by Crystal Gottfried
Canyon Lake recently was featured as the second-favorite lake in the Texas Co-Op Power Magazine’s 2006 Best of Co-op Country competition.
The author of the descriptive article printed in the magazine was not named, but the paragraph fit our wonderful community perfectly!
“When my sons and I go camping, we often stay at a lake and then travel to nearby rivers or creeks for fishing. Canyon Lake and its neighbor, the Guadalupe River, offer the perfect setting. Eighty miles of shoreline provide ample room for boating, hiking, camping, bird watching, scuba diving, fishing and wildlife viewing. Marinas, yacht clubs and a ski club can be found on this Hill Country lake. Swimmers can enjoy man-made while sand beaches, while fishermen will find success with crappie, bass and catfish at the seven public parks managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that ring Canyon Lake. At the Guadalupe River, you can relax with a leisurely tube float or, for the more daring, a white-water canoe adventure.”
Canyon Lake and the surrounding area is served by the Pedernales Electric Cooperative.
Lake Travis in central Texas near Austin was selected by Texas Co-op members as their most favorite lake and Lake Whitney came in third.
Texas Co-op Power Magazine is published monthly and delivered to members of cooperatives throughout the state. The “Best of Co-op Country 2006” locations are selected from the ballots of members who send in their choices of favorite places around the state.