Spring Canyon is a Valley in North Texas just Northwest of Sanford. It is a small picnic area with a dam on one side and a small beach area on the other side.
It is accessed off Rt 687 (Main St). You will drive down a winding road the declines into the canyon. The first thing you will come upon a small bird walk.
After you exit the bird walk area you will continue to a part of the Canadian River. There are picnic tables with BBQs on both sides of the river.
On one end is the beach area where swimming is allowed. So if it’s hot and you or anyone in your family needs to cool off, this is where you might want to be.
A little further up on either side, scuba diving is allowed. So you can pack your lunch and cool off and scuba dive. There is fishing allowed but you must have a Texas fishing license.
Then on the very end of the Canyon is the Sanford Dam. Obviously, you will not be scuba diving near the intakes or you might wind up on the other side of the Dam!!!…lol.
All in all Spring Canyon is a nice place if you just want to relax, unwind, bbq, or take a dip in the river to cool off. A nice peaceful way to spend the day. There is no entry fee for this park.
Date Of Visit: May 2017
Spring Canyon, Texas 79078