Canyon Lake / Jacobs Creek Park

Continent
North America
Country
Texas (USA)
Next Big City
San Antonio
Next Town
New Braunfels, San Marcos
 
Type:
Lake
Rider Ability:
Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Toilet, Food

Water

Type:
Flat, Chop
Hazards:
Swimmers
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

This fresh water lake has a mixture of choppy wind swell on the outside and a small cove where glassy water conditions can be found.

Beach

Type:
Grass, Sand
Size:
Small
Hazards:
Rocks
Beach Users:
None

The Eastern most point of the park has small rocky ledges that allow access to the water. The ledges can be slippery and it is best if someone helps you enter and exit the water. The Eastern most point has a large grassy are to rig and launch in. Perfect for rigging and breaking down clean gear. Across the cove the western point has both a sandy beach that is easily used to launch from in NW and N winds by those that can stay upwind. The rest of the point has the same small rocky ledges that are best used to enter/exit the water with some assistance.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December
Wind Type:
No information
Best Direction:
N, SE, SW, NW, NNW
Main Direction:
E

Jacobs Creek Park is the main spot where kiters in the Central Texas area ride. Jacobs Creek Park offers the best riding in SE, N, NW and SW winds. On SE and NW winds there is a small cove where riders can enjoy glass smooth water. Best season is from late September to April/May. During the summer months larger gear is necessary, but during the season kites of 10 or 12m are the norm.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Just North of San Antonio (TX). From San Antonio, TX: from IH35, take Canyon Lake exit No. 191 west on FM306, approximately 17 miles. Turn left on Jacobs Creek Road and go one mile to the park entrance.

Extra information

Rules
Zones, Time

No riding in swimming areas. Park closes at 6pm during "winter" and 8pm during summer. Food nearby.

Nightlife

San Antonio is not far away and the world famous Sixth Street in Austin Texas is only about an hour away.