Formed by damming the cool, clear waters of the Guadalupe River near New Braunfels, Canyon Lake is a popular destination for boaters, jet skiers, water skiers, fishing enthusiasts, and more. It hosts 80 miles of scenic shoreline and covers more than an 8,200-acre surface area. One of the deepest lakes in the state, it has an average depth of 43 feet and is famous for outstanding fishing, particularly for largemouth bass, white and striped bass, and catfish, with a number of record fish caught here. Right below the Canyon Dam, visitors can go tubing down the Guadalupe River. There are also eight public parks along the shoreline, each offering picnic areas, boat ramps, and campsites.