Choke Canyone State Park

Choke Canyon State Park in Texas is a fisherman’s dream and is also popular for those who enjoy water sports. Choke Canyon State Park is located 80 miles South of San Antonio and 90 miles Northwest of Corpus Christi. There are two park units within the Choke Canyon State Park which are the Calliham Park Unit and the South Shore Park Unit. The Choke Canyon State Park is located on the shores of a 26,000 acre reservoir.

The reservoir at Choke Canyon State Park offers extensive fishing for those seeking to catch various species of bass, catfish, and sunfish. Alligator Gar and crappie are also populated within the reservoir.
The Choke Canyon State Park is populated with an array of wildlife, including wild turkey, white-tail deer, javelina, coyote, squirrel, raccoon, and the American alligator. Many species of birds can also be observed.
There are several activities available. In addition to fishing, visitors can enjoy water skiing, swimming, camping, picnicking, boating, hiking, and sightseeing. There are a variety of sports available at the Calliham Park Unit, including baseball, basketball, tennis, volleyball, and shuffleboard. Nature Trails are also available for hiking.
Bird watching is so popular that there are even scheduled bird walks at certain times. On the weekends, visitors are welcomed, with some restrictions, to the 18 miles of horse trails.
The South Shore Park Unit of the state park is a daytime only park unit, which features a lit fish cleaning table, eight lanes of boat ramps, restrooms, and picnic tables.
Additional attractions near the Choke Canyon State Park include Goliad State Park & Mission Espíritu, Lake Corpus Christi State Park, Santo State Historic Site, Fannin Battleground, and Lipantitlan State Historic Site.
The Choke Canyon State Park is populated with an array of wildlife, including wild turkey, white-tail deer, javelina, coyote, squirrel, raccoon, and the American alligator. Many species of birds can also be observed.
The terrain consists of rolling brush land and valleys.
Winters at the Choke Canyon State Park are mild, while the summer temperatures can reach 95 degrees Fahrenheit.
Facilities at the Calliham Park Unit include an auditorium, a gymnasium, a recreation hall, and picnic pavilions. The Calliham Park Unit at the Choke Canyon State Park also has camping grounds. Campsites have water and electricity, with 50 amp services. In addition, campsites also have grills, tables, fire rings, lantern posts, and restrooms with showers.
Entrance fees to the Choke Canyon State Park are $4.00 per person age 13 and older.
In addition to the entrance fee, there are camping fees. Camp sites are limited to eight people and fees are as follows:
• Walk-in campsites: $12.00 per night.
• Campsites with electric and water hook-ups: $20.00 per night
• Screened Shelter Campsites with air conditioning: $45.00 per night
Facility fees in addition to entrance fees are as follows:
• Gymnasium: $300.00 per day
• Group Dining Hall: $75.00 per day
• Group Recreation Hall (kitchen included): $125.00 per day
• Group Picnic and Group Picnic Pavilion: $35.00 to $40.00 per day
Activity use fee per person for the day or night is $2.00
The gate hours are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m..
The telephone number for reservations is (512) 389-8900.
The business address and telephone number for Choke Canyon State Park is
Calliham Unit
P.O. Box 2
Calliham, TX 78007
(361)786-3868