Fort Worth District announces delays in opening five Canyon Lake parks

Published March 21, 2017

FORT WORTH, Texas – The US Army Corps of Engineers at Canyon Lake announced today, the delay of seasonal parks due to the transition between service contracts.  

The Corps, which typically opens seasonal parks on April 1, is anticipating another great summer of water based recreation.  

“Progress towards awarding new service contracts is underway and we hope to have these seasonal parks open by May 1,” said Canyon Lake manager, Marcus Schimank. “These service contracts are essential to the responsible operation of the parks and without services such as refuse disposal, cleaning, mowing and portable toilets it is not possible to open areas for public use.”  

The following parks will not open on April 1 but are planned to open on May 1 pending award of new service contracts:

Cranes Mill Park Tent Camping Area
North Park Camping Area
Canyon Park Camping Area
Canyon Park Swim Beach
Comal Park Day Use Area

The following parks are currently open and will remain open on April 1: Potter's Creek Loop 1 Camping Area
Cranes Mill Park RV Loop
Overlook Park
Guadalupe Park
Little Jacob's Creek Park (Boat Ramp 17)
Potter's Creek West Ramp (Boat Ramp 21)


“We appreciate the publics’ patience and understanding with the delayed opening of our seasonal parks while we work to award new service contracts,” added Schimank.  

To check on the status of Corps operated parks around Canyon Lake go to 

As always, the Corps asks that you keep safety as your top priority while on or near the water.



About the Fort Worth District: The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was established in 1950. The District is responsible for water resources development in two-thirds of Texas, and design and construction at military installations in Texas and parts of Louisiana and New Mexico.  Visit the Fort Worth District Web site at: and SWF Facebook at:

Randy Cephus
819 Taylor St, Fort Worth, TX

Release no. 17-004