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“perfect water and views”
Review of Overlook Park

Ranked #1 of 29 things to do in Canyon Lake
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Owner description: One of many parks located on the shores of Canyon Lake.
Reviewed 28 July 2017

I was there on a Saturday, and if you get there early enough (10 or 11am) you'll have the place all to yourself. After lunch time it started getting pretty packed, but thankfully we already had our hammock spots set up and everyone else was posted at the shoreline.

The water is crystal clear blue, a beauty as you walk to it from the short, steep hike down to get there. The park is free entry and bathrooms are available at the entrance.

If you walk down the shoreline away from the dam, there are some big boulders about 8 feet above the water that are perfect to jump from if you want some adrenaline. Otherwise, the water is perfect to wade in and I liked playing in the gentle waves as the boats passed by.

Pack some snacks and plenty of water, and BRING A TRASH BAG. That was the one downfall is how littered the park is. Other than that, highly recommend for a nice day trip!

3  Thank Stephanie D
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed the park. It was hot as Hades as it is still be expected during the Texas summer. We received some respite when the sun went behind the clouds. We took a walk on the dam which had a great view of the lake and even spotted a squirrel living amongst the rocks on the lake side of the dam. We also hiked down to the water and although we didn't get in the water looked great. It was very clean and there were several families swimming. There wasn't a beach entrance so it was a little rocky, but not bad. It's a great way to spend time enjoying the water and to get great views of the lake. The park is free and closes at sunset.

1  Thank Mike L
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Fun to walk across the dam and catch a rock squirrel on your path! The lake views are sensational! We loved the views!

Thank Heather G
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

We walked across the dam and the view is beautiful. Very pretty lake. It is nearly a mile across the dam. Great place to get a walk in.

Thank Shug40
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Loved this place! It was so pretty definitely a must see! Great for kids and adults, also fur babies, lol.

1  Thank Lindsey W
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