Canyon Lake Gorge

The Flood  of 2012 turned this Texas limestone landscape into a mecca of fossils, dinosaur footprints, vistas, wildlife, and adventure!



The Glen Rose limestone throughout Central Texas was laid down during the Cretaceous Era over millions of years. But within a few weeks following the Flood Event of 2002 the  power of water carved a gorge into the landscape below the Canyon Lake Spillway.

A true treasure was unearthed, including dramatic vistas, geological formations, beautiful lagoons and waterfalls – even 110 million year old dinosaur tracks!

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, the geology of Central Texas, hydrogeology,  the interrelationship between humans and the physical environment, and much, much more.


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Canyon Lake Gorge

2075 FM 2673
Suite D

Canyon Lake , Texas 78133