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Explore The Canyon Lake Gorge For One Day Only

In 2002 water from Canyon Lake went over the spillway, creating a gorge and unearthing history.

Now, for the first time, people will be allowed to explore part of the gorge for free without a guided tour.

LaMarriol Smith with the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority says there is a lot to see.

“It exposed the different fault features, lots and lots of fossils, dinosaur tracks,” said Guadalupe Blanco River Authority's LaMarriol Smith. “So, it’s just a whole cacophony of different things, geological findings that people can take a look at, walk around. There’s a lot of water exposed. There are water falls. It’s a beautiful feature.”

“Explore the Gorge” will take place this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for people ages 7 and up.  The gorge is located on Corps of Engineers Road off South Access Road south of FM 306 below the dam.

Steve joined the Texas Public Radio news team in 2009, and serves as TPR's Assistant News Director and afternoon anchor. You can hear him Monday-Friday from 3-7pm on KSTX 89.1 FM. Steve is a veteran of radio news in South Texas, having worked for commercial stations in the San Antonio area since the late 1980s.