Lake Dunlap


Located just outside of New Braunfels, Texas in Guadalupe Country, sits Lake Dunlap. Built in the late 1920’s, the Lake is owned and operated by the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority and is used for hydro-electric power generation, water conservation and recreational purposes.



Authorization (Permit No. 21) for this project was issued by the State Board of Water Engineers on July 25, 1914. Construction of the dam started in 1927 and was completed in 1928 by Texas Power Corporation. At the time of completion, impoundment of water and power generation begin. The lakeside community began to develop in the 1970s and has seen a steady increase in size over the years, with a community of now nearly 2,000 residents. The only boat ramp open to the public is located at the overpass Interstate Highway 35 in New Braunfels, Texas. Fishing and boating are popular recreational activities for the lake community. Catfish, crappie, striped bass, and largemouth bass are all found in Lake Dunlap. Because of it’s narrow size and protection of wind by shoreline trees, Lake Dunlap offers mostly calm waters.