receive precedence; submit early for priority. Once the form is received and process, an email confirmation with Liability Forms will be sent. Parents or guardian who is authorized to sign the waiver must sign for those under 18 years old. Please have all forms ready for collection the day of the tour.
Indicate on the form if your 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 e-mail reminder with relevant information, guidelines, directions, and their Guide/Docents' names and phone contact.
It is 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.
Canyon Lake/Sattler OFFICE / Mailing Address
2075 FM 2673, Suite D
Canyon Lake, TX 78133
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
N 29.86304 W 098.18750
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