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Beat The Heat at Mystic Quarry

There's no question that Texas Hill Country summers can be brutal for locals and tourists alike. Fortunately for vacationers who choose Mystic Quarry as their Canyon Lake headquarters, there are many nearby options for beating the heat. Here are just a few ways to keep cool during the hottest summer days in and around Canyon Lake, Texas.

Tube the Guadalupe River's Horseshoe Loop

If you visit a Canyon Lake campground in the summer and don't tube the Guadalupe, you're not getting the full Hill Country experience. Located just miles from the reservoir, the Horseshoe Loop provides hours of laid-back entertainment. Tube rentals and transportation can be had for a few bucks per person. Mystic Quarry offers a VIP service with our tubing partner, Shanty Tubes. You fill out the paperwork at Mystic Quarry, Shanty will pick you up at our office, allow you to skip all the lines to get in the water quickly and they return you back to our office when you have completed your tubing experience.

Hike the Creeks of Guadalupe River State Park

Located just a quick 45-minute drive west of Canyon Lake, Guadalupe River State Park is a Hill Country gem for outdoor lovers of all kinds. Aside from its miles of recreational trails, it boasts a gaggle of shaded swimming holes perfect for escaping the harsh sun.

Hit Up the Pool at Mystic Quarry

Some days, there's nothing better than sitting by a great pool with a few like-minded folks and a couple of beers. Mystic Quarry has an expansive pool perfect for lounging when the mercury rises. Mystic Quarry's centrally located pool offers shade, cool waters and tanning options galore. Don’t forget to get the craft beer located in the office (right next to the pool) to enhance your pool experience.

Savor the A/C in Your Own Tiny House

Even after you hit the water around Canyon Lake, the Texas heat won't let up no matter where you go. If you rent a 400-square-foot tiny home at Mystic Quarry, you can count on powerful A/C to cool you down while you wind down. All our indoor accommodation have cool A/C for you to relax, watch HDTV or read a new novel.

Spend a Day at Schlitterbahn Waterpark

Arguably the most recognizable destination in New Braunfels, the Schlitterbahn Waterpark never fails to disappoint. It's an affordable water park with plenty of rides for the whole family. They even have a river tubing attraction of their own that nearly rivals the Horseshoe Loop by Canyon Lake.

Rip Up Canyon Lake on a Jet Ski

As the Water Recreation Capital of Texas, Canyon Lake is no stranger to watercraft of all kinds. As such, it's a prime location to take a jet ski out for a ride. Rent a jet ski and you're sure to meet some friendly folks out there. Canyon Lake Marina is just 10 minutes from the resort.

Book Your Hill Country Vacation Today!

The best way to enjoy Hill Country during the summer is by staying at a Canyon Lake campground. Mystic Quarry offers vacationers a slew of accommodations including RV slots, tipis, tiny cottages and tents to meet any need. We are the perfect basecamp for your weekend or weekday getaway (we offer huge discounts for mid-week stays). Call Mystic Quarry (830.964.3330) today to lock down a reservation before they're all gone!