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Canyon Lake Fishing

Our property is a short distance from Boat Launch #1 at the southern end of Canyon Lake. 

What can be caught, time of day, limits, …

Below the dam where the Guadalupe continues its flow to the Gulf of Mexico, the TPWD often releases trout. <Insert photo>

A good place to start informing yourself about fishing on Canyon Lake is the Texas Parks and Wildlife site. You can even download from the iPhone and Android app stores and app titled “Texas Parks & Wildlife OUTDOOR ANNUAL.” It has sections on hunting, fishing, boating, and licenses. You can purchase licenses online too.

Upon Arrival

Welcome to Rock Castle Dala Hus. now that you have arrived,  unpacked, surveyed the house, bedrooms, pantry and refrigerator, what do you do next?Where are the grocery stores,  restaurants, and fast food places — within easy driving distance?

When you have time, review the maps and other printed material that you will find in the living room. But meanwhile following is a thumbnail guide.

Groceries: Brookshire Brothers Express (18209 FM306) and Lowe’s Market (Startzville on FM2673). The Lowe’s Market is near a CVS pharmacy and a Subway shop.

Restaurants: Gennaro’s Trattoria, Granny D’s, Italian Restaurant, MacDonalds.

Wildflour Artisan Bakery and Grill for lunch. For breakfast run over to KafeKali & Bakery for the best darn coffee and pastries in Canyon Lake.

You’ll see the Front Porch hamburger joint on FM2673. The hamburgers are large and tasty. The seating is outside but there is an  orch. A favorite of tubers is Jay and Dianes Horseshoe grill at the intersection of FM2673 and FM306.

Note that there is an H-E-B at the intersection of I35 and FM306 where you can get groceries and gas on your way in to the Rock Castle Dala Hus.

Canyon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

The chamber is located at 3934 FM 2673. The chamber produces a black and white brochure that is a goldmine of information about Canyon Lake parks. Call the chamber CanyonLakeChamber.com: Canyon Dam Crest Trail at 601 COE Road, Guadalupe North Trail at south access road at river, Guadalupe South Trail at south access road at river, Old Hancock Trail at end of Hancock Road, Overlook Trip at 601 COE Road, Madrone Trail at 280 Marine Drive, Potter’s Creek Park on Potters Creek Park Road at Hwy 484, Canyon Park at 280 Marine Drive, Canyon Beach Park at 280 Marine Drive, Cranes Mill Park at 16440 Cranes Mill Road #1, Curry Nature Center, and Jacob’s Creek Park/Joint Base SA.  We have at the Rock Castle the brochure which details location in our literature of things to do or see.

Deer-Resistant Plants

Comal county, Texas Zip 78133 has more than its share of hungry deer eager to share the bounty of foliage in our yard. The deer of course are fun to watch, but not when they are munching on landscape plantings. So what do we do?  We’ll try to plant Texas sage (Cenizo), Texas mountain-laurel (Sophora secundaflora), Mexican mint marigold (Tagetes Lucida), Mexican oregano (Polomintha longiflora), Rosemary (Rosemarinus officinalis), Salvia (Salvia spp?), Turk’s cap (Malvavicsus drummondii).  Here is a link to a list of deer-resistant plants to our source information to might consider.

Blog

The purpose of the Rock Castle Dala Hus(House) blog is to chronicle current events and scenes for the annual vacationers known as Winter Texans, or Snowbirds; as well of course, for the Guadalupe tubers and Schlitterbahn screamers. We have great deals for Canadians and northern state (e.g Minnesota, Wisconsin, Dakotas, Wyoming, Michigan) citizens seeking a nice place to stay around Canyon Lake, Texas. This is a blog of the blog. Confused?  Using WordPress is a new experience after coding websites with Adobe Dreamweaver for years. I am unsure WordPress was the correct choice, and this blog blog is an example of the confusion

Itinerary Planning

Are you thinking about a “Winter Texan” extended stay or weekend getaway to the Texas Hill Country? There are so many nice choices: New Braunfels, Fredericksburg, Kerrville, Bandera, Boerne, and even San Marcus. Each of these destinations has something to commend it. New Braunfels and Fredericksburg has strong German heritage. Kerrville and nice river scenes. Bandera has gun fights (pretend that is), Boerne has a great park and a quaint city square. We would like to persuade you that Canyon Lake is the place to visit, and Rock Castle Dala Hus (house) is the most wonderful and convenient lodging to discover! Why? Partly because Canyon is hands-down the clearest Corps of Engineers lake which you’ll find in Texas, and it doesn’t alligators like Caddo Lake.

So, when you show an interest in our Canyon Lake Rock Castle property,  we will help you with your itinerary so that you’ll get the most out of your stay. Of course we haven’t done everything or been everywhere around here but we are pretty good at searching the web, and asking our neighbors and friends around the lake :-).

Here is a nice starter link, https://www.traveltexas.com/travel-guide, to get a copy of the Texas Travel Guide.