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Join CCCA for a Private Tour of The Canyon Lake Gorge
WHAT: Guided 3-Hour Private CCCA Walking Tour of the Canyon Lake Gorge
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 29, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM, weather permitting
WHERE: 16029 S Access Rd, Canyon Lake - Meet at the Gorge Visitors’ Center
Canyon Lake Gorge Tour
Join CCCA on a private tour of this incredible Texas phenomenon
The Canyon Lake Gorge was carved by the flood of 2002 when more than 67,000 cubic feet of water per second flowed over the Canyon Lake spillway, marking the first time the spillway was used since the dam was completed in 1964. The power of water sliced open the ground below the spillway exposing the 110-million-year-old Cretaceous Glen Rose limestone and unearthing geologic wonders, including fossils, dinosaur footprints, exposed faults, aquifers, beautiful lagoons, breath- taking waterfalls, and dramatic vistas.
The 3 HOUR GUIDED TOUR is a slow-paced walk through the Gorge, covering 1.25 miles with many stopping points for photos and educational information delivered by a trained guide (CCCA member Mike Poffenberger, retired geoscientist and Master Naturalist.)
Be advised that the tour is physically demanding due to the rugged terrain as there are numerous steps up and down as well as walking on uneven surfaces. Persons with bad knees or ankles, heart conditions or are easily winded may want to consider one of the other gorge tours available through GBRA.
PRIVATE CCCA GORGE TOUR TICKETS
Only 20 spots are available on each of the 2 tours, and will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. The tour fee is $21 per person. Book your spot(s) early! A waiting list will be set up after the 40 spots are filled, for people who wish to be notified case of a cancellation or the addition of additional tour dates.
HOW TO SIGN UP
Step 1: Reservation Request & Temporary Reservation
Step 2: Payment & Confirmation
Once notified that you have a temporary reservation, you have 7 days to pay for the tour spot(s) to confirm your space.
To pay, go to CCCA’s website (comalconservation.org) and click on the blue Donate button at the top of the Homepage.
You will receive a follow-up email before the tour date with a waiver form you may print out, complete, and bring with you; or you may fill the form out at the Gorge Office after you arrive.
If all spaces are filled, you will receive an email from CCCA stating that you are on a waiting list. If more spaces open up, you will be notified and given the opportunity to lock in your reservation by going to the CCCA website (comalconservation.org) and completing the payment process described in Step 2 above to reserve your spot(s).
STATEMENT OF CANCELLATION REFUND
If you need to cancel your reserved spot after payment has been made, please do so ASAP. The Gorge does not offer refunds for cancellations (unless they cancel the tour due to inclement weather) but you are asked to notify us if you will not be able to attend so that people on the waiting list can be offered your spot(s). The reservation fees you paid can be considered as a tax-deductible donation to CCCA.
If the weather causes unsafe conditions, GBRA will cancel the tour and you will have the option of applying your registration fee to a future tour or receiving a refund.
Physical Address: 16029 S Access Rd, Canyon Lake, TX 78133.
Please read directions below, carefully.
You cannot turn in the gate at the physical address your GPS will direct you to. The main entrance to Canyon Lake Gorge is located across S. Access Road from the CRRC recreation building and shares a driveway with the Tye Preston Memorial Library (look for the sign to the library.) After turning off S. Access Road onto the shared Tye Preston driveway, visitors should take their first left to access the Canyon Lake Gorge (you’ll see a large rock sign and gate at the turnoff.)
Park in the parking area and walk to the Visitors’ Center (big metal building - very obvious) and check-in, and sign a liability waiver form. GBRA will drive us up to Overlook Park on a shuttle bus.
It’s a beautiful time of year to get outside and enjoy our cool(er) Fall weather!
We hope you will join us on this exciting adventure!
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